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Weight Management

Weight can be a factor in chronic low back pain, joint pain, and other functional limitations. Our clinicians are here to guide you through a personalized weight management program.

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What is weight management?

Our weight management exercise program (WMEP) combines in-depth patient education, exercise instruction, and guidance on making healthier lifestyle choices. It was designed to give you the motivation, education, and support you need to make long-term changes to your health.

Benefits of a weight management program

Obesity negatively affects your musculoskeletal system by placing excessive stress on all joints. However, with regular measurements, a robust weight management program that takes into consideration your functional limitations, ongoing support from other patients, and monitoring by a trained clinician, you’ll be well equipped to meet your weight goals.

Additional benefits of our weight management program include:

  • Reduced joint stress, leading to decreased arthritic pain
  • Improved circulation throughout your body to help minimize inflammation and pain
  • Improved recovery outcomes of hip and knee replacements
  • Improved control of diabetes, hypertension, and sleep apnea
  • Decreased risk of heart attack or stroke
  • Increased energy level
  • Improved self-esteem and confidence
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What can a weight management program help with?

Count on our weight management program to help with:

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What to expect

Your first physical therapy appointment is about creating a personalized treatment plan based on your health history, diagnosis, and goals. Here’s what you can expect at your first physical therapy appointment:

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Your first appointment will last about an hour. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

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If applicable, bring your physician referral or prescription, insurance card, paperwork, ID, and co-payment.

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At your appointment, we’ll do an initial evaluation and discuss your care plan.

*Services are not available at every location. Visit our Locations page for more details.