As the area’s only medically-integrated fitness and health center, Powell Wellness Center (PWC) offers an assortment of medical programming that makes it possible for people of all ages and backgrounds to safely enhance their overall health, wellness, and physical fitness. Our menu of medical programming includes:
FitScripts—Prescribing Exercise as Medicine
PWC created FitScripts from the Exercise is Medicine® program, an initiative of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Medical Association (AMA). It is a physician-referral program designed for those who need to exercise but who may have a chronic condition or physical limitation such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, pulmonary disease, arthritis, or orthopedic limitation that is preventing them from regular exercise.
Through FitScripts, physicians prescribe exercise by referring patients to PWC for an eight-week program of supervised sessions in a small group setting. Our FitScripts program offers these specialized fitness tracks:
- Hypertension and Obesity
- Kids (10-14 years old)
- Parkinson’s (program starting in June 2018)
For more information, click here for the FitScripts brochure and referral form or contact Whitney Propps, Medical Program Leader at 540-445-5388.