The Organic Mechanical...
Where our FIX Ethos originates
Those of you who’ve spent any time at Fix may have noticed the orange pebble-shaped logo on our wall.
Aside from its presence in our reception the Fix pebble adorns our website, Facebook page, Twitter, monthly newsletter as well as just about everything else Fix related. And with good reason, for as well as being rather nice visually, this pebble embodies our ethos.
This seemingly simple pebble, stamped with the Fix logo, represents the integration of our principles; The Organic Mechanical.
The Organic Mechanical, originally a concept put forward by Functionalist Sociologist Emile Durkheim in relation to the societal body, is not quite as complex and intimidating as it might sound! At Fix we offer mechanical treatments and advice. We fix clients through aiding them in the process of fixing themselves, through the use of touch - whether that be massage, bodily manipulations, dry needling and acupuncture or through exercise. Our approach is physical and, through its basis in solid evidence, can be seen as the 'mechanical'.
However, we don’t believe that courses of treatments ought to be pre-determined, based solely on an individual's 'injury', or dictated to by a pre-determined model of practice. Rather as a team we work organically, taking into account all the factors that shape our individual client's lives and their consequent health.
Like pebbles, each of us is unique. Just as a pebble is shaped by tidal patterns so we are shaped by the numerous and varied forces of our genetics, lifestyles and environment, our parents and grandparents, what and how we eat, where we live, how (and how much) we move, how we spend our days (and nights) and cope with it in all its forms. These factors and more determine our present health - physical, emotional and mental.
The Fix experience aims to be a composite one that considers all these elements and treats our clients accordingly. Being an inter-referring clinic is one key aspect of this ethos.
For example a client may come into Fix for some remedial acupuncture for a sports injury. After discussing their long-term goals, our acupuncturist Cate may then recommend a sports/deep-tissue/myofascial release massage. That therapist might notice a mechanical imbalance and so refer the client on to one of our osteopaths or physiotherapists. That therapist might in turn discuss the long-term benefits of a fitness programme to help improve the patient's everyday posture, the way they sit at their desk, hold their child etc. and refer them onto Eleah, one of our Pilates teachers.
Each patient gets a truly multidisciplinary approach to their care, safe in the knowledge that their story and individuality is understood and respected by all the people they work with. In a nutshell we hope to make the Fix experience as comprehensive as possible.
For more on what Fix has to offer please drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a bell on 0208 986 5551.