Rhode Island Fit Kids
"Jumpstarting Your Child's Healthy Habits Through Good Nutrition and Exercise."
Why RI Fit Kids
As we are all aware, childhood obesity is a fast growing problem in the United States. Being overweight, children are faced with a number of health issues at a very early age, which puts them at serious risk for major health problems as adults. RI FIT KIDS is a therapeutic childhood obesity program that is specifically designed for children between the ages of 6-17. Upon completion of our 8-12 week program your child will leave with the basic foundation that he/she will need for healthy lifestyle changes of good nutrition and exercise.
- Medical Diagnosis & Prescription for Obesity
- Doctor Referral for Obesity
- Must be able to Exercise
- Must be Between the Age of 6-17
- Comfortable Clothes and Shoes
HOW WILL I BEGIN
Once you obtain a doctor's referral to our program your child will be scheduled for an evaluation with a physical therapist to ensure that he/she is appropriate for our program, and to set goals for a positive outcome. Your child will be measured and weighed each week. His/her progress will be charted and their doctor will receive updates. If your child is able, each participant will be required to attend a twice weekly group meeting for an hour of exercise. At times, individual ½ hour sessions may be required. In addition group meeting, each participant will receive a home exercise program based on their needs. Our program is fun, kid friendly, and successful.
" My children have benefited greatly from the RI FIT KIDS Program at Healy Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in East Providence. They are more physically fit, and have built up their exercise and stamina tremendously. They continue to make progress with their weight loss as well. Nicole and her assistants have a lot of fun with the kids too, especially during the fitness "dodge-ball" games. The weekly nutritionist meetings they attend have helped them a LOT. They make better choices at home between the foods they should or should not eat! "
S. Costa, East Providence