Dr JP Guidry DPT CSCS TPI
Changing How We Deliver and Consume Healthcare
Two years ago, I started my move out of the traditional healthcare system. I had owned an insurance-based outpatient PT practice and was growing tired of having to feel like I was required to serve the system, the insurances and the doctors over my patient’s time and time again to get by.
I was questioning myself as a business owner, a clinician and a human being.
At that same time, I went through an unexpected and painful divorce which essentially made the decision that I had been weighing in my head to get out of my clinic and the traditional system that much easier, as I no longer had the mental and emotional capacity to do it.
WHY AM I TELLING YOU ALL OF THIS?
1. Because our healthcare system rewards quantity over quality. Essentially delivering more healthcare is how you make more money even though more healthcare leads to poorer outcomes overall
2. I was treating people on the backend of healthcare when they had already been in the system and had multiple issues and treatments most of the time without much success by the time that they got to me.
MY GOAL NOW IS TO HELP AS MANY PEOPLE AS I CAN AVOID THE SYSTEM ALL TOGETHER OR MINIMIZE THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN IT
I CAN DO THIS BY HELPING YOU TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH BY BUILDING HEALTHY HABITS AND NOT RELYING ON THE SYSTEM TO BAIL YOU OUT
THIS IS WHY I HAVE STARTED THE BECOMING A LIFELONG ATHLETE MOVEMENT AND SYSTEM
WHAT DOES BECOMING A LIFELONG ATHLETE MEAN?
Being a lifelong athlete is more than just being able to participate and excel in sports. (ALTHOUGH I CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT AS WELL)
It means being physically and mentally ready for anything regardless of age
Ready to Lift
Ready to Sprint
Ready to Jump
Ready to Throw
Ready to Carry
Ready to Get Back Up
Ready to Fight
Ready to Live
It is about being prepared for anything
Whether or not you have ever played a sport or still do, I believe we are all athletes.
As we age, we naturally lose our ability to perform in all activities. We lose strength, muscle mass, mobility bone density, etc. As Coach Dan John says “We are all aging athletes.”
But this doesn’t have to be accepted.
We can address these issues while we are still in our prime to extend that prime and slow the decline.
Even when we are outside of that prime, we can still reverse and slow the effects of aging.
This is really what being a Lifelong Athlete is all about.
The great Dan John Said this to me “We are all aging athletes; we are getting older each day” and this quote rings very true
It is up to us to take control of our physical and mental wellness not only for the immediate present but for the future as well.
So whether or not you want to excel in a sport, or if you just want to be able to enjoy activities like Gardening, traveling, climbing stairs, playing with your kids or grandkids, perform woodworking, be able to get off the ground or anything else you need or want to do in life it doesn’t matter, training like an athlete will help you excel in all of those areas.
It will keep you young, healthy, resilient, functional and keep your quality of life high as you age and most importantly keep you out of our overstressed healthcare system.
If you want to learn more about what becoming a lifelong athlete is all about then DM me, email me at email@example.com or comment below.
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