What is Performance Medicine?

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Dr. Trever Wilkins, DO
Medical Director

It is often implied that mental and emotional health is less important than physical health and should not be on the top of our list of priorities. However, mental and emotional health is, in fact, equally important to physical health. All of these aspects are interconnected and it is vital to take care of them all in order to be truly healthy. This is something that we highly value at Optimize You and refer to this kind of care as performance medicine.

What is performance medicine?

Performance medicine is a branch of medicine that focuses on helping healthy people function at their best. This is different from other areas of medicine, which tends to mainly focus on those who are sick or injured. Performance medicine uses the principles of evidence-based medicine to figure out ways to help people function better, rather than just treating diseases. This is similar to the field of positive psychology, which uses the principles of psychology to help people be happier, rather than just treating mental diseases. The goal of performance medicine is to help people maintain and improve their health so they can live their lives to the fullest. This includes things like maximizing their metabolism, preventing and delaying disease, and maintaining optimal function as they age.

Performance Medicine and Sports Therapy

Performance medicine and sports therapy often go hand in hand. Sports medicine focuses on physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of sports and exercise injuries. This is clearly essential in regards to health and wellness. However, mental and emotional health can also impact the physical aspect. Studies show that those with chronic physical conditions are at risk of poor mental health and those with mental health conditions are at risk of experiencing chronic physical conditions. They are closely related, even though they are often viewed as separate. To put it simply, sports therapy is just one facet of performance medicine.

Performance Medicine Services

Some popular services that we offer at Optimize You Performance Medicine include:

-In-office MSK Ultrasound Imaging

-Platelet Rich Plasma

-Carpal Tunnel Release

-Tendinopathy Treatment

-Joint Injections

-Physical Therapy

-Trigger Point Therapy

-IV Vitamin Infusions

-Peptide Therapy

-Weight Control

-Hormone Therapy

Performance Medicine Cost

A common concern in regards to performance medicine is the cost. Insurance covers some procedures and services, but not all of them. However, even the services that insurance does not cover may end up saving you money in the long run. When undergoing a bigger, out-of-office surgery, insurance doesn't typically cover every expense. You may end up paying thousands of dollars out of pocket. By investing in yourself earlier on, you may be able to avoid these more serious potential injuries. In addition to that, I truly do not believe you can put a price on your overall well-being. Optimize You has payment plans available to ensure each of our patients is taken care of.

Performance Medicine and the Human Body

The human body is incredible. It is efficient and often has the ability to fix itself when something breaks down. The goal of the medical professionals at Optimize You Performance Medicine is to guide the body and provide effective services to bring each patient back to fully functioning. From physical therapy, to hormone therapy, to our minimally-invasive procedures, our services are much more comprehensive and personalized than a typical doctor's office. Our core mission is to optimize the standard of health and human potential by providing high quality medical care in a welcoming and compassionate environment.

Trusted Sports Medicine Practitioners in Eastern Arizona

Find the performance medicine practice that’s best for you with the help of friendly medical professionals. Optimize You hosts some of the best performance medicine practitioners in Arizona.

If you’re curious about performance medicine, we recommend you book an appointment with our experts. That way, you can gain in-depth knowledge about the practice and feel comfortable getting a procedure simultaneously. Education and knowledge are part of the process toward becoming a healthier you.

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