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Les Chater Family YMCA

Specially-designed for individuals with a spinal cord injury or mobility impairment, this program improves fitness levels and meet the specific needs of each individual. 

This program is appropriate for those with non-progressive conditions (spinal cord injury, spina bifida, stroke, amputees, cerebral palsy) whose condition is self-managed.

Participants will have access to a physiotherapist from Hamilton Health Sciences and Kinesiologist and Wellness Coaches from the YMCA. Participants will learn how to use exercise equipment and how to exercise safely with a prescribed program. To participately safely, a physician clearance will be required and a short review of medical history. Ongoing coaching, education and peer support are key elements of the program.

The Mobility+ program will allow participants access to individualized fitness plans on the fitness floor with YMCA staff assistance.


Les Chater Family YMCA

View Larger Map 356 Rymal Road East
Hamilton, ON L9B 1C2
Phone: 905.667.1515
Fax: 905.667.5879
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