It looks at diseases and conditions from a holistic view, addressing the body from head to toes as well as ones’ psychosocial well-beings.
OPT is developed by integrating many schools of manual and exercise therapy, neurolinguistic programming, and behavioural psychology, as well as my 20-plus-year clinical and teaching experience.
OPT looks at the body holistically to identify the real cause of a patient’s condition. From our 20,000 cases over 20 years, we find the real causes of pain are often different from the patients’ areas of complaint pain.
Taking low back pain as an example, we found more than 80% of the time the real causes were outside the lower back and could be in the legs, shoulders, and other body parts. When the real causes are identified and treated, patients get significant, immediate, and long-lasting results. This can be mind-boggling for many practitioners initially but as you experience more amazing results you will want to keep doing the OPT way.
OPT will redefine the way you see musculoskeletal conditions. Many mainstream treatments only address the symptoms but fail to address the root causes of diseases and conditions, simply because they are tunnel-visioned in looking for the cause locally at the pain area. You will dramatically increase your chance for success if you look holistically.
OPT will refine your basic treatment and communication skills. For our profession it is essential to have sensitivity with our hands and manual handling. These are tactile or proprioceptive skills. However, most of our university training focuses on learning via visual and auditory means i.e. watch/read/listen to class. We want to refine your hands-on skills. We also want to enhance your communication skills because words too have significant healing power, and words we say can make or break our treatment.
OPT will revoluntionise your belief about the physiotherapy or manual therapy profession. It opens up possibilities that you would not have thought existed before. It will change the way you practice, the way of your life and your patients’ life, and if we can have enough practitioners doing OPT we will make a significant change to the life of mankind and the world.
Step 1: We examine the body holistically from head to toes for EVERYTHING that can cause your client’s PAIN.
Step 2: We prioritise our findings and test the possible structures or points until we get significant improvement. The points that give the most dramatic improvement are called the “original points” or the “root causes”. You will be surprised that the original points are often far away from where your client’s PAIN is.
Step 3: We treat the original points. You may find that not only one area but also many other body parts improve just by treating the original points.
Step 4: We show you how to create a treatment plan for your clients to predict how long it will take for them to achieve their goals and how to look after themselves at home, work, or sports.
We have a variety of ways to deliver the trainings
In addition, we have a Facebook group moderated by Rick’s team. You can post questions and the community can share answers and learn together.
about both the clinical stream and business stream of Original Points Therapy, you can find more details on this website. There is also a FAQ section on this website that answers the frequently asked questions. There are also FREE resources on this website for you to learn more.
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