A physiotherapist's role includes supporting patients to make healthy choices to help prevent disease and illness. Education and information help patients make the right decisions about their health care. Informed decisions can help patients stay healthy and manage illness if it happens. Physiotherapists encourage patients to be engaged in self-care to contribute toward improved health outcomes.
One way to improve knowledge about health care is to become familiar with the work of Dr. Michael Evans. Dr. Mike has been a You Tube success with his his popular whiteboard series on health, offering tips to point people toward better self-care. His videos cover topics such as exercise and physical activity, healthy eating, mental health, stress, medication, and low back pain, just to name a few.
Dr. Mike was founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital. In the fall of 2016, Dr. Mike began working in California with Apple, the multinational technology company. He aspires to help lead worldwide health innovation by constructing a new model of health care delivery.