Integrative Medicine is an emerging specialization within medicine that combines the best of both worlds - complementary therapies and traditional medical treatments. Through this innovative approach to care, we can help you feel better faster and address the many factors that impact healing and maintain optimal health.
Roanoke Valley’s ONLY Interdisciplinary and Integrative Medical Practice
Why Traditional Approaches to Healthcare Is Not Working
The United States has spent more than 4 trillion dollars (about $12,000 per person in the US) per year on healthcare in our country. We consume more than 75% of the entire world’s medications. Out of the top ten industrialized nations, we are ranked dead last. Traditional medicine’s focus on symptom management is a flawed approach to healthcare – by the time symptoms are present, usually the patient is in full blown disease.
The traditional approach to healthcare focuses on compartmentalizing a patient instead of looking at the patient as a whole person – which is how our body is designed to work.
We have seen thousands of patients in our practice, many of them with other healthcare conditions requiring co-management with their physicians or specialists. We noticed the same thing happening with patients suffering from pain – many sought care with their primary care physician, then maybe saw a chiropractor, pain management specialist, and/or physical therapist. The problem is that the providers did not communicate well with each other, and no one was overseeing the entire picture. This often means that the patient is left to self-advocate for their own care – which is ineffective and stressful.
Collaborative Approach to Healthcare: Changing the Medical Paradigm in Our Community
At Balance Wellspace, we are a team of healthcare professionals that includes medical providers, physical therapists, and chiropractors committed to helping our patients with various musculoskeletal and nerve-related conditions. We work collaboratively within our respective specializations to address our patient’s function and provide the necessary tools to help our patients get back to the activities that matter most to them. Our “whole body view,” addresses not just the symptoms that a patient experiences, but the cause of the dysfunction and pain. By working to improve all the factors contributing to your pain and dysfunction, we can dramatically improve symptoms and restore function.
Our collaborative approach also means course correcting if a patient does not progress as expected. We meet twice per day as a clinical team to discuss every patient scheduled for that shift – this allows us to get each provider’s feedback on the patient’s progression, consider other treatment options, or referrals to other area specialists.
This meeting differentiates our practice from any other multi-disciplinary practices as we work as a unified team sharing information in a solution-oriented manner to help our patients achieve their goals with care.
Some of the Services We Offer at Balance Wellspace Integrative Medicine