KORT Physical Therapy Now Offers POWR Program to Provide Healthy Way to Lose Weight at Multiple Clinic Locations

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Louisville, Kentucky (PRWEB) January 17, 2013

This January millions of us will resolve to lose those extra pounds by starting a diet. The Boston Medical Center found that nearly 45 million Americans diet each year and spend $ 33 billion on weight-loss products in their pursuit of a better body. While a fitter figure is desired for optimal health, how one goes about it is just as important as the end result.

KORT has developed the Personalized Orthopedic Weight Reduction(POWR) program as a healthy and effective way to lose weight while improving overall health and fitness.

Obesity in both adults and children has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Obesity increases your risk for type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and osteoarthritis of the weight bearing joints (knees, hips, and low back), said Dr. Emily Green, PT, DPT and program director of the KORT POWR Program

Its Never too Late to Lose

Jennie Bowman knows all too well how difficult it is to lose weight. She says shes spent a lifetime in pursuit of a healthy body weight, and is now finding success with the POWR program.

I started the program in May and Im down 73 pounds. Its been surprisingly easy. I keep track of my food and exercise and have weekly meetings with my physical therapist. She weighs me and we discuss any challenges or difficulties, said Bowman.

Bowman says her physician recommended the KORT POWR Program and since then shes been on the road to better health. Bowman credits her KORT physical therapist with keeping her motivated.

I told myself this was it and went for it. It has its challenges, but its doable. Emily has made it an amazing experience. Shes the best person to have on your side, said Bowman.

At an impressive weight loss of more than 70 pounds; Bowman says she still has more weight to lose.

I know with the KORT POWR program I will succeed. I would recommend this program to everybody. It works! said Bowman.

KORT POWR Program Helps Participants:

Reach a healthy body weight & BMI

Decrease risk for diseases

Improve function & reduce pain

Increase energy levels

Increase strength and stamina for sports & activities

Improve self-esteem and quality of life

The POWR program doesnt just focus on reducing caloric intake, its also about educating patients on how to make better food choices and giving them the tools to change their eating habits for life. Many popular weight loss programs let dieters eat whatever they want in smaller portions, but when theyve reached their goal and stop the program they regain the weight because their eating behavior hasnt changed, said Green.

Patients in the POWR program are encouraged to exercise at home and track their food choices and activity level, said Green.

Both exercise and weight loss are carefully monitored with metrics to ensure a healthy weight loss. In addition, patients are being educated along the way so they can make permanent lifestyle changes to reach and maintain their long term weight loss goals, said Green.

The program is covered by most insurance plans, especially if being overweight or obese is leading to a medical condition such as joint pain or back pain. Your physician can refer you to this program if you have a primary orthopedic condition and an associated diagnosis of overweight/obesity. For more information about the KORT POWR program, visit http://www.kort.com.

Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team (KORT) has been specializing in outpatient physical and occupational therapy in Kentucky and Southern Indiana for over 25 years. Locally managed and independently operated, KORT clinicians work one-on-one with patients to regain strength, increase flexibility, improve mobility, and reduce pain without drugs or surgery. Selected as a Best Places to Work in Kentucky for eight consecutive years, with over 40 locations, KORT has the most board certified Orthopedic Specialists and the most Vestibular Rehabilitation specialists than any other provider in the region. KORTs certified athletic trainers provide sports medicine services to more than 30 high schools and colleges in Kentucky & Southern Indiana.

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