The Wellness Department at CRNA Community Medical Center works with programs across the Ahtna Region to help our clients develop good habits that lead to a healthy lifestyle. Diabetes prevention and management, nutrition, tobacco cessation, fitness, chiropractic care, physical therapies, massage and exercise therapy are just a few of the services we provide. All wellness services are open to Alaska Native and American Indian people, while some are open to the entire community.


  • Tobacco cessation
  • Diabetes self-management education
  • Activity area (gym) – fitness classes and personal training
  • Health promotions – resources, demonstrations, workshops and harvesting
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Massage

There are many benefits to physical therapy, and our staff works with a wide range of customers on their paths toward recovery. We use hands-on treatments and gentle exercises to help relieve pain, increase range of motion, and improve strength and endurance. Physical therapy is available to Alaska Native and American Indian people. Referrals from Primary Care are required to access these therapies for the following:

  • Neck and lower back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Knee, ankle and foot problems
  • Shoulder, elbow and wrist problems
  • Problems with balance or mobility
  • Pre- and post-surgery
  • Common sprains and muscle strains
  • Work-related injuries, including repetitive motion injuries and slipping and falling accidents
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Motor vehicle collision injuries
  • (General aches and pain)
  • (Rehabilitation)