Regular physical activity has been shown to reduce the risk of the likes of dementia, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, colon cancer, breast cancer, hip fractures, depression and more. It could be the difference between managing your chronic condition, or not.
However, we know that if you have a chronic condition, simply being more physically active is not as easy as it sounds.
You can’t be expected to figure this out for yourself, nor can you rely on a trainer at the local gym.
Which is why we have set up a dedicated exercise as medicine clinic, with an onsite state of the art gym, staffed by a Clinical Exercise Physiologist. All overseen by a Sport and Exercise Physician.
All our programmes are specially designed to work for both you and your condition. Our team of experts will work with you in assessing your condition and then developing an exercise programme to help achieve your goals.
We offer our patients two options:
A dedicated 12-week programme - Our team design an overall plan for you and work closely with you over 12 weeks to help you implement it. This includes:
A one-off consultation - Including assessment, and programme development. The ongoing management is left to you. It is perfect for those wanting to self manage their treatment.
Where necessary, patients can also be referred to our Registered Dietitian who has extensive experience working with patients suffering chronic illness including osteoarthritis and diabetes.
You should expect some improvement whether that is a reduction in pain, or improvement in key health indicators, but we will discuss this with you before commencing your programme.
You can also expect some or all of the following
*Exact costs may vary depending on your insurance. Please check with your provider for your level of cover.
Yes, before seeing us you will need a referral (form available here) from your physio, doctor, nurse or other medical professional.
All you need to do is call 09 521 9846