The Camrose Primary Care Network exists to meet the primary healthcare needs of Camrose and Area through collaborative, comprehensive team based patient care.


 

Exercise Specialist

About the Program:

The Camrose PCN Exercise Specialist Program is available to all patients of PCN physicians who require assistance with being physically active. Currently access to this program is focused on patients referred for Chronic Disease Management (CDM) and Fall Prevention.

What to Expect:

  • Patients will start at least level progression
  • Lesson plan starts at their current fitness level and then progresses
  • Lesson plan is adapted as individual improves.
  • Patient participates in supervised exercise: Supervised Exercise Classes and/or One-on-One Appointments
  • Once patient has completed level one and two, and/or one-on-one appointments, their options include:
    • Continue working on their own – meet monthly with exercise specialist
    • Transition to Healthy Living Centre programming and classes as appropriate
    • Some patients repeat the classes if there is benefit to be gained
    • Transition to community exercise classes/programming - they choose to be active and are self-motivated at this point
Through accessing this program, patient receives education on:
  • Benefits of exercise
  • Safe and Effective Exercise Technique
  • How to make safe and effective choices about active lifestyles
  • Components of an exercise program
  • How to monitor intensity of exercise
  • Effects of exercise on heart rate, blood pressure and blood sugar levels

For more information

Talk to your family doctor or contact the PCN

Additional Resources 

Get Out Get Active
UWalk 
 
#1108 Suite 4 Camrose Recreation Centre, 4512 53 Street, Camrose, Alberta T4V 4E3