Petersen Physical Therapy provides a highly effective, proven nutrition support program by Registered Dietitian Kelli Shallal at our Tempe, Maricopa, Gilbert, Mesa, and East Mesa clinics, with great results. Utilizing this physical therapy for weight loss program is one of the most proven ways to effectively lose the weight, decrease pain, and increase function! The best part is this: it’s completely free to you, as long as you are also utilizing physical therapy services.
It has been often repeated that losing 1 pound takes 3 pounds off your knees, hips, and ankles. We have had many patients over the years who have been on track for a major surgery (such as a knee replacement, hip replacement, etc) and have been recommended and/or directed by their doctors to lose weight before the surgery is considered. Ironically, if the patient loses the weight, the surgery actually sometimes becomes unnecessary! This is why Petersen Physical Therapy provides an medical metabolic weight loss program – for people in just such a situation.
As any of us who have been in this situation know … losing weight is far easier said than done. Many times, we don’t know where to start. One typical approach is to perform endless cardio for 1-2 weeks, get burnt out, and quit.
Why Choose Petersen’s Arizona Medical Weight Loss Program?
- We work with local doctors, orthopedic surgeons, and other medical practitioners to provide a team-based approach.
- Our Nutritional consultant, Kelli Shallal is highly experienced and has been helping people lose weight in Arizona and across the country for many years. Kelli will work with you directly, provide access to a Petersen’s private weight loss Facebook group, and go live on Facebook every week to provide you with the best chance of success.
- Our Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA’s) are trained in metabolic weight loss and will work you during your physical therapy appointments to get the weight off and keep it off.
- We do NOT require you to perform endless exercise for which you are ill-prepared.
How does the program work?
The program works by decreasing chronic inflammation in the body with an anti-inflammatory diet. Excess weight causes inflammation which leading to pain. Therefore, we aim to assist our patients in losing weight to help further decrease inflammation and pain.
More is better! Combining your physical therapy regimen and the nutrition strategies in our metabolic weight loss program gives you the best results possible when it comes to losing weight, reducing pain, and gaining mobility. Results better than you could get with either therapy on its own.
The thing you will find, if you try this program, is that it is different from other things you have tried. We watch great results happen before our eyes, when each patient commits to one small lifestyle change at a time, such as drinking more water or changing an aspect of their diet.
And that’s just it—you don’t have to commit to any dramatic life changes right away. You don’t need to sign up for a gym or pay a nutritionist—it’s all here. You will be under the supervision of the most highly trained physical exercise experts, while getting no-pressure input from a highly trained nutrition expert.
The goal is to meet you where you are and help you move forward. If this is something that interests you, or if your doctor has recommended it, please give us a call and request to speak with one of our therapists about the program!
Many of us try diets galore, various forms of exercise, and perhaps other techniques for shedding a few extra pounds. Some of us have had success, others have had minimal results, and others get overwhelmed very quickly and give up. We all understand the type of struggle it can be to change our lifestyle like this.
Physical Therapy for Weight Loss Program before & after
The following patients reclaimed their lives through the anti-inflammatory diet and physical therapy program!
You can also visit Kelli’s website here.