In this era of healthcare, people of all ages are taking a more active role in their well-being with exercising. They range from the young athlete, to the active millennial, to the weekend warrior, the couch-to-5K people or the active senior. However, foot and ankle pain conditions or injuries can still occur in all of these categories of people. These can include foot and ankle fractures, foot and ankle sprains, overuse injuries, exacerbation of an old injury, or flare up of an arthritic joint.
Excellent patient experience, quality of care and personal job satisfaction depend on the collaboration of the healthcare team. A healthcare team consists of team members from various clinical and professional backgrounds. Trust, communication and role identification is vital to the success of the healthcare team. This multifaceted approach to patient care is necessary in achieving a high quality patient experience and clinical patient outcomes.
When we talk of “health”, most people immediately think of the obvious: physical health. However, this sometimes undercuts the bigger picture of true health. The synonym “wellness” may imply the much deeper state of well-being. This word carries within it the three components of complete or overall true health.