The basic idea behind the Medical Wellness Center is to shift the focus of health care from “sickness” to “health” and to provide physicians a place/program for patient referral to continue their change in lifestyle. This lifestyle change has an emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion. Bridget’s Story below from Healthplex’s Wellness Center of URMC shows the clinical benefits of having a wellness center as part of the continuum of care.
Life Has Proven to Me How Exercise is the Medicine Which Continually Rewards
My name is Bridget Rogers. I’ve been married 12 years and have two incredible children.
I was in an automobile accident in 2007. My neck broke, causing nerve root avulsion to my right bicep and anterior deltoid. With limited use of my right arm, I’ve had intermittent occupational and physical therapy to resist the unavoidable atrophy.
The last round of PT I underwent with the Physical Therapy Department of URMC was nearly five years ago. Once introduced to the Wellness Center right next door, I was instructed on how to properly utilize a variety of machines to target specific parts of my body needing the work. I experienced Aquatic Therapy which further advanced my recovery of strength and flexibility. The environment of the facility was clean and cared for. I was convinced to join after learning the benefits I received from my visits to the TWC, I could see and more importantly feel the improvements to my ability. Now able to maintain the appropriate exercise regime for myself, therapy is a thing of the past. I not only continue my learned routine from therapies for my right arm but can expand on any part of me I desire conditioning.
Becoming a member of TWC has persuaded me to stay active and fend off the aches and pains resulting from a lack of motivation. Establishing a good, concentrated habit. I’m always greeted with a smile by a kind, knowledgeable staff member, leaving me positively impressed. I can take advantage of the KidZone, having a caring associate supervise my children on days I choose not to miss a workout or take part in any number of the group lessons, which also encourages me socially.
The Wellness Center will always have my thanks for contributing to my physical improvement. I recommend TWC for anyone who seeks to increase their health, developing a steady flow of exercise with a positive concern for their individual wellness.
Wellness Center Member
Healthplex Associates (HPA) consults with hospitals, health systems, foundations, and universities across the United States to create and manage clinically integrated fitness facilities. Healthplex Associates has developed unique programs to ensure the smooth transition from the clinical setting to the wellness center for people who need long term lifestyle management support for optimal health. HPA has achieved national leadership through innovation and our dedication to patients and clients.
Our combined staff has now served over 400 clients ranging from large hospitals to smaller, community based rural hospitals. We work exclusively with organizations ranging from healthcare systems, universities and foundations who are committed to a vision of improving the health and wellness of the community in which they serve.
Healthplex Associates has developed a unique, hands-on style to assisting and advising clients with an approach that stresses partnerships. We provide an array of services in the Medical Wellness Industry. These services include feasibility studies, audits of existing medical fitness centers and management. Fundamentally, we believe that true community health must include fitness/wellness services and because of our deep healthcare background (all of our principals have health care management or clinical backgrounds), our Healthplex team fully understands the client’s mission and the complexity of today’s healthcare environment.
The management team of Healthplex Associates is made up of some of the nation’s most experienced experts in the field of medically based fitness. Few management firms can boast of the experience in health care, clinical services, and operations of medically based fitness centers that HPA possesses.