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Blood Pressure Clinic

Blood Pressure Clinic

The Blood Pressure Clinic is a service provided by the Wellness Center to educate individuals about their blood pressure numbers and the importance of checking for changes in their resting blood pressure. Blood pressures will be taken by an exercise specialist with knowledge on how to help you better understand factors that play a role in blood pressure changes. The Wellness Center will help keep track of not only your resting blood pressure numbers but your resting heart rate and oxygen saturation levels. If at any time you would like to communicate your resting numbers to your primary physician, we can provide you with a printed copy or fax your recorded numbers.

Monday and Wednesday – 10:30am – 11:45am

Located in Classroom 2

Starts March 2nd.

 

See the front desk or call (828) 266-1060 for more info.

Have questions? Use the form below to contact us or request more information.

Parkinson’s Exercise Program

Exercise and Parkinson’s

It is well documented that exercise can help everyone feel better and improve overall health. Recent studies have shown that exercise may hold specific benefits for people with Parkinson’s disease.

  • Preventing and/or slowing progression: Studies have linked exercise to reduced risk of Parkinson’s and slower progression of the symptoms. While it’s still not clear why, scientists believe exercise may help the brain cells stay healthy.
  • Managing symptoms: Exercise improves muscular strength, improves brain health and helps reduce or manage other symptoms. Some symptoms, such as balance and coordination are directly improved through exercise.
  • Avoiding isolation:  Exercising with a group can make exercise a social activity.  Staying active and participating in social activities can lower stress and help ease symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Exercise is one of the most powerful treatments for people with Parkinson’s disease. Our group based Parkinson’s exercise program provides participants with a safe and effective exercise program designed specifically to help improve the lives of people that live with the disease. 

 

Why is The Parkinson's Exercise Program effective?

Our exercise program is effective because it focuses on Parkinson’s Disease from a group and individual basis. Every participant is able to participate in various exercises that are geared towards common Parkinson’s symptoms.  Our staff also understands that each person comes with their own set of strengths and weaknesses. Exercising in a group setting increases morale and provides support for people with Parkinson’s.

How is the Parkinson's Exercise Program different from other general exercise programs?

Our program is different from other general exercise programs as it provides each client with a group based exercise program that is geared towards improving the symptoms that commonly affect individuals with Parkinson’s. Each participant and their caregivers have the opportunity to exercise while being supervised and directed by professionals. 

Can anyone with Parkinson’s Disease participate?

We accept all Parkinson’s patients regardless of age or disease stage. We encourage any person and their caregiver to participate in our exercise program. We work closely with The Rehab Center to make the referral process very easy. 

 

Can I visit and observe a class prior to participating?

We absolutely encourage anyone, including family members to observe classes prior to participation. We do suggest using the contact form below to set up a time to observe and meet our staff with our program coordinator. 

Do I need a physician’s referral to participate?

We DO require a physician’s referral before enrolling in our Parkinson’s exercise program. We work closely with area physicians and therapists at The Rehab Center to make the referral process easy.  

Is there a charge to participate in the program?

There is a cost to Parkinson’s exercise program. We make every effort to be sure the program is affordable and available to everyone that wants to attend. Our program coordinator is available to discuss cost and payment options.  

If you would like more information about our Parkinson’s exercise program or any of our Thrive Health Management Programs please contact us through the form below.

Moving Forward With Diabetes

Moving Forward with Diabetes

Diabetes? Now what?

 

If you have been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, or glucose intolerance, this program is for you! 

You don’t have to do it alone! Let us help you live at your highest possible quality of life and avoid more costly healthcare with our Moving Forward with Diabetes program. You will receive:

  • Education about your condition
  • One-on-one assessments with our Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
  • Group educational classes and support
  • Coordination with your medical provider

If you would like more information on our Diabetes program please use the form below. 

Prevent T2 Prediabetes Program

You Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Join the Prevent T2 Program

 

Prevent T2 is a lifestyle intervention program created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Participants with prediabetes who lost 5-7% of their body weight by making dietary changes and exercising 150 minutes per week reduced their risk of developing diabetes by 58%.

 

When does it start?

The next cohort begins January 6th, 2020 at 5:30pm in the Wellness Center Classroom.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Be overweight (BMI 25 or greater)
  • Have no previous diagnosis of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
  • Have established risk factors for devleoping type 2 diabetes; or

Have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes within the past year or previously with gestational diabetes.

During this 12-month program, you will:

Attend Classes

Come to the Wellness Center for group classes
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Reduce Stress

Our coaches will teach you ways to reduce stress

Receive Support

Get one-on-one support from a trained lifestyle coach

Learn

We’ll teach you ways to overcome barriers to healthy eating and activity

Connect with Others

Meet others working toward similar goals

For more information please fill out the form below.