Our Personal Journey
In our journey through medical school, we immersed ourselves in the teachings and philosophy of Dr. Still. We learned how Osteopathy was not only an incredible healing gift to the planet, but dovetailed wonderfully with how we live in our personal lives on a daily basis. These Osteopathic principles were also essential when grappling with our own personal health challenges, particularly tick-borne infections, which have impacted on us and our families.
Dr. Tom, when dealing with the symptoms of brain fog, fatigue, joint and muscle pain, was frustrated by the lack of a definitive explanation for his symptoms. After trying conventional medications, which did not help his symptoms and came with their own set of side effects, Dr. Tom started to explore health and wellness on a deeper level to attain healing.
This meant harnessing the power of nutrition through diet, by eating whole foods and incorporating foods such as red meat, cooked in such a way to retain its living properties. Dr. Tom also experienced how consistent, good quality sleep over an extended period of time was vital for rejuvenating the body. Additionally, he explored the benefits of intense physical exercise to calm and focus the mind, especially Ashtanga yoga. This helped to build physical stamina, as well as mental equanimity and emotional resilience. These lifestyle modifications, combined with conventional and natural anti-microbial treatments, allowed Dr.Tom to restore and maintain his health.
Our personal journey to health, also emphasized the importance of personal accountability and empowerment in our everyday lives – taking small steps each and every day can result in significant and sustained health benefits.
Manifesting Our Personal Journey In Our Professional Practice
Our personal experiences in re-establishing and maintaining good health, reiterated the principles of our professional osteopathic medical training – that the body has an innate capacity to heal. By listening to the body at the deepest level and not just rationalizing illness through a set of medical diagnoses and syndromes, we personally experienced how we can enable the body to express radiant health.
In our continued personal journey, we incorporate the principles of Osteopathy into our daily lives, in order to maintain physical, emotional and spiritual health. The combination of our personal and professional journeys has enabled us to understand, at a profound level, the multifaceted nature of illness and the diverse factors that promote lifelong health and wellness.
Our mission is to share our personal and professional experience with our patients and enable them to experience optimal, lifelong health.