During my days as a physical therapy student in Utah, a group of us would spend three hours each Saturday visiting folks at the local nursing home/rehab hospital. Afternoons were spent reading books, singing songs, cracking jokes, and reminiscing about families. We soon became friends! Some weeks, I would enter the room to continue our conversation from last week, and I’d find them fast asleep, too tired to talk, too ill to eat, and when I did catch them on a good day, oftentimes it would take a few minutes for them to remember who I was!
Then it dawned on me. I wonder how our newfound friends looked and felt when they were our age? What were their health habits, and what lead up to the eventual deterioration of their health, which included diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, knee/hip replacements, crippling back pain, dementia? And one more question that has never left the back of my mind…would I eventually end up in this state of health??
Determined to find out my answers, I used our conversations to find out more about their pasts. I even asked if they wouldn’t mind showing me pictures of when they were younger. Strong, healthy, fit, happy young men and women was all that I saw. So how in the world had they arrived to this point in their health, confined to this room, this bed, this limited lifestyle?
Knowledge. That was the missing piece. They simply did not know, they told me, that WHAT they were eating could affect their health down the road. They did not know HOW to tailor and stay consistent with an exercise program aimed at keeping muscles toned and bones strong. They did not know WHERE to find answers, because everywhere they looked, they heard something different. So eventually, they gave up. They ended up finding comfort in the belief that genetics lead to these gradual declines in function and comfort, and that health and wellness was simply, “not my destiny.”
Experiences like these are what fuels the fire in our team. To eliminate confusion in the world of healthcare. To help educate and inspire people of all ages, cultures, and walks of life, to live their best life, day in and day out. To help people see that sickness, disease, pain, declines in health don’t have to be things we eventually all just have to accept. To provide our society with the health tools and resources that they have been looking for, in a way that makes sense to them. We have done the work, the research, and are ready to share the “missing piece” with you.
At FYZICAL Wellness Institute, we have formed a healthcare team specifically with YOU in mind! The common ailments that once set you back can now be a thing of the past. From evidence-based care for muscular pain in any area of the body, bone/joint issues like are arthritis, osteoporosis, and other degenerative conditions, muscle sprains/strains, balance issues/falls, to even post-operative care from the most challenging orthopedic surgeries, we are standing by to get you back to living life to the fullest!
But it doesn’t stop there! At our center, we place high value in treating you as a WHOLE PERSON. We understand that there’s so much more to health and wellness then recovery from injury. Using our innovative BodyQ technology, you are provided a score in multiple categories of lifelong health, which allows your specific health needs to be clearly measured and tracked by a licensed professional, who will be your source of knowledge every step of the way. Our healthcare team will then implement your BodyQ scores to design a plan that specifically helps you achieve the goals that YOU want to achieve.
Your personal healthcare team includes:
Physical Therapy – Take care of your pain/physical limits the right way.
Balance Therapy – Improve your stability and reduce chances of falling.
Nutrition/Dietician – Learn how what you eat affects how you feel and what to do about it.
Pilates – Get lean and toned while improving your flexibility and core strength.
Fitness – Keep your bones/muscles strong and healthy. Set and achieve your fitness goals!
Massage Therapy – No more chronic pain/stiffness/tightness.
So get energized…because wherever you are in life, the time is NOW to take control of your own health. No more missed opportunities, failed goals, towels thrown in. Instead, more health, wellness, and the tools to unlock years of quality, enjoyable life that you have been searching for. THIS is what we are passionate about. This is our promise to you.
“Let us join and remember our weaknesses as a thing of the past, as we continue our lives in strength.”
Yours in health,
Dr. Jimmy Pajuheshfar PT, DPT
Director of Physical Therapy
General Manager, FYZICAL Wellness Institute