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To Fight Pain, Your Lifestyle Can Be the Very Best Medicine

For Patients With Joint Pain & Other Chronic Conditions

Orthopedic Services at University of Utah Health is now offering shared medical visits to treat joint pain and other chronic health conditions through lifestyle changes. It’s called RESTORE—and it’s all about restoring joint health through changes in lifestyle.

RESTORE stands for:

  • Restoring health through
  • Eating well
  • Stress management
  • Thoughtful movement
  • Omission of risky behaviors  and substances
  • Restful sleep
  • Engagement with others

Our goal in the RESTORE program is to reduce your joint pain and improve your overall health.

What to Expect at Your Appointment

You’ll have a two-hour shared medical visit each week for six weeks with the following:

  • Physician
  • Registered dietitian
  • Health coach
  • Other experts in the medical community

You will have a follow-up visit at nine weeks and again at three months.

Although your visit will take place in a shared setting, you will have individualized medical care throughout the program and recommendations will be tailored to your specific needs. All sessions will be billed through insurance as a medical visit and a physician is present at every session.

The RESTORE program can be useful if you currently suffer from joint pain or other chronic health conditions and may be useful in preventing chronic health conditions.

The RESTORE Program: Changes in Lifestyle Lead to Changes in Physical and Mental Health

Mike McFarland didn't let a training injury discourage him. With the help of the RESTORE Program, he accomplished his goal of competing in a half marathon.

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