Health Management & Rehabilitation

Get Moving to Manage Your Health

North Vancouver Recreation & Culture can help get you back in motion - whether you're dealing with a chronic condition or recovering from an injury or surgery. We're here to help enhance your strength, stamina, circulation, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness.

You can find more information about each of our services by reading below:​

Supervised Rehabilitation Services

Dealing with osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, fibromyalgia? Recovering from a stroke or preparing for a joint replacement? With a physiotherapist's or doctor's referral, you can have a kinesiologist supervise an individually designed program aimed at enhancing your strength, stamina, circulation, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness. 
Contact the fitness centre supervisor at the following facilities for more information:

Health Management

Prediabetes and Diabetes Fitness 

Adapting a regular exercise regimen can help you improve your blood sugar level, increase your fitness and prevent heart disease.  Classes focus on gentle exercises that help you lose weight, decrease the need for insulin, lower cholesterol and avoid complications. Exercise classes are supervised by Certified Exercise Physiologists who can provide you with appropriate guidelines.  Referral by physician or medical professional required. For more information, please email or call 604-983-6401.

Osteo / Arthritis fitness 

Join us for exercises that help develop muscle strength, bone mass, reaction time and reduce the risks of falling. Physician's referral recommended. For more information, call 604-983-6541.

Parkinson's Aquafit 

This program focuses on joing flexibility, muscular strength, endurance and mobility.  For more information, call 604-983-6553.

$1 Adapted fitness

This pool based program consists of self-paced water exercises for people with mobility, coordination, strength and flexibility limitations due to disability, chronic illness or injury. Join Annick Goodwin in the pool at Karen Magnussen every Tuesday & Thursday from 11:00-11:45am. For more information please call Jackie Hamm at 604-983-6553.

View our fitness class schedule to find out when and where the next adapted fitness, diabetes fitness, or osteo / arthritis fitness class will be held.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

This program caters to anyone who has a heart condition, has had a heart attack or is looking to reduce the risk of heart disease as well as other metabolic conditions. The classes are staffed with a Clinical Exercise Specialist certified through the American College of Sports Medicine. Your exercise session is monitored to ensure safety and appropriate progression.

To join the Lions Gate Cardiac Rehab and Cardiometabolic Program a referral from your doctor is needed. Download our Cardiac Rehab Physician Referral Form. Questions?  Call 604 983-6338 

For more information on the program and fees, please contact  or 604-983-6401.

Program Description Location Days Times
Phase 1-2 A three-month introductory program designed for those recovering from heart surgery, heart attack or angioplasty and including cardiovascular conditioning, strength exercises and confidence-building. 200-101 West 16th Street
M/W/F
9:30am - 10:45am
11:00am - 12:15pm 
Phase 3-4 A maintenance program designed for graduates from a hospital-based program, those with a history of heart disease who are currently stable, or for those at high risk for heart disease. Focuses on building cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility. John Braithwaite, Gym
M/W/F
Fitness Centre:  8:00am -10:00am
Aerobics: 9:00am - 10:00am 
 
Phase 3-4 *Exercise Specialist from 7:00-8:30am/
Aerobics exercise class from 7:30-8:30am
Memorial Centre,
Capilano Rm 

Tu/Th

6:30pm -7:45pm

M/W/F *Fitness Centre:  7:00am -8:30am
Aerobics: 7:30am - 8:30am
Phase 3-4   Parkgate, Gym
M/W/F
Fitness Centre & Aerobics: 7:30am - 8:30am
Phase 3-4   Ron Andrews
M/W/F

1:00pm - 2:15pm
 

Joint Replacement Rehabilitation Program

Whether you've had a joint replaced or are waiting for surgery, you will need to strengthen muscles surrounding the joint, improve flexibility and mobility, and enhance your overall fitness. Our fitness consultants can supervise a carefully designed circuit routine in our weight room facilities and wave pool. A physio referral is required.

Location Service Contact Phone
Harry Jerome Centre Supervised Weight Room Rehab 604-983-6406
Karen Magnuseen Centre Supervised Water Rehab 604-983-6553

Watch our Joint Replacement Video

Stroke Rehabilitation Program

Specifically designed for anyone who has had a cerebral vascular accident, this program focuses on developing a full range of movement for small and large muscle groups. Some speech therapy may be involved. A physician's referral may be required. Phone 604-983-6557 for more detailed information.

Read our blog article Stroke Rehab: Changing Lives Through Water Therapy.

Listen to our Stroke Rehab Instructor Judy talk about how the classes change lives:

 

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