Why North Greenville Fitness?

 

  • North Greenville Fitness is the premier health enhancement, health-screening clinic in the United States. North Greenville Fitness has been in the business of providing physical examinations and exercise programs for public safety departments since 1979.

 

  • To date, North Greenville Fitness tests approximately 12,000 public safety personnel per year for approximately 450 departments.

  • North Greenville Fitness provides these services in ten states of the United States.

 

Credentials

  • North Greenville Fitness is made up of three teams of five exercise physiologists per team.

       ***NOTE:  All team members are              four-year college graduates in                exercise science or above;                        Bachelors or Masters Degree                  prepared in exercise science.

  • Each team member is Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified.

  • Each team is headed by a Vice-President and a Lead Physiologist.

  • Each team performs approximately 4,000 tests per year.

  • Each team also has its own certified phlebotomist who draws approximately 4,000 participants per year.

  • North Greenville Fitness’ program is reviewed by OSHA Compliance annually. This includes not only the program but also the Physician’s Certificate to meet all of OSHA’s regulations under 1910.156; 1910.120 and 1910.134. North Greenville Fitness has the ability to meet and exceed recommendations by NFPA 1582.(The NFPA is only a recommendation and does not take on compliance authority.)

 

Physicians

 

  • The physicians that North Greenville Fitness utilize to monitor all testing sessions are state licensed and residency trained.

  • The president of North Greenville Fitness is a multi-state licensed Registered Nurse with over 27 years’ experience in testing and health enhancement programming, directly related to public safety.

 

The Program

 

  • The basic program has been designed to meet all of the OSHA regulations as well as to provide a  health screening/physical examination that far exceeds the normal physician’s physical examination from the SMAC-25 blood panel to the twelve lead EKG graded exercise test.

 

       ***NOTE: The number one killer in          public safety is coronary artery              disease.

 

  • All examinations are conducted at your location, on shift, eliminating the need for overtime. All examinations are conducted during a 4-5 hour period during the morning hours or the afternoon. This allows you further training time during the day. North Greenville Fitness is designed to be flexible to meet the needs of all of our customers.

  • If you have volunteers, North Greenville Fitness will schedule testing for the late afternoon hours to meet your needs.  We can also plan your testing around your training nights to accommodate your volunteers.  We are designed to be flexible to provide you with the very best service possible.

     

About Us

 

North Greenville Fitness actually came into existence because of the Fire Service.  In 1980, O.S.H.A. established that as of September 15, 1980, all fire departments in the United States must have a Health Screening and Fitness Program.  This regulation is 1920.156, subpart L, Appendix A, which states, "employers shall assure that employees who are expected to do interior structural firefighting are physically capable of perfoming those duties which may be assigned to them during emergencies."  The regulation also states, "the employer shall not permit employees with known heart disease, epilepsy, or emphysema to participate in fire brigade emergency activities unless a physician's certificate is provided."  Thus, North Greenville Fitness was established with its related services and has also been proven to work well in markets other than the fire service.

 

The North Greenville Fitness Difference

 

 

  • North Greenville Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinic provides services within accordance to OSHA regulations and NFPA 1582 recommendations. With respect to NFPA recommendations, our competitors cater to the fitness evaluation section only. If they truly follow every recommendation, then any firefighter or personnel of the department would be disqualified for tobacco use in any form. However, they do not disclose this information when they market their protocols. North Greenville Fitness takes into consideration the feasibility of the NFPA 1582 recommendations, but primarily focuses on the OSHA regulations, seeing as OSHA regulations are required and NFPA 1582 are recommended guidelines, not mandatory.

 

  • With that said, North Greenville Fitness meets OSHA 1910.156 for Fire Brigade Standard, 1910.134 for Respirator Standard, and 1910.130 for Blood Borne Pathogens regulations.

 

  • Furthermore, North Greenville Fitness goes above and beyond the minimum requirement for blood work; a full executive blood panel that includes the following chemistries: glucose, kidney enzymes, electrolytes, calcium and phosphorus, proteins, liver enzymes, iron, and LDH; Lipids: total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, VLDL, LDL, estimated Coronary Heart Disease Risk based on cholesterol ratios; Thyroid: TSH, T4, T3, and Free thyroxine index; Complete Blood Count: WBC, RBC, hemoglobin and hematocrit, MCV, MCH, MCHC, platelets, and white blood cell subcomponent analyses; and additional services not limited to PSA (prostatic specific antigen screening), CA-125 (ovarian cancer screening), Hepatitis A,B, and C, as well as a host of other analyses.

 

  • While other companies boast the superiority of the treadmill to the cycle ergometer, this is beyond the point when screening for heart disease. The mode in which a screening company uses to elevate the heart rate does not matter. The purpose is to stress the heart, for example, elevate to levels close to 80-85% of the heart rate maximum, in order to screen for electrical abnormalities and blockages. There are pros and cons associated with treadmill testing as well as cycle ergometry; however, it is not the purpose to analyze or fixate on aerobic capacity at the performance level for these health screenings. The focus is the electrocardiogram and any abnormalities that occur while the heart is under the stress of exercise or physical work.

 

  • North Greenville Fitness provides hearing exams at the basic level as well as an in depth audiology hearing booth screening upon request.

 

  • Every firefighter or individual that tests with North Greenville Fitness has the opportunity to sit down, one-on-one, with a physician and discuss their testing results.

 

  • Every firefighter or individual that tests with North Greenville Fitness receives an exercise prescription based on their estimated aerobic capacity, type of exercise they are interested in, and their current risk level.

 

  • North Greenville Fitness has physicians on retainer who are knowledgeable of NFPA 1582 and OSHA regulations, to field any questions from any individual that utilizes our services.

 

  • North Greenville Fitness offers assessments of muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility at no extra charge, should the consumer request or require these measurements.

 

  • North Greenville Fitness goes beyond the basic requirement for cardiovascular screening by providing a 12-Lead Electrocardiogram sub-maximal stress test, as well as a total cholesterol and triglyceride analysis. C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is offered as an optional service with the blood work. This exceeds the recommendations by the NFPA as well as OSHA regulations.

North Greenville Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinic, Inc.

907 N. Main St, PO Box 606

Travelers Rest, SC 29690

For Life-Threatening Emergencies Call 911
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