Discover a Personalized Fitness Program:
FHSU's Neuromuscular Wellness Center

The Neuromuscular Wellness Program is ideal for anyone with significant neurological disorders, such as:

  • Stroke survivors
  • Paralysis
  • Muscle spasticity
  • Multiple sclerosis

This is not a rehabilitation program like you would expect to find in a hospital setting, but rather a fitness program. This is a “next step” for you after completing physical therapy.

Through a customized exercise routine, we give you the tools and support to promote movement, improve cardiovascular health and increase stamina. The Neuromuscular Wellness Program emphasizes a “do it yourself” approach. While the director and trained student staff work with you one-on-one every time you come to exercise, we expect you to put in the effort to reach your goals!

The ultimate goal of this program is to keep you (or a loved one) self-sufficient, independent and in your home.

 

 

Why Participate?

Whether you are a client or a caregiver, there are many benefits of regular participation in the Neuromuscular Wellness Program:

Health Benefits

  • Improve your health in a safe environment
  • Sustain or improve your mobility by using a variety of exercise machines and activities
  • Improve your strength, coordination, balance and gait
  • Alleviate problems with fluid retention that often come from a lack of movement, which can lead to fewer medication requirements
  • Keep other health problems at bay with regular exercise
  • Interact with other people to improve your speech and language challenges, which is particularly helpful in the stroke recovery process.
  • Located down the hall from the Herndon Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, participate in both programs on the same day.
  • Get encouragement and support by working one-on-one with trained students under the supervision of an exercise physiologist.

Other Benefits

  • Share your stories and your daily life with college students, who rave about working with clients.
  • Find a new social opportunity to visit and make friends while you get healthy.
  • Get inspired as you see how other clients deal with their limited mobility.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Dr. Charmane Kandt at ckandt@fhsu.edu or (785) 628-5564.

 
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