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First Choice Rehab Offers Progressive Weight Loss Program

Apr 30, 2011 07:32PM

First Choice Rehabilitation Specialists, an outpatient physical therapy practice with 13 locations in Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Carlisle and Lebanon, is offering a physician-designed weight loss program, MetabolicRx Therapy, at three of its facilities. First Choice is the exclusive provider of the program in the Central Pennsylvania region.

According to Monica Johnson, a physical therapist with First Choice, MetabolicRx is a pioneer program that addresses weight management and orthopedic pain at a functional level. “Common complaints of low-back pain, knee pain, foot pain and more that may have impaired one’s ability to exercise can now be addressed in combination with an individualized exercise program and nutritional guide to help individuals achieve their weight loss and functional goals,” says Johnson. “The program is supervised by a licensed physical therapist that will guide and encourage patients in a one-on-one fashion.”

Johnson says the MetabolicRx Therapy program has been scientifically proven to lead to weight loss and functional improvements, and she notes that patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, fibromyalgia and associated problems such as difficulty walking, joint pain and osteoarthritis may benefit from the therapy.

Locations: 3 Baden Powell Lane, Mechanicsburg, 717-790-5404; 7011 Allentown Blvd., Harrisburg, 717-909-0470; and 899 Arlington Avenue, Harrisburg, 717-657-8240. For more information, visit or

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