A Message From Our President, Randolph Frieser
Welcome to Revolution Physical Therapy Weight Loss. We invite you to learn more about our medically modeled approach to weight loss, fitness, nutrition, and motivation. This unique multidisciplinary approach consistently produces positive patient outcomes because it is based on empirical evidence, and rooted in real science.
Revolution Physical Therapy Weight Loss is equipped both with state-of-the-art metabolic testing and exercise equipment and a dedicated staff of healthcare professionals. These experts will guide your patients through the difficult lifestyle and physical changes necessary to improve their health.
Throughout my 27 years as a Physical Therapist and founder/president of Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers, one of the most challenging problems I saw on a regular basis was the orthopedic rehabilitation of an overweight and unfit patient.
Today, you cannot turn on the TV or turn a page in the paper without encountering another discussion on the overweight, unfit condition of our society. As healthcare professionals we all know the statistics; minimally 30-50% of Americans are overweight or obese, 60 million are pre-diabetic; millions more are not regularly exercising, or even regularly active.
I’m sure that you also see these types of patients regularly in your office visits, as well as in ERs and ORs. These patients suffer from excess weight, poor eating habits, and lack of both exercise and motivation. In turn, they are often afflicted with multiple disorders, be they orthopedic, neurological, cardiovascular, or endocrinological. Together, these maladies have come to be collectively known as “Metabolic Syndrome.” Because of its lifestyle risk factors, Metabolic Syndrome presents us with multiple comorbidities, including coronary artery disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes
Clearly, this is a healthcare epidemic, and to date we are not seeing an improvement in these Metabolic Syndrome statistics across the US population.
I believe that the first step involves a candid conversation between you and the patient. Studies have shown that 95% of healthcare professionals are not comfortable discussing a patient's weight and fitness. However, it is critical that we start that conversation with these Metabolic Syndrome patients.
Over 25 years ago, I was part of a metamorphosis in health care – the establishment of the first Physical Therapy Centers. These Physical Therapy Centers literally climbed out of the basements of hospitals and transformed into outpatient centers on every street corner, and in every strip mall and medical center. Physical Therapy became an integral medical service accessible to million of patients.
Today, Revolution Physical Therapy Weight Loss has succeeded in affording this same level of accessibility to the millions of Metabolic Syndrome patients who are in dire need of these services. We have moved weight control and fitness out of the thumping music and clanging weights of the gym, and into a more professional healthcare-oriented environment. We provide more than just the latest fitness equipment. We provide the knowledgeable, professional staff that can empower these patients to make significant and sustainable positive lifestyle changes.
Please call me personally to learn more about the ways that Revolution Physical Therapy Weight Loss can help you improve the lives of your patients.