- A Ten Minute Guide to a Healthier Neck
- These exercises are effective, easy to do and focus on important muscular structures. Using this program every day, even when your neck muscles feel good, will help keep your neck healthy and strong. Make sure to get regular physical activity to complement this program.
Health Education & Wellness Resources
We are dedicated to providing comprehensive, excellent health care for the whole person: body, mind and spirit. Understanding how your body works and learning to “listen” to your body can decrease pain and help you stay active. The Living Well courses are designed to assist you in this process.
Please note: The health information provided on this website is designed to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the guidance of your physician or other qualified health care professional before starting a new treatment or to answer questions regarding a medical condition.
These exercises have been selected because they are effective, easy to do and focus on important muscular structures. As you perform these exercises, you will feel some stretching, but it should not be painful. If you are experiencing pain, check with your physician or physical therapist before continuing to do these exercises.
- A Ten Minute Guide to Stronger Bones: Exercises For People With Osteoporosis
- These exercises have been selected because they are effective, easy to do and focus on important muscular structures and postural alignment. When you have osteoporosis, there are two important guidelines to follow as you perform any exercises:
- Avoid exercises that bend (flex) or twist your spine. Example: No sit-ups!
- Every exercise should be performed with good postural alignment: Picture a string attached to the crown of your head pulling you up tall-head over shoulders, shoulders over hips, chest up, spine long.
- A Ten Minute Guide to Stronger Knees
- These exercises will teach you the basics of good body biomechanics for your knees. The exercises are effective, easy to do and focus on important muscular structures. This exercise routine will take about 10minutes to complete. A brief walk is a good warm up. Use this program every day, even when your knees feel good. Regular physical activity is recommended to compliment this knee care program.
- A Ten Minute Guide to Avoiding Overuse Injuries
- Overuse injuries are preventable. Taking mini-breaks at work, exercising and stretching, and cross training your sports will all help. It is important to maintain good overall strength, endurance, and flexibility. Using proper technique whether typing, running, or playing tennis helps you master your form and reduce your injury risk. This exercise routine will take about 10 minutes to complete. A brief walk or aerobic activity is a good warm up.
- A Ten Minute Guide to Shoulder Strengthening
- There are hundreds of different exercises that can be used to strengthen and improve the flexibility of the shoulders. These exercises are effective, easy to do and focus on important muscular structures. This exercise routine will take about 10 minutes to complete. A brief walk is a good warm up.
Classes and Events
Living Well Classes
- March 14, 2019 - Weight Training for Optimal Health
- April 25, 2019 - Foot Pain
- May 9, 2019 - Osteoarthritis
Free to attend!
All classes are held from 6:30 PM – 8 PM in the O’Connor Hospital Medical Office Building (MOB) Auditorium located at 2101 Forest Ave., San Jose, CA 95128.
Joint Replacement Preoperative Classes
We offer preoperative educational classes on total knee, total hip, total shoulder replacement and spine surgery. These classes allow you to meet the rehabilitation team, become familiar with current surgical procedures and technologies, and provide you with empowering information to lead you to a speedy recovery.
Health Services, Screenings and Resources
FREE weekly blood pressure screenings, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM Cardiac Rehabilitation Department (first floor). Drop-ins welcome.
O’Connor Hospital Health Science Online Library: Visit the MedlinePlus selection for access to a public portal offering a myriad of health-related information.
O’Connor Hospital Cancer Care Library and Resource Center: Located on the 5th floor. Materials in English and Spanish.
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Consultation Services/Lifestyle Management
O’Connor Hospital Center for Sports Medicine
Fitness assessments, personal training, performance enhancement training, Pilates instruction, and free BMI /body fat analysis. (408) 947-2522.
For more information on classes at O’Connor Hospital, call (800) 220-0182.
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- 2-1-1. Get Connected. Get Answers: provides free and confidential information and referrals.
- CalQuality Care– Long Term Care Options
- Californians for Patient Care: dedicated to promoting access to safe, quality and appropriate healthcare for all Californians.
- MEDLINEPlus® Go Local
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- California Department of Public Health
- Santa Clara County Department of Public Health
To speak with an advisor, please call (800) 220-0182.
Advisors are available from 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.
If you are calling after hours or on the weekend, please leave a message and an advisor will return your call on the next business day.
Childbirth Preparation Class (Weekday or Weekend)
This three-part weekday or weekend series is designed to provide the woman and her support person with information on pregnancy changes, as well as signs, symptoms and stages of labor. Lamaze breathing and relaxation techniques are included. Classes meet on three Tuesday evenings or one Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday Childbirth Preparation (One-Day Express Class)
This eight-hour class is designed for the woman and her support person who want to receive the childbirth information in one day. The class content is the same as the three-week series (see above). A $10 meal voucher is included.
This three-hour prenatal class provides the essential information couples need to get off to a successful start with breastfeeding. Topics include strategies for dealing with common issues that new moms face.
Infant Care Class
This class is designed for expectant parents and other caregivers. Basic infant care is discussed as well as SIDS precautions. Weeknight and Saturday classes offered.
New Mom’s Support Group
This drop-in support group provides hands-on help and answers questions about newborn care and breastfeeding. Group is open to all new moms. The group meets every Monday, except public holidays from 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Family Center Tours
Tours of the Maternity Unit are given once each week during the evening and one weekday afternoon a month. Reservations required. Call (408) 947-2699.
For specific dates, times and meeting room locations, please call (800) 220-0182, Monday – Friday between 7 AM and 4 PM.
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Learning Circles
Learning circles are monthly workshops for caregivers that offer useful techniques and information that can be used in various situations. Topics covered include managing difficult behaviors, legal and financial issues, medication management, caregiver self-care. Group meets the second Saturday of the month in the Medical Staff Conference Room from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Heather Gray, Alzheimer’s Association, at (800) 272-3900.
Diabetes Support Group
Meets the first Saturday of the month (except January and July) from 10 to 11:30 PM in the De Paul Conference Room. Topics vary each month. For more information contact Connie Krashoc, MS, RD, CDE at (408) 947-2960.
ICD Support group
Education and support for patients who have an Implanted Cardioverter Defibrillator device. Meets the third Wednesday of the odd month from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Rosalie Rendu Room (Cafeteria). Contact Sonia Blazensky, RN at firstname.lastname@example.org or (408) 947-2994.
Silicon Valley Ostomy Support group
If you have had, or are preparing for ostomy surgery, join us to learn more. Those who support ostomates are encouraged to attend. Meets the second Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Rosalie Rendu Room (Cafeteria). For more information, visit www.svosg.org.
South Bay Neuropathy Support Group
Stroke Support Group
Our Stroke Support Group is facilitated by staff therapists at O’Connor Hospital, and meets the second Wednesday of every month from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Rosalie Rendu Room (Cafeteria). This group is open to stroke survivors and caregivers. For more information, call Laleh Ebadat at (408) 947-2522.