Medical Wellness

In addition to physical therapy, we are now able to offer individualized medical nutrition therapy and wellness plans. At select RET locations, you can work with dietitian to develop a custom nutrition plan designed to meet your individual goals.

The Medical Nutrition Therapy will include ongoing education and support geared towards sustainable changes that allow you to be successful in achieving your targeted results.

 

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Nutrition is an essential part of managing and maintaining your health. Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is a treatment that targets nutrition related diseases such as:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Diabetes and pre-diabetes
  • Coronary artery disease
  • High cholesterol or high triglycerides
  • Celiac disease
  • Obesity and weight loss

MNT includes nutrition counseling to elicit behavior change and science-based evidenced to provide treatment options that actually work. Click on the diseases above to learn more about how Medical Nutrition Therapy can work for you.

 

Additional Topics That Can be Addressed at Your Appointment

In addition to the nutrition-related diseases listed above your dietitian can also address nutrition and diet for:

  • Pre and post-surgery recovery
  • Inflammation and joint pain
  • Chronic constipation or diarrhea
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Fueling for athletic performance
  • Prader Willi Syndrome
  • Nutrition during pregnancy
  • Recipe analysis and healthy makeover
  • Healthy Shopping at your grocery store
  • Improving your diet
  • Healthy cooking for the whole family

Research has shown that lifestyle modifications including both changes to your diet and an increase in physical activity are not only the most effective way to improve your current health, but have been shown to reduce risk of future illness long-term.  At RET Physical Therapy Group, our mission is to help you learn how to optimize your health and improve your quality of life.  Whether you’re considering Orthopedic Surgery or just looking to be more consistent with an exercise routine, we have a solution that fits your needs.  We believe that healthcare should be comprehensive and provide a Total Wellness approach to treatment. Our staff consists of Physical Therapists, Registered Dietitians and Exercise Specialists to help you learn how to eat right, move correctly and keep you accountable toward achieving your goals.

Benefits of Medical Wellness

Evidence has shown that even moderate weight-loss achieved from a nutritionally sound diet and increased physical activity has been proven to:

  • Provide complete relief of chronic pain in one or more joints for up to 89% of people
  • Reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes
  • Slow the progression of Osteoarthritis
  • Decrease cholesterol and blood pressure and improve glucose tolerance
  • Significantly decrease the presence of inflammatory biomarkers
  • Reduce disability and physical limitations and improve performance with daily activities
  • Increase energy and stamina for everyday tasks

Our Programs

Pre-Surgical Wellness Program:

The Pre-Surgical Wellness Program is designed to help patients reduce their BMI and optimize their range of motion and strength prior to undergoing surgery. Research has shown that this is the most effective way to both reduce complications during surgery and maximize post-surgical results. Includes visits with a Physical Therapist, Registered Dietitian and Exercise Specialist.

Medical Wellness Program:

The Medical Wellness Program is intended for those patients who are not candidates for orthopedic surgery, but are still limited by pain, and looking to improve their current health and modify their lifestyle in order to reduce risk factors for future disease. This program takes the guesswork out of developing proper nutritional habits, increasing physical activity and maintaining a healthy way of living.  Includes visits with a Physical Therapist, Registered Dietitian and Exercise Specialist.

Medical Nutrition Therapy:

Nutrition is an essential part of managing and maintaining your health. Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) targets nutrition-related diseases using science-based evidence to provide treatment options that actually work. Our Registered Dietitian will assess your individual needs and work with you to design a customized and approachable nutrition plan that fits your lifestyle.

Free Screen on Us

We offer complimentary screens at all RET locations. If you’ve been dealing with a nagging injury or persistent pain, don’t wait any longer.

Ready to improve your quality of life? Let us help you get back to where you want to be.

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Here’s what some of our patients had to say...

I started PT after a car accident. The staff was extremely helpful not just with injuries from the accident, but also other issues that had been bothering me. They are very good at communicating problems and solutions and are friendly to boot. Can’t recommend enough.

five stars Kevin RET Patient

Attentive, responsive, pleasant in communication, knowledgeable staff. I got good results in a short time. Thankful to Dr. Andrew for useful information and for a program of exercises.

five stars Elena RET Patient

Doug Free, the manager at Mercer Island Physical Therapy, has a PhD in PT, and is an amazing diagnostic doctor who explains why a specific injury occurred. He also does fabulous work on your body. His entire staff is knowledgeable and excellent therapists. 

five stars Gary RET Patient

I saw Anne at 7 weeks post ulnar nerve transposition. I’ve made more progress in 1 week with her than I did in those first 7.  She is extremely knowledgeable and up to date on current research.  I’d feel very good about sending my family and friends her way!

five stars Holli RET Patient

Kelly is amazing! I felt very comfortable and she asked all of the right questions, was super friendly, and knows exactly how to help. I always leave feeling so much better, and confident that if I do my exercises, I will heal!

five stars Kelsey RET Patient

Michelle has been amazing to work with. She quickly diagnosed the root cause of the issues that continued to plague me after recovering from hip replacement surgery that other PT’s (different companies) could not. She listens, is creative, resourceful, and very knowledgeable. Everyone at the clinic is always very professional and interested in our progress.

five stars Conrac RET Patient

I have been going to Summit Therapy for a shoulder problem. I’ve made steady progress and have gotten much pain relief. The staff is very friendly and great to work with. I recently had a sudden problem of vertigo. My therapist knew exactly what to do and performed a treatment that stopped the dizziness.

five stars Patricia RET Patient

Reap the benefits of Medical Nutrition Therapy today.

Schedule an appointment or call us at 844-708-7982 to discuss more options.

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