Strong Bones Program

The Strong Bones Program focuses on strength-training exercises to improve bone density, reduce falls, improve arthritis symptoms and increase flexibility and strength.

What is Strong Bones?
Strong Bones is a 12-week exercise program for adults 50 and older. Participants will learn strength training exercises from RCMH physical therapy staff to improve bone density, reduce falls, improve arthritis symptoms and increase flexibility and strength. Participants in Strong Bones can register for either a low intensity program or a high intensity program led by RCMH Physical Therapy Assistant Rob Johnson.

The low intensity class includes eight exercises, all of which are strength related. In the high intensity class, participants complete a mix of twelve strength and balance exercises. Since participants complete some of the high intensity class exercises on the floor, individuals interested in the high intensity class must be able to get up and down from the floor on their own.

Next Session:
Our next session of the Strong Bones program will be Mondays and Wednesdays, January 8 – March 14, 2018.

  • Low intensity: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • High intensity: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Classes will be held in the Riverside Room at RCMH. Cost to participate is $40.

Interested in participating?
To participate, individuals must complete the registration forms below, or pick up a copy from the Rehab department. For questions, contact the RCMH Rehabilitation Department at 715-532-5561 ext. 1301. 

Forms:

The deadline to register for the January session of Strong Bones is December 21, 2017. All registrants will be contacted to confirm class placement. Full payment due by January 2, 2018. If more than 20 participants register for either class, a drawing will take place for placement into the class on December 22, 2017.

Physician authorization may be required to participate in the program if you are 70 years of age or older or you have checked off one or more “yes” boxes on the physical activity readiness questionnaire required at the time of registration. For safety reasons, only those who can walk with no assistance devices (cane, walker, etc.) are allowed to participate in the program.

 

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