An intensive individualized lifestyle rehabilitation program with exercise, nutrition and lifestyle intervention in one facility. Healthé Habits for Living provides a customized and unique solution to weight loss and other chronic diseases. We are committed to changing the way people think, relate to, consume, and manage food and exercise on a daily basis.
Anyone who currently suffers from any chronic disease including – obesity, joint pain, arthritis, sleep apnea, asthma, high blood pressure, diabetes, fibromyalgia, back pain, cancer, hypothyroidism, CAD, PCOS and COPD to name a few.
Talk to your doctor then contact us for more details and a free consultation. With your physician’s referral, your sessions are likely to be covered by your health insurance.
At your first visit, we’ll conduct a physical/functional evaluation to assess your strength, endurance and function. Then we’ll identify lifestyle goals and challenges, and establish an appropriate exercise and healthy eating program that is right for you! Please wear comfortable clothes and a pair of athletic shoes. We provide everything else. If participating in Aqua Therapy, please wear your bathing suit and bring a towel.
This is the fun part! You will meet with our Occupational Therapist or our Physical Therapist for one-on-one sessions two to three times a week for six to 12 weeks. We will motivate you to change the way you eat, the way you move, and the way you handle stressors in your daily life. We will teach you habit-changing techniques and exercises in accordance with your level of fitness.
We will focus on each individual’s motivations, routines, habits and enviornment. The ultimate goal is to EMPOWER and MOTIVATE you to make this very important journey in your life.
Comfortable clothes and a pair of athletic shoes. We provide everything else. If participating in Aquatic Therapy, please wear your bathing suit and bring a towel.
This program is billable to your health insurance with a referral from your doctor. We take all forms of insurance except Medicaid as primary. Although there is no guarantee of payment by your insurance company, will will verify your costs prior to your first visit. The program cost includes the initial evaluation, reports to your physician, therapeutic exercise plan to fit your abilities, and two to three visits per week with one of our therapists.
Healthe Habits for Living offers Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN) for pain relief at our Lafayette locations. Physical Therapist, Kerry Hoffpauir, specializes in this progressive new treatment which helps alleviate pain in muscles, tendons, joints, and nerves throughout the body.
Dry Needling is a general term for a therapeutic treatment procedure that involves multiple advances of a filament needle into the muscle in the area of the body which produces pain and typically contains a ‘Trigger Point’. There is no injectable solution and typically the needle which is used is very thin. Most patients will not even feel the needle penetrate the skin, but once it has and is advanced into the muscle, the feeling of discomfort can vary drastically from patient to patient. Usually a healthy muscle feels very little discomfort with insertion of the needle; however, if the muscle is sensitive and shortened or has active trigger points within it, the subject may feel a sensation much like a muscle cramp — which is often referred to as a ‘twitch response’. The twitch response also has a biochemical characteristic to it which likely affects the reaction of the muscle, symptoms, and response of the tissue. Along with the health of the tissue, the expertise of the practitioner can also attribute to the variation of outcome and/or discomfort. The patient may only feel the cramping sensation locally or they may feel a referral of pain or similar symptoms for which they are seeking treatment. A reproduction of their pain can be a helpful diagnostic indicator of the cause of the patient’s symptoms. Patients soon learn to recognize and even welcome this sensation as it results in deactivating the trigger point, thereby reducing pain and restoring normal length and function of the involved muscle.
Typically positive results are apparent within 2-4 treatment sessions but can vary depending on the cause and duration of the symptoms, overall health of the patient, and experience level of the practitioner. Dry needling is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain, rehabilitation from injury, and even pain and injury prevention, with very few side effects. This technique is unequaled in finding and eliminating neuromuscular dysfunction that leads to pain and functional deficits.
Our aquatic therapy is done in an indoor, heated, salt water pool. The warm water allows a more comfortable way to start exercising, decreasing the amount of weight placed on the joints. We use the water for resistance during cardio and strengthening routines.
Learn to implement innovative solutions to chronic diseases, including Obesity, HTN, Diabetes, Arthritis, and Cardiovascular disease to help your patients improve daily function and overall health. During this 2 day course you will learn about the causes and relationships of chronic disease, obesity and inflammation, as well as how to use the Healthe Habits for Living System, a structured, evidence – based program focusing on intensive lifestyle interventions. This proven system addresses weight management, pain management, nutrition, effective exercise, stress management and communicating with the health care team to help patients meet their true potential. You will receive the Healthe Habits for Living Manual and Client Education Guidebook detailing assessment tools, therapeutic exercises, educational modules, treatment planning as well as a business protocol that has been developed and carefully refined to specifically treat chronic disease and obesity. After attending this course, you will be fully prepared to use this new successful approach to treat existing patients, and expand your therapy treatment into new markets, increasing clientele for your business.