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Strength Unlimited

Strength 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.

Services

  • Open Gym. Access to a fully adapted fitness and wellness center with various equipment.
  • Personal Training. One on one personal training with highly trained staff, offering the opportunity to participate in customized exercise program with monitoring and education.
  • 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.

Equipment

Strength Unlimited Exercise

Strength 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 targeting the core and extremities
Strength Unlimited Gym

Open Gym and Personal Training

Price

  • Open Gym-$35/month or $90 for a 3 month period
  • Personal training- $40/hour session or $375 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: Each location offers a different schedule. Please contact us for more information at 1 (800) 44-REHAB (73422)

Special Programs

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 PM
  • Fridays: 3-4:30 PM

The Woodlands Location

  • Monday – Thursday, 4:00-5:30 PM

BIG Strides Parkinson’s 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 from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Price:

  • $275 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

Prices

  • 6 weeks: $360.00
  • 12 weeks: $720.00
  • Single session: $25

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Exercise Program

TIRR Memorial Hermann - Strength Unlimited BCS (Breast Cancer Survivors: Brave, Courageous, and Strong) 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:

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

Schedule:

  • Tuesdays: 4:30pm-6:30pm - 45 minutes of education class, 55 minutes of strength and endurance training
  • Thursdays: 4:30pm-6:00pm - 35 minutes of strength and endurance training, 35 minutes of yoga/mind-body

Price:

  • 6 weeks: $375

Programs and Locations

ProgramsKirby GlenMemorial CitySugar LandThe Woodlands
Open GymX X X X
Personal TrainingXXXX
Aquatics XX 
Recovery of Arm Movement Program (Modified Constraint Induced Movement Program)X  X
BIG Strides (Parkinson’s Disease LSVT BIG Exercise Program)X   
Dysautonomia Exercise ProgramXXX 
Breast Cancer Survivors’ Exercise Program XX 
FES BikeX  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)

Contact Us

Call 1 (800) 44-REHAB (73422) to receive more information.
Fax the referral form to (713) 797-5988.

Locations

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

TIRR Memorial Hermann Outpatient Rehabilitation - Memorial City
929B N. Gessner Rd.
#108
Houston, TX 77024

TIRR Memorial Hermann Sugar Land - Outpatient
1111 Highway 6
Suite 195
Sugar Land, TX 77478

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

Patient Story

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Eileen Bogar
After suffering a severe bilateral brainstem stroke in mid-December 2012, Eileen Guerinot Bogar came to TIRR Memorial Hermann and was walking, driving, practicing law and back to being a single mom to her 10-year-old son within six months.

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