Musculoskeletal dysfunction is the leading driver of health care expense today, accounting for more than one third of all visits to a primary care physicians,* and approximately 25% of total expenditure.
High variation in care strategies, inconsistently applied treatment protocols, redundant services and poor patient engagement demonstrate a significant opportunity to improve musculoskeletal care and patient satisfaction.
Moreover, when coupled with an aging population, the demand for musculoskeletal rehabilitative services is accelerating.
To meet these challenges, Orthology teams bring a comprehensive care approach to the musculoskeletal space, clearly at the forefront of multidisciplinary treatment, to provide the best possible outcome for every patient.
Promoting inter-professional communication and decision-making, Orthology’s treatment approach enables us to tailor patient care synergistically by using specialized orthopedic, neuromuscular, arthrokinematic and biomechanics knowledge of multiple providers from varied backgrounds.
Our systems-based approach acknowledges the complexity of non-linear interactions in the nervous, muscular, and skeletal subsystems. These components are addressed as an integrated whole, considering all functional, structural and biochemical interactions.
Modeled from integrative physiological principles, the Orthology approach incorporates interdependent subsystems and their components, providing sensory, motor, and central processing and integration necessary for motor control and joint stability, that in turn enable optimal functional performance.
By the time most patients visit a healthcare provider, the neuromusculoskeletal system has been negatively “recalibrated”. Extrinsic (such as faulty ergonomics, or the nature of activity) and intrinsic (genetics, strength, motor-control) stressors trigger a cascade of functional, structural, and physiological adaptations in the body, creating the “cycle of injury”.
Traditional therapeutic regimens, focused mainly on strengthening and stretching exercises, often address only part of this cycle and fail to attend to the root cause of dysfunction, thereby providing only temporary symptom relief. These regimens ignore the soft tissue and joint maladaptations that will have set in and which complicate recovery.
Orthology’s comprehensive approach is derived from physical therapy, chiropractic, osteopathic and sports medicine disciplines in an evidenced-based care environment. Our systematic manual therapy approach accomplishes: