• Bariatric Optimization Program

    Prepare Yourself for Success

    You made a big decision to change your lifestyle through weight loss surgery. Let us help you achieve the best result.

    We’ve partnered with the Anne Arundel Medical Group (AAMG) Physical Therapy to offer the Bariatric Optimization Program (BOP). This personalized exercise program helps you prepare for and recover from bariatric surgery. Research shows that making changes before surgery — including eating healthy and getting active — can help improve your weight loss outcome.

    The BOP team guides you through exercises you can safely do during your sessions and at home. Your program will help you avoid injury, strengthen muscles and incorporate aerobic conditioning to your day.

    BOP’s carefully monitored pre-surgical exercise program is different from personal training. This is a medically supervised exercise program that includes monitoring your vital signs, exertion, musculoskeletal pain or any other symptoms that only a licensed medical professional can address.

    Pre-procedure treatment may include:

    • Aquatic therapy
    • Cardiovascular conditioning
    • Spinal stabilization
    • Flexibility and restoration of range of motion
    • Strength training

    Physical therapy (PT) focuses on proper joint alignment and helps manage conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, diabetes, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and/or joint pain. BOP allows you to exercise safely and reach your weight loss goals.

    Following surgery, we help you minimize pain, regain motion and strength, and return to your normal activities as soon as safely possible.

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