Reason for Being
The reason for our Five Pillar Wellness program, and our various web
sites, is to help people help themselves with Wellness strategies. One of the things we don't seem to
have yet in our communities are numbers that indicate Wellness Risk or Wellness Compliance.
We can ask somebody if they exercise three times a week. We can ask somebody
whether they eat three well-balanced meals a day. But then we have to define what we mean by exercise, define what
we mean by well-balanced meals and define a whole slew of other things. This leads us into much argument and
discussion without really accomplishing much. Then, we have to find out if people are really doing what they
say they are doing.
And, to top it all off, Wellness is much more than just exercise and nutrition
alone. From a musculoskeletal clinician’s point of view there are several issues with Wellness one must consider.
Paring that list down was a key point in the process for us to build our Wellness program.
The conundrum is that various syndromes are most often summations of several
stressors often requiring several health care practitioners to sort out. The premise of the Five Pillar Wellness
Risk Management program is that we can help people through that conundrum.
Science has shed light on many Wellness strategies. We don't really need to debate
those any longer. What we need to do is implement the science. It is that implementation on a regular basis that is
our nemesis as humans. So, where does the core essence of Wellness reside?
We have spent quite some time defining the core of Wellness we call the Five
Pillars. We established several questionnaires to measure a person's compliance with science. We put numbers to
those 30 mini questionnaires. Our aim was thoroughness, completeness and inclusiveness. We decided on a scale. We
coined a new term 'Wellness Risk'. We put numbers to Wellness Risk. We installed a protocol to ensure
standardization internationally. We drafted a process to help people help themselves improve their
Our process is measuring, assessing, identifying, prioritizing, and motivating to
mitigate WELLNESS RISK. We help people help themselves. We are making WELLNESS a priority.
We believe we can implement this program similar to the way CPR was implemented in
the general public in the 1970s and 80s. We are ready.
It is time to get going now.
Making Wellness a Priority
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