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Are you looking for a safe, supervised lifestyle-based way to improve your health and fitness, control your weight, decrease stress and reduce factors that lead to diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, breast and colon cancer, osteoporosis and cardiovascular diseases? You just found it.

Synergy Arthritis Management Program

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Facts about Arthritis

  • 46 million people in the US have some form of arthritis
  • People with arthritis tend to become inactive and deconditioned
  • Inactivity accelerates the progression of arthritis
  • Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in people over 55 years
  • Exercise is an essential tool for managing arthritis pain and symptoms

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Clinical Practice Guideline for treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee recommends:

  • strengthening, low-impact aerobic and balance exercises
  • weight loss for patients with osteoarthritis who are overweight
  • muscle strengthening exercises that work all major muscle groups 2-3 times a week and at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercises 5 or more days a week

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The Synergy Arthritis Management Program

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  • Program meets all guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Heart Association, and the American College of Sports Medicine
  • Integrated program of strength training, low-impact aerobic, and flexibility exercises
  • Resting Metabolism testing to determine your baseline caloric needs and customize your meal plan design to help you achieve your weight loss goals
  • Exercise metabolism testing to determine your “fat burning training zone” and the correct exercise intensity for your workouts
  • Weight loss program to help you manage you weight and decrease stress across your joints
  • Anti-inflammatory diet created by a Registered Dietician to help reduce inflammation that fits easily into your lifestyle
  • All Exercise Sessions by appointment
  • Always supervised by certified personal trainers who can modify all exercises for you as needed
  • 1 hour sessions with 30 minutes of strength training and 30 minutes of low impact cardio-aerobic exercise
  • No pills or pre-packaged foods
  • Structured framework and accountability
  • Customized program tailored to your specific needs
  • Kinesis equipment available for flexibility, balance and functional training
  • FLEXability equipment to improve your overall flexibility and joint range of motion
  • Individualized progression of intensity

The Synergy Joint Replacement Recovery Program

Facts about Joint Replacement

  • 7.2 million Americans are living with joint replacements
  • 719,000 Total Knee Replacements are done every year
  • 332,000 Total Hip Replacements are done every year
  • Remaining physically active improves general health and enhances the quality of the interface between your bone and your prosthesis

Evidence-Based Recommendations for People who have had joint replacements

  • Maintain a healthy weight or lose weight if overweight
  • Perform low impact cardio-aerobic activities like cycling, elliptical training and walking
  • Strength training may be performed using weight machines
  • Avoid high impact activities

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The Synergy Post Joint Replacement Program

  • Includes all features of our Arthritis Management Program
  • Follows all safety guidelines for exercise after joint replacement
  • Includes a comprehensive program of strength training, low impact cardio-aerobic exercise and flexibility to help you reestablish and maintain a physically active lifestyle
  • Weight management program available to help you achieve a healthy weight
  • Customized to your individual needs and your doctor’s recommendations

How Exercise Benefits Adults with Arthritis & Joint Replacements

  • Decrease pain
  • Increase strength
  • Improve flexibility
  • Improve endurance
  • Improve functioning
  • Improve fitness
  • Improve cardiovascular status
  • Improve quality of life