Healthe Habits for Living

Healthe Habits for Living is a specialized program offered exclusively in the Ohio Valley by Valley Rehab Center. The program is aimed at addressing not only a patient’s pain and disability but other health related problems that interfere with recovery and leading a vibrant lifestyle. These co-morbidities include obesity, joint pain from arthritis or inflammation, sleep apnea, asthma, high blood pressure, diabetes, fibromyalgia, cancer, hypothyroidism, coronary artery disease and COPD.

Inflammation is the body’s response to injury, irritation and surgery. It activates the immune system to promote healing. Chronic inflammation, however, has the reverse effect causing a breakdown of the immune system and the result is disease in the form of coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and fibromyalgia to name a few. Studies show that a poor diet and lack of exercise contributes to these disease states. The good news is that by addressing these issues, the effects of chronic inflammation can be altered or reversed.

Our mission is to train, coach and counsel individuals in appropriate and effective skills in exercise, basic nutrition and mental strategies to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Patients are educated on the disease processes that effect their overall health and on how diet and lack of activity leads to medical issues and premature disability.  The goal is to assist patient’s in managing their hypertension, diabetes, inflammation and breathing problems through diet and exercise.

Any patient who is referred to Valley Rehab Center is eligible to participate in this program. In most cases, insurances will cover the cost of the program because it is incorporated into the therapeutic instruction portion of your care. For those patients’ whose insurance will not cover the program, the program is available on a cash pay basis.