Marketplace Physical Therapy becomes the Inland Empires first Wellness Based Physical Therapy Practice
We have focused our care based on a Total Wellness Philosophy since we opened in 2003. Our Physical Therapy office is 6,000 square feet with top of the line gym equipment, private treatment rooms, cardio theater and showers. Our Physical Therapists realize that we must treat the underlying reason why the patient was injured and not just focus on the result of that underlying factor.
The common misconception of Physical Therapy is that you have to have fallen or had an incident in order to get treatment. However, this is not true. Only 25% of patients suffer from a specific catastrophic event. Most injuries are a result of deconditioning in the form or muscle weakness or being overweight. A recent study said that for every extra pound of weight we have on our body is equivalent to an extra 7lbs on your joints. So if someone is 50lbs overweight, they are putting an extra 350lbs on their joints and ligaments.
Here are four ways that Marketplace Physical Therapy & Wellness Center helps patients lose weight and get stronger.
1. We treat you like a professional athlete
Ever wonder what professional athletes do to stay strong, lean, flexible and injury free? They follow the same steps that our patients experience here at Marketplace Physical Therapy. Although treatment can vary for specific injuries, most patients will start with some form of cardiovascular exercise that helps burn calories and excess fat. Patients will then move on to a supervised strength training routine which focuses on increasing lean muscle. Patients will then have hands-on treatment by their Physical Therapist most commonly known as massage therapy. Lastly they will be treated with a number of different modalities including Interferential Stimulation, Ultrasound, Laser Therapy, hot pack, cold pack, iontophoresis, etc… This is a very well rounded treatment that focuses on keeping you strong, lean, and feeling great by the time you leave.
2. Metabolic (Wellness) Program
We strongly advise that every patient participate in customized nutritional counseling. This counseling is free to all patients. In this session we help the patient to understand real-life strategies to stay on track. We have helped hundreds of patients lose from 10 to over 100 pounds! In addition, patients have the opportunity to use an online meal planner and activity tracker.
3. Home Exercise Program- StriveHub
Typically Physical Therapy is 2 to 3 times per week. However, we suggest that our patients complete a minimum of 15 minutes of movement a day. Every patient receives a home exercise program that is emailed to our patients through our new StriveHub Portal. With our new system our patients can see what cardiovascular and weight bearing exercises they should do when they are not at Physical Therapy, and follow a step by step video to make sure they complete their at home exercises properly.
4. Discounted Gym Memberships
When patients are done with Physical Therapy, they are given a special reduced rate for a gym membership with Anytime Fitness. This allows patients to keep on the exercise program with the same equipment they were using during their Physical Therapy. Every gym member receives a key fob which gives them access to the gym 24 hours a day. In addition, their Physical Therapist is always available for quick tips and inspiration.