Medical Fitness/Exercise Therapy
Our medical fitness/exercise therapy programs are intended for those suffering from medical conditions such as heart disease or arthritis, diabetes, cancer, or those who are looking to prevent future health problems. We offer something for every wellness goal—from day-to-day health and fitness to weight loss programs and heart disease prevention. We will work closely with you to adopt healthy behaviors and improve your quality of life.
The ultimate goal of Dr. Fit Medical Fitness Programs is to bridge the gap between health care and fitness, by supporting clients in the post-rehab stages of their recovery to achieve physical fitness and continued recovery through carefully developed, customized personal training.
We offer thirty-minute, custom-designed one-on-one sessions as well as small group training (2-5 people/group)
Hunterdon Pilates Center affiliate partner Body Restoration located at 10 Summit Ave Suite 4 Berkeley Heights, N.J, 07922 908-464 4644 is home to programs like Dr Fit and Pink Ribbon Program. Body Restoration
Heart FIT: Designed for individuals at high risk for or with a history of cardiac disease. This exercise program offers continued support by our degreed exercise physiologist who will assist you in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Candidates for this program include individuals with documented cardiac disease, heart surgery, and previous participation in an outpatient Phase III cardiac rehab program or at increased risk for heart disease.
Program Participants Receive:
- Non-cardiovascular fitness assessment
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Program oversight by an exercise specialist
Survive FIT: Whether you are going through treatment or have completed treatment, it may be time for a special program that can improve health and wellness, rebuild strength and stamina, and make you feel healthy again.
Cancer-Related Fatigue Program: Through multiple research studies, evidence shows that low to moderate exercise in oncology patients can reduce and even prevent cancer-related fatigue, reduce side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, improve quality of life and possibly even improve survival rates. This program is designed for individuals diagnosed with any stage of cancer who are experiencing fatigue or weakness, or are unsure how to initiate exercise. It is appropriate for anyone currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy, or who has completed cancer treatment.
A Surprising Array of Benefits: In August of 2009, The New England Journal of Medicine reported the results of the largest study to date on exercise and cancer. The study found that weight lifting doesn’t make cancer symptoms worse, but actually reduces fatigue and chemotherapy’s toxic effects. Several other benefits have been documented, including:
- Reduced cancer-related fatigue and weakness
- Fewer lymphedema flare-ups
- Protection against side effects of chemotherapy and radiation
- Improved cancer survival rates
- Improved mood, mobility, strength and overall quality of life
Get Back to Living… Not Just Surviving!
The life-force of the Pink Ribbon Program is to ensure that every woman has the ability to regain a sense of wellbeing that had been lost from diagnosis through surgery and into recovery. This can be achieved, in part, through an exercise therapy program designed specifically for the needs and challenges facing the growing number of breast cancer survivors. Rehabilitation is a key component often missing in the treatment of breast cancer. The Pink Ribbon Program has been created to enhance recovery for breast cancer patients. The program helps stretch and strengthens shoulder, chest, and back allowing the patient to improve range of motion and strength to those areas most affected by breast cancer surgery, treatment and reconstruction.
Benefits of the Pink Ribbon Recovery Program
- Regain Strength & Mobility in affected Shoulder & Arm
- Promotes Lymphatic Drainage, helping to prevent lymphedema
- Improves Functional Ability & Quality of Life
- Enhances & Restores Energy Levels
- Assists in Restoring Posture
- Decreases Stress & Anxiety
- Alleviates Pain & Swelling
Diabetes FIT: Being diagnosed with Diabetes is life changing. Address those challenges with the benefits of regular exercise:
- Lowers blood sugar levels and improves how your body uses insulin
- Improves cholesterol levels, lowers bad (LDL) and raises good (HDL) cholesterol
- Decreases blood pressure and makes your heart stronger
- Increases muscular strength and stamina
- Helps control weight
- Increases flexibility and improves balance
- Boosts energy level
- Improves self-esteem and sense of well-being
- Reduces stress
- Helps you to look and feel great!
Functional FIT: This fitness program is designed for people with arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus and other autoimmune conditions. Functional FIT provides gentle programming to improve your range of motion.
If a sedentary lifestyle has put you at risk for serious health issues, or if your doctor has prescribed exercise to prevent certain medical conditions, Functional FIT can help.
With the help of a fitness professional, take the first steps to becoming more physically active. You will learn how to improve your health with a regular routine of exercise and wellness in order to reduce specific risk factors and help prevent the development of certain conditions related to a sedentary lifestyle.
Joint & Bone FIT: Exercise is important after an orthopedic surgery, such as hip or knee replacement. After completing rehabilitation, Dr. Fit can help you become active again with regular, consistent exercise through individualized, supervised programming.
Fascia Stretch Therapy: An assisted table-based stretching system that focuses on the fascia
(connective tissue of the body) in achieving optimal flexibility, strength, performance and pain relief. It will unlock your stiff joints and stretch your body so you move with ease. Move through
life without pain. Exercise freely without restriction or pain. No oils or creams are used and you are fully clothed in loose, comfortable clothing such as a t-shirt and workout pants.