NorthTrac offers health professionals the chance to provide better results for their clients by gathering more effective data and offering better paths to wellness.
Our Focus on Disease Management
NorthTrac offers health professionals the chance to provide better results for their clients by gathering more effective data and offering better paths to wellness. Whether your clients are focused on Disease Management or Health Management, our programs can help you tailor a wellness routine that will improve your efficiencies and their experience.
While injuries can be healed, chronic conditions such as arthritis, scoliosis or diabetes must be managed. In the case of chronic conditions, the process of understanding and managing their disease can be highly personalized. For example, in the case of arthritis, pain levels must be compared as your client builds strength and makes the changes that can help them fight inflammation. In addition, they may be able to lower their intake of pain medicines and you can help them track that with the right software.
scoliosis, you will need to study whether the condition is adult-onset or a carryover from childhood. Adult-onset scoliosis can be particularly destructive, so working with the client's physician to stabilize the spine is crucial. The results of these efforts can be measured, shared and improved on.
diabetes, the wellness goals extend far beyond fitness goals. Diet, medication management and a regular exercise routine can help a client manage their diabetes, but there is no cure for this condition. Again, you may need to work with the client's physician to help the client stick to their wellness program.
Start Where They Are
Few healthy people seek out the help of a trained exercise professional. As a general rule, clients will come to you because an illness or a condition has gotten out of control. While Health Management is likely the ultimate goal, the first part of your working relationship will have to focus on Disease Management.
Many people first diagnosed with conditions such as Type II diabetes may come to you feeling frustrated and frightened. By working with them to get control of their disease, manage their diet and exercise, and hopefully lose weight while they get their blood sugar under control, you can help them turn their focus from the disease to wellness.
We Can Help Track Improvements
Whether you're measuring stamina, lung capacity, lifting tolerance or blood pressure, your ability to guide the client into a healthier lifestyle will be easier thanks to our Disease Management Platform.