What does integrated health care mean to ATUNE Health Centres?
Integrated health care is a bit of a catch phrase at the moment. Just like ‘organic’ and ‘holistic’ and ‘sustainable’. All of these words have good intentions but when they become over used, the significance, importance and truth with which they were originally intended is easily lost.
So what does integrated health care mean to ATUNE Health Centres?
Integrated health care is about seeing each client as a person, not a patient. Once we see the individual, we stop trying to put them in a box and instead endeavour to determine their unique health care needs. Yes, we see many clients with similar complaints, low back pain, obesity or depression, but that doesn't mean that the resolution of those complaints requires the exact same course of action.
Each of us is unique in the care that we require and health care available today is so extensive that no one practitioner has the answer to all the questions. That's why ATUNE has a large and diverse staff of medical and allied health practitioners.
Breathing, nutrition, mental health, exercise, manual therapy, they all affect how we feel. It makes sense therefore that improving how we feel may involve looking at more than just one area of health. At ATUNE, our experience tells us that the best results are achieved when we are able to work as a team, pulling together our varied skill sets to address multiple factors that address health.