Exercise Physiology | Exercise Physiology Programs

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Exercise Physiology Program Options

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General Fitness

For individuals who want to improve their personal fitness goals within the five components of physical fitness: cardiorespiratory, muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility and body composition. Goals include:

• improved body weight and composition
• decreased risk of serious health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers
• lowered blood pressure and cholesterol
• improved ability to cope with stress
• reduced risk of injury
• longevity and quality of life

Physical Reconditioning

This program provides a safe and effective bridge from the structured rehabilitative environment to the activities of daily living. Physical reconditioning is provided as a continuum of healthcare following physical therapy, occupational therapy or cardiac rehabilitation. For example, IEPs are available for individuals with specific health needs in the areas of orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries, i.e. lower back pain, osteoporosis or joint disorder.

Cancer Exercise Rehabilitation

Cancer Exercise Rehabilitation is available for cancer patients and survivors who have become (or may become) deconditioned from treatment or the disease itself. The primary goals consist of helping individuals build muscle mass, muscle strength and endurance, cardio-respiratory capacity, flexibility, and improve functional ability. Secondary goals include reducing the severity of therapy side effects, preventing unwanted weight changes, and improving quality of sleep, energy levels, mood, body image, and self-esteem. A long term objective is to help participants develop and maintain their own physical fitness program and to improve quality of life. Financial assistance is available for this programming, thanks to the annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign from the Y's Men's Rodeo, and also from the Bremer Foundation.

Clinical Exercise

For individuals whose healthcare professional has determined than an exercise program would be beneficial in treating their disease or disability. IEPs are designed within the scope of the physician's recommendations and restrictions, as well as the patient's risk factors, individual goals and interests. For example, IEPs are available with specific health needs in the areas of:

• weight management
• immunological/hematological disorders
• neurological disorders
• pulmonary disease
• cardiovascular disease
• metabolic disease
• cancer
• others as referred by your healthcare provider

Sports Kinetics

Sports Kinetics is a specialized program designed to help athletes at every level develop sport-specific strength, power, agility, flexibility and speed. The objective of every participant - whether it's the high school, college, professional or weekend athlete - is to enhance their ability to compete at higher levels. We provide athletes with the training tools and techniques that dramatically improve performance and reduce injuries. The Sports Kinetics program at Trinity Health focuses on:

• fitness assessments and monitoring
• individualized and team fitness programs
• plyometric exercises to improve power and reactive abilities
• acceleration and speed training
• quickness and agility training
• strength and conditioning training

 Physicians in this field:
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Kyra Brookins MS, CSCS

Kyra Brookins is excited to be a new member of Trinity Health as an exercise physiologist. Kyra gre --More--

Russell Gust MS, CSCS, ACSM-CET

Exercise Physiology Coordinator Russell Gust holds a Master's degree in Exercise Science from t --More--