Synergy Therapeutic Group - January 2018


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JAN 2018




The Long Road to SYNERGY When I was younger, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. All that was certain during my early years back in India was that I wanted to move into a professional field that went down a different track than an ordinary bachelor’s degree. In high school, I went through a huge list of challenging examinations, locked in intense competition as I tried to make it into a professional school that would secure me a stable, meaningful career. Though it was initially unclear where I wanted to go, I had a couple ideas. I knew that becoming a master engineer was way out of the question. I’ll be the first to admit that my math scores were far too horrible for that. But while math wasn’t my strong suit, I always gravitated toward science — particularly the medical field. The workings of the human body interested me, and helping people improve their lives appealed to me. So when I found out that I’d made it into medical school, I was thrilled. But I still wasn’t certain it was the path for me. Weeks before I was about to begin classes at the institute, I decided to shift my focus to physical therapy. At the time, the field was relatively new in India, but what I knew about it intrigued me. At just 19 years old, I made a decision that would change the course of my life. Quickly, I learned that I’d made the right decision. As I learned all the applications of physical therapy, my interest only grew. At the institute, we would see patients who nobody else could treat, people afflicted with muscular dystrophy, polio, or a number of other serious conditions. It was incredible training, and every patient we helped even a little bit reinforced my resolve and passion. After exiting the program, I secured a position at a large medical company with extremely high patient volumes. I had been through school, but learning something and actually doing it are two very different processes. Though I had all the tools for diagnosis, I was still not confident in my ability to adequately treat my patients. I struggled against the system there, and I felt frustrated because for every person we were able to treat, there was another who remained sick or in pain.

It didn’t seem right to leave so many unwell when we were supposed to be healing people.

With that in mind, I set out to expand my knowledge, seeking out experts in manual therapy and adding more drug-free, outcome-focused techniques to my repertoire. With every new thing I learned, I began to achieve better results, helping people to leave treatment pain-free. I continued this continually humbling journey over the next 27 years, steadily mastering the practices of physical therapy and an array of nontraditional treatments that consistently achieve ideal outcomes. Across my years of experience, I developed a passion for treating chronic pain in all my patients, but especially women suffering with fibromyalgia syndrome (visit for more details). Today, I specialize in treating FMS and similar chronic pain conditions, helping patients realize that living pain-free is well within their reach, despite the bad news they may have received from previous medical professionals. It’s gratifying to help these women eliminate pain for good when so many of them assumed it was something they’d have to live with for years to come. The success of Synergy Therapeutic Group comes directly from our dedication to achieving real, meaningful outcomes for our patients. It’s been a long road, but I’m grateful for every step. During school, I met my beautiful wife, Chandana Dash, and we later made our way to the U.S. Soon after, we started our own clinic. Working with her in this profession has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my life, going beyond the symptoms of our patients to eliminate the root cause of their pain and dysfunction. I look forward to continuing this work and learning even more as we move into 2018.

Happy New Year!

–Subrat Bahinipati


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