University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Redesigning Lives Globally
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Patient Care

Patient Care

About Health Coaching

USC OT Lifestyle Redesign

  • Do you want to improve your quality of life or your health?
  • Do you constantly feel tired or stressed?
  • Do you feel like there’s not enough time in your day?
  • Do you have a health or personal goal in mind but don’t know how to achieve it?

If you said yes to any of these questions, Lifestyle Redesign® will help you customize a plan that is both effective and sustainable to help you start living your life to the fullest. Not sure how your individual lifestyle affects your personal health? Check out our Lifestyle Risk Assessment or contact us for your free 15-minute phone consultation. You can also contact your physician or primary care provider for a referral for occupational therapy services (USC students can contact the USC Engemann Student Health Center). With a referral, many of our programs and services are eligible for coverage by insurance providers. See our billing information.

To make an appointment or for more information contact us today!

About Lifestyle Redesign®

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Lifestyle Redesign® is an innovative treatment approach that has been shown to improve health and wellness by preventing and managing chronic conditions through building healthier lifestyles. Over the course of several weeks or months, our Lifestyle Redesign® therapists will guide you through an individualized process that will empower you with the tools needed to meet your personal health goals by redesigning high-risk lifestyles into healthier ones. Prevention and wellness, so often called the future of health care, are here today through our Faculty Practice Lifestyle Redesign® programs. Lifestyle Redesign® is unlike most other methods of managing specific conditions or improving overall health.  It is based on sound medical research, and specifically has been proven to enhance the health and quality of life for older adults and to reduce health care costs (Clark et al., 1999).

“Lifestyle Redesign®” is the process of acquiring health-promoting habits and routines in your daily life. 

You will meet with an occupational therapist (“OT”) throughout your Lifestyle Redesign® process, probably on a weekly basis. Depending on your needs, you might meet in a group with other people working on a similar issue (like weight management), or in a private session. Your OT will find out details about your health history and your current goals, and learn more about your daily habits and routines. With this information, your OT will help you to identify areas for improvement. Together, you will devise steps for making changes that will benefit your health without feeling like you are “depriving” yourself, or doing something that you won’t want to stick with for the long-term.  Occasional “backsliding” is natural, and you will learn tools for getting back on your program if you have a slip-up.

Because health status and everyday quality of life is so closely linked to lifestyle factors, Lifestyle Redesign® can help improve many conditions and diagnoses, including:

  • Overweight/Obesity
  • Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol)
  • Hypertension
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Arthritis
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger’s
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)/Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Stress
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Repetitive Stress Disorder
  • Lifestyle Redesign® is also appropriate for “well” patients without any medical diagnosis who simply want support in making healthier changes in their life.

Our Practice offers a number of Lifestyle Redesign® programs that focus on specific areas:

“The therapist gave me room, space, and time to share my personal stories and concerns. She believed in me.”

- Participant, Lifestyle Redesign® for Weight Management

“This program was spectacular and met all my needs.  I would recommend this program in a heartbeat.  Thank you! I’m so happy that you were here to help me!”

- Participant, Lifestyle Redesign® for Weight Management

To make an appointment or for more information contact us today!