Exercise physiology is a discipline that focuses on the benefits of physical exercise on patients to help them get fitter and healthy, as well as treating medical conditions through exercise. This type of practice is highly beneficial for a wide range of health issues, in particular, it is great for chronic disease management. Many exercise physiologists study the effect that exercise can have on the reduction or reversal of disease progression, making it highly recommendable for patients who do suffer with chronic disease.
Chronic diseases are long lasting conditions that impact people’s bodies and just generally, their quality of life. These diseases can develop at any age, usually progress gradually, and have complex causes. Some examples of chronic disease include:
- Lung and respiratory conditions eg. asthma
- Cardiovascular conditions
- Mental Illness
- Chronic pain
Chronic disease is one of the main causes of death in Australia and world wide. While there are many complex and varying causes of chronic disease, one result is the lack of physical activity. Regular exercise can assist in managing persistent symptoms as well as improving general health. This is why Exercise Physiology is so beneficial for chronic disease management.
At Progressive Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy, we understand the complexity of these diseases and how it can affect day to day life for our patients. This is why we prescribe individual exercise programs that aim to achieve the following results:
- Reduce the symptoms of the condition
- Reduce the severity of the disease
- Achieve more independence
- Improve quality of life
Our tailored exercise programs consist of various resistance and aerobic exercises to ensure your individual condition is managed effectively. We focus on providing practical, achievable and functional exercises for our patients with an emphasis on evidence based principles. Mobile services are also offered so patients can be treated in the comfort of their own home, gym, or workplace.