Woman exercising in a gymStrength Unlimited is an adaptive health and wellness program at TIRR Memorial Hermann designed to provide an enriched environment for individuals of all levels of ability to optimize their recovery and create a path for lifelong health and well-being. This program offers members a fully accessible environment to continue ongoing exercise and conditioning to maintain and improve functional movement and abilities. Strength Unlimited is available as an adjunct of the traditional therapy sessions or as a continuation of therapy for long-term health benefits.

Highly trained staff help members develop individualized programs tailored to meet their goals and maximize their quality of life. The program’s mission is fulfilled by utilizing effective and evidence-based health promotion and recovery models for improved quality of life.

What Services Are Offered in the Strength Unlimited Program?

Open Gym

Access to a fully adapted fitness and wellness center with various equipment.

Price

  • Open Gym - $40/month or $100 for a 3 month period
  • Personal training- $50/hour session or $460 for 10 sessions

Schedule

Open Gym at all locations

  • Monday: 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday: closed
  • Wednesday: 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday: closed
  • Friday: 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 to 1 p.m.

Personal Training

One-on-one personal training with highly trained staff, offering the opportunity to participate in customized exercise program with monitoring and education. Each location offers a different schedule. Please contact us for more information at 1 (800) 44-REHAB (73422).

Group Fitness Classes

Adaptive group exercise offerings are available, such as adaptive yoga, upper extremity cycling.

Aquatic Therapy

Individual or group exercise in the on-site therapy pool with exercise specialists providing health benefits to individuals with a variety of medical conditions.

Support Groups

Support groups focus on specific situations or conditions and provide a venue for members to come together to share experiences and advice.

What Equipment Is Available Through the Strength Unlimited Program?

People using gym equipmentStrength Unlimited offers access to fully adapted fitness and wellness centers with a variety of equipment, including:

  • Lokomat® robotic treadmill training (adults and pediatrics)
  • FES cycling - upper and lower body cycling with functional electrical stimulation
  • MOTOmed® - assisted upper and lower body cycling
  • Total Gym® - sled with variable incline to adjust resistance levels
  • Upper Extremity Ergometer - upper body cycling
  • Strength and Fitness equipment - target the core and extremities
  • ReWalk™ - robotic walking assistance system for individuals with spinal cord injury
  • Bioness H200® - a functional electrical stimulation system for the hand and wrist through an orthosis
  • Bioness L300® - a functional electrical stimulation system for the foot and ankle through adaptive wireless technology
  • Body weight supported treadmill - walking over treadmill with body weight supported through a harness

What Special Programs Are Available?

Recovery of Arm Movement Program

Recovery of Arm Movement Program (RAMP) is a modified constraint induced movement therapy program for individuals with upper extremity weakness. This is an evidence-based program in an enriched environment to enhance the use of the affected upper extremity.

Goals:

  • Improve upper extremity function
  • Facilitate overall performance in daily living skills, work related tasks, school activities, recreational activities and social participation
  • Offer an evidence-based, intensive and therapist-guided practice of movement
  • Provide a novel activity-based program
  • Enhance motivation through social support

Intervention:

  • Provided in a group setting led by an occupational therapist
  • Duration: 6 weeks or 8 weeks, depending on the functional level of the client, in 90 minute sessions
  • Frequency: 4 times per week
  • Daily forced use of the affected upper extremity will be for 5 days a week, 5 hours per day
  • Adaptive task practice and repetitive practice of a specific task using the affected upper extremity in a circuit training format
  • Includes two month access to Strength Unlimited Open gym sessions

Price:

  • $1,500.00

Schedule:

Kirby Glen Location

  • Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 4 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Fridays: 3 - 4:30 p.m.

The Woodlands Location

  • Monday – Thursday: 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Parkinson’s Exercise Group

The TIRR Memorial Hermann Strength Unlimited Program offers The Big Strides Parkinson’s Group for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders who have completed the evidence-based treatment approach, LSVT BIGTM. This exercise group is designed to promote carry-over of exercise principles learned in LSVT BIG, utilizing whole body amplitude-based movements to promote improved posture, strength, flexibility, balance and walking.

Goals:

  • Improve posture, strength, flexibility, balance and walking
  • Facilitate overall performance in daily living skills, work-related tasks, recreational activities and social participation
  • Reinforcement and assistance with daily home exercise program
  • Enhance motivation through social support

Intervention:

Provided in a group setting led by a physical therapist and/or exercise physiologist

  • Duration: Six weeks, 90 minutes per session
  • Frequency: Twice weekly
  • Daily home exercise program once per day on Tuesdays/Thursdays, twice per day for the rest of the week.
  • Group training format for repetitive practice of whole body amplitude-base movement exercises

Schedule:

  • Wednesday and Friday: 11 - 1 p.m.

Price:

  • $425 for 6 week program

Location:

TIRR Memorial Hermann Outpatient Rehabilitation at the Kirby Glen Center
2455 South Braeswood
Houston, TX 77030

Dysautonomia Exercise Program

TIRR Memorial Hermann offers a community-based dysautonomia exercise program including both circuit training and aquatic therapy sessions. This exercise program provides the skills needed to transition successfully to community settings and back to the life you love.

Goals:

  • Improve endurance, strength, and aerobic capacity allowing full participation in the community
  • Utilize evidence based outcome measures to determine intervention effectiveness
  • Provide social interaction within a group setting to participants

Intervention:

  • Group exercise led by a fitness trainer
  • Duration: 60 minutes per session for 12 weeks
  • Frequency: 3x/week: 2x-circuit training, 1x-aquatic therapy
  • Intervention: circuit training including lower/upper extremity and core strengthening

Ages:

  • 10-21 years old

Schedule:

  • Mondays: Aquatic therapy at Memorial City
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: Circuit training at Kirby Glen

Price:

  • 6 weeks: $325.00

Cancer Survivors’ Exercise Program

TIRR Memorial Hermann - Strength Unlimited Cancer Survivors Exercise Program is a community-based breast cancer exercise program that includes circuit training, restorative exercise, and educational classes. This exercise program provides the skills needed to empower your successful transition to community settings and back to the life you love.

Goals:

  • Improve endurance, strength, and aerobic capacity allowing full participation in the community
  • Participate in restorative mind and body techniques and exercise, focusing on lymphedema management
  • Utilize evidence based outcome measures to determine intervention effectiveness
  • Provide social interaction within a group setting to participants

Intervention:

  • Group exercise led by a fitness specialist
  • Duration: Approximately 75 minutes per session for 6 weeks
  • Frequency: 2x/week: 2x strength and endurance training, 1x educational class, 1x yoga/mind – body

Qualifications:

  • Cancer Diagnosis
  • Lymphedema in upper extremity/ at risk of lymphedema

Schedule:

  • Tuesdays: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. - 45 minutes of education class, 55 minutes of strength and endurance training
  • Thursdays: 4:30 - 6 p.m. - 35 minutes of strength and endurance training, 35 minutes of yoga/mind-body

Price:

  • 6 weeks: $375

Cancer Wellness Program

The TIRR Memorial Hermann Cancer Wellness Program offers an enriched environment for cancer survivors of all abilities at every phase of their journey. As part of the cancer survivorship care plan, individuals with cancer are given the opportunity to participate in exercise and physical activity to enhance participation in meaningful life roles. Professional fitness specialists will be working closely with the clients through customized exercise programs with monitoring and education.

TIRR Memorial Hermann also offers inpatient and outpatient cancer rehabilitation with expert physical rehabilitation specialists.

Benefits of Customized Exercise Programs

Our services help to:

  • Improve strength, energy and flexibility
  • Relieve fatigue and sleep deprivation
  • Alleviate stress, anxiety and depression
  • Reduce pain and muscle strain
  • Facilitate lifestyle changes
  • Enhance quality of life
  • Promote lifelong health and wellness
  • Maximize potential for greater function

Schedule:

Kirby Glen

  • Monday: 4 - 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 4 - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: 3 - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 - 1 p.m.

Memorial City

  • Monday: 4 - 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: 3 - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 - 1 p.m.

Personal trainers are available, please call to schedule, Kirby Glen at (713) 524-9702 or Memorial City at (713) 242-2290.

How to Enroll

A physician referral is required to participate in the program. Contact TIRR Memorial Hermann at 1 (800) 44-REHAB (73422) for more information.

Modified Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (mCIMT)

The Strength Unlimited Program offers modified constraint induced movement therapy program for individuals with upper extremity weakness. This is an evidence-based program in an enriched environment to enhance the use of the affected upper extremity.

Goals:

  • Improve upper extremity function
  • Facilitate overall performance in daily living skills,work related tasks, school activities, recreational activities and social participation
  • Offer an evidence-based, intensive and therapist-guided practice of movement
  • Provide a novel activity-based program
  • Enhance motivation through social support

Intervention:

  • Provided in a group setting led by an occupational therapist
  • Duration: six weeks or eight weeks, depending on the functional level of the client 1.5 hours per session, four times per week
  • Daily forced use of the affected upper extremity will be for 5 days per week, 5 hours per day
  • Adaptive task practice and repetitive practice of a specific task using the affected upper extremity in a circuit training format

Cost:

  • The cost of the Modified Constraint Induced Movement Therapy program is $1,500.00.

Schedule:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Fridays: 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Location:

TIRR Memorial Hermann Adult and Pediatrics Outpatient Rehabilitation
2455 South Braeswood
Houston, TX 77030

TIRR Memorial Hermann Outpatient Rehabilitation - The Woodlands Medical Center
920 Medical Plaza Dr, #270
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Referrals:

  • A physician referral/prescription is required to participate in the program.
  • An occupational therapist will screen the participant to be sure he or she is appropriate for this group.
  • To make a referral, please call (713) 524-9702 or fax a referral form to (713) 383-5713.

Upper Extremity Spinal Cord Injury Exercise Program

Upper Extremity SCI Exercise Group is a community-based group program that includes electrical stimulation and various upper extremity functional activities. This exercise program focuses on the importance of selecting exercises related to the individuals’ activity of daily living goals. Participation in this program also allows individuals access to our adaptive Strength Unlimited open gym program.

Goals:

  • Improve upper extremity function related to Activities of Daily Living
  • Utilize the latest research for clients success

Intervention:

  • Group exercise led by Fitness Specialist with an Occupational Therapist oversight
    • 1 hour individual evaluation with Occupational Therapist for custom treatment plan
  • Duration: Approximately 60 minutes per session
  • Frequency: 3x a week with one time open gym practice sessions for continued improvements

Qualifications:

  • Cervical Levels C5-C7
    • Sub Acute Phase: Complete or Incomplete
    • Chronic: Incomplete only
  • Ability to demonstrate safe exercise principles

Schedule:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays: 4 - 5 p.m.

Prices:

  • 6 weeks, 3 times a week = $475

Location:

TIRR Memorial Hermann Outpatient Rehabilitation at Kirby Glen
2455 S Braeswood Blvd
Houston, TX 77030

Brain Injury Adaptive Dance Program

Strength Unlimited Adaptive Dance program is a community-based group program that includes a modified dance intervention tailored to each individual’s needs. This exercise program focuses on improving balance, postural control, body awareness, coordination and quality of life. Participation in this program also allows individuals access to our adaptive Strength Unlimited open gym program.

Goals:

  • Reduce fall risk
  • Improve balance
  • Improve quality of life

Intervention:

  • Group dance led by Fitness Specialist with Physical Therapist oversight
    • 1 hour individual evaluation with Physical Therapist for custom treatment plan
    • Modifications provided by Physical Therapist
  • Duration: Approximately 60 minutes per session
  • Frequency: 2x a week for 6 weeks

Qualifications:

  • Brain Injury diagnoses: including CVA, ABI, TBI
  • Ability to demonstrate safe exercise principles

Schedule:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays: 3 - 4 p.m.

Prices:

  • 6 weeks, 2 times a week = $200

Location:

TIRR Memorial Hermann Outpatient Rehabilitation at Kirby Glen
2455 S Braeswood Blvd
Houston, TX 77030

Referrals:

  • A physician referral/prescription is required to participate in the program
  • To make a referral, please call 1 (800) 44-REHAB (73422) or fax referral form to (713) 797-5988.

Programs by Location

Programs Kirby Glen Memorial City Sugar Land The Woodlands Medical Center West Gray
Open Gym X X X X X
Personal Training X X X X X
Aquatics   X X    
Recovery of Arm Movement Program (Modified Constraint Induced Movement Program) X     X  
BIG Strides (Parkinson’s Disease LSVT BIG Exercise Program) X        
Dysautonomia Exercise Program X X X    
Breast Cancer Survivors’ Exercise Program   X X    
FES Bike X     X  
Brain Injury Adaptive Dance X        
Adaptive Yoga         X

Enrollment

A physician referral is needed to participate in any of the Strength Unlimited services and special programs. The first scheduled appointment will include an orientation to the program, staff and facility.

Costs

Strength Unlimited is a cash-pay program. Clients provide payment directly to Strength Unlimited at the time of service. For more information, please contact us at 1 (800) 44-REHAB (73422).

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