Illness, injury, pain, or an infirmity brought on by aging, can affect a person’s ability to do physical activity, concentrate, or socialize. This loss of function can be minor or serious, temporary or long-term – and sometimes can become permanent.
Regaining the ability to function – especially step by step – is vital to morale, which is something Dr Shiller inspires and values. Progress, inspiration, and motivation lead to optimal recovery.
Dr. Shiller’s brand of Integrative Medicine – with its strong focus on rehabilitation – puts great stock in his patients’ wishes to regain function. He addresses and encourages that desire in them from the very first consultation and throughout the diagnostic and treatment steps towards recovery.
Because Dr. Shiller is uniquely familiar with how a physical body’s mechanics operate, and what causes those mechanics to diminish, and because he knows which therapies restore activity most effectively, he has success with patients who have seen many professionals prior to being referred to him.
He has surprised patients on occasion by adding to the treatment plan “social and cultural therapies” – engaging in the arts for example.