I have reviewed thousands and thousands of journal articles, reviewed meta-analysis data, and been part of research studies that indicate the importance of regular exercise, or as I like to describe it, living an active lifestyle. A profound statement referenced below is from the latest edition of ‘Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, published by the Department of Health and Human Services: (This article may be seen in whole under the Recommended Resources tab on our FAQ page)
“Being physically active is one of the most important actions that people of all ages can take to improve their health. The evidence reviewed for this second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans is clear—physical activity fosters normal growth and development and can make people feel better, function better, sleep better, and reduce the risk of a large number of chronic diseases. Health benefits start immediately after exercising, and even short episodes of physical activity are beneficial. Even better, research shows that just about everyone gains benefits: men and women of all races and ethnicities, young children to older adults, women who are pregnant or postpartum (first year after delivery), people living with a chronic condition or a disability, and people who want to reduce their risk of chronic disease.”
The Full Body Physical Therapy Program will allow you to take advantage of addressing impairments in all of the major joints of the body including weakness, stiffness, pain to name a few, and slowly and safely progress the body to allow you optimal outcomes. The major joints addressed in this program include the shoulders, entire spine, hips, knees and all their adjacent joints and structures required for success. This is truly a full body exercise program. I have taken individual exercises often used to treat individual regions in a physical therapy program, and integrated them into a full body exercise program for healthy adults and older adults. This program is safe for all ages including, young adults, middle aged adults, older adults and elders. The best part is that this program can all be done right in the comfort of your own home.
The Desire Wellness Knee level 1 will slowly and safely assist you with resuming proper posture, introducing easy to follow motion restoration of the major joints and adjacent structures. Level 1 introduces general mobility and stability exercises. Knee level 1 will appropriately prepare you for phase 2 and 3 of the program.
Once you have completed level one, successfully implementing its instructions and exercises, you may progress to level two. Level two will introduce resistance bands to easily and safely transition you into resistance training for the body and adjacent structures. Level three will then take these principles learned in level two, and implement them into upright walking exercises that focus on fluid dynamic upright mobility and standing movements with triplanar exercises that improve standing balance, body awareness, more life-like functional patterns.
We at Desire Wellness recommend 30 days of participation at each respective level. Remember, everyone is different, taking into account age, medical history, compliance, and ability for each activity. It is best to take your time at each level, not trying to get to the next level too quickly. As I often tell my patients, ‘you can rarely progress too slowly, but complications may arise if you progress too quickly.
Muscle fiber size increase, also called hypertrophy, takes approximately 6-8 weeks to occur. With this in mind, consistency and patience is the key. It is completely normal to have some muscular soreness with this specialized program. Mild muscular soreness the following day or two is your goal. We will coach you along every step of the way with our personalized video instruction to guarantee your success.
We are confident that you will see positive results within 30 days or less.
Dr. Marty Sanchez