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FirstLine Therapy

FirstLine® Therapy
Have you decided it's time to take better care of yourself?  If so, FirstLine® Therapy may be just the right tool for you to use. FirstLine® Therapy is effective in reversing or preventing many common, important health conditions. If you have been diagnosed with (or have family history risk factors for):

Abnormal cholesterol tests • Cardiovascular (heart) disease • Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes • Family history or personal risk factors • Fatigue • High Blood Pressure • Hormone imbalances • Inflammatory disorders • Metabolic syndrome/Insulin resistance • Osteoporosis/Osteopenia • Overweight/obesity (chronic dieting) • Stress related disorders • Sugar cravings

...consider this powerful state-of-the-art lifestyle program.

What is the FirstLine® Therapy Therapeutic Lifestyle Program?  FirstLine® Therapy (FLT) is a clinically-proven, structured but user-friendly, 12 week program for men and women that can be customized to fit your unique needs and preferences. Our FirstLine® Therapy practitioner will work intensively with you to develop a prescription for nutrition and activity based on your current health status and goals.

Many of us know just from common sense what leading researchers are proving in studies; that many of the health disorders we see today result from improper nutrition and a sedentary, high-stress lifestyle. But if you've had a hard time knowing where to begin and what principles are important to follow, FLT was developed with you in mind.

FLT is perfect for healthy people who believe in doing what they can to reduce their risk factors for chronic illnesses.  It is also helpful for people who have already developed a lifestyle-related or other health problem and want to do all they can to help themselves. It's a simple, do-able program that's been tested in the real world with people just like you.

We've offered FLT for over three years and it has far exceeded our expectations.  In addition, the quality of Acu-Chiropractic Wellness Center's program brought us recognition as a Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes Center of Excellence in 2010.  

How does it work?

FirstLine® Therapy combines a customized lifestyle prescription for healthy nutrition, activity, and stress reduction with nine weekly programs for education and support. 

  • The program includes a series of three private consultations with Dr. Laura Frerich, our licensed FLT Healthcare Provider to get you started and monitor your progress.
  • Your first visit will be approximately an hour long. At that time you and Dr. Frerich will work together to develop a program that fits your specific health needs. You'll have a cutting-edge health assessment called "Bioimpedance Analysis", or "BIA" for short.  This painless full-body measurement of your lean and fat body mass will be used in developing your food and movement programs, and will be repeated at 6 and 12 weeks so you can track your progress.
  • We also encourage you to have some baseline bloodwork (like cholesterol and blood sugar) done if you have not had it recently or if we identify special risk factors for you.

The nutrition program you'll get is detailed and specific while still leaving you lots of room for choices. This is not a starvation diet - you will be eating quite a bit of food! You'll get a book full of information, recipes, progress-recording sheets, and helpful ideas to take home with you in addition to your test results.  You can start your program right away!

How much does it cost and will my insurance cover FLT?

Your initial, 6-week and 12 week consultations, 3 BIA tests, guide book and other printed materials, and weekly consultations are all included in the program price of $600.00, which is paid on a per visit basis.  Additional consultation visits and/or BIA tests (should you wish to have them) can be arranged for an additional fee. Lab tests and food supplements, which are optional, will be charged to you individually.

With a provider prescription, the program or some of its component parts, may be reimbursable through your health insurance or Medical Savings Account/Flexible Spending Account. Patients report success in getting FLT covered by insurance, but be sure to call your insurance company for more information on what your plan will and will not cover. We'll provide a coded receipt for you to submit to your insurer when you complete the program.

How do I get started?

The first step is to enroll in the program and schedule your initial one-hour consultation with Dr. Frerich. If you have questions, give us a call. You may find it helpful to schedule a brief phone conversation with Dr. Frerich at no charge.

FirstLine® Therapy is a powerful, proven program for supporting your health - we're so glad to have it available for you here!

For further information on the FirstLine® Therapy program check out the developers' website at www.metagenics/patients/chronicillnesssolutions/firstlinetherapy.