Who and What are Exercise Physiologists:

The Exercise Physiologists at Your Health Hub are University trained Allied Health Professionals that specialise in exercise intervention to manage chronic diseases, injuries and disabilities. All interventions are based from scientific research and conducted in a professional manner.

Their areas of specialisation include but are not limited to diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular and pulmonary disease, musculoskeletal injuries, older adults/falls and balance prevention, cancer recovery, mental health and chronic pain.

 

Through Exercise Physiology Assessment and Intervention, we can improve the following:

  • Independence
  • Cardiac and respiratory function
  • Muscle parameters
    • Muscle mass
    • Muscle strength, muscle power and muscle endurance
    • Mitochondrial and capillary density
  • Functional mobility
  • Reduce body fat
  • Reduce symptoms of disease, depression and anxiety
  • Improves sleeping patterns
  • Improve balance, postural stability and flexibility
  • Improve social interaction
  • Increase quality of life

 

Who is it Targeted at?

Anyone with a chronic health issue, for example, diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular and pulmonary disease, musculoskeletal injuries, older adults/falls and balance prevention, cancer recovery, mental health and chronic pain.

 

What we do with these clients:

1st visit:

  • History of client’s medical background and barriers
  • Goal setting
  • Assessments (body composition tests, vitals, posture, joint range of motions, balance and strength tests)
  • Home-based exercises to begin achieving goals and improving independence and/or gym based program depending on clients needs/goals
  • Report to treating doctor

Follow up visits:

  • Prescribe updated exercise program
  • Ensure client is ok with all exercises and completing with good technique
  • Change program as necessary

 

Example of how Exercise Physiologists can help you

Independence and the Ageing Process of the Older Adult:

The ageing process involves the loss of muscle strength and muscle mass. Muscle weakness is consistently reported as an independent risk factor for high mortality in older adults. Muscle strength is also a critical component in maintaining physical function, mobility and vitality in old age.

At least one-third of people aged 65 and older fall at least once annually. Falls account for more than half of the injury-related hospitalizations for older people. A fall can be detrimental to an individuals health as shown in the below figure.

falls in older adult cycle

Figure 1. Falls in the older adult and the never-ending functional decline cycle

Rebates possibly available:

Medicare: Enhanced Primary Care Plan (up to 5 visits per year): $52.95 per visit

DVA: Gold and card clients: $63.30 per visit

For more information or to book an assessment with an Exercise Physiologist at Your Health Hub call 6122 0150.

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