Enhancing Health Putcomes

Whether it’s to support lifestyle change, or to help manage a specific injury or chronic condition, we are here to improve the health of your patients. The Wellness institute is the only Certified Medical Fitness Facility in Manitoba integrated with a general hospital. We are uniquely able to provide our members with adapted programming, and direct medical supervision where required.

We offer a range of evidence-based and personalized services including: fitness, diet and nutrition, healthy weight loss, and smoking cessation. Our on-site Rehabilitation & Sports Injury Clinic also supports recovery from injury.

Our award-winning facility is world class, as is our interdisciplinary team of professionals. Our dedicated and credentialed staff are ready to welcome your patients to Wellness through an initial intake assessment and a plan personalized to their needs. Results of all testing performed at our facility will be forwarded to the primary care provider with patient consent.

Please take a moment to help them get started by submitting the referral form.

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Supporting healthy lifestyle change

Research has clearly shown that the role of physicians and other health care professionals in adopting lifestyle change is crucial. Often the first step in creating change is encouragement or prescription from a trusted healthcare provider. Once a patient recognizes that a lifestyle change is necessary, our team of professionals will provide support and expertise in behaviour change to help them develop the skills, confidence and motivation to succeed. You can help your patient stay commited to making healthy changes by asking about their experience or following up in a subsequent appointment.


A continuum of care for your patients

Following are links to additional information about the specialized programs and services that we can offer to your patients. Please contact us with any questions you may have. If you would like, we would be pleased to provide you with a presentation of our services (at your premises), or offer you a tour of our facility.

Living with Chronic Conditions

Through our relationship with Seven Oaks General Hospital, we offer many evidence-based programs for people recovering from and living with chronic disease and illness. Some of these are fully funded by Manitoba Health and the WRHA, making it easier for your patients to participate.

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Rehabilitation & Sports Injury Clinic

Our rehabilitation professionals help your patients recover faster with massage, physiotherapy, chiropractic, athletic therapy and foot care services.

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Healthy Weight Loss

We can help your patients lose weight and keep it off for good with a combination of diet, physical activity and behaviour management.

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Diabetes Wellness Program

We’ve developed a free, comprehensive program to help patients better manage their diabetes as it progresses over time. Expert support includes diabetes counseling with a Certified Diabetes Educator, an intro to exercise with a Certified Exercise Physiologist, professionally led classes, access to diabetes education resources plus email and mobile support to stay on track. Additional diabetes supports available on site. Patients can set up a free intake appointment with a Diabetes Educator by calling 204-632-3910 or emailing diabeteswellness@wellnessinstitute.ca.

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Smoking Cessation

Our effective three-month program is based on a Mayo Clinic model and led by and experienced social worker and behaviour health coach.

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Inquiries

For inquiries about referring to any programs or services at the Wellness Institute, please contact:

Rhea Vaags-Olafson,
Chronic Disease Program Coordinator,
email: rvaagsolafson@sogh.mb.ca
Tel: 204-632-3908.

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