More than ever before, we've been hearing the word wellness in the news, in conversation, on billboards, and at work. What can a wellness program do for you?
The Physical Therapy First Wellness Program offers you, our patient and community, the opportunity to achieve a balanced lifestyle. Our continued focus on the physical component of wellness provides patients positive mental effects such as stress relief, relaxation, improved attitude, and increased productivity.
Several Dimensions of our Wellness Program include:
Read on to start on your path to a better life.
Used for centuries, massage is one of the best-understood alternative therapies available. New research shows that even a single deep-tissue massage can help stop the production of stress hormones. Massage has also been shown to relieve cancer pain.
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|Deep Tissue Massage||$45||$80|
|Seated Chair Massage||$1 per minute|
|Aromatherapy Add-On||$5 per session|
VO2 Max Testing
Improve your time, Maximize Workout.
VO2 Max is the measure of an individual's maximum capacity to transport and utilize oxygen during exercise. Our VO2 Max test measures key data including peak VO2, anaerobic threshold, and the precise amount of calories burned at all exercise heart rate levels. This data can be used as the foundation for customized exercise programs that truly meet the needs of the individual.
An oxygen-measuring mask is attached to the individual while they are exercising on a treadmill or on a stationary cycle. The individual is then submitted through increasingly more strenuous exercise while measuring their rate of oxygen use.
VO2 max capacity is more than simply knowing how much oxygen is used. It is a basic benchmark of athletic capacity. Empower yourself with the ability to meet your fitness goals efficiently and safely with no unnecessary fatigue or wasted time.
Resting Metabolic Rate
LEARN HOW TO BE EFFECTIVE!
Measuring Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) helps when constructing personalized weight loss programs and will offer you a more effective way to manage caloric intake.
Everyone's metabolism and caloric needs are different. Your body's metabolism is affected by factors such as genetics, age, gender, height, and activity. After our test, you will learn:
- How many calories you can consume without gaining weight
- What caloric deficit is required to lose weight
- Your personal metabolic requirements
- How many calories from exercise should be included in a balanced weight loss program
- How many calories are burned from fat compared to carbohydrates
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Gayle Lanphier, RD, CSSD
Gayle has been a nutrition consultant since 1996. She has devoted her professional career to assisting the elderly and educating younger generations about nutrition and strategies for leading a healthy lifestyle.
She believes that knowledge is the keystone to change and all foods can fit into an active lifestyle. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Messiah College and is a Registered Dietitian licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. She currently holds a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management, is Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), and a co-owner of Nuts About Granola. Her experiences include menu planning, counseling, clinical assessment, and program development for athletes. Her areas of expertise include long-term care nutrition management, weight management, and sports nutrition. She takes care and pride in developing individualized plans with practical tips to achieve each clients' goals.
Fit Body by Sasha
If you are looking for a personal training experience with the emphasis on personal and you have health and fitness goals in mind, then Sasha is the professional that can translate expectations into results.
Sasha is certified in Personal Training by the American Council on Exercise. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Towson University in Exercise Science. Sasha is also a former Division I college athlete who understands that hard work and dedication can and will yield results. Those results are both tangible, such as exceeding your weight lifting expectations through strength training, and intangible, such as improvements in self worth, confidence and quality of life.
Sasha has been a personal trainer for over thirteen years. EVERY client receives an individual workout program customized to their lifestyle and interests. Lifestyles changes that improve a client's health and well-being are encouraged, including eating habits. Check out some of her many clients' testimonials.
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CORE Fitness LLC
CORE Fitness LLC offers one-on-one personal training and small group fitness programs in their state-of-the-art facility. They design workouts that are fun as well as effective. They will begin with a comprehensive, functional evaluation. They assess your movement patterns, strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. You'll then be paired with one of their certified personal trainers who will design a customized program for you based upon your needs.
Core's basic principles:
- In order to truly have strength and fitness you need to start from the inside out.
- You are only as strong as your weakest link, and for most people the weakest links are their abdominals and lower back.
When working together, the abdominals and low back form the "core." At CORE Fitness, they aim to keep these principles in mind as they work with each individual. Their awareness of and emphasis on training the core musculature in tandem with focusing on goals such as improved posture, sound movement mechanics, strength, balance and coordination combine to make a unique training experience.
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