Maintaining Mobility and Preserving Independence
About the Wellness Program
The Wellness Program at Arthritis & Rehabilitation Therapy Services (ARTS) is an extension of the program we offer to patients who have been prescribed a course of physical therapy as part of a medical treatment plan. It is also designed as a plan for individuals who are interested in participating in a safe and effective regimen geared toward promoting overall wellness.
Our Wellness Program Includes:
Programs to allow individuals to continue maintaining or improve their physical functioning by:
- Increasing Cardiovascular Endurance
- Improving Flexibility
- Strength Training
- Muscular Toning
- Decreasing Arthritic Pain
Our group classes include:
- Osteoporosis Education and Fracture Prevention
- Back School
Calendar – Scheduled Class Dates
Click here to view our monthly Wellness Class Schedule
About the Wellness Program
The classes and services offered through the ARTS Wellness Program are conducted by professional therapists, trainers, and nutritionists. They are designed to help clients continue to live independently in the community. This program is available without a medical prescription and is not covered by insurance. Offerings include:
Massage Therapy – soft tissue services performed by a licensed massage therapist. Massage therapy focuses on relieving muscle pain in specific areas using manual techniques such as soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, acupressure, and trigger point release.
Yoga – to maintain or gain increased muscle tone, balance, strength, and improved frame of mind. This class is specifically designed to allow people with arthritis, back pain, or other musculoskeletal ailments to enjoy and reap the benefits of yoga.
Osteoporosis Class – increases osteoporosis awareness while incorporating exercise to increase bone density, muscle strength, balance, and posture. Based on the Sara Meeks Method for Osteoporosis, participants can reduce their fracture risk by incorporating low-impact, weight-bearing exercise and building core strength that increases balance and reduces the risk of falls. In the process, clients learn safe body mechanics and build confidence for carrying out daily activities.
Back School – teaches participants how to protect their backs and become more aware of habits and postures that can lead to problems or aggravate existing conditions. This course covers the anatomy of the spine, common injuries, and disorders, as well as how proper body mechanics can protect the back while sitting, standing, lifting, and doing household chores like vacuuming and gardening. The program addresses ergonomic issues associated with home or office work, along with the influence of sleeping positions.
Hypermobility – have you been told you are Hypermobile? Double-jointed? Hyper-flexible? Ever wonder what this means or how it be related to the pain or difficulty you have been having? The Hypermobility class will give a strong overview of what hypermobility is, how it is diagnosed, what co-morbidities are prevalent with it, and how you can manage this diagnosis.
How to Enroll
Prior to participating, clients are asked to complete a health screening questionnaire that enables our staff to better understand individual needs and goals. For more information or to get started in the ARTS Wellness Program, please call the office nearest you.
New Class Participant Forms:
The Wellness Program is available at all four convenient ARTS locations.