Our individually designed exercise programs are evidence based and tailored to help you prevent or manage your health conditions. We understand that chronic health conditions effect everyone differently and we take the time to get to know you before designing a program that will optimise your health and life.
We prescribe exercise to treat a range of chronic health conditions including:
Osteoporosis & Osteopenia
Weight bearing and resistance exercise are pivotal in maintaining bone mineral density. Exercises that target balance and falls prevention are also important to minimise the risk of bone fractures.
Your Accredited Exercise Physiologist will safely progress these exercises, to ensure you get the maximum benefit without overloading and increasing your risk of injury.
Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Strengthening and balancing the musculature around affected joints minimises the load through the joint, which can greatly reduce arthritic pain and improve ease of movement.
Your Accredited Exercise Physiologist will be able to determine which muscles are not supporting the joint adequately and will guide you through the correct exercises to improve this.
Long gone are the days of rest, rest, rest. Exercise has been shown to improve the effectiveness of Chemotherapy, reduce associated fatigue and other side effects including weight gain, then increase your likelihood of remission.
Your Accredited Exercise Physiologist will prescribe exercise to compliment your treatment and has the understanding to safely adapt your program according to changing symptoms. You can find more information on our Cancer Care page.
Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Exercise is the not-so-secret weapon to manage Diabetes because it results in the uptake of glucose without the reliance on insulin. A combination of cardiovascular and resistance exercise will achieve the best results, but it’s not about slogging it out on the treadmill or lifting massive weights.
Your Accredited Exercise Physiologist has the knowledge to monitor and adjust your exercise based on blood glucose levels. This means you can train smarter, not harder, and still get amazing results.
Exercise ticks all the boxes – it improves overall heart function, reduces stress on your heart and minimises your risk of reoccurring cardiac events.
Your Accredited Exercise Physiologist will prescribe the right exercise for your body, working within your individual limits and giving you the confidence to get active again.
Asthma and Respiratory Conditions
Exercise improves respiratory fitness by promoting oxygen delivery to muscles. This results in less oxygen being required for the same daily living or physical activity – which is great news for anyone with Asthma or other respiratory conditions.
Your Accredited Exercise Physiologist has a thorough understanding of the respiratory system and how it reacts to exercise. They know how to work within your limitations, when to rest and when to keep moving, giving you the confidence to exercise safely.
Specialised exercise prescription assists in stroke recovery as it improves coordination, balance, and retrains functional movements such as walking. Exercise also greatly reduces the likelihood of subsequent cardiovascular events.
Your Accredited Exercise Physiologist will gain an understanding of your abilities and limitations, before guiding you through a program to regain functionality and independence.
Exercise for obesity is about more than just burning calories, although physical activity and increasing muscle mass will certainly be of benefit in that regard.
Your Accredited Exercise Physiologist can prescribe exercise to improve body composition, while at the same time preventing/managing comorbidities associated with obesity such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and associated joint pain.
Specialised exercise prescription for Parkinson’s targets coordination, muscular patterning, stabilisation and the multi-tasking of physical and mental skills. This results in reduced stiffness, improved mobility, posture and balance.
Your Accredited Exercise Physiologist understands the physiological effects of Parkinson’s and can therefore prescribe exercise that is safe, beneficial and stimulating.
Regular exercise is important in the management of MS as it improves cardiovascular health, motor control, strength and endurance, as well as managing fatigue and stabilising mood.
Your Accredited Exercise Physiologist understands the physiological effects of MS and is experienced in prescribing exercises that are going to benefit you without exacerbating symptoms.
Did you know that Chronic Health Conditions (6 months or more) may be eligible for referral under Medicare’s Enhanced Primary Care scheme. Type 2 Diabetics may also be eligible for referral to 8 x Type 2 Diabetes Group exercise and education classes.
Contact us today to find out more or book your initial assessment with an Accredited Exercise Physiologist.