Degenerative conditions of the lower extremity and back are extraordinarily common and the leading cause for orthopedic visits at IBJI. Severe degenerative conditions can respond very well to surgery, such as joint replacement or spinal fusion. However, for the more moderate cases, surgery may not be indicated, as the risks of the surgery may outweigh the benefits. Therefore, the painful hip, knee or back that has moderate arthritis can be quite difficult to treat, as it is not bad enough to require surgery, but remains painful and impairs lifestyle.
The “Grade A” proven treatments for the painful, moderately-arthritic joint or a painful back include: exercise that emphasizes low resistance motion, weight loss, and education regarding your condition. All of these treatments are remarkably effective but are very challenging, in part because they require significant changes in habits and lifestyle. This is where OrthoHealth comes in.
An Innovative Approach To Managing Joint Pain
Orthohealth’s focus is helping our patients increase their resting metabolic rate as a means of alleviating painful joints. Metabolic rate is effected by non-modifiable factors such as genetic make up and age, in addition to, modifiable factors including; sleep, movement, stress, and diet. OrthoHealth focuses on making changes to these 4 modifiable factors of metabolic health.
A Customizable Path That Is Built Around Your Needs
Our integrated network of physical therapists, dietitians, health coaches, exercise physiologists and other professional partners will offer you the support you need to find success in our program. To us success is much more easily achieved when your path is customized not only for you, but by you.
Sustainable Changes That Lead to A Better Quality of Life
Orthohealth will provide you the tools to develop long term lifestyle changes by helping each patient understand what motivations and goals drive their behavior. By focusing on why your health is important to you, these insights will help give you the confidence and reason to make meaningful changes to your metabolic rate.
Curious About OrthoHealth?
Below you will find an introduction to each component of our program. Learn more about how our program and how it can help you!
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Since 2016, three sets of initials have made a great positive impact on my physical health and my mental outlook: IBJI, OHP, and HPI. While I had been moderately active in sports through college, by the time I completed some professional degrees, got married, and was working, most of my leisure time was spent eating, reading, and passively watching sports on TV. Over the years my physical condition become so poor that I could not walk easily or get out of a chair without requiring assistance and feeling pain. Although I could still work at my desk, I was burden to myself and loved ones and was depressed. In 2017, I was referred to IBJI- The Illinois Bone and Joint […]