This is important to me. Knowing what kind of person you are will help me understand how the disease has affected you and your daily life. Knowing that you’re 30 years old and you love spending quality time with your family, playing games, chasing your kids around, going on hikes and trying to teach your kids to live an active lifestyle is just as important as knowing that you can’t do most of those things without pain because you have ankylosing spondylitis, degenerative disk disease, FAI, scoliosis, ect... ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Learning what makes you the kind of person you are is extremely beneficial in healthcare and rehab. This gives meaning to the treatments that you receive. It’s not just another patient with diagnosis (X,Y,Z). Learning about your clients and patients will help you understand their struggles and limitations more than the diagnosis will. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Learn about your patients and clients. Really listen to them. Get to know them. And realize that they aren’t as broken as some healthcare providers make them out to be. Treat the PEOPLE who have a disease, not the SYMPTOMS of the disease. Give them what they want, and guide them along the way.