Latest Happenings at AFP
Introduction to Exercise!
Are you motivated to start moving, but don’t know where to begin? Have you been out of practice for awhile? Are you having trouble making exercise goals and knowing what is the best approach for you?
Turn over a new leaf with Jessica Jimison FNP-C and Anne Ye MSPT!
Introduction to Exercise is a basic education program designed to teach the foundations of exercise through hands-on practice. The goal is to get up and get moving…safely. You will learn:
- Why you do each exercise
- How to get the most out of what you’re doing
- When to make each exercise harder, and when to make it easier
- How to adapt each exercise to accommodate existing issues
- To push yourself using clear, reasonable parameters.
This is a beginner to intermediate level class, and the perfect introduction to Watch Your Back! Healthy Back Class. Interested in signing up, or dropping by for a session? Call the Front Desk at (413) 549-8400 to learn more!
Watch Your Back!
Are you concerned with your (lack of) core strength? Do you have a lot of lower back pain from poor posture? Tired of debilitating/recurring back pain? Looks like you better…
WATCH YOUR BACK!
Join Jessica Jimison FNP-C and Anne Ye MSPT’s motivated back and core strengthening class! You will learn how to…
- Build and maintain healthy core strength and prevent future injury
- Reduce lower back pain
- Improve posture and stabilize postural support muscles
- Use breath to help relax the nervous system and access deeper core muscles
- Utilize the core to optimize functional activity and body mechanics
This small class provides unique attention from a seasoned physical therapist and nurse practitioner, and will help you pave the way to independence from back pain. Each participant will get a customized regimen specific to their own medical need. Watch Your Back! Is not a drop in class; It runs in eight week sessions, and participants must be able to commit to good attendance
Call the Front Desk at (413) 549-8400 to learn more!
TMS: Alternative Depression Treatment
Do symptoms from depression interfere with your every day life? Are you dissatisfied with results from your antidepressants, or do the side effects worry you? Have you tried 2-4+ different anti-depressant treatments, and had unsatisfactory results?
Then TMS Therapy may be the right choice for you!
TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is the first and only FDA Approved treatment for depression that does not require surgery or medication, and is safe and effective. TMS has had extensive research to back it up at several major medical research universities, and the only side effect is slight scalp discomfort during the actual procedure. Dr. Kate says,
“I am so excited to have a non-pharmaceutical treatment right here in the office for people suffering from depression. The studies using TMS technologies fill me with optimism, and I’m looking forward to a brighter future!”
Does a science-based approach to wellness that utilizes the body’s natural healing mechanisms and the latest in findings appeal to you?
Then you might want to try a Functional Medicine consult!
Functional Medicine is a customized and comprehensive approach to wellness that is scientifically based, addressing your health concerns by supporting your body’s natural healing mechanisms on a cellular level. Functional Medicine uses the latest understanding in genetic research, optimizes the body’s metabolic pathways, and addresses the underlying dysfunctions of the body that lead to symptoms and disease. At AFP, we take the time it takes to:
- Review extensive life history through the use of labs, questionnaire, conversation, and medical records
- Review existing labs and order in-depth labs to assess current biochemical status
- Create a comprehensive and rich plan
- Identify triggers and mediating events
- Find the correct path to wellness without taking shortcuts
- Work within insurance so that all patients benefit (most Functional Medicine clinics are cash only)
The Functional Medicine journey can take anywhere from 6-24 months. The Functional Medicine program at AFP addresses deep, complex imbalances that have developed over a lifetime, so developing a plan requires multiple visits. Improvements are subtle, and take time. Lab results are discussed in-depth and in-person; There is simply too much information to convey over the phone!
Interested in learning more, or scheduling your first Functional Medicine appointment? Call the Front Desk at (413) 549-8400 today!
With these services and a lab right in the fabulous Atkinson Building, getting all the health care I need is convenient. Best of all Dr Kate is an awesome human being. She is pragmatic and caring and a real delight to be around.
Our community is so lucky to have Dr Kate’s practice filling the void where massive medical conglomerates have wiped out most local family doctor’s offices. It’s not an easy role to fill these days but Kate is tireless and driven to make a difference in patients’ lives.