Orthopaedic Institute

Joint Comfort Program

The Joint Comfort Program at Jefferson Hospital Can Help Ease Pain Through Exercise and Nutrition Education.

Orthopaedic specialists report a growing number of men and women in their 40s, 50s and 60s who regularly experience agonizing joint pain.

If you’ve given up on the gym because you’re too busy with work, if your knees are bothering you since you’ve put on that extra 10 pounds, if you have discomfort from arthritis in your shoulders or hips, this program at Jefferson Hospital can give you some relief.

Jefferson’s Joint Comfort Program is designed to relieve pain, help take stress off joints and strengthen areas of discomfort through a two-phase course of treatment with referral from your physician.

A one-on-one evaluation performed by a physical therapist begins a four- to six week program incorporating an aquatic and land regimen. This program will be instructed by the physical therapist or physical therapy assistant while monitoring the participant’s past medical history. The program will consist of exercise, flexibility, stabilization, strength, resistance, and endurance training.

It also incorporates nutritional education, including a one-on-one evaluation and nutritional plan for lifestyle modification and weight management. A Registered Dietician will provide evaluation of nutritional status and plan an individualized program that will help meet the goals of the participant. The Registered Dietician will provide continued follow-up and support with the participant, meeting on a regular basis and providing referrals to additional weight management and wellness programs at Jefferson Hospital.

The Joint Comfort Program takes into consideration patients’ individual insurance coverage. The program is intended for people with a confirmed diagnosis and who have seen an orthopaedic physician who recommends treatment.

For more information about the Joint Comfort Program at Jefferson Hospital, call 412.854.0190.

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