Thrive Therapy Fitness & Wellness Program
Get past just surviving cancer – start thriving!
Thrive Therapy is an eight-week program to improve a patient’s functional strength and exercise ability during and following the course of their cancer treatments.
A physical therapist will perform an initial assessment to determine any weakness in daily activities, balance or walking stability issues, as well as measure the patient’s exercise ability. They will reassess each patient halfway through their program and again upon completion. An individualized program is developed and delivered by a physical therapist assistant the patient will meet with twice a week during the eight-week program.
Thrive Therapy patient goals include:
- Ensure patient is independent and safe with all mobility needs
- Teach proper exercise techniques
- Improve stamina
- Develop a custom exercise program that the patient can continue with upon completion of their treatment.
Following the completion of the program, further recommendations may be made for individual patient needs and/or transition to the LIVESTRONG™ program offered through the YMCA or a home exercise program.
Who should participate in the Thrive Therapy program?
The Thrive Therapy program is open to anyone with a cancer diagnosis from pre-to post-treatment. Physician referral is required.
Plus all Thrive Therapy participants and their family receive a free 10-week membership with the YMCA.
There are four YMCA locations that participants can use:
- 7th Ave SE, YMCA
- Marion, YMCA
- Stoney Point, YMCA
- YMCA at Mercy Health Plaza
Thrive Therapy patients and their family members can attend any group exercise class free of charge. Please check with your local YMCA for class times and location.
To learn more about the Thrive Therapy program, call (319) 365-HOPE (4673). You can also contact Nichole Plagge, PT, program coordinator at (319) 398-6915 or email@example.com.