Personalized Orthopedic Weight Reduction

Much more than a weight loss program, it’s a lifestyle change

Obesity impacts the health of more than 93 million adults in the United States. This complex disease can lead to heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, arthritis, orthopedic injuries, certain types of cancer and other complications.Kessler Rehabilitation Center can help you lose weight and become healthier while improving mobility and lingering pain. Through our personalized orthopedic weight reduction (POWR) program, you will work one-on-one with a physical and/or occupational therapist on exercise instruction and nutritional support to help create long-term healthy habits.

We help take your goals and well-being to the next level.

More than just a weight loss plan, POWR is an integrated approach to changing your lifestyle — and life.

How it works

The POWR program is incorporated into physical and/or occupational therapy sessions and addresses the nutritional aspect of weight loss. This process allows our trained experts to treat orthopedic conditions while helping you lose weight and improve overall health.

The POWR program is introduced during the first physical therapy appointment. At each subsequent appointment, the therapist will provide support and secure patient accountability by reviewing weekly food charts, educational handouts and performing weekly weigh-ins to track your progress.

The program includes:

  • Personalized physical/occupational therapy regimen to build strength, increase mobility and minimize pain
  • Nutritional education
  • Food choice guidance
  • Discussion of the inflammatory properties of food and their effect on the body

Once your orthopedic condition improves and you are discharged from physical/occupational therapy, you can continue the POWR program for weekly weigh-ins and review of food charts to maintain your journey and meet your healthy lifestyle goals.2

The POWR program at Kessler Rehabilitation Center has helped people like you restore their health and resume their lives with confidence.

1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2 Success in the POWR program varies depending upon participation and compliance

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