Next Step Institute in Vail introduces new wellness programs |

Next Step Institute in Vail introduces new wellness programs

Daily Staff ReportVail CO, Colorado
Toni Axelrod/Special to the DailyNext Step Institute focuses on integrative medicine, which incorporates modern Western medicine along with Eastern, Native American and other alternative healing practices like equine therapy.

VAIL The Next Step Institute is offering three new wellness programs created for Eagle County residents. The programs offer distinct options for intensive one-day consultation and healing experiences; individual therapy sessions with a wide array of healing specialists; and a year-round, 24-hour medical concierge service.Opening its doors in Vail last year, Next Step Institute of Integrative Medicine is a non-profit team of physicians, therapists and clinicians committed to improving health and quality of life through Integrative Medicine a results-oriented approach that incorporates the very best of modern Western medicine along with Eastern, Native American and other alternative healing practices. Next Steps clinical directors are nationally recognized experts in integrative medicine who have worked together for 16 years, bringing an innovative, effective and non-invasive approach to physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual well-being.The new programs are in addition to Next Step Institutes signature Wellness Weeks seven-day healing retreats hosted at the organizations ranch house in Eagle. Now, whether one is seeking relief from chronic pain, addiction, conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis or fibromyalgia, or is simply seeking improved wellness, Next Step Institute allows Vail Valley residents to select from a host of integrative medicine programs.

Devote a day to wellness with comprehensive, integrated medical care designed to meet individual needs and health concerns. In addition to an extensive consultation with one of the organizations distinguished physicians, patients treatment plans may include acupuncture, Chi Kung, equine and creative therapies, Pilates, meditation and spirituality, massage therapy, nutrition and exercise, Sweat Lodge and yoga.

Opt for around-the-clock integrative healthcare throughout the year. Benefits include initial comprehensive integrative medical evaluation; nutritional consultation and physical therapy evaluation; thorough, on-going review of all testing, medications and supplements; coordination of all healthcare; access to medical care within 24 hours; priority referrals and appointments for medical care and specialized testing at top national centers, including Mayo Clinic; 20 percent discount on all Next Step therapies and services; and insurance filing when applicable.

Following a thorough integrative medical assessment, specialists work with patients to schedule rejuvenating holistic therapies according to individual need and goals. Healing techniques used at the clinic include acupuncture and herbal therapies, spiritual wellness counseling, Chinese medicine and energy healing, creative therapy, equine-assisted therapy, meditation, Native American healing, nutritional therapy, personal fitness training and recreation, Pilates, physical therapy, physician care, therapeutic massage and yoga.Next Step Institute of Integrative Medicine is located at 3971 Bighorn Road, Suite 7BB in Vail. For more information on Next Step Institute, visit To schedule an appointment, contact program director Bonnie McDonald at 970-477-2800 or

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