Obesity Management

Overview

Adults diagnosed as overweight or obese can struggle with exercise and movement because of joint pain or lack of energy. Our clinicians work closely with Christopher Eagon, MD, a Washington University bariatric surgeon, to prepare adults for gastric bypass or lapband surgery.  A physical therapy assessment is one of the many required steps before your surgery is approved and scheduled.

Your Visit

At your pre-operative visit, your strength, flexibility balance, functional mobility, and aerobic capacity will be evaluated to establish a baseline or your current level of physical fitness.

Your physical therapist will develop a customized exercise program for you to perform both before and after surgery. You will also receive post-operative instructions regarding precautions, rehabilitation, mobility, and exercise.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes to your appointment.

Call us today to schedule your appointment!

314-286-1940

Please fax referrals to 314-286-1473. Maps & Directions are available here.