The Children’s Wellness and Exercise Center (CWEC) is on the 4th floor of Shriners Hospital for Children-Galveston and it is 980 sq. ft., with state-of-the-art exercise equipment for pediatric patients 7 years old and older. There are arm ergometers, treadmills, rowers, elliptical machines and exercise cycles used for cardiopulmonary training/rehabilitation. For strength training/rehabilitation, the CWEC has dumbbells, resistance bands, and weight lifting machines appropriate for ages 7 and above. The patients are trained typically following guidelines of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and training is done by ACSM certified personal trainers.
Lab Specific Information
The Exercise Physiology Laboratory (EPL) is 780 sq. ft. and is located on the 6th floor. It has equipment for the assessments of cardiopulmonary function, muscle function, and dietary analysis, as well as assessment of body composition. These assessments are conducted in pediatric patients with severe burns. These patients are from Shriners Hospitals for Children-Galveston and from the University of Texas Medical Branch-Blocker Burn Unit. The EPL also assesses these measurements in non-burn participants.
The EPL assesses body function and composition for severe burn and non-burn pediatric patients 7 years and older