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Thrive Fitness and Wellness is a structured program to improve a person’s functional strength and exercise ability during and following the course of their cancer treatments, and beyond into survivorship.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, and develop a program. Specially trained exercise personnel will carry out structured exercise with the participants, 1 to 3 times per week, for a maximum of 16 sessions.
Following the completion of the program, further recommendations may be made for individual participant needs, provide education regarding the LIVESTRONG™ program offered through the YMCA, or a home exercise program.
The Thrive Fitness and Wellness program is open to anyone with a cancer diagnosis from pre-to post-treatment, and those that are in survivorship. Physician referral is required.
Plus, all Thrive Fitness and Wellness participants and their families receive a free, 10-week membership with the YMCA. There are four YMCA locations that participants can use:
Thrive Fitness and Wellness participants 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 Fitness and Wellness program, call Nichole Plagge, PT, at (319) 398-6915, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.