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.
C = calories
A = activity
M = medication/monitoring
P = patience
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:
Evaluation and treatment of factors limiting activity and exercise ability (i.e. knee pain, back pain, etc)
Patient education regarding exercise safety, techniques, parameters, monitoring and other related diabetic management practices
Cardiovascular and strength training
Review and transition to self-sustaining exercise/fitness program
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
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:
Individualized exercise instruction emphasizing extremity strengthening and balance training to address the issues identified in the patient’s initial evaluation.
Education on fall prevention, diabetic foot care and home exercise instruction to facilitate independent symptom management through informational handouts and instruction.
"I have been seeing Sean for PT for over 2 months now He has been a huge help in getting my body ready for running again Six years ago I endured a very serious back injury and after seeing other PT's and orthopedists, I didn't think I would be able to run again without pain Sean is always willing to spend as much time as I need to answer questions and makes me feel at ease with the process Thank you Sean for getting me back in my running shoes"