DENVER, Nov. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – EDCare is pleased to announce the opening of its specialized eating disorder treatment program: Athlete’s EDGEMT at EDCare. This highly structured program, staffed by specialized and dedicated clinicians, is the newest addition to the centre’s partial inpatient program, providing comprehensive care to high performance athletes with eating disorders. The program’s interdisciplinary team of experts specialize in working with athletes to address mental health, physical health, diet and performance.
“We are excited to expand our care to help athletes struggling with eating disorders,” said Dr. Tamara Pryor, Executive Clinical Director. “Our goal is to help each individual acquire the skills and tools necessary to recover from an eating disorder while strengthening their ability to return to sport and life.”
According to the National Eating Disorders website, a study found that 35% of female athletes and 10% of male athletes were at risk for anorexia nervosa and 58% of female athletes and 38% of male athletes were at risk for bulimia nervosa ( https: //www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/statistics-research-eating-disorders).Athlete’s EDGEMT at EDCare is uniquely designed to meet the unique needs and demands involved in treating high performance athletes struggling with these disorders through a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach that helps them interrupt eating disorder and integrate skills focused on recovery both in their sporting and daily activities. Lives.
This specialized sports and performance program follows EDCare’s evidence-based treatment model for empowering patients through Connection, Acceptance, Mindfulness, Sense of Self and Action (CAMSA®). This unique and proven approach focuses on healing the entire athlete – mind, body and spirit.
In addition to providing all of the basic services of EDCare’s partial hospitalization program, the Athlete EDGE program incorporates specialized offerings specifically tailored to athletes. These include supervised strength and conditioning training, one-on-one counseling sessions with sports and performance psychologists, and weekly athlete-centered group therapy sessions. Sports and performance psychology consultants also work with patients in the gym to help them incorporate recovery-oriented skills into their training. “By bringing together a group of highly trained clinicians, we believe that Athlete EDGE at EDCare will provide athletes with eating disorders with the best possible care,” said Erik Akhund, President and CEO.
The dedicated program team also works closely with the athlete’s family and the “sport family” to keep them connected to their sport / team while working to resolve their personal challenges. It is important to note that discussions surrounding the impact of continued participation in sport or performance on athlete health are a critical part of the program’s treatment philosophy.
For more information on Athlete EDGE at EDCare, or to schedule a free confidential assessment, please call 303-771-0861 or visit www.eatingdisorder.care/elite-athlete-track.
About EDCare: Since 2001, EDCare has been a leading provider of eating disorder treatment for patients in the United States and globally. EDCare is committed to the recovery of people struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and related disorders. Our multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, physicians, clinicians, family therapists and dietitians are dedicated to effecting change through our empowerment-focused programs. EDCare provides a full continuum of care from OP levels of care to PHP levels at its facilities in Denver, Kansas City, Colorado Springs and Omaha.
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