Vidant to launch new joint preservation program


From Contributed Reports

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Vidant Edgecombe Hospital is launching a new Joint Preservation program, a multidisciplinary knee and hip osteoarthritis management program.

With the help of the Joint Preservation Program, people can take back control of their Osteoarthritis and get back to doing the things they enjoy. The program aims to improve your day-to-day living and associated quality of life by reducing joint pain and stiffness while improving the function of your affected hip or knee joints.

This step by step program consists of three phases over the course of 18 weeks. Each six week phase includes:

■ Exercise training with our trained professionals in addition to a home exercise routine.

■ Nutritional counseling including meal planning, cooking tips, and education.

■ Personal and group motivation, support and advice via the Wellness Support Group as well by phone.

The Joint Preservation Program is free of charge, and the program is limited to 20 participants. For more information about the program, contact Amanda Sparling at 252-641-7716 or Amanda.sparling@vidanthealth.com.