Weight Loss Surgery: Physical Activity and Exercise
Congratulations on your decision to become healthier through weight loss surgery at Woman’s. You are now part of a team that will support your decision because surgery is not the final solution to managing your weight. We offer you a support system that includes experts in physical therapy, exercise and nutrition to help you in making positive lifestyle changes.
To help you further understand the value of exercise as part of your treatment and recovery, here is a short list of the exercise benefits you can expect:
- Increase your energy
- Boost your metabolism by building and maintaining muscle
- Improve cardiovascular health
- Further improve blood sugar, metabolic problems and diabetes
- Lower blood pressure
- Build confidence
As part of your post operative appointment at Woman’s Center for Wellness, you will meet with a Registered Dietitian to discuss your continued nutrition plan and goals. Our wellness navigator will also meet with you to ascertain your current fitness level and provide direction into the appropriate program for you at Woman’s Center for Wellness.
Therapy Services at Woman’s Center for Wellness is one of the area’s leading providers for out-patient physical services for women and men. We offer one-on-one therapy sessions conducted by licensed therapists. Our therapists have several certifications to meet our patients’ needs dry needling (similar to acupuncture), Graston® (technique to detect and treat scar tissue that affects normal body function), manual therapy and lymphedema (limb swelling), to name a few. Woman’s Center for Wellness also has a warm water therapy pool which, because of its unique qualities offers many advantages that can be essential in helping therapy patients achieve success. The buoyancy of the aqua environment reduces body weight resistance, stress on the joints, and increases ease of movement.
Forward Motion – This unique program is a safe and effective bridge between physical therapy and independent exercise. Forward Motion is held in a small group setting and is ideal for those recently discharged from physical therapy or those new to exercise and can benefit from guidance.
Medical Exercise Class – This program is for those who need medically trained specialists to provide supervised exercise and training. The class is offered in a small group setting on our fitness club floor.
Medical Personal Training – This program is for those requiring one-on-one training to tailor an exercise regimen while considering medical history.
General Fitness Membership – Woman’s Center for Wellness Fitness Club offers a discounted membership to women post surgery. The fitness club is staffed with trained Exercise Specialists to assist you in getting started in an independent fitness plan. Personal training is always an option for those who want individualized attention and accountability. Our member class schedule offers over 100 group exercise classes including Aqua, Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba and Nia®.