HealthPoint: 15 years of serving our community

HealthPoint: 15 years of serving our community
Randy McKee

Wooster Community Hospital HealthPoint staff members work with members to achieve their goals, whether it’s weight loss, mobility, or even a 5K run or bike race. The all-inclusive program also includes outpatient rehabilitation.

                        

After more than a million health and wellness visits since Wooster Community Hospital’s HealthPoint facility opened 15 years ago, visitors are still amazed to learn just how many services the facility offers, said Brian Coote, director of rehabilitation.

“We have a lot happening here,” Coote said. “Along with outpatient rehabilitation and our health and wellness services, we also provide personal training, massotherapy and corporate wellness services. During the last two years, we have added a chiropractor and have opened our NowClinic/Urgent Care to provide fast and efficient non-emergency care.”

Expertise is a hallmark of HealthPoint’s outpatient rehabilitation staff, which offers a broad range of therapies, Coote emphasized. “The quality of care starts with our staff,” he said. “Many staff therapists have advanced certifications through the American Physical Therapy Association. For example, three of us have advanced certifications in orthopedics. Dizziness or vertigo is also treated at HealthPoint with a technique called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Additionally, dry needling is a treatment effective for headaches, trigger points and muscle spasm.”

Coote noted that a patient has a choice of where to go when therapy is needed.

“Sometimes patients are steered toward a particular place that may not be the best or most convenient for them,” he said. “That isn’t where you have to go. You always have the option of coming to HealthPoint, and you will always be welcome.”

Like HealthPoint’s outpatient rehabilitation, its medically based health and wellness facility is staffed by highly educated professionals. “Our personal trainers have years of experience—and most have a master’s or bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology,” said Jeremy Brantner, health and wellness supervisor.

The facility features a spacious gym area, a warm-water pool, free weights and an inviting studio for large and small group exercises.

“All of our health and wellness memberships are all inclusive,” Brantner said. “That means you get access to the fitness facility, have somebody help set up your exercise routine and you get unlimited group exercise classes. We offer more than 75 classes a week, so members can drop in and participate at any point in time. We don’t just put you on a treadmill and walk away. We work with our members to achieve their goals, whether its weight loss, mobility, or maybe they are working toward a 5K run or a bike race. Our goal is to provide each individual with the guidance they need. We also allow members free opportunities to update their exercise program every three months, because goals change over time.”

“It’s advantageous to our members that we’re part of the WCH Health System.  Services at WCH are utilized to better serve our members, such as the WhyWeight program, offered through the nutrition and dietary department,” he said. “Individuals participating in the WhyWeight program receive a six-month HealthPoint membership as well as personal training to get them started.”

WhyWeight is a six-week program designed for people who need to lose 25 pounds or more. The program teaches good eating habits and healthy choices for a lifetime and includes one-on-one counseling with a licensed dietitian.

Coote noted the synergy between outpatient rehabilitation and health and wellness.

“With insurance reducing or tightening benefits, you can only be seen for so many visits. The ability to transition the patient to the health & wellness program is seamless,” he said. “There is a hand-off to health and wellness that we are able to do, so if things aren’t going well, we can hand it back off to rehab or the therapist who was working with a person is right there to make adjustments to the health and wellness routine. That has really worked well for our patients and members.”

In celebration of HealthPoint’s 15th year of serving the people of Wooster and surrounding areas, the facility is planning a variety of membership promotions and discounts in the early fall.  

You can schedule a rehab appointment or tour of the HealthPoint health and wellness facility by calling 330-202-3300. HealthPoint is located at 3727 Friendsville Road, in Wooster. You can get more information about all of HealthPoint’s services at WoosterHospital.org/healthpoint.


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