Medically based wellness classes are designed to serve persons with physical and/or mental medical conditions, optimizing client’s health and well-being in a wellness setting.
The Med-Fit program provides a continuum of care for clients following rehab and therapy services, pre-and post-surgical patients, and those individuals with a medical condition looking for greater quality of life. All Med-Fit classes are held at the Kimball Ridge site. Participants must complete a 30 minute consultation before beginning a class. To schedule a consultation, or for more information, please call 319-272-1755.
What we do...
Each individual has a personal program built to meet their specific needs and goals as well as work around any restrictions they may have. Our staff is able to measure and monitor blood sugar levels, oxygen levels, blood pressure, weight, Body Mass Index, and pain levels. This ensures that individual programs are safe and effective. We also offer unique educational components to individual programs. Participants are guided through their specially designed programs and progress is charted.
Who we serve...
The Med-Fit Program has some established classes, but can also serve many people with medical conditions, including:
- Cancer Rehab
- Parkinson's Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Spine Disease
- Chronic Pain
- Orthopedic Patients
- Brain Injury
- Weight Loss Surgery
- Elevated Cholesterol
- Pre and Post Surgical Patients
- Neurological Disorders
- Various Mental Illnesses
Nutrition and Diabetes Education
Wellness Services offers nutritional counseling, diabetes education, and Food Fighters Club.
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Individualized nutrition recommendations are developed by a Registered Dietitian to select the best amounts and types of foods for your medical conditions. Meal planning guides and resources to guide you in making the food selections will be porvided. Nutrition therapy can treat or control conditions such as diabetes, celiac disease, fructose intolerance, elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, or pre-diabetes. To learn more about scheduling options, sevices, locations, or insurance coverage, please contact the Program Coordinator at 319.272.2265 or email Mary.Steffensmeier@mercyhealth.com.