Exercise can be hugely beneficial in the management of chronic conditions and disabilities. You can improve strength, balance, sleep, the effectiveness of pharmacological interventions, and cognition. Exercise Physiologists’ can assist any individual who may benefit from exercise, including those with physical and mental health conditions.
Connect2Care’s Melbourne-based Exercise Physiologist, Matilda, has been working alongside her client to find a sustainable and enjoyable regime, resulting in improved compliance and better outcomes. The goal was to increase independence, strength, and confidence, and Matilda was able to engage her client in the activity of boxing successfully.
Matilda’s client continues to engage in weekly Exercise Physiology sessions and regularly performs their home exercise program outside of these sessions. The results have been astounding, with her client indicating that daily boxing is an incredibly positive method of managing her negative emotions. They have also demonstrated improvement in their strength and technique. Matilda is now working on incorporating more challenging variations of exercises into the exercise program so that her client can continue to reach and exceed exercise goals, striving to improve their physical and mental health.
Exercise Physiology is a service provided at Connect2Care that involves exercise-based therapy and intervention for various health issues. Exercise Physiologists help to treat and manage chronic conditions, injuries and disabilities through exercise. This is a well-established treatment modality to reduce the risk of disease and improve outcomes for people experiencing chronic disease.
Exercise physiologists prescribe exercise interventions that are specific to each individual. They also provide patient education and can assist with facilitating behaviour change for long-term health benefits.
Exercise physiologists can work with a wide range of health conditions and can also help prevent and manage injuries.
They use multiple forms of exercise treatment, including strength training, aerobic training, balance and hydrotherapy.
“If the benefits of exercise could come from a pill, every doctor would prescribe it” – Matilda, Exercise Physiologist.
There are endless benefits that come from exercise, and our Exercise Physiologist can help you achieve these benefits.
The Allied Health capability framework provided by health.vic is to understand the capabilities of allied health to support the needs of those with disability.
The domain of Individual support and its capabilities are as follows:
1. Understands disability and complex support needs
2. Promotes independence and informed choice
3. Works in partnership with the person to set and achieve goals
4. Thinks flexibly and tailors interventions to the person
5. Communicates effectively
6. Works collaboratively with the person’s supports
7. Operates within the scope of practice
8. Collaborates with interprofessional
9. Navigates the National Disability Insurance Scheme
10. Collaborates across service systems
Quality, Safety and Ethics:
11. Acts ethically and resolves conflicts
12. Promotes safety, quality and inclusion
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