Brent Swartzlander, PT, DPT, OCS is a 1987 graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago physical therapy program. He has practiced in several different settings with emphasis on outpatient orthopedics. In 1999 & 2009 Brent earned his Orthopedic Certified Specialty recognition from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He completed the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree Program at St. Louis University in December of 2005. Brent is a practicing outpatient physical therapist and teaches evidence based seminars nationally with theraPTeach seminars Inc. He has dedicated himself and his career to educating professionals and the public on health, wellness and wellbeing.
Why do we need another book on the topic of wellness?
There is a nearly overwhelming amount of information out there on the topic of wellness. Even with all this information there continues to be an epidemic of poor health and dissatisfaction among the general population. The reason true wellness continues to elude the majority of people is the social and media distortion of what wellness actually is and what it takes for the average person to attain personal wellness. It is not as difficult as most people believe. There is overwhelming scientific evidence that it does not have to be so difficult for people to reach their personal goals when it comes to the mind, body and spirit.
Why do you feel you are an authority on wellness?
I think wellness is an area that struggles to gain momentum because there are a lot of pseudo authorities out there and people become skeptical. Our healthcare system has not encouraged practitioners to focus on wellness which has allowed the wellness discussion to wonder away from scientific facts. My position as a director of a not for profit community wellness program has allowed me to focus on what works instead of what brings in the most profit. Since I started practicing as a physical therapist in 1987, my patients have taught me many things about health and wellness from their perspective. Even as I pursued my doctoral degree I continued to dedicate myself to studying wellness topics and pushing for more healthcare practitioners to become involved. I usually feel more like an advocate than an authority.
This book is written for those who want the short and sweet version of what they can do to begin incorporating health and wellness into their lives. The segments of this book are meant to stand on their own as a brief and direct discussion of issues related to mind, body and spirit. It should be used to start your personal path to wellness based on the most recent scientific research.
Total Wellness:The Competition Within is a new release for those seeking real answers to their questions about health and wellness. Find what you are looking for in life. This book will help you find what you thought was missing. You will discover how to become more fullfilled, more content and less strtessed. The interdependence between mind, body and spirit is the key to changing your life.