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Classes and Support Groups

AAMG Physical Therapy offers a variety of classes and support groups for patients. Speak with your therapist about whether one of these groups is a fit for your situation. For locations, days and times, please reach out to your therapist directly. Read more about each class below:

Bariatric Optimization Program (BOP) Group

This group helps you prepare for and recover from weight loss surgery. It is a medically-supervised exercise program that includes checking vital signs, energy, pain, and more. The program helps you avoid injury, strengthen muscles, and increase movement.

  • To participate, schedule an evaluation with your physical therapist for a referral.
  • This group meets once a week at the Annapolis—Belcher PT clinic.

Bounce Back from Breast Cancer

This exercise class helps you return to exercising following breast cancer treatment. This often includes surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination. A medical professional understands the treatments you received and can modify the program to meet your needs.

  • To participate, schedule an evaluation with your physical or occupational therapist for a referral.
  • This group meets once a week in the Annapolis—Belcher and Jennifer Square PT clinics.

Osteoarthritis Class

This class is for any patient who is experiencing hip and/or knee osteoarthritis (joint pain). It teaches you about the body parts related to joint pain, how to manage it, and appropriate exercises to add to your routine.

  • To participate, schedule an evaluation with your physical therapist for a referral.
  • This group meets once a month at the Millersville PT clinic.

Osteoporosis Class

This class teaches patients about the connection between osteoporosis (back pain) and physical activity. It empowers you to better manage your osteoporosis. You will learn about the role of physical therapists in treating back pain, safe body movements, and the best types of exercises for your condition.

  • To participate, schedule an evaluation with your physical therapist for a referral.
  • This class meets on the first Wednesday of each month in the Annapolis—Belcher PT clinic.

Spine Class

This is an educational class for patients with spine conditions, back pain, and poor posture or body mechanics. In this class you will learn about back structure, spine conditions, and the importance of core strength and balance exercises. You will learn how to prevent injuries and self-management of spine pain. In addition, how to use what you have to the best of your ability.

  • Current patients can sign up for the class at a PT visit. New patients should schedule a ‘Spine Consult PT evaluation’ and then a follow-up PT visit for the spine education class.
  • This group meets once a month and is available at the Annapolis—Belcher and Bowie North PT clinics.

Sports Group

This group is ideal for anyone who is trying to get back to activities beyond general daily function. This includes sports and physically demanding jobs. Some examples include athletes, dancers, construction workers, firemen, movers, and military personnel. The group lasts two hours to allow for the slow buildup of physical endurance. Activities consist of strengthening, agility training, stretching, balancing, and jumping. We personalize all treatment plans.

  • To participate, schedule an evaluation with your physical therapist for a referral.
  • This group meets two times a week and is available at the Jennifer Square, Bowie North, and Odenton PT clinics.

Total Hip Replacement Group

This group helps you recover from a total hip replacement surgery. Our team guides you through an exercise program to improve the movement and strength of your new hip joint. Unique to our program, your therapists communicate with your surgeon to make sure you receive the most appropriate care at each stage of your recovery. This group also allows you to exercise with other patients who had hip replacement surgeries. This can build friendship, provide comfort, and improve motivation.

  • To participate, schedule an evaluation with your physical therapist for a referral.
  • This group meets three times a week and is available at the Annapolis—Belcher and Odenton PT clinics.

Total Knee Replacement Group

This group helps you recover from a total knee replacement surgery. Similar to the Total Hip Replacement Group, our team guides you through an exercise program that focuses on improving the movement and strength of your new knee joint. Unique to our program, your therapists communicate with your surgeon to make sure you receive the most appropriate care at each stage of your recovery. This group also allows you to exercise with other patients who had hip replacement surgeries. This can build friendship, provide comfort, and improve motivation.

  • To participate, schedule an evaluation with your physical therapist for a referral.
  • This group meets two times a week and is available at the Annapolis—Belcher and Odenton PT clinics .

Call to request an appointment at 443‑481‑1140.