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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.

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:

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

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

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.

Physical therapy insurance & payment options

We work with most major insurance providers. Although coverage will vary from plan to plan, many physical therapy, occupational therapy and speciality therapy programs are covered under insurance. Learn more about our insurance coverage and self-pay options for physical therapy.

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