UCHealth Medical Fitness (MedFit for short) aims to promote an active, healthy lifestyle for those in the Windsor and surrounding communities. MedFit strives to prevent and lower the risk of developing chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease, as well as to help those recovering from illness or injury. As a medical fitness center, MedFit identifies and utilizes a person’s unique medical profile to design a safe, medically supervised fitness program as a necessary component to achieve optimum health, prevent and treat disease and/or injury.
Members might be anyone in the community who wants to increase their overall fitness level, including:
- someone with known coronary artery disease and prior heart attack
- an executive who’s been told he/she has high blood pressure
- a grandmother or grandfather at risk for falls
- an arthritic patient who gets significant relief with warm water therapy
- women who are pregnant or post-partum as well as many others who would benefit from a medically supervised fitness program.
One of MedFit’s distinguishing factors is that all members benefit from programs delivered by highly trained and certified staff; supervised by medical director Dr. Patrick Green. Standardized assessment tools are used to identify individual medical needs or concerns and help design a validated and safe exercise prescription specifically for that person.
Our goal is to help implement a fitness routine that maximizes benefit, is enjoyable, and is safe over the long term.
Other goals of medical fitness are to provide education to the community regarding healthy lifestyles as well as integrate within UCHealth to provide seamless continuity of care with an individual’s health care team.
Supervised Therapeutic Exercise Program (STEP)
UCHealth Medical Fitness offers a small group, supervised exercise program that provides preventive and therapeutic services to help with chronic disease management. These chronic diseases include but are not limited to: cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic (thyroid, diabetes,) or musculoskeletal conditions such as low back pain, arthritis, osteoporosis, etc.
Through exercise therapy, education and referral to support services, participants will achieve improved function, fitness and cardiopulmonary health. Classes include aquatics in our warm water therapy pool, aerobics, strength, flexibility and balance training. As a member, you will receive information about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and managing risk factors. Ask your physician if this may be the right program for you, or speak with one of our fitness specialists for more details at 970.674.6505. You will need a physician referral to start the program.
Cancer Related Fatigue Program (CRF)
This program is designed for patients currently in or finished with cancer treatment. Clients are evaluated by a physical therapist and receive an individualized exercise program that includes both cardiovascular and strength training. These are small group classes supervised by a certified cancer rehab exercise therapist.
The benefits? Decreased fatigue, improved chemotherapy completion rates, improved mood and appetite and increased cardiovascular efficiency.
You may wonder if you can exercise during your cancer treatment. Yes; with a few modifications, exercise is safe during chemotherapy or radiation. To find out more about the program contact our fitness specialists at 970.674.6505.
UCHealth Medical Fitness prides itself on offering quality services that take your wellness to a new level. Massage is an excellent complement to exercise and nutrition as a pathway for living a healthy lifestyle.
Medical massage is outcome driven, providing an elevated level of therapy geared towards improving muscular conditions through treatment and management. In addition to the already extensive mind and body benefits of massage, this therapeutic approach uses a variety of modalities and techniques to treat the particular areas of a person’s body suffering from injury or pain.
Whether you are experiencing discomfort or seeking stress management and relaxation, our therapist has the tools to provide you with an exceptional experience. Call 970.674.6500 today to schedule your appointment.
Physical Therapy Services
When you are in pain and working to recover from an orthopedic or sports condition, you need the professional guidance of a physical therapist. Regain your independence, improve your health and reach your goals through our outpatient physical therapy program which features:
- State-of-the-art equipment
- Northern Colorado’s only warm water therapy pool
- Knowledgeable, helpful staff
- An integrated, holistic plan customized for your specific needs
In conjunction with UCHealth Medical Fitness, Marina Rehabilitation Services offers rehabilitation for orthopedic conditions such as back and neck pain, pre/post-surgery therapy, sprains and strains, overuse injuries, joint replacements and fractures and joint injuries (shoulder, knee etc.) For more information, contact Marina Rehab at 970.674.6510.