Disease Management

For more information about the disease management programs, contact the Wellness Center at (504) 503-6868. You must have a physician referral to participate.

Fybromyalgia Aquatics Program

This specialty class is designed to improve muscle tone, endurance, and flexibility. Class is done in slow controlled movements along with gentle stretches for the tender points.

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Aquatics Program

This program is designed to address the special needs of individuals who have physical limitations as a result of their disease. This program is conducted in a temperature controlled pool (84 degrees) to help promote flexibility, strength, and endurance, as well as, prevent fatigue.

Joint Wellness Program

The program is available for individuals who have recently completed the physical rehabilitation process following joint replacement surgery. Intended to ensure independence and proper function of the joint. Exercises performed are specific to continually improve strength, balance, stability and flexibility of the replaced joint.

Yoga For Cancer Program

Join Certified “Yoga For Cancer” instructor Elaine Agamy for a 6-week Yoga for Cancer series. This series is for people currently going through cancer treatment or in remission to enjoy the benefits of Yoga.

Class meets once per week at the Wellness Center during which time participants will be able to meet with a Certified “Yoga for Cancer” instructor on Mondays at 1:15 p.m. and/ or Thursdays at 6:45 p.m. at the Wellness Center. On Fridays, a family member or friend can join in for no extra charge for activities such as meditation, reiki, massage and a nutrition class. Friday classes are at 10:30 a.m. and are located in the Yenni Treatment Center at 4200 Houma Blvd at the rear of the hospital.

Sessions begin October 30, and cost to join in is $60 for non-members and includes a full membership to the WC for the six weeks. For Wellness Center Member, cost is included in the price of membership.

As part of our Yoga for Cancer program, community members and current program participants can attend FREE classes. All classes are from 10:30am to 11:30am. The program provides safe and effective exercise training, education, and therapy for the mind, body, and spirit. Cancer patients, survivors, loved ones and caretakers are all welcome.

Program Includes:
  • November 03 Supermarket Shopping
  • November 10 Nutrition During Cancer Treatment
  • November 17 Reflexology
  • December 01 Smartphone Apps to Improve Your Health
  • December 08 Complimentary Therapies

For more info call the Wellness Center at 504-503-6868.

Live Well with Parkinson's 

Participation in this group exercise program addresses the signs and symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease such as shuffled gait, stooped posture, slowness and hesitance with movement, muscle tightness, and respiratory difficulties. The program promotes exercises intended to help with balance and stability, functional strength, postural awareness, flexibility, facial mobility, and cardiovascular endurance. Class is included in a Wellness Center Disease Management membership of $50 per month. Non-member fee is $10 a day.