Here’s a “parable” if you will…
Once there was a farm who planted corn in his field. He spaced out the rows of corn about 2 feet apart, and he always did really well in his crop. He sold all the corn he grew in his field to the Corn Canning Company. The Corn Canning Company usually payed him $10 for a barrel of corn.
One year, the Corn Canning Company said, “We’re only going to pay you $8 per barrel this year.“
The farmer said to himself, “That’s fine, I’ll move the rows of corn from 2 feet apart to 18 inches. I’ll be able to plant more corn and make the same amount of money”. So that’s what he did.
The next year, the Corn Canning Company said, “We’re only going to pay you $6 per barrel this year.“
The farmer said to himself, “That’s fine, I’ll move the rows of corn from 18 inches to 12 inches apart, plant more corn, and make the same (or a little more) money.” So that’s what he did.
The next year, the Corn Canning Company said…
You get the story. The Corn Canning Company kept paying less, and the farmer responded by working harder and fitting more corn closer together. And all this just to make the same amount of money.
At it’s core, this has been the state of physical therapy practices for decades. Insurance companies (the Corn Canning Company) say they will pay less and less. The farmers (physical therapists) say they’ll just see more patients to compensate the loss, so they can keep their doors open. And the corn (YOU, the patient) gets jammed closer together and gets less attention.
Oh, and by the way, the price of the corn goes up every year too.
Which, in this analogy, means YOU have to pay more and get less attention and treatment.
Seems backwards, doesn’t it?
That’s why I started Fenix PTP. I want you to get the treatment you deserve and spend less money doing it.
That’s a main purpose of this blog–to share with you that which can be shared to help you move and feel better, and even perform better. So let me know if there are any topics you want to learn about or a nagging injury you need advice on. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on Facebook!