Medical Exercise Programs

Make movement your medicine. This unique program developed by Woman’s Center for Wellness offers specialized exercise programs based on individual medical needs and fitness levels.

All programs are coordinated by an American College of Sports Medicine certified clinical exercise physiologist and/or a licensed physical assistant with expertise and certification in exercise and wellness.

Call 225-924-8709 for more information.


Ideal for the following clients

  • Recently discharged from therapy
  • Multiple diseases and/or health conditions
  • Deconditioned or new to exercise
  • Anyone requiring more individualized instruction and supervision than provided in a traditional fitness setting

Requirements

  • There is a $50 screening fee for new clients.
  • A doctor’s medical clearance may be required for participation

Individualized care

  • All participants are guided through individualized exercise programs that meet a range of health goals, including flexibility, strength, endurance, body composition and cardiovascular.
  • Programs are coordinated by an ACSM-certified clinical exercise physiologist or/and a physical therapy assistant.
  • The staff-to-client ratio is limited to provide individualized instruction and to ensure the quality of client care. The maximum staff-to-client ratio is limited to 1:6 for the pool, 1:2 for the gym, and 1:4 for fitness club sessions.
  • Exercise sessions are 45 minutes, two to three times a week

Exercise Options

Pool Maintenance: Supervised exercise in a warm water pool; ideal for those who find land-based exercise difficult.

OB Aquatic: For the mother-to-be who has additional physical limitations.

Gym Maintenance: For clients who want to exercise on land, but are not well suited for a general fitness environment.

Medical Exercise Class: For those who need to work with 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: Ideal for patients with multiple medical needs; clients work one-on-one with a qualified instructor trained to design a safe exercise program specific to their health needs.

Fees

Most insurance plans do not cover the fees. All program fees are the responsibility of the client and must be paid in full at the time of your scheduled appointment.