These classes are offered to Hoag Rehabilitation Services patients following their therapy. It enables the patients to continue activities in a supervised group setting.
Assisted Gym Class
This class will enable the patient to continue the exercise program that was prescribed by their therapist in a supervised setting, and will allow them to utilize the Hoag Rehab gym and equipment. This class provides closer supervision and is available for patients that require some physical assistance. The referring therapist will recommend the appropriate class – assisted or independent. The class is held twice each week for 8 weeks. The class is supervised by a Hoag Physical Therapist Assistant and Rehab Aide. If assistance is required the participant must attend with a caregiver.
Independent Gym Class
This class continues the exercise program that was prescribed by their therapist in a supervised setting utilizing the Hoag Rehab gym and equipment. This class is for patients who do not require physical assistance. They must be able to walk unassisted and be independent, confident and safe in their exercise program and equipment use. The class will meet twice each week for 8 weeks. The class is supervised by a Rehab Aide.
This class focuses on balance and mobility and is a continuation of principles used in physical therapy. This is for participants who may require some physical assistance and closer supervision. This class is held twice each week for 8 weeks. The class is taught by a Hoag Physical Therapist.
Communication Skills Group
This once per week small group meeting is for those who have experienced speech and language impairment because of a stroke. The group is facilitated by one of our speech/language pathologists with a goal of enabling practice and improvement of communicative abilities.
Forced Use Exercise Class
This is a group class for people with Parkinson’s disease focusing on exercise principles using equipment including the stationary bike, treadmill and elliptical trainer. This class includes high intensity exercise during which participants will be working with a goal of 60-80% heart rate max.The classes are taught by a licensed therapist at 7:45 am or 12:30 pm. This class will meet three times each week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) for 8 weeks.
Power Over Parkinson’s Exercise Class
This is a group exercise class for people with Parkinson’s disease utilizing large amplitude movements (PWR! Principles). Participants will improve motor skills, walking, arm and leg movement, and balance. This class will meet on Thursdays for 8 weeks. The classes are taught by a licensed physical therapist and occupational therapist at 7:30 am or 1:15 pm.
Exercise for Life Class
This exciting new exercise class is designed to combat the effects of cancer-related fatigue. The group class will help to improve your cardiovascular endurance, strength and balance. The class will be led by a licensed physical therapist twice each week (Mondays and Wednesdays) from 2:30 to 3:30 pm for 8 weeks.