Exercise Physiology is a great way to get back into the full swing of life through proven techniques and methods.
In our initial assessment, upon meeting the patient for the first time a thorough and detailed health assessment is completed. In this, we take all necessary anthropometric measurements as well as the essential fitness assessments based on their musculoskeletal health and movement. During this time, we create a good rapport with our patients to ensure they feel comfortable and allow us to help them through health journey.
COMMON ASSESSMENT TOOLS INCLUDE
- Height · Blood glucose levels
- Weight · Blood pressure
- BMI · Resting heart rate
- Waist : Hip · Girths
- Range of motion · Strength tests
- Balance tests · Mobility assessment
- Postural assessment · Gait analysis
With our follow up consults we aim to best educate the patient about their condition. We demonstrate exercises best suited to each individual patient using band resistance, weight bearing, cardiovascular and day to day functional movements. A take home program is than created by the exercise physiologist and given to the patient to follow.
If it any stage of the treatment the practitioner feels like the patient may benefit from remedial massage therapy for myofascial pain, our remedial therapist on hand can offer a free 15 minute remedial massage and prescribe the patient with massage techniques to do at home to minimise all pains. We have both male and female remedial massage therapists for the convenience of the patient’s preference.
To finalise the visit, the Exercise Physiologist stresses on the importance of conducting these exercises and techniques at home in order to maximise our optimal health and lower the risk the levels of diabetes in their system and developing further chronic diseases.
DID YOU KNOW?
Exercise will see significant improvements without the awful side effects of medication.
Improved glucose tolerance, decreased HbA1c, increased insulin sensitivity and de-creased insulin requirements.
Improvement in Cardiovascular disease risk factors such as; lipid profiles, Blood pressure, body weight, functional capacity, as well as improved wellbeing.
Exercise has the potential to prevent T2DM in those with pre-diabetes.
For most patients we have recurring group sessions weekly. The patients are given access to progressive learning of different exercises as well as take home programs which are regularly checked and updated to achieve the best progression in health.