IBT : Building the Movement for 2018
As we all prepared to take another trip around the sun in 2018, I took some time, over the holidays, to reflect on the kind of year 2017 has been for Integrated Biomechanic Therapy.
The first half of 2017 focused on the intensive work to define the systematic elements of IBT, in order to submit the patent application by my mid-year target. While this work was largely performed in isolation, I watched the world I was creating this system to serve become increasingly divided, corrupt, and toxic.
In the second half of 2017, following the submission of the IBT patent, I turned my attention outward, ready to champion the system I created and face the numerous challenges of such a huge project in the face of mounting social chaos.
I’ve shared the research behind IBT with other LMTs, spa owners, chiropractors, physical therapists, physicians, researchers, and the many clients I’ve had the privilege to provide therapy for. The positive response has been absolutely exhilarating and seeing the positive outcomes I have been able to create for people, easing suffering and improving quality of life, has been more rewarding than I can possibly describe.
The critical thing I took away from 2017 is this:
IBT is, first and foremost, a movement to build a organization of people behind a clear mission to create a better society, through service to others, enabled by science-based care. Through collaboration on a unifying vision, we will overcome the challenges in our path and realize the change we seek to achieve. Our values protect the integrity of the vision and inform our decisions, as we pursue our collective mission.
If you believe in the IBT movement and want to lend your support, contact us to learn more about how you can get involved.
Access - Opportunity - Recognition
The Integrated Biomechanic Therapy Organization seeks to increase:
Access to high quality therapy, by qualified practitioners, for everyone in need, especially currently underserved populations.
Opportunity for LMT practitioners to expand their skills and knowledge, develop their careers, lead others in the industry, and serve their communities.
Recognition of massage therapy as a valuable intervention and inclusion of massage in patient care programs, by the medical establishment and the professionals within it.
Connections - Systems - Education
The Integrated Biomechanic Therapy mission will be realized by fostering:
Connections between therapists, as a networked community with other professionals, and populations in need of quality therapy.
Systems that leverage technology to plan, execute, and record therapy, in support of evidence-based scientific research.
Education for LMT practitioners, therapy clients, and other professionals to enhance therapeutic practice, outcomes, and collaboration.
Service - Leadership - Science
Service - We recognize that service to our fellow humans is not only the outcome of our work, but the very action that enables our growth. We serve to grow and grow to serve.
Care - We truly care about each other and our clients, desiring to do our best work in service to others and their health.
Inclusion - We work as a team, in service to each other, because we create greater value in our communities by collaborating.
Contribution - We grow in our knowledge and capability by challenging ourselves with opportunities to serve others, especially those who need it most.
Leadership - We are leaders in all things, living our best lives, through our mission and values, in order to lead others in pursuit of their own best lives.
Integrity - We lead by acting with integrity at all times, guided by our principles and desire to serve.
Accountability - We lead by holding ourselves and each other accountable for delivering on our promises of outcome-oriented, science-based care.
Trust - We lead by earning the trust of our clients and continuously validating that trust by creating positive outcomes in their lives.
Science - We are tech-savvy scientists who relentlessly pursue knowledge, collaboratively build systems, and base our conclusions on evidence.
Evidence - We embrace scientific research methods by thoroughly documenting our therapy and outcomes, using evidence to define and improve our best practices.
Technology - We leverage technology to efficiently and effectively record, share, and analyze the information that contributes to building better systems of practice.
Learning - We learn constantly and contribute to the ever-expanding shared body of knowledge that drives the evolution of science.