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Integrative Wellness Program

The Good Shepherd Integrative Wellness Program represents a modern, comprehensive approach to individual health and healing. Based on the mind-body connection, the Wellness Program looks at each patient holistically, with the understanding that the body’s systems are interconnected and interdependent. Under the guidance of Good Shepherd’s physiatrists, participants can benefit from an expanded menu of traditional and non-traditional care and treatment options to reach their individual goals. We strive to empower and educate our patients to be active participants in their health and wellness.

Who Can Participate

While the program is specially designed for those with a chronic condition, anyone looking to improve their health is encouraged to participate. Patients with the following conditions may find benefit in the program:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Chronic pain
  • Hypertension
  • General disability/deconditioning
  • Headache

How the Wellness Program Works

A healthier lifestyle is key to improving function and inspiring hope and dignity for those affected by chronic disease or disability. Because of its holistic approach, the program strives to support the body’s ability to heal itself, thus reducing the need for other medical intervention.

The Integrative Wellness Program begins with an initial assessment with one of our physicians. The physician will perform a physical, assess the patient’s needs and customize a strategy to help the patient meet his or her goals.

Patients in the Integrative Wellness Program will work with members of our team of highly trained rehabilitation professionals, including physiatrists, physical and/or occupational therapists, certified wellness coaches, dietitians, fitness experts and psychologists.

The Four Pillars

Good Shepherd’s Wellness Program is based on four pillars of recovery – traditional medicine, rehabilitation psychology and wellness coaching, nutrition and physio therapy. Specific elements from these pillars are recommended based on the patient’s health and goals.

  1. Traditional Medicine
    • Osteopathic medicine for musculoskeletal pain and headaches
    • Interventional pain management
    • Obesity medicine
    • Traditional rehabilitation medicine for musculoskeletal pain
  2. Psychology and Wellness Coaching
    • Mindfulness/Meditation
    • Motivational interviewing
    • Pre-bariatric psychology evaluation
    • Wellness coaching and lifestyle modification
  3. Nutrition
    • Nutrition counseling for weight loss and condition management
    • Wellness and preventive nutrition
  4. Therapy
    • Massage therapy
    • Pelvic floor therapy
    • Aquatic therapy
    • Personal training
    • Wellness in the Arts
    • Fitness program with exercise physiologist
    • Traditional physical and occupational therapy

How Much Does the Program Cost?

Based on the specific diagnosis and the patient’s individual coverage, the program may be covered by insurance. Portions of the program, such as fitness, arts classes, pre-bariatric consults and obesity, may be available on a package basis.

Ayanna Kersey-McMullen, DO, MSPH

Dr. Kersey-McMullen is a physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physician, who oversees Good Shepherd’s Integrative Wellness Program. She specializes in non-traumatic brain injury and stroke rehabilitation, musculoskeletal and amputee medicine, osteopathic manipulation and obesity medicine. Her special interests include integrative and lifestyle medicine. She see inpatient and outpatients at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital in Allentown.

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