Rutledge Cancer Foundation brings FitSteps to Fort Worth
Rutledge Cancer Foundation makes 5 year funding commitment to cancer exercise program at UNT Health Science Center. FitSteps for Life is free for all cancer survivors...for life
FitSteps for Life® is the pioneer and leader in cancer exercise treatment; prescribing individualized and structured exercise treatment specifically for cancer patients. Clinical Exercise Specialists work directly with each patient to prescribe appropriate exercises based on their diagnosis and physical capabilities. Exercise prescriptions include aerobic exercise, resistance training, and core strengthening, along with upper and lower body stretching techniques. Monitoring of metrics during exercise (pulse oximetry, blood pressure, heart rate, heart rate recovery, RPE) ensures a safe environment for patients.
Anyone with a current or previous cancer diagnosis is eligible for FitSteps. A physician referral by the patient’s primary physician or oncologist is required.
FitSteps Fort Worth is made possible
by a collaboration between
FitSteps is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, with plans to expand to a full week depending on volume of patients. Cancer survivors need a referral from their health care provider to participate in a session.
Tony Troung, Program Coordinator
FitSteps at UNTHSC is located on the 6th floor of the UNT Health Science Center Health Pavilion.
UNTSC Health Pavilion Room 651
855 Montgomery St
Fort Worth, TX 76107