On Learning: Tesla and Elon Musk

Found a great quote that I wanted to share with you all today from the CEO of Tesla Motors, Elon Musk. He hosted a Reddit conversation that where he answered a lot of questions from fans. This was one of his responses:

"One bit of advice: it is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree -- make sure you understand the fundamental principles, ie the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to."

There is so much application of this in what I do!

This is why I put such a big focus on learning basic biochemistry, physiology, and biomechanics. Better to learn the foundations than simply get caught up in treatment options. This also let's me be more creative when there is no proven treatment plan for a condition or experience that you come to me to talk about.

This is why I'm so thorough in our appointments.

If I can get the right information about the causative factors (trunk + big branches) to your symptoms (leaves) then we can really understand why the symptoms are there in the first place.