Happiness is waking up on Independence Day and seeing that this year's Newborn design steers away from political motifs that have so far characterized it. In this year’s design, local artists use doodles to call for protecting what’s ours!
N - ature 🌳
E - nergy 🌞
W - ater 💧
B - io 🌱
O - xygen 🌬
R - ecycle ♻️
N - ature 💚
The results are in, & it’s staggering! ➡️ How much time? 45-60min
➡️ How much would you pay? $80-$100+
➡️ What does it look like? Thorough history/movement assessment, lifestyle change, treatment, homework & plan, no division of time, education
If this is the response from a subset of people, why do we still:
- Book people in 15-20min slots
- Charge low rates
- See multiple patients at once
- Spend 20min or less one on one
- At times only provide passive treatment
- Provide shitty, generalist homework
- Take insufficient history
- And leave patients feeling uneducated, unempowered, and dependent
**These are averages, don’t get all hot and bothered if this isn’t you 🙄. And if this is you, this isn’t an attack, it’s a call for change.
I know why. Because we don’t do all of those great things, people don’t know any better & can’t advocate for themselves; they assume the above is normal.
I understand it’s predominantly been an insurance based, business model, and that’s the reasoning for lower costs & amount of people seen in a day. You can get more sessions in on your insurance, & we can make more money. Win win?? I also understand that as a business, much of our income comes from Compensation & Automotive claims, because those patients may attend for 20+ sessions & Insurance companies will additionally pay for reports & tray fees. But, what if we had the same approach with those patients as we do for those paying privately, ie/ 1 weekly or bi-weekly visit? Would we then foster independence & those patients may end up not using the 20+? Would we then re-assess our cost-benefit analysis? 🤔
Maybe the traditional way is your business model, you’re not changing, you do a fantastic job, people are happy & it works. That’s awesome. This is not an attack on anyone. However, the world isn’t flat anymore, & SOME people want change. I once heard @alysonevans say, “but what if it could be better?” A good place to start, is to look at @dannymatta’s work.
Ps, I’ll be giving a local Cash-Based vs Personal Insurance cost comparison in part 3. In the meantime, check out @harmonpt’s original post on Private vs Insurance PT, as well as @artemisphysicaltherapy’s repost
Simple independence. For many time-strapped parents whose kids do longer days in school, Montessori is not just doable but valuable.
Was reminded of how proud I am of my almost 6yo when i read @diycorporatemom ‘s Story about her elementary child’s adulting skills. In the morning, my son gets up before me, gets dressed, grooms himself, makes his own breakfast, boils water and microwaves his lunch (which we then transfer to his thermos). These child-sized oven mitts were hung next to the microwave at his request to facilitate his morning process.
All of these little tweaks we made to the home over the years have aided his self-construction, from the very first suction hook for his cleaning cloth. You would not recognise the newborn infant from the person he becomes six years later, so great are the physical, socio-emotional and cognitive changes during then. And what of the child at 6? Self-composure. Quiet confidence. Discipline.
Tell me the simple things you’ve done to help your child become independent!
Lovely to see Tara and Vanessa at today’s Open House, and yes Steph too! It’s not all about the clothes, the ladies enjoyed the views, Steph had control of the remote and there were doggie cuddles too. A lovely few hours spent with super people. #seedsofsuccess
And it is all about how she keeps her house maintained. It is all about how she maintains love and care in her relationship. She should know how to cook mouth watering dishes of different cultures. She should agree to what he says without any queries. She can cry loud but can not speak loud. She can wait for someone to help her but she can not try on her own. She can step out of the house for buying vegetables, but can not step out for work.
He is frustrated but can not cry, instead, the best option is he can beat his wife and throw out all of his frustration on her. He is suppose to fullfill all the needs of the family alone. He should not reveal his life from past and his future plans to his wife.
This is the character our society has fixed to both the genders. But why! And even if we leave this question, my question is why do we follow these norms still!
It's ok if a man cries, it is the strength if he share his life with his wife. It's ok if a woman works, it's ok is she does not know how to cook, it's freedom if she speaks for her rights.
It's ok to live one's life Independently.
Amazing how fast your credit score will increase when you stop using your credit card (and freeze your credit). 😂 Currently our credit scores mean nothing to us as but at some point it may come in handy having a healthy credit score. 🤷🏻♀️ Thankful we are taking the steps now, in our early 30’s and before becoming Mr. & Mrs., to a healthy financial future together!