Personalized orthopedic weight reduction
Much more than a weight loss program, it’s a lifestyle change
Saco Bay Physical Therapy will help you lose weight and get healthier while improving mobility and any lingering pain. You will work one-on-one with a member of our trained physical therapy team on exercise instruction and nutritional support to help create long-term healthy habits.
How it works
The personalized orthopedic weight reduction (POWR) program is incorporated into physical therapy sessions and addresses the nutritional aspect of weight loss. This process allows your physical therapist to treat any orthopedic conditions while helping you lose weight to improve overall health and wellness.
The POWR program is introduced during your first physical therapy appointment. At each additional appointment, your therapist will review weekly food charts, educational handouts and perform weekly weigh-ins to track your progress for support and accountability.
Once your orthopedic condition improves and you are discharged from physical therapy, you can continue the POWR program for weekly weigh-ins and food chart reviews in order to meet your healthy lifestyle goals.
POWR helps you:
- Reach your optimal body weight and body mass index (BMI)
- Decrease your risk for diseases
- Improve your function and reduce pain
- Increase your energy levels
- Increase your strength and stamina for sports and activities
- Improve your self-esteem and quality of life