Our Diabetes Management through Activity program is designed to help patients transition into an exercise/fitness program to assist with managing their Diabetes. The ultimate goal is to initiate a program that is sustainable and tailored to their needs. We do this through the idea of Diabetes C.A.M.P. The C.A.M.P. acronym refers to these 4 components that are required to successfully control diabetes.
In therapy we coordinate with the referring physician as well as diabetic educators to be sure that the patient is aware of all resources and strategies available to assist in managing this disease. Program Overview:
Patients suffering from peripheral neuropathy commonly experience loss in sensation, pain, and trouble with walking and balance which increases their risk of fall. Clinical research on the Anodyne system, when used with balance and exercise, has demonstrated restored sensation, improved walking and balance and reduced falls. Treatment consists of:
"I have definitely noticed a difference in my body with training and recovery and performance Before starting physical therapy with Colleen Russell I definitely had a lot of asymmetries in my body For example, my left quad was more than 5 cm smaller than my right side As of Feb 8, there is only a 1 cm difference That is one of the most obvious and visible physical changes, but I have also noticed positive things in training like the ability to maintain my hip position when sprinting and jumping My hips were really weak when I started PT with Colleen and that has been one area of focus in therapy sessions My hips feel a lot stronger and I am able to maintain stronger, more powerful positions during long and hard workouts Instead of fatiguing, I am able to complete the workouts maintaining good form Which is really important being a multievent athlete, because we spend long hours practicing and on competition days sometimes up to six hours, and the ability to maintain good physical form throughout a workout or competition is really important for seeing the best results possible I feel like I can last through an entire tough work out without certain muscle groups fatiguing, because we have been working to make sure everything is strong and stays strong"~ Sharon Day, Olympic Athlete