The Prescription for all Patients?
What if there was one prescription that could prevent and treat dozens of diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity? Would you prescribe it? Certainly.
Exercise is Medicine!
Can a “Home Program” Trump PT?
One “substitute” for supervised physical therapy might be the “home program.” Home exercise programs are a routine part of most physical therapy episodes of care. However, utilization of a home exercise program with an in-office pamphlet or handout is different.
Home exercise program efficacy consists of 2 parts:
In other words, patients must “do the right thing the right way,” and “keep doing it” for efficacy to be achieved. Consultation with a physical therapist is needed to effectively prescribe and utilize exercise as part of the physical therapy management of a patient. It is essential that you develop a collaborative relationship with a physical therapy group that you can trust to help administer this exercise prescription.
"I broke my shoulder skiing with my doctor in Vail. What is worse than skiing with your doctor? Being told to get in shape for next year!"
"I had multiple fractures on my shoulder and had a 50/50 chance of recovery without surgery. Who better to beat the odds but Elite? My doctor recommended me to Elite to increase my range of motion from a paltry 40% to almost back to normal. In fact, I can now do everything I used to do, including golf and pushups. I tried a therapist early [based on] the recommendation of my surgeon–not my doctor. What a mistake."
"After visiting Elite they instilled a sense of confidence that life could return to normal without surgery. The secret? Attention to detail, discipline, a method to the program and an attitude of caring. I recommend Elite to all my friends...at least the ones who do not know my doctor. Next year, I hope to ski the expert slopes again and buy my therapist a coffee–not more therapy. You are with the best if you get on their busy calendar."
PT Judy Hensley attended a one week mission trip to Haiti to help rebuild housing and assist those in need.
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As we near the end of 2010, we would like to thank ALL of our friends, family, patients, referral sources, and business associates for a fantastic year. 2011 should be even better!