Frequently Asked Questions
What does Medical Fitness and Wellness Group offer?
Medical Fitness and Wellness Group specializes in Personal Training, corrective exercise, traditional and non-traditional Physical Therapy, Chiropractic care, massage, Nutrition for weight loss and chronic diseases, and wellness solutions for those suffering from medical conditions, or chronic muscle and joint pain who want a safe, effective and supervised exercise program. We also train healthy people with no current or pre-existing conditions who may just be looking to lose weight and tone up, increase their endurance, increase strength, improve their cardio, flexibility, eating habits, and improve their overall health. We will conduct a comprehensive analysis of your current health condition(s), and create a customized plan for you.
What types of programs do you offer?
Aside from a customized program for your condition, we offer preventative programs for type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, fall prevention for seniors, Golf and Tennis Performance Enhancement programs, an 8 week Nutrition program to lose weight, balance your blood sugar, and lose weight endorsed by CNN! And 6 week chiropractic/Corrective programs for knee, hip, foot, shoulder and neck pain. please visit our Services page for a complete list.
What is Corrective Exercise and why should I do it?
Does being pain-free through-out your week interest you? Corrective Exercise is a form of exercise designed to help bring the body back into good postural position. It begins with static and movement assessments to determine which area(s) are out of balance and then recommending simple exercises including massage, stretching, and strengthening to undo the old habits and create new healthier movement patterns to help eliminate pain for good. Through Corrective Exercises we reintroduce proper function to your body, which in turn restores correct structure. When your body stops compensating for imbalances you are able to move freely and your pain disappears. We focus on the underlying cause of your pain, not just a temporary solution to reduce your pain. We follow a 5-step process to correct your muscle imbalances. Corrective Exercise focuses on optimum posture, quality movement, and core function. By reintroducing proper structure in the body, structure can improve and you can move freely and with less pain.
Why choose us and what makes us different?
When most people seek out treatment for chronic pain, they often
get treatment for the immediate symptom(s); the knee, the back, the shoulder,
the neck, or whatever is causing them pain and discomfort. In many
cases however, the pain you're experiencing now is often the result
of a series of small events that, when looked at as a whole, leads
to the real reason you're experiencing pain and may not be coming
directly from the source. Muscle imbalance, poor flexibility and
movement issues are often the root cause of pain AND the
reason you have chronic pain.
We will do a full video capture movement assessment, range of motion analysis, and muscle testing to find the ROOT cause of your pain, and then design a corrective and preventative program to eliminate the pain for good, and get you moving properly again. When only the symptom is treated, the chances of the pain coming back are very good. If the body is not working in unison, and muscles are being compromised, the pain WILL return. We will make sure you are 100% recovered, not 60 or 80 percent which is what most insurance protocols provide. Don't let insurance designate your health decisions. you are worth 100% recovery to live the life you want, and do it without re-occurring injury. We will work with you long after your insurance runs out by offering you a competitive rate and send you on your journey to total wellness.
Do you offer a nutrition program or nutritional advice?
Yes. Our registered Dietician will analyze your current eating habits, and offer some changes right away to help make an immediate difference in your program especially if you cannot lose weight due to a chronic condition. We also offer a complete 8 week nutrition program that is one-of-a-kind, based on blood/sugar stabilization, is very sustainable, has shown scientifically proven weight loss over time, and is NOT a diet.
How are you different from a typical health club or gym?
Medical Fitness and Wellness Group specializes in exercise and wellness solutions for those suffering from chronic conditions. All of the staff at Medical Fitness and Wellness group are either licensed and/or certified,insured, AND required to complete the most advanced certifications in the industry, specifically those that certify them to work with clients who have medical conditions. They have many years of experience in the health and wellness field. This ensures you are getting a qualified person to work with you.
What type of clients do you work with?
We work with clients who are looking for personal training to lose weight, gain strength, improve their cardio, improve their favorite sport, re-shape their body or have medical conditions that want to exercise, improve their balance, flexibility, or just want to feel better due to chronic pain limitations.
What types of medical conditions do you work with?
We have experience working with over 45 different medical conditions, but the typical ones we see are joint and muscle pain/imbalance, low back pain, type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetic, Fibromyalgia, obesity, unstable blood/sugar, metabolic syndrome, anxiety, hypertension, thyroid conditions, stroke recovery, and osteoarthritis.
Do you offer Physical Therapy?
Medical Fitness and Wellness Group offers insurance based Physical Therapy via our in-house provider Meadows Physical Therapy, as well as other forms of cash only based progressive physical therapies including ARP Wave Therapy and Red Cord.
How long is a training session?
Most sessions are typically 30 minutes or 50 minutes.
Do you offer sessions on the weekend?
We are open on Saturday's from 8am-noon. Closed on Sunday.
Do you offer mobile in-home training?
Yes, on a limited basis. We will provide in-home training within a 10 mile radius of Johns Creek. There is a convenience charge of $10.00 added to the cost of the session.
What should I expect in my training program?
your training program will be customized to you and your current situation, and consist of resistance training, core and balance exercises, cardiovascular, healthy eating habits, and flexibility all will be covered. If we find any muscle imbalances present, we will also incorporate massage, stretching and corrective exercises to address that as well. If you have a chronic condition, your training will be customized for that. We work with over 45 different conditions.
Do I need a doctor's referral to begin a training program?
No. We train everyone who is looking to improve their health. If you have no pre-existing conditions, or feel your condition is very well controlled, you do not need a referral from your doctor. We will access your current situation and refer you to a doctor for referral if need be.
Can I stay and work out on my own before or after my session?
Absolutely. You are our guest. Please stay as long as you like, and help yourself to a cup of tea or coffee:)
Do you take insurance?
We accept most insurance plans if you are in need of physical therapy or Chiropractic. All insurance based physical therapy services and Chiropractic services are handled by our in-house provider Meadows Physical Therapy and Hand Clinic and Inside Out Chiropractic. All progressive rehabilitation services including REDCORD, Corrective Exercise, and ARPWave Therapy are typically not covered by insurance, but we will work with you to offer you a competitive rate, or try to match your current specialist co-pay. Your company also may have a Wellness incentive that gives you discounts if you can show you are part of a structured wellness program. We also accept health savings accounts (HSA) and flexible spending accounts (FSA). Every case is unique and we will do our best to accommodate. We are here to help, and want to see you live the life you have always wanted, and not let Insurance restrictions govern your health. Without your health, you have nothing.
Do you take Medicare or Medicaid?
We do not accept Medicaid at this time. We accept Medicare for traditional physical therapy provided by our in-house provider.
Do you take Health savings accounts(HSA)?
Yes. We have taken them in the past, and do currently do.
What is your policy for canceling a session?
We ask that you give us at least a 24 hour notice or you may be charge a $25.00 fee.
Are training sessions expensive?
We are not the cheapest in town, but the best you will find in terms of Corrective exercise, Medical exercise, Personal Training, Nutrition, Physical Therapy, and Chiropractic in Johns Creek and the surrounding area. You will always get more than you pay for. Please see our reviews and testimonials.