The Importance of the Therapeutic RelationshipCU Physical Therapy Jul 15, 2019
Listen to the Healthy, Wealthy and Smart Podcast, where Dr. Tami Struessel and Colleen Rapp discuss holistic physical therapy. Colleen Rapp has worked as a journeyman and press operator at The Denver Post for more than 30 years. Decades of physically demanding work plagued Colleen with back and shoulder injuries as well as significant chronic pain, ultimately requiring surgery. In 2014, she turned to physical therapist and University of Colorado faculty member Tami Struessel, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC for care.
In this episode, we discuss:
-The key elements that allowed Tami and Colleen to develop a strong therapeutic alliance
-The importance of a holistic treatment approach to physical therapy care
-How Tami’s treatment approaches have shifted to be more patient centered
-How physical therapy has changed all aspects of Colleen’s life
-And so much more!