John Woolf, co-founder of Patient Success Systems, takes the concept of healing far beyond traditional academic boundaries. He believes that today’s health care system requires a new a approach to patient care that begins with developing the skills that get patients engages with their own care. He is the author of Patient-Centered Care is a Myth, and points to the research to re-frame the discussion to a new model that will improve outcomes in a rapidly changing healthcare system. Providers cannot just “procedure patients” to better health. At some point, good health care consists of more than a procedure and devotes himself to the creation of resources that move patients from symptom relief to true healing.
John has proven his expertise multiple times at the professional level. He holds an MS in Exercise and Sport Sciences and is licensed both as a licensed physical therapist and as an athletic trainer. John is also certified in orthopedic manual therapy through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine. He is currently completing a PhD in Performance Psychology.
John possesses a wide breadth of experience working with people in different stages of the patient process. Among other things, John was the Director of Medical Services Intercollegiate Athletes at the University of Arizona (UA), and serves as UA’s physical therapy internship site for Dr. Andrew Weil’s Integrative Medicine program. John has served as clinical faculty for UA’s Department of Orthopedics Surgical and Non-surgical Fellowship Programs. In addition, is the former CEO of ProActive Physical Therapy.
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