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Dig DEEP (Diet and Exercise to Ease Pain)

An innovative program aimed at decreasing chronic pain and improving function in adults who are overweight or obese.

Dig DEEP consultations

What: Patients see two physicians, a registered dietitian, a physical therapist and a psychologist to develop a comprehensive weight-loss plan.

When: Thursday mornings

Where: Healthy Living Center, adjacent to the Dahl Family YMCA in La Crosse

Cost: Consultations are billed to insurance and are typically covered. Deductibles and copays apply. Some recommendations may not be covered by insurance (e.g. meal replacement options for weight loss).

Financial questions: Call Bethany Johnston, financial counselor, at (608) 775-1089.

DEEP Dive exercise and group coaching program

What: This 12-week program includes two days of group exercise weekly, led by our experienced therapy staff. This program also includes group coaching which meets weekly.

Where: Healthy Living Center, adjacent to the Dahl Family YMCA in La Crosse

Cost: $340 out of pocket for group exercise; group coaching sessions are charged to insurance (copays and deductibles apply)

Financial questions: Call Bethany Johnston, financial counselor, at (608) 775-1089.

Perks: Free and unlimited access to the YMCA during the 12-week class and support from a private DEEP Dive support group via Facebook

What DEEP Dive participants have accomplished!

Of participants who completed the initial DEEP Dive 12-week program held at the Healthy Living Center:

  • 89 percent lost an average of nine pounds, with one participant losing 25 pounds
  • 100 percent of participants improved their walking distance
  • 89 percent improved their mobility on functional testing
  • 78 percent improved their flexibility

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If you're ready for an innovative approach to pain control and weight loss, talk to your primary care provider or call us today at (608) 775-8600.

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