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 concern 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. Specialized pool and gym classes in our FitScripts program address:
- Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Phase III
- General/weight loss
- Kids (10-14 years old)
- Parkinson’s (launched in June 2018)
- Pre/Postnatal (starting in September 2018)
The role of exercise in supporting wellness – a local physician shares his thoughts.
For more information, take a look at the FitScripts brochure and referral form or contact Whitney Propps, Medical Program Leader at 540-445-5388.