Contributions from Vori Health
If you are among the one out of every two persons aged 18 and older who struggle with achy muscles, stiff joints or other forms of musculoskeletal pain, you know as well as we do that pain can be complicated and different from one day to the next. Even the definition of pain continues to change as researchers learn more about this complex topic.
Pain is currently defined as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage” (IASP, 2020).
By studying pain, researchers now know that it is a very personal experience and the more our patients understand how pain works and the more resources they have to confront it, the better they can feel.
At 360 Physical Therapy, we take your pain seriously and understand its many complexities. To provide our patients with the most comprehensive pain treatment approaches possible, we have partnered with Vori Health – an award-winning virtual medical practice that specializes in holistic muscle and joint care— to offer our patients personalized, mindfulness-based pain care both in and out of the clinic. With the support of a dedicated health coach and convenient video visits, you can boost the progress you’re making in physical therapy from the comfort of your home.
Read on to learn how the program works and helps put you back in charge of your pain.
Why a personalized approach to pain matters
As its definition implies, pain is not always directly related to an injury or change in your body. For example, a big change in your body, such as arthritis, might not cause you much pain, while a seemingly minor injury, like a paper cut, could be terribly painful to you.
Pain is there to protect you from a threat (as in: "Hey, you, lift your foot off of that sharp nail!"). But your brain can sometimes get fooled and misinterpret the severity of an injury and produce pain when only a perception of a threat is present; if you are stressed about your foot, for example, your brain could produce an exaggerated sense of pain as a result.
Because of these factors, pain is deeply personal and can be influenced by a physical injury as well as your reactions to the world around you. What you see, hear, think, and believe can all contribute to the severity of your pain experience. Pain may cause you to stress, but stress from other sources in your life may be making your pain worse.
Research shows that you can help manage your pain by recognizing its triggers and changing harmful patterns in your environment. Finding and relieving sources of stress in your life, like a chronic job or relationship struggles, for example, can help improve your pain.
Understanding these factors and applying these learnings and methodologies alongside those learned throughout the therapeutic intervention of your physical therapy care, can all help you take control of your pain.
How this program can help you
A mindfulness-based approach to pain helps you reframe your experience with pain. You’ll discover your triggers, adjust your daily routine to minimize stressful experiences, and learn new coping tools to feel your best.
- Increased energy
- Less pain
- Stronger immunity
- Better sex drive
- Clearer mind
- Amplified productivity
- Awareness of and detachment from triggers that interfere with your goals
- Lifelong stress management skills
- Sustained motivation
What Vori Health members are saying
“Before starting with Vori, I was so depressed and anxious, my pain was at a 10 all the time. And now I can gladly say that my anxiety is at a bare minimum and my pain hasn’t been at a 10 in weeks. Still have some work to do but they are amazing and helping me so much!! I'm so glad I found them and look forward to seeing them each week.“
“Vori Health has been a unique and rewarding experience for me. I like the virtual appointments that allow me flexibility in my schedule. It’s all about my goals and not the pressure to meet a deadline. My outlook mentally is better, and my pain has gotten more manageable with all the positive support.”
How the program works
The program includes weekly video visits with a dedicated health coach that you can do from the convenience of your home.
During your first visit, your health coach will get to know your goals and your readiness for change. You’ll explore what has worked and not worked for you in the past and identify any challenges in your path.
Partnering with you, your health coach will create a clear and personalized care plan to reach your goals. You’ll receive tools and strategies on:
- Stress education and assessment
- Identifying and navigating triggers
- Learning and practicing breathing techniques
- Exploring the benefits of meditation and mindfulness
- Establishing quality sleep
- Anti-inflammatory nutrition
- Exercising to combat stress
- Creating and maintaining a self-care routine
- Time management
- Work/life balance
- Learning to say ‘No’
You’ll check in regularly with your coach with convenient video visits to discuss your progress and troubleshoot any obstacles. Through your account, you can message your coach at any time for support.
Get started today
360 Physical Therapy patients receive a special rate of $49/month for unlimited virtual visits. Motivated members usually see results within 3 visits.
It’s easy to get started by signing up online.
What is a board-certified health coach?
Vori’s health coaches hold the highest standards of education and clinical excellence in the industry. The team consists of Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (NBC-HWC) as well as board-certified registered nurses (RN-HC) with national certification from the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC).
How long does this program last?
For optimal results, we recommend an 8-week duration for this program but can cater the schedule and length to your specific needs.
When does the promotional pricing start and end?
Promotional pricing is valid for 360 Physical Therapy patients for the first 12 months of membership. Cancel at any time. Standard visit rates apply after the promotional period ends.