TheQ means The
TheQ is an affectionate short term for Dr. Ouellette's
Wellness Knowledge Calculator.
If you are in pain or looking for improvements in
your wellness then this site is for you.
The Wellness Project and TheQ
An Overview for Health Care Decision
There are three aspects of Dr. Ouellette's Wellness project that go together.
1. Knowledge measurement (TheQ)
2. One-on-one help (Wellness Workshops)
3. Self help. (At home ACTIVE self care.)
A measurement of a client's body behaviours and pain, indicates where the
client's life is located on the optimal health scale. Personal one-on-one help to improve the problems is
the next step after ones learns their scores.
We start with the lofty goal of perfecting optimal health secrets, which includes pain relief.
Those are some things that most people want at one time or another in their lives. We need a lifestyle protocol
geared toward pain relief, but also one that improves the many things that science has shown are helpful for
A lot is know scientifically about the topic of body improvement, however, the art factor
comes into strong play when implementing body improvement modifications. People often resist change and
clearly need help and direction to achieve success.
Self help at home, which includes pain relief without drugs or surgery, is the key to
the Health Advice Therapy Instruction program. People need to be taught to help themselves. Of course,
manual therapies can be offered if people ask, but those therapies are secondary additions. They are often helpful
but, in the Health Advice Therapy protocols they are secondary.
Focus is on what the client can do in their own home to help themselves. For
instance Dr. Ouellette's Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Obesity, Anti-Aging, Pain Relief,
Wellness Diet, as taught by Dr. Ouellette, is a good start. This brings in the Active Care component
of optimal health and pain relief.
When a new client is assessed, the first thing to ask is, "What are the numbers?" What does the
testing say? We have drafted a thorough comprehensive measure of a client's knowledge, lifestyle and pain, and have
developed a five step protocol, (see below).
The measuring tool we are talking about is a questionnaire that asks many of the same
questions a doctor wants to know about in a patient's case history. A retest some time later (three months), allows
for a comparison of the scores and a check on progress.
What we are looking for as a final goal for the client, are key
benefits. Some key benefits are as follows.
More enjoyment in life
More weight loss
We achieve these benefits by applying the five step protocol. Of course, from the disease care
industry point of view (currently called the health care industry), a key benefit from our program is a
lowering of the cost of expensive professional care.
The Five Step Protocol
Make a thorough measure of wellness knowledge, body, behaviours, and pain. (TheQ)
Deliver a Report of Findings that is customised to the client.
(Dr. Ouellette's Wellness Workshop Report of Findings.)
Deliver a doable Action Plan that is customised to the client.
(The Wellness Report of Findings Action Plan.)
One-on-one help to implement the customised Action Plan.
(Health Advice Therapy Instruction.)
Provide a Progress Chart on a single page for Wellness Instructors and a separate
chart with explanations on how to read it for health care professionals. And, in addition, we
provide a separate Wellness Instructor guideline Notes file.
Its about saving money too because you save money when you do things for yourself. Everybody wants to save money.
How does an optimal health pain-free lifestyle save you money? Learning how to help yourself saves you money
because you won't have to pay for that very same help.
1. Less cost on pain medications.
2. Less cost on muscle spasm medications.
3. Less cost on anti-inflammatory medications.
4. Less cost on alternative/complementary health care professionals.
5. Better sleep thus, better productivity.
6. Better sleep thus, more weight loss.
7. Less cost on the purchase of food.
8. Less cost on dental care.
Why should Insurance companies have an interest in the Lifestyle Project?
||Less cost to the insurance company in drug payments.
||Less cost to insurance companies on back care clients.
||Less diseases so, less payouts.
||A healthier population means less costs overall to insurance companies.
Why should medical doctors have an interest in the Lifestyle Project?
||A place to send patients while they are waiting for a specialist.
||A place to send a sub group of chronic patients when the specialists are finished
||Less stress from patients you don't know how to help.
||Goodwill creation by referring patients to a place that promotes safe active self-help
||Goodwill in the knowledge that you are helping the government keep health care costs
Why should the governments have an interest in the Lifestyle Project? Governments are the
really big winners.
||There is a high number of unfit, plugged-up, food-challenged people pervading our
communities. These people create a huge drain on the health care system. The secret is that these
people can be largely cared for by a self-help, non-professional, wellness instructor
||Less cost to the health care system as people learn to care for themselves.
Less burden on health care professionals.
A happier population translates into more productivity and thus, more in tax
dollars as people earn more money.
Perceived value and real value
Dr. Ouellette's Wellness project leads to a reduction in health
care costs by getting people to become active in their own health care and thus, it reduces the amount of time
people spend in doctors offices. It teaches people about themselves and then goes the next step to help
them achieve the results they choose to prioritize. The perception of value is separated from real value by
measurement numbers that track progress. It is this unique progress chart that powers-up the wellness
The Route to Pleasure
People who are in health care crises are the people
looking for solutions and are ready to buy. They are also the ones visiting the medical system for free treatment.
People in pain, people with various diseases, and people just interested in lifestyle improvement are the target
group for Dr. Ouellette's Wellness Knowledge Calculator and Wellness Workshops.
One very strong value the consultation has for these people is it can help them
discover aspects of their bodies, and their behaviours, they may not have known about, or of which they
may have lost an awareness. These three groups compose a very large demographic of the general population.
The source of pleasure in life is through body and
Whether that improvement be mediated by government or the individual, improving lifestyles is the
route to pleasure.
A note to Clinicians on the Pain Assessment
We would like to comment that the pain assessment performed by Dr. Ouellette's Wellness Knowledge
Calculator is not for diagnostic purposes. All clinicians know that a diagnosis is made via a
consultation in conjunction with a physical exam and specific, pertinent testing using best professional judgement
for a conclusion.
In our process, we are interested in assessing improvement in pain over successive calculation
trials. For the convenience of clinicians we would refer them to several pain measurements if they are
interested in pain quality measurement, notably the Bournemouth Questionnaire, McGill Pain Questionnaire, Self
Efficacy Scale and Pain Catastrophizing Scale.