Could Your Patients Benefit from a Prescription for Exercise?

The Wellness Center is excited to offer Exercise is Medicine®. Could your patients benefit from a prescription for exercise? Exercise is Medicine is a global health initiative managed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The initiative encourages primary care physicians and other health care providers to include physical activity when designing treatment plans for patients. The most popular programs are Healthy Heart Fitness and Pulmonary Fitness.

paul and meredith_iOther programs under Exercise is Medicine include Diabetes Fitness, Fit for Surgery, Functional Fitness, Inactive to Active, Orthopedic Fitness, and Weight Management. For a description of each program, download a copy of the Exercise is Medicine Referral form EIM Referral Form.

Each program includes pre and post measurements, individual exercise prescription and progress reports to healthcare provider.

The Wellness Center is able to offer Exercise is Medicine as part of its Medical Fitness certification. The Wellness Center can provide prescription forms to any doctor’s office so they are able to prescribe exercise to their patient. The patient will bring the prescription to the Wellness Center and the patient will be set up for an assessment with a wellness coach.

For more information, contact Kyle Roberts, Wellness Center Fitness Manager at 404-501-5793 or kyle.roberts@dekalbmedical.org.