So many of the patients (clients) we work with have had injuries and want to make progress in their rehabilitation. Generally speaking, a good health and fitness program could be considered "preventative medicine." However, we specialize in taking these individuals from surgery or physical therapy and helping them continue with therapy and progress into fitness. One aspect of the healthcare continuum that we emphasize is the preventative side. Most of the things we do daily are reactive. Taking ibuprofen because we have a headache. Drinking caffeine because we are tired. Putting on a sweatshirt because we are cold. Eating because we are hungry. Most of these reactive measures have become part of daily life and are not a problem. Reactive medicine can be a big problem. Some injuries can't be avoided and there is not a guarantee that you will not get injured even if you are taking great measure to be proactive in a prevention program. I think this mentality can be summed up with someone that is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. If this person is proactive in their health and holds a moderate fitness level they are more likely to fight and succeed. The data is out there. Their stories are amazing.
What we do at AMS to fortify this health care continuum is partly reactive and partly proactive. The process a patient (client) goes through to actively seek a healthy, active lifestyle encompasses both reactive and proactive aspects. They both play an important role in healthcare. However, too many of us are playing on the reactive side of this continuum and not working on the proactive side. We have been part of some amazing transformations, physically and mentally, and have helped a lot of our community achieve a higher level of fitness. Taking someone from a rehabilitation phase to a fitness phase is inspirational and rewarding. Keeping that person physically active and healthy is what we do best.