Latest Happenings at AFP
Jumpstart! Exercise Program
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 at the Jumpstart! Exercise Program!
Jumpstart! 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.
Jumpstart! 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!
Balance Your Blood Sugars
Functional Medicine uses a customized, comprehensive approach to wellness based in science and the latest genetic research. This can optimize the body’s natural healing mechanisms and address the root cause of disease, rather than treating it symptomatically. In Balance Your Blood Sugars with Jessica Jimison FNP-C and Gina Fasser, functional medicine assistant, you will use Functional Medicine to learn…
- To understand how daily habits affect blood sugar, and why you should care
- Why diabetes develops and how to slow/prevent it
- Natural ways to balance blood sugar
This supportive, collaborative environment is ideal for patients with: PCOS; Obesity; Impaired Fasting Glucose (pre-diabetic); Concerns with health implications regarding weight management; Type II Diabetes (or a family history). Call the Front Desk at (413) 549-8400 to learn more today!
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!”
EMDR Group Therapy for Patients with Cancer
Have you been diagnosed with cancer in the past year?
Do you know someone who has?
This spring AFP is excited to host a groundbreaking research study regarding EMDR Therapy. EMDR is a psychological treatment that helps people come to terms with traumatic events in their lives. Until recently, it was only available for individuals, but now we have protocols to use the therapy in a group setting. If you think you might qualify to participate in this study and receive high-end psychological treatment from a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience, contact Dr. Amanda Roberts at (413) 253-0440 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more at www.amandarobertsphd.com
Atkinson Family Practice Blog
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.