Adaptive Wellness

Author: Mindy Loving, MPH, CPH, Community Wellness Program Manager
Last Updated: September 29, 2020

Experts from Brooks Rehabilitation have teamed up with the First Coast YMCA to offer an individualized and supervised exercise program for Stroke and Brain Injury survivors, as well as those battling Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis. The Adaptive Community Wellness Programs allow participants to stay active and continue to improve their health after completing formal physical therapy. The program also fosters a social support system between participants who understand the challenges faced with a neurological diagnosis.

Following an initial evaluation with a Brooks physical therapist at the closest outpatient location, an individualized and adaptive exercise program will be developed for each participant. During the initial orientation, the participant and staff will create personal goals that can be achieved through exercise. Programs are hosted at a local YMCA and supervised by specialized staff that understands the unique challenges of a life-altering disease or injury.

Cost

The cost of membership is $15 per month for YMCA members, and $30 per month for non-YMCA members.

Adaptive Wellness Programs

Stroke Wellness

Brooks Family YMCA Mon, Wed, Fri 1:00PM – 4:00PM

Parkinson’s Wellness

Brooks Family YMCA Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00AM – 12:00PM
McArthur Family YMCA Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00AM – 10:00AM

Multiple Sclerosis Wellness

Brooks Family YMCA Tues, Thurs 1:00PM – 4:00PM

Brain injury Wellness

Brooks Family YMCA Tues, Thurs 1:00PM – 4:00PM

Adaptive Aquatics

Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital Tues, Thurs 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Adaptive Community Wellness

Dye Clay Family YMCA Tues, Thurs 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Johnson Family YMCA Tues, Thurs 10:00AM – 12:00PM
McArthur Family YMCA Mon, Wed, Fri 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Ponte Vedra YMCA Mon, Wed, Fri 1:00PM – 4:00PM
St. Augustine YMCA Mon, Wed, Fri 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Williams Family YMCA Tues, Thurs 1:30PM – 4:00PM
Winston Family YMCA Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Locations

How to sign up

  1. Have your doctors fill out the form OR give you a prescription for a “physical therapy evaluation and treatment for Brooks Wellness Programming.”
  2. Call Brooks Rehabilitation at (904) 345-7277 to schedule your evaluation, and bring your signed prescription OR your doctor can fax the prescription to (904) 345-7280 / email: referrals@brooksrehab.org.
  3. Attend your scheduled one-time physical therapy appointment – your therapist will conduct a specific evaluation to help select the most appropriate location and services.
  4. You will be contacted by a Brooks Rehabilitation staff member to schedule your first session to meet with the Program Specialist.

Connect with us

For more information, call: (904) 451-3580 or e-mail AdaptiveWellness@BrooksRehab.org.