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The Pentagon of Wellness at Roper Physical Therapy in Charlotte

Feb 26, 2020 10:06AM ● By Shannon Mc Kenzie

The Pentagon of Wellness is a bio-psycho-social model that Roper Physical Therapy, in Charlotte, has used since 2010 to treat patients by addressing physical, spiritual, intellectual, energetic and psycho-social-emotional areas on their journey for healing. They believe that many healthcare practitioners only see the patient through the physical aspects—the illness, disease or pain they are presenting—and by including the aforementioned areas, determining the root causes of conditions can take place.

Roper Physical Therapy evaluates and treats patients while looking at all branches of the Pentagon, knowing that each intricately affects the others and all need to be addressed. If a patient has chronic migraines, they assess both the physical and intellectual causes, educating them regarding migraines and what may or may not cause them, by addressing the psycho-social-emotional lens like the stressors in the patient’s life, including relationships and work. Additionally, the practice makes suggestions to change or introduce new behaviors or ways to heal or possibly offer further specialization. When the patient is able to see the visual picture of the Pentagon, they also become an active player in their healing journey.   

By using the Pentagon of Wellness, the practice feels they are able to treat the whole patient and make real life changes.


Location: 301 E. Tremont Ave., Ste. B. For more information or to make an appointment, call 980-298-6706, email [email protected] or visit

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