Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Resource Guide - Louisville VA Medical Center
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Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Resource Guide

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Be Physically Active

Robley Rex VAMC Gym:

  • Veterans can be referred to use the Robley Rex VAMC Gym by their providers.
  • The gym is staffed by our exercise physiologist who is familiar with accommodations and modifications related to COPD, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, orthopedic limitations, chronic pain, and mental health diagnoses.
  • He will work with each veteran to provide an exercise prescription. He can also support monitoring, by utilizing insulin or blood pressure checks while exercising.
  • Location: Robley Rex VAMC, B028
  • Open Gym: Monday – Friday, 8am-11am & 1pm – 4pm
  • Point of Contact:
    • Chris Fulks, Exercise Physiologist: 502-287-4367
Adaptive Sports Program:

  • Your courage, your determination and your drive all led you to serve America proudly. Those same characteristics will also lead to satisfaction and success in adaptive sports. Disabled Veterans of all ages and abilities report better health, new friendships and a better quality of life when participating in adaptive sports. Disabled Veterans who are physically active simply have more fun! To get
  • http://www.va.gov/adaptivesports/
  • Point of Contact:
    • Chris Fulks, Exercise Physiologist: 502-287-4367
Yoga:

  • Wednesdays, 11:30am - 1:00pm
    • Ft Knox
    • Ft. Knox Religious Education Center
      Bldg. 4768, 8th Armored Division Road
      Fort Knox, KY 40121-5520
    • Open to male and female Veterans
  • Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:00pm
    • Robley Rex VAMC, Room E005 (Inside west entrance)
    • Open to male and female Veterans
  • Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:00pm
    • Robley Rex VAMC, Room E005 (Inside west entrance)
    • Open to female Veterans and female VAMC Staff
Tai Chi:

  • Currently offered at Dupont CBOC in 6 week series, contact for HPDP department for schedule.
  • Tai Chi originated in China as a martial art and is used by many to improve overall health and wellness. Described by some as moving mediation, it consists of slow, gentle movements paired with mental awareness and breathing. The class will explore the fundamental concepts of Tai Chi while teaching breathing practices and the basic movements of Tai Chi and QiGong.
  • The class is appropriate for all fitness levels. Individuals are encouraged to discuss any concerns with participation with their physician. While it is recommended to participate in the entire series, individuals are always welcome to join the group at any time. For your comfort it is recommended that you wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes.
  • Point of Contact:
    • Point of Contact: Rhonda Scott, HPDP Program Manager: 502-287-6441
Fly-fishing:

  • Project Healing Waters:
    • The Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing program provides basic fly fishing, fly casting, fly tying and rod building classes, along with clinics participants ranging from beginners who have never fished before, to those with prior fly fishing and tying experience who are adapting their skills to their new abilities. All fly fishing and tying equipment is provided to the participants at no cost.
    • http://www.projecthealingwaters.org
    • Point of Contact:
  • First & third Mondays of each month, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
    • Robley Rex VAMC - Room D010 (by the west entrance)
Walking for Wellness:

  • 8 week group, Thursdays 11AM – 12PM, Scottsburg CBOC
  • Available in spring/summer/fall months
  • Point of Contact:
    • Dr. Heather Nevins-Jones: 502-287-6645

Contact

Chris Fulks
Exercise Physiologist
Robley Rex VAMC, B028
502-287-4367

Patricia Weiter, Psy.D.
Health Behavior Coordinator
Robley Rex VAMC
502-287-6442