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Managing Patient Expectations

Managing patient expectations is important in a clinical setting.

We need to be realistic and honest with our patients. If a patient presents with heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other metabolic lifestyle diseases, the Gillespie Approach will not be corrective. But if a patient presents with structural issues such as colic, pediatric asthma, and headaches, we can probably be helpful.

I always find out their condition(s) first. If s(he) presents with a treatable condition(s), I will suggest we go ahead with care. I always leave it up to the patient to begin or continue therapy. I do not tell people what to do.

In Pennsylvania it is unethical for a healthcare professional to guarantee any treatment. I can say that many treated patients for a specific condition have responded well to therapy. But since everyone is different, I cannot predict how any patient will do in treatment. I need to do therapy to see how a patient will respond.

Sometimes it may take many visits to have a positive response for a specific condition. Their presenting problem may remain untouched deep in their layers of trauma. If their condition started at birth, those layers need to be revisited and cleared for authentic healing.

Most of my patients have seen many providers with unsuccessful results. They may have heard about the work and felt this approach was the answer for them. Well maybe and maybe not; let their response play out in therapy.

Sometimes a child will come in with one condition (headache) and another condition that the parent did not mention (bedwetting) will also clear. Some patients want instant one-visit healing—not my forte. Some will want to know how many visits therapy will take. I honestly say that I do not know that answer.

My ultimate goal is to get patients strain-free where I am not feeling any strain. Some patients go the distance. Others stop when they start to feel better.

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Dr. Barry Gillespie

Dr. Barry Gillespie founded Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy, which provides patients with a freely moving brain, spinal cord and fascial web, all critical to optimal health. Dr. Barry Gillespie also created the Baby Brain Score and discovered effective therapeutic techniques for newborns and infants. Read more about Dr. Barry Gillespie.

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