Mountain Post Wellness Center

Mountain Post Wellness Center

Last week I had a chance to visit the Mountain Post Wellness Center for a class. It’s the first time I’d been there and I was pleasantly surprised to see everything they had to offer. The offerings include a gym, nutrition classes, tobacco cessation class, stress management, and a host of others.  The staff is pretty nice and super helpful with getting the soldiers, families, and retirees the assistance they need.

 During the class I took, one of the physicians spoke of a new system that will soon be in place that will allow better communication between the patient and their health care team as well as more comprehensive care for patients. The Fort Carson website states that, "We provide treatment for health promotion and prevention as well as education, and we partner with patients' primary care managers to ensure clear health goals are advanced between office visits. The providers include nurse practitioners, physician assistants, a nurse and health technicians.” That’s a pretty wide range of people working together to ensure the best possible health for military families.

  There are a few more classes or services I would like to take advantage of at the wellness center. The weight management program will be beneficial as I try to get back in shape after three kids. This program includes everything from healthy cooking to fitness counseling as well as a gait analysis to ensure that my running shoes are the best ones for me.

Another service I am interested in is the Migun relaxation bed that has heated stones and massage heads…that sounds absolutely lovely! I think that may be a perfect way to help ease some of the stress that our lives bring on.  If you live near Fort Carson it may be well worth your effort to check out the Wellness Center; I’m not sure of the offerings on other bases but it very well could pay off to do a little research. Go get well!