PORTAGE, Wis., May 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blau Family Chiropractic in Portage, WI announced that the practice offers FirstLine Therapy as part of the wellness center's proactive approach to reducing the risk for chronic illnesses. FirstLine Therapy is offered by Rachel Seltzner, the practice's Naturopath and Lifestyle Educator, in conjunction with other lifestyle services, including nutritional counseling and weight loss programs. The program helps prevent and treat chronic health conditions including heart disease, stroke, metabolic dysfunction, osteoarthritis, prostate problems, obesity and fatigue. Program elements include bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA) to measure body composition, a customized weight management and nutrition plan, nutritional supplements, exercise and stress management.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 133 million Americans suffer from chronic illnesses. Portage chiropractor Dr. Kevin Blau is working to reduce the incidence of chronic illnesses in the patients he sees. The chiropractor and his practice, Blau Family Chiropractic, suggest FirstLine Therapy, a proactive wellness program that helps patients make nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes that lower the risk for chronic illnesses.
"We are proud to offer patients the FirstLine Therapy program, a proactive approach to losing weight, improving nutrition, and making lifestyle changes that support whole body health," said Dr. Blau. "FirstLine Therapy treats the causes of chronic conditions, not just the symptoms. By addressing the root causes, we help prevent these problems from happening in the first place," he goes on to say.
FirstLine Therapy is a comprehensive lifestyle program that helps prevent the occurrence of chronic health problems, including heart disease, obesity, metabolic syndrome and other conditions.
The first step for treatment is a bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA). This analysis is designed to precisely determine an individual's nutritional needs and current deficits, along with body composition and ratio of fat to lean muscle mass.
"This analysis provides us with valuable insights into a patient's body and nutritional needs," said Dr. Blau. "Whether a patient wants to lose weight, adopt a healthier lifestyle, or simply look trimmer, we use the findings from our BIA tests to create a custom treatment program."
According to Dr. Blau, standard treatment programs cover a 12-week period and begin with a comprehensive evaluation. During this visit, patients will discuss their medical history and long-term wellness goals. The center's lifestyle educator will then create a custom treatment program.
"We recognize that each patient has unique wellness needs, which is why our program is customized rather than one-size-fits-all," said Dr. Blau. "We are committed to helping every patient live a healthy life, and FirstLine Therapy is integral to achieving this goal."
Individuals may learn more about the chiropractic care and wellness center by visiting http://www.blauchiropractic.com.
CONTACT: Blau Family Chiropractic 888-667-5235Source: Blau Family Chiropractic