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Corporate Health & Wellness: Integrating Lifestyle Medicine

presented by Russell Certo, PT, OCS

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Insurance Companies have little motivation to create incentives and a culture of health for their subscribers. However, forward-thinking corporations and employers recognize the best way to control health care costs is to create an environment that values a healthy lifestyle for all employees. This course will discuss how rehabilitation professionals can take their expertise into a corporate environment and create a total worker wellness program that partners with employees from pre-hire to retire. This is the fourth course in a series of five courses on Lifestyle Medicine for your facility.

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Russell Certo, PT, OCS

Russell Certo, PT, OCS, a physical therapist for 35 years, is the Founder of Trilogy, MOG National, and Grand Island Physical Therapy. He designed and developed the idea of an integrated physical therapy practice and medically oriented gym (MOG). He has become a leading expert in the field of medical fitness and lifestyle management and…

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1. Wellness: Where Do We Stand?

This chapter will discuss what “wellness” is currently and discuss whether the concept has been successfully managed. An appropriate wellness plan should have measurable objectives and a cost analysis to determine its true effectiveness.

2. Rehabilitation Professionals in the Workplace

This chapter offers a discussion of how rehabilitation professionals are best suited to deliver an appropriate and meaningful employee health and wellness program in the corporate environment. By utilizing the specific skill sets of the rehabilitation professional, an overall lifestyle management program can be developed that accounts for the current medical status of the employee.

3. Wellness: Employer Responsibilities

Most employee wellness programs have only a 20% engagement of the entire employee population. Strategies will be discussed that include the employer’s responsibilities in creating a culture of health and delivering incentive programs that will increase employee engagement to 75%.

4. Total Worker Wellness

A program of health and wellness must include identifying medical conditions that could impact the employee’s performance and productivity. During the hiring process, basic medical complications should be addressed. Additionally, an employee health and wellness program needs to include a plan for employees who unfortunately get injured on the job and may need rehabilitation services as well as a return to work plan. A Total Worker Wellness program manages employee health from pre-hire to retire.

5. The Future of Integrated Health

A final discussion will include how the employer can develop a relationship with a healthcare team that will improve the population health of the employee community and drive down the cost of healthcare. This team of healthcare professionals should include primary care, rehabilitation, nutrition, and fitness experts. This team of professionals should be closely working with the health and safety departments of the corporation.

More Courses in this Series

Medical Fitness and Lifestyle Management: Organizational Start-Up

Presented by Russell Certo, PT, OCS

Medical Fitness and Lifestyle Management: Organizational Start-Up

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Medical Fitness allows rehab professionals to expand and position their practice to effectively service the health care industry’s growing focus on disease prevention. Many health care professionals are taking steps to protect their interests and take advantage of a changing paradigm. Rehab professionals are uniquely positioned, and educated, to deliver a preventative medical fitness and lifestyle management service. In order to deliver a viable and meaningful medical fitness health and wellness service, physical therapists and occupational therapists need to step out of the traditional business model and expand their intervention footprint. This course will describe the steps to starting a medical fitness lifestyle management service in the rehab setting. This is the third course in a series of five courses on Lifestyle Medicine for your facility.

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Lifestyle Medicine & Your Healthcare Team Opportunity

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Lifestyle Medicine & Your Healthcare Team Opportunity

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Your Healthcare Team Opportunity in Lifestyle Medicine is the second in a series of courses designed to introduce and build both understanding and resources to create a Lifestyle Medicine program in your practice setting. This course clearly outlines the skill set needed. The presentation identifies those skills that are already a part of the physical therapist’s practice and those needed for development or to access through collaboration. It explores a few specific models of implantation for your consideration. The Lifestyle Medicine Series will provide comprehensive instruction, tools and resources to strengthen your skills and fill the gaps!

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Understanding the Opportunity in Lifestyle Medicine is the first in a series of 10+ courses on exploring the application of Lifestyle Medicine in your personal practice with patients and building a successful model for your facility. The curriculum was created with the American Medical Association’s Model of Physician Competencies for prescribing Lifestyle Medicine. The course also provides specific insight into the Vital Signs of a healthy lifestyle and the conditions they impact. Physical Activity and exercise and the evolving role of physical therapy is illuminated.

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Brainy Health and Lifestyle Medicine

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Brainy health and fitness through Lifestyle Medicine is an evidence-based approach designed for providers interested in offering a program where prescribed exercise, nutrition and wellness intersect to help people proactively manage their brain health. We will outline the evidence for specific exercise prescription to improve brain health. We will also explore the role of simple nutritional, sleep & stress management wellness education. In addition, we will share the role of brain training and cognitive challenges in creating optimal performance at any age.

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The Biomedical Vital Signs of Lifestyle Medicine

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Lifestyle medicine is a branch of medicine focused on the research, prevention, and treatment of disorders caused by lifestyle factors such as nutrition, physical inactivity, and chronic stress. Vital signs are a critical component in the medical model of care. To facilitate change, a clinician must be able to know the measurements that objectively document the condition and use those measures as a benchmark for evaluating the success of the intervention. In this course, we will evaluate the key components of assessing lifestyle related disorders and illnesses and recommend key measures that can be integrated into the therapy evaluation and treatment design.

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