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The UW Health Pediatric Fitness Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin was developed to help children and families facing the challenge of poor fitness and weight gain. It offers comprehensive weight management and activity planning for children who want to improve their fitness.
The clinic is for children 5 to 18-years-old who have concerns regarding their weight, have a family or personal history of high cholesterol or hyper insulinemia, have developed medical problems due to reduced activity and weight gain, or who just want to improve their fitness and conditioning.
We do see patients beyond our typical age range for special circumstances. Questions can be directed to our nurse, (608) 890-8562.
Typical patients are overweight (BMI>85%), obese (BMI>95%), suffer from medical complications such as hyperinsulinemia, hyperlipidemeia, hypertension or are at risk due to family history of cardiovascular disease or diabetes.
What We Offer
We offer a multi-disciplinary team directed by leading researchers in pediatric obesity and staffed by a team of physicians, nurses, exercise physiologists and registered dieticians. We provide a comprehensive, research-based approach to pediatric fitness and develop individualized activity and nutrition action plans to improve the health and fitness of each child seen at the clinic.
Our goal is to support lifestyle changes that include increased activity and improved nutrition using local resources whenever possible. We will keep you informed about the status of your patients and provide regular progress updates throughout our interaction with the child and family.
UW Health Pediatric Fitness Initiative
The Pediatric Fitness Clinic is the clinical component of the UW Health Pediatric Fitness Initiative whose mission is patient care, research, community outreach and education. UW Health is committed to serving as a statewide resource for families, physicians, schools and local communities to promote increased activity and healthy nutrition in children.
Learn more about the research being conducted through the Pediatric Fitness Initiative.