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Self-Care Plans put you in control

The face of healthcare is changing and so are we! More and more, patients are becoming active participants in their own health via diet, exercise and preventive care. In support of this trend, we are proud to offer you the following free, online Self-Care Plans:

KNEES OR HIPS CAUSING YOU PAIN?

Do you suffer from knee or hip pain but have not reached out to an orthopedic specialist yet? If so, you're encouraged to use Gundersen Health System's new Knee and Hip Pain Self-Care App. This free six-week program is designed to help people manage and improve their joint pain symptoms on their own. Recommendations are tailored to their specific symptom profile. Here's how it works:

The first step is to watch this brief introduction video about the Self-Care Plan:

The next important step is to take our Knee and Hip Risk Profiler. This will assess how well your knee or hip joints are functioning, examine cause(s) and risk factors and suggest next steps.

At the end of the profiler, sign up for our free online Self-Care Plan.

KNEE AND HIP PROFILER

Once you sign up, you can easily access your password-protected Self-Care Plan whenever you want to learn how to help yourself, set goals and reminders, and track your successes.

LOG IN TO YOUR SELF-CARE PLAN

Use the Self-Care Plan for the next six weeks. Specific exercises are recommended to help you improve certain aspects of joint functioning. Each set of exercises has its own daily schedule and set of repetitions; there are also videos and written directions for each exercise. As you improve, you can advance through levels 1, 2 and 3. After six weeks, you can decide to continue with the self-care plan or schedule an office visit.