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Fairview Hospital Wellness Center Resuming Virtual Education Online

In order to protect our patients and caregivers, Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital Wellness Center will not hold any site-based exercise or educational classes at our facility until further notice.

We are pleased to offer a limited offering of virtual educational classes that you can join through your computer, tablet or smart phone.

How do I sign up for virtual education programs?

Simply check our calendar of events and register for the class that interests you. You will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to join the educational class.

Please continue to check our website and calendar of events for current information on our class offerings.

The Wellness Center is also home to:

Location

Fairview Hospital Wellness Center
3035 Wooster Road
Rocky River, OH 44116
440.356.0670, option 4

Events Calendar

Expectant Mothers, Infants & Kids

Expectant Mothers, Infants & Kids

Virtual Educational Programs for Expectant Mothers (be sure to also check our educational programs)


The Fourth Trimester for Women – Practical Tips from a Physical Therapist

Date/Time: Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 5 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 12 at Noon or Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 5 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Where: Virtual - on your computer

Dealing with the unexpected things that happen to your body in the months after childbirth is worth talking about. If you are experiencing incontinence, back pain or feelings of instability in your core, we invite you to join us for an informative talk with a Cleveland Clinic Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist who will discuss the best steps to recover after giving birth.

Additional topics that will be discussed include

  • Returning to an exercise regimen
  • Addressing incontinence issues and pelvic floor muscle function
  • C-section and perineal scar management
  • Evaluating core muscle health

We will be using Microsoft Teams to present this program. Once registered, further correspondence will be sent with details on how to join the virtual program.

Advance registration is required. Register online.


Preparing Your Body for Pregnancy and Birth

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 13 at 7:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 14 at Noon or Wednesday, Nov.9 at 5 p.m.
Cost: Free
Where: Virtual - on your computer

Maximizing maternal health during pregnancy is very important and resources are available! If you are experiencing pregnancy related pain or have questions about exercise and ways to maximize self-care strategies and knowledge during pregnancy we invite you to join Cleveland Clinic Pelvic Health Physical Therapist for an informative virtual session to discuss how to optimize maternal health during pregnancy. Additional topics that will be discussed include:

  • Exercise guidelines
  • Body mechanics
  • Pelvic Floor health
  • Birthing positions and 'how to push'

Advance registration is required. Register online.


Virtual Educational Programs about Infants & Kids

Is This Typical? Educational Evenings: Your Child’s Development

Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
2022 Dates: Held the first Wednesday of each month:
July 6: 1 and 2 year olds; August 3: 3, 4 and 5 year olds; September 7: 0 to 6 months; October 5: 7 to 12 months; November 2: 1 and 2 year olds; December 7: 3, 4 and 5 year olds
Cost:
Free
Where:
Virtual - on your computer

Is This Typical? is a monthly opportunity where pediatric Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapist, and Speech Therapists come together to educate you on what to expect from your child at specific developmental age ranges. Educational information will be provided for children ages 1 month old to 5 years old, with each month covering a different age range. You will learn about typical gross and fine motor development, speech and language milestones, atypical behaviors for all ages, and ways to facilitate developmental skills at home. This class is for parents, caregivers, relatives, and anyone wanting to learn more about development in children. Advance registration is required. Register online.


Is This Typical? Feeding Development: Birth thru Preschool

2022 Date: September 14
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Where: Virtual - on your computer

Is This Typical: Feeding Development is specifically designed to educate parents on typical feeding development, breastfeeding/bottle feeding and transition to solids. An Occupational Therapist from Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation will also discuss when you should seek additional help with feeding and allow time for specific questions regarding your child. This program is for parents, caregivers, relatives, students and anyone wanting to learn more about feeding development in children.

Advance registration is required. Register online.

Educational Classes

Educational Classes

We will continue to add new virtual educational classes, so please check back often.

If you have any questions or a suggestion for a class, call us at 440.356.0670, option 4 or send an email to [email protected].


Bump, Set, Hit, Spike! 

Setting the Season for Success
Decreasing a Spike in Injury Rates this Volleyball Season

Date: Tuesday, June 21
Time: 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Teamwork makes the dreamwork, right?

Before the new season starts, join Kristen Ogonek, PT, DPT, AT, from Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy to learn about current research on strength and shoulder mechanics for volleyball athletes, the importance of abdominal strength, jumping mechanics and education on return to play after a volleyball injury.

Advance registration required. The program is virtual and will be presented using Microsoft Teams.


Heart Health and Hormonal Changes with Menopause

Date: Friday, July 15
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

When a woman reaches the age of natural menopause, typically around age 50, her risk for heart disease increases. In addition, women who have undergone early or surgical menopause, the risk also increases. Join Cleveland Clinic cardiologist, Surovi Hazarika, MD, PhD to learn more about how menopause affects a woman’s heart health and what you can do to ensure you’re taking the best precautions to keep your heart healthy and strong.

There will be time to ask Dr. Hazarika questions at the end of the presentation. Advance registration required. The program is virtual and will be presented using Microsoft Teams.


High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer

Date:
Wednesday, July 27
Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

High blood pressure is a serious medical issue and when left untreated can lead to heart failure, a debilitating stroke or fatal heart attack. 

Join Cleveland Clinic Cardiologist, Gautam Shah, MD, for a virtual program to learn:

  • The causes and risks of high blood pressure
  • The different medications used to treat high blood pressure, including how they work, when to take them, and possible side effects
  • Dr. Shah's recommendations on lifestyle changes to help reduce blood pressure 

There will be time to ask Dr. Shah questions at the end of the presentation. Advance registration required. The program is virtual and will be presented using Microsoft Teams.


The Low Down on Hyperlipidemia (High Cholesterol) 

Date: Tuesday, August 2 
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Have you been diagnosed with high cholesterol? Was that surprising? Most people don’t have symptoms.

High cholesterol can be very serious when left untreated. The cholesterol turns into plaque, which accumulates in your blood vessels and may cause a heart attack or stroke.

The good news is that you have the power to reduce your risks! Join Cleveland Clinic Certified Nurse Practitioner, Audrey Godoy, for a virtual presentation to learn how to best manage your cholesterol.

There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation. Advance registration required. The program is virtual and will be presented using Microsoft Teams.


Managing Arthritis

Date: Thursday, August 18
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

According to the CDC, 1 in 4 US adults (23.7%) or about 58.5 million people have been diagnosed by a doctor with arthritis. This type of chronic pain can affect your everyday life. Understanding the causes and many treatments available to manage your arthritis is helpful.

Join Ambreesh Chawla, MD, a Cleveland Clinic Rheumatologist, as he shares information about the many forms of arthritis and the available treatments options to lessen your pain and get back to living your life. 

There will be time to ask Dr. Chawla questions at the end of the presentation. Advance registration required. The program is virtual and will be presented using Microsoft Teams.


Cognitive Changes as We Age

Date: Tuesday, August 23
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Changes in memory, problem solving/reasoning, word-finding, and attention are normal parts of aging.  Join Cleveland Clinic Speech Therapists, Emily Bales, MA, CCC-SLP and Kirsten Wagner, MS, CCC-SLP, for a virtual program to learn about cognition, cognitive exercises, strategies, and when to be concerned.

There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation. Advance registration required. The program is virtual and will be presented using Microsoft Teams.

Orthopaedic Educational Classes

Orthopaedic Educational Classes

Virtual Programs currently being offered:

Moving Smarter with Osteoarthritis Virtual Program

Have you been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee?

Moving Smarter with Osteoarthritis is an educational program designed for patients referred to Physical Therapy with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee to learn more about arthritis and what you can do to stay healthy! Physical Therapists from Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation & Sports Therapy will share information on the following topics:

  • Overview and introduction of osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Common symptoms and risk factors
  • Myths and facts about OA
  • What activities are safe with OA?
  • Treatments options available

Advance registration is required. Please check the calendar for dates and times.


Moving Smarter with Osteoarthritis Nutrition Virtual Program

Moving Smarter with Osteoarthritis Nutrition is a FREE educational program designed for anyone diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee who wants to learn more about how to follow an anti-inflammatory eating pattern to improve symptoms, including weight loss.

Registered Dietitian from Cleveland Clinic Center for Human Nutrition will share information on the following topics:

  • Overview of an anti-inflammatory diet
  • How will it help symptoms?
  • Tips to support weight loss
  • Discuss increasing nutrient dense foods into your eating pattern
  • Discuss limiting pro-inflammatory foods
  • Review beverages, herbs, and spices to choose 

Anti-inflammatory diet is associated with reduced risk of:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Cancer

Advance registration is required. Please check the calendar for dates and times.


Total Joint Pre-Operative Education Class

For more information on our Total Joint class, please call 216.476.7000, ext. 29005.

Support Groups

Support Groups

No in-person support groups are being offered at this time. Please check back soon for more information.

Alzheimer's Support Group
Call 1.800.272.3900 for more information.

Breastfeeding Support Group
Not meeting until further notice. Call 440.356.0347 for more information.

Full Circle NICU Parent Support Group
For more information, visit Project Preemie.  

New Beginnings: Cleveland Clinic Bereavement Drop-In Support Group
Call 800.335.1455 ext. 84672 for more information.

Parkinson's Support Group
Not meeting until further notice. Call 440.356.0670, option 4 for more information.

Postpartum Depression Support Group (POEM for Moms)

Call 216.282.4569 for more information.

Stroke (Re-Set) Support Group
Call 216.505.0558 for more information.