Why we walk...
Because it is good for you!
Walking naturally engages both the body and spirit. As a bonus, walking burns calories, enhances brain activity, and provides exposure to the sun and Vitamin D. Simply being outside in nature has a relaxing quality, a healing effect on the spirit, and can help reduce stress.
Talking side by side can reduce the discomfort and stigma many feel with traditional face to face office therapy. In our experience, it tends to move people further, faster... one step at at time!
Other types of exercise therapy may be used with children and adolescents based on client interest and preference (e.g., shooting hoops, throwing a ball, stretching).
Clients should generally be able to walk a slow or moderate pace for
30-50 minutes. Clients set the pace according to their goals and abilities.
If you are unsure of your stamina but still desire outdoor therapy, modifications may be possible.
In case of bad weather clients may opt for an indoor location or an online or phone counseling session.
Choose a convenient place near your work or home. Here are some sample locations.
In the Phoenixville Area:
Schuylkill River Trail, Charlestown Park, Valley Forge Park
Indoor option: King of Prussia Mall or Exton Mall
In the Allentown Area:
Lehigh Parkway, Cedar Park, Trexler Park
Indoor option: Lehigh Valley Mall
Your choice based on availability. Choose a time before work/school, around your lunch break, afternoon, or after work/school.