ISPP 2015

Career Opportunities in Pharmacy
Welcome to the UW Health Pediatric Fitness Clinic


[ Music ]>>I’m Randy Clark and welcome to the UW Health Pediatric Fitness Clinic. [ Music ]>>Hi. I’m Ellen Houston. One of the nice features of our program is
that we have an actual program called Get Fit. And, it’s really designed for kids
who exercise is not that easy for.>>I’m Dr. Aaron Carrel and
I’m a Pediatric Endocrinologist and I’m the Medical Director of
the Pediatric Fitness Clinic. I think it’s our job to make sure that kids
don’t have a medical problem causing [inaudible] or other problems related to their fitness. The medical evaluation is a
really important part of this, but a lot of the clinic really includes an
exercise assessment, nutrition evaluation, and ongoing work with the kids and families.>>One of the first things we do is evaluate
their fitness using the treadmill test. This gives us an idea of
what they like about exercise and what they don’t like about exercise. And, they can find a way to incorporate a
right amount of exercise in their home program.>>One of the really neat things we do here at the Pediatric Fitness Clinic
is measure body composition. We use a DEXA scan to determine the weight
of the bone, the muscle and the fat. It’s very visual. The kids think it’s really cool and they
leave their appointment feeling good. [ Music ]

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