Thousands of costly and painful surgeries are scheduled for the back, knees and more every year. Many of these surgeries could have been avoided if more conservative options were made available early on. At Health by Design, we always look for the least invasive option for pain management, which is why we’re so proud of our physical therapy professionals.
We will work with your body to help it do what it does naturally: heal itself. Through a personalized treatment plan, they can minimize your pain and help your body function properly BEFORE you need expensive surgery.
You can schedule a preliminary physical therapy consultation with a referral from any primary care physician—even if your physician is outside Health by Design. If you have back pain, knee pain, joint pain or arthritis anywhere, consider consulting with a physical therapist. It’s one of the best first steps you can take for your preventative care.
Don’t wait until you need surgery.
DANCE IT OUT!
The Fire and Police Retiree Health and Wellness Fund is ready to move! We held our first Zumba Gold class on May 3rd at the Westover Hills Wellness Center. According to attendees, it was a party and a great workout! Over a dozen ladies arrived energized and ready to dance. This first event kicked off Zumba Gold classes held every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 PM at Westover Hills.
Did you know that we offer other fitness classes like Stretch and Flex classes at two other wellness centers? Click below to find a class near you.
Health by Design CEO Hosts Cook Well, Be Well
On April 25th, Health by Design CEO David Blank joined our Westover Hills Cook Well, Be Well class as a guest demonstrator. David created a salad with bright red beets, mandarin oranges, walnuts, carrots and cheddar cheese topped with his famous mustard-based salad dressing. Retirees enjoyed David’s creation along with some fresh grilled salmon. The homemade salad dressing was such a hit that coordinators had to rush to print off extra recipe cards for attendees to take home!
Cook Well, Be Well is just one of the many activities Health by Design offers members of The Fund at NO COST. Other past activities have included Bingo, wine glass painting and even book clubs. Click below to see what classes are available, and check back every month for more events and activities.
MOD PODGE PAINTINGS & PLANTING
Being the wife of a firefighter, even a retired firefighter, is a unique experience. F.I.R.E. Wives allows the wives of firefighters, both active and retired, to meet, talk, laugh and bond. F.I.R.E. stands for Friends Inspiring Radient Empowered Wives. If you are the wife of a firefighter or know one who might want to meet some like-minded friends, consider contacting this group of firey ladies.
To learn more, call Carmen Medina at (210) 421-6516 or Frances Perez at (210) 771-0110.
Remember to schedule your annual Well+Being Exam.
These collaborative and comprehensive exams help to prevent disease and injury, and put you in charge of your care.
If you’re looking for a provider to partner with you to care for your spirit, mind and body, look to Health by Design. All three wellness centers are accepting new patients. Services are offered to The Fund’s members at no cost.
Health by Design physicians and care team biographies are now on The Fund’s website. Stop by to learn more about doctors and coordinators providing whole-person care.