For Health Care Providers
Diet and lack of exercise account for more than 400,000 deaths annually. Recent studies have shown that only 30 percent of the population exercises regularly; however, another 30 percent state they would like to exercise. Exercise has been shown to improve medical outcomes in chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and coronary artery disease. However, few individuals know how to begin a safe, effective exercise program.
Health care providers sometimes have little confidence in the fitness industry as there is such a wide range in qualifications. Some patients may have been encouraged to exercise, only to start out with too much activity and either injure themselves or lose motivation. Also, very little communication has taken place between the patient, health care provider and trainer. This is where our services come in.
Our fitness certifications are from the most respected and recognized credentialing organizations in the fitness industry. They are the American College of Sports Medicine and the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology.
Each of our practitioners have the background and experience to design and supervise the ideal exercise program for individuals referred to us by their health care provider. Our evaluation may include:
- Health history and risk assessment
- Interpret stress test and echocardiogram results in order to create an exercise prescription
- Waist Circumference
- Weight and BMI calculations
- Postural and balance evaluation
- Core stability evaluation
- Range-of-motion evaluation
- Exercise experience
- Aerobic capacity (submaximal)
- Functional movement screen and muscular endurance tests
Once we have evaluated the client, taking particular and careful note of any specific instructions and guidelines that you share with us, we will tailor an exercise program that may include both cardiovascular and resistance training, stretching, core, balance and relaxation. We will monitor the client’s progress and provide you with regular progress reports and follow-up information.
We look forward to working with you to improve your patients’ health.