To improve quality of life and inspire healthy living, so that the happiness and love experienced by one can inspire a growing crescendo that will leave this world better because we were here.
Think progressively and question the status quo
We strive to contribute to something greater than ourselves that will exist beyond our lifetimes.
We want to prevent the desire to maintain the status quo from overpowering the drive to change it.
Strive for synergy
As Stephen Covey describes it, synergy is “the mighty result when two or more respectful human beings determine together to go beyond their preconceived ideas to meet a great challenge.”
Remember that our colleagues are allies, not competition. We must have an abundance mentality and understand that the way to achieve global widespread change is to form a synergistic team in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. United, we as healthcare providers are far greater than we are alone.
Mistakes are opportunities for growth
Mistakes should be celebrated. We cannot dwell on mistakes. The mistake happened and there is nothing that can be done now to change that. You can, however, learn from it and use it to improve moving forward. It is imperative that we learn from mistakes and leverage them moving forward. All feedback is good feedback and we can never make a mistake so long as we learn from it.
Strive to be a trusted evidence-based resource
We aim to be an impactful and positive resource from which our younger selves would have benefitted and of which our older selves would be proud.
Deliver results in less time and at less cost
Give people the power to use their time for things that they love to do rather than things they have to do.
Love the journey over the destination
Promote focus on long-term well being of those with whom we interact rather than instantly gratifying short-term quick fixes. Know that aspiration may help now, but inspiration will keep you going along your journey. Love the day to day.
Focus on the positive
We avoid the vicious circle of dependency by focusing on what our clients/patients can do rather than what they can’t do. We do not create problems through our narratives that require “fixing.” We always promote empowered independence over dependency.
Education, empowerment, empathy, scientific evidence, and the promotion of independence are the foundation of our services rather than misinformation, false narratives, poor habits, and fear-mongering treatments and interventions that create dependency and fear.
Seek enlightenment and knowledge
Because we exist in a multifaceted and interconnected world, we must revel in the opportunity to reflect and break down the arbitrary dividing lines of our minds. We strive to make connections from all aspects of our lives and respect the very natural law that all things are intricately connected and interdependent on each other. It is our job to discover those connections and recognize the lessons and opportunities at our disposal to learn, improve, grow, and help make this world a bit better because we were here.
Connect with people in meaningful ways
Respect the multifactorial nature of the individual in front of us and understand that a person is a person; not a condition, not a number, and certainly not a diagnosis. We are a team. It’s not my way, it’s not your way…it’s our way and together we are stronger than we are alone.
Lead by example to inspire healthy living
We want our actions to disproportionately affect the relationships and lives of those with whom we have the privilege to interact.
Never set limits to the mind
Always explore. Limiting assumptions limit our actions. If we think the world is flat, why explore?
We are not driven by financial gain
A dollar isn’t worth a dime if it isn’t made in good faith while helping others and doing that which we love.
Nicholas M. Licameli, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy/Pro Natural Bodybuilder
Nick wants to inspire healthy living and improve quality of life by giving himself to others in an attempt to make the world a happier, healthier, and more loving place. He is first a husband, father, son, and brother…everything else comes next. He sees himself never as an expert, but always as a student starving for knowledge and improvement. Nick wants to be an impactful and positive resource from which his younger self would have benefitted and of which his older self would be proud.
Nick is married to his high school sweetheart, Carly and has two baby
girls, Ava and Nina. Nick graduated summa cum laude from Ramapo College of New Jersey with his bachelor’s degree in biology, then furthered his education by completing his doctoral degree in physical therapy from Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences (previously the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey) at the age of 24. Nick started competing in natural bodybuilding in 2013 and has since earned professional status. Dr. Licameli is the director of an outpatient physical and occupational therapy clinic, has published peer-reviewed research, and founded the online physical therapy and wellness company, Strength Together, Inc.
A doctorate in physical therapy and professional status in bodybuilding are similar in that they both don’t mean a thing…it’s not the credentials that matter, it’s what you do with them that matters.
One of Nick’s proudest professional accomplishments has been teaming up with 3D Muscle Journey (3DMJ) as the team’s Injury Reduction and Management Specialist. The work of 3D Muscle Journey is changing natural bodybuilding and strength sports and has helped make Nick the person he is today. 3DMJ’s mission statement says it all.
To paraphrase: 3D Muscle Journey provides unity, support, evidence-based information, and holistic coaching to help athletes fulfill their true potential in all facets life. It should come as no surprise that Nick sees it as an absolute honor to have the opportunity to contribute to that cause. Be sure to head over to 3DMuscleJourney.com for more fantastic resources.
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