Adult Weight Loss
The Physician’s Choice for Weight Loss® program offered by ReQuest Physical Therapy is more than just “diet and exercise.” Highly regarded for its success, and developed by our own Jeff Gilliam, PT, PhD, this unique program combines daily aerobic exercise with food journaling to help participants see first-hand how much they are moving and what they are eating. Garreth Smoak, PTA, INHC writes the delicious complimentary recipes that accompany the program. Jeff and Garreth help thousands of people from all walks of life discover the pleasures that come from reaching a healthy body weight. While often used for weight loss, this program can also be used for weight gain and weight maintenance.
What’s more, we are located inside the award-winning Gainesville Health & Fitness. Being here provides participants with access to every conceivable piece of aerobic and strength training equipment, plus sports courts, childcare services, group exercise, aerobics and spin classes, recovery tools, aqua therapies, and personal training instructors.
Best of all, these programs are covered by most health insurance plans, especially when weight problems trigger common orthopedic complications such as joint pain or back pain. But if your insurance doesn’t cover the program, don’t worry. We’ll work with you on a flexible and affordable payment plan that works for you. Program classes are 4-6 weeks in length and in a one-on-one environment. Participants should come dressed in active clothing and be prepared to move and have fun.
Your insurance will cover the program if you have a primary orthopedic problem. You will need to provide a diagnosis from your doctor (ie. back pain, hip pain, knee pain, etc).
Do I need a referral for physical therapy to join the weight loss program? What if I am not in pain?
If you want insurance to cover your sessions, then you will need a diagnosis from a medical professional. If you do not provide one, then your insurance will not cover you and you will be charged a self-pay fee.
No, this program is more than a diet. It is a complete healthy lifestyle change.
The average treatment time is 4-6 weeks.
Weight Watchers focuses on a point system of all foods. PCWL focuses on changing behavior, eating healthy foods, and exercise. The program has both cognitive (educational) and behavioral components to it.