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McCarter Health Center Inc.

Primary Location
4315 Emerson Avenue
Parkersburg, WV 26104
Phone: 304-428-8300
Fax: 304-428-5087

Office Hours

Day
Monday8am6pm
Tuesday8am6pm
Wednesday8am6pm
Thursday9am6pm
Friday9am12pm
Saturday11:00 amonly
Sunday
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The Senior Fitness Test (SFT) includes 6 specialty tests that examine senior physical fitness.  The tests include the arm curl, chair stand test, chair sit and reach test, back scratch test, the 8-foot up-and-go test, and the 6 minute walk or 2 minute step test.  The SFT is a reliable and valid way to determine upper and lower body aerobic endurance.  These qualities are necessary for executing a variety of common tasks such as lifting, walking distances, climbing stairs, and carrying objects.

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                               Arm Curl                                                              Chair Stand Test

Upon completion of the The Senior Fitness Test individual scores are compared to national values.  Both normative and criterion-referenced standards were developed for SFT based on a national study involving over 7,000 independent living older adults, ages 60 to 94, from 267 different test sites throughout the United States.  (1) These results can be used to design more effective strength and conditioning strategies within the physical therapy setting.

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  Chair Sit and Rech Test                     Back Scratch Test                  8 Foot Up-and-Go Test

Senior Fitness Test Results and Recommendations: Upon completion, physician will recieve a Senior Fitness Score Card that provides outcomes and comments regarding individual test results.  Individualized test results will be used to formulate programs to focus on the following:

  • Balance and Agility
  • Strengthening
  • Flexibility/Stretching
  • Aerobic Conditioning

 

 

Two Minute Step Test

 

1 Rikli, Jones CJ. Functional fitness normative scores for community-residing older adults, ages 60-94. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. 1999;7:160-179

Testimonials

These people are wonderful and they are there for you in time of need. Darrin Marsh has enabled me to have a better life without so much pain that I have every day.

Barbara J. Deem -
Parkersburg, WV


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We strive to provide specialized and individualized care for every patient we treat.  There are no "cookie-cutter" treatment protocols at McCarter Health Center.  Each patient is examined and given a treatment protocol that is specific to that patients therapeutic needs and goals. 

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Services offered at McCarter Health Center include: Chiropractic, Therapeutic Massage Therapy, Hormone Testing, D.O.T. Driver Physical Examination, Workplace Wellness Consulting, Workplace Ergonomics Integration, Student Athlete School Physicals ... There are many options offered at McCarter Health Center that gives the patients a variety of methods of obtaining their treatment goals. 

Any questions can be addressed by contacting our office at your convenience @ 304-428-8300.

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McCarter Health Center Inc.
4315 Emerson Avenue
Parkersburg, WV 26104
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  • Phone: 304-428-8300
  • Fax: 304-428-5087
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Office Hours

Day
Monday8am6pm
Tuesday8am6pm
Wednesday8am6pm
Thursday9am6pm
Friday9am12pm
Saturday11:00 amonly
Sunday
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