The Medical Approach
Friday, October 21, 2016
Posted by: Rebecca Nordan
An increasing number of health clubs are delving into the medical fitness realm, extending services beyond typical personal training and group exercise to now include health coaching, physical therapy, chiropractic services and more. By providing these programs, clubs are able to reach a wider demographic of the population.
Active Wellness operates medical fitness centers across the country that offer typical health club services like personal training, functional training, aquatics and spa services. However, in addition to these services, Active Wellness also partners with allied health professionals to offer health coaching, physical therapy, speech therapy, medical weight loss, acupuncture, soft tissue therapy, cardiac rehabilitation and post-operative cancer fitness.
“Specialized exercise, nutrition, mind-body and educational programs are available to help members and non-members address chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and Parkinson’s disease,” said Michele Wong, the vice president of client services and wellness at Active Wellness. “We take an active role in the communities we serve, not only in the education and management of these conditions, but we also make an effort to give back to the community by donating our time to fundraising efforts to assist in the treatment of many of these medical conditions.”
Similarly, Valley Health Wellness & Fitness Center in Winchester, Virginia, approaches fitness from a medical perspective. As a certified medical fitness facility by the Medical Fitness Association, the club integrates medical offerings through its Next Steps fitness programs, which include: cancer, cardiac, diabetes, functional, orthopedic, prehab fitness for surgery, pulmonary, transitional care and weight management.
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Reference: Club Solutions Magazine
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