At Focus Integrated Fitness, clients who have been ill, injured or diagnosed with a medical condition are provided with medically oriented exercise programs to enhance health, function, performance and quality of life. Examples of our expertise in specialized medical exercise include:
While inflammatory (rheumatoid, spondylitis, and psoriatic) and mechanical arthritis (osteoarthritis) are notoriously painful and injurious to the joints, clear evidence exists of a halt in joint damage with early intervention.* Exercises focusing on good body mechanics can demonstrate a favorable and significant effect on pain. Following the guidelines of the Arthritis Foundation and partnering with arthritis physicians and therapists from major medical intuitions throughout Manhattan, we've designed a four-tiered program consisting of:
* Cush JJ: J Rheumatology Suppl. Nov 1 2007; 80: 1-7
**Rooks DS, et al. "Effect of preoperative exercise on measures of functional status in men and women undergoing total hip and knee arthroplasty." Arthritis Rheum. 2006 Oct 15;55(5):700-8.
The ADA has confirmed it: those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus can benefit significantly from a program of physical activity. And not just any physical activity: a carefully-monitored program vigorous enough to enhance muscle strength and cardiovascular function. Coordinating with your *American Academy of Health, Fitness and Rehab Professional Guidelines physician's recommendations for optimizing insulin levels, Focus Integrated Fitness employs a "risk management" program of exercises designed to maintain safe blood glucose levels, control diet, and maximize cardiovascular efficiency. The results:
*American Academy of Health, Fitness and Rehab Professional Guidelines
The prevention and treatment of osteoporosis is a focal point at Focus Integrated Fitness. While potentially debilitating, the National Osteoporosis Foundation calls its namesake "beatable and treatable". We've opted to make its prevention and treatment a focal point of our expertise. Coordinating with your physician or physical therapist, we've integrated protocols which are the key components for the management of osteoporosis: