Exercise for Chronic Disease Sufferers
It’s no doubt that chronic diseases are on the rise in Australia and unfortunately, this will only continue to grow over the next few decades.
At Progressive Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy, we know just how complex some of these diseases can be and the impacts they can have on one’s everyday life.
Exercise is now being recognised as one of the most beneficial treatment strategies for those living with a chronic condition such as:
– Diabetes (type 1 and 2)
– Chronic pain
– Cardiac disease
– Weight management
– Cardiac Diseases
– Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
– Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
– Fibromyalgia & many more
Through a customised and individually prescribed exercise program, our team look to achieve the following outcomes for patients living with a chronic condition:
– Reducing the symptoms of the condition
– Reducing the severity of the disease
– Achieve more independence
– Improve quality of life
These tailored exercise programs are comprised of various types of exercise such as resistance and aerobic to ensure your specific condition is managed effectively. We focus on practical and achievable exercises for our exercise physiology patients.
If you’ve been suffering with a chronic condition for more than 6 months, you may be eligible for a chronic disease management plan from your GP. Many GP’s ensure services such as physiotherapy or exercise physiology is incorporated into the plan. Did you know that physiotherapists are your GP’s most recommended health professional?
If you, a family member or a friend have a chronic condition or are in the process of attaining a chronic disease management plan, we would be more than happy to answer any questions or queries you may have in regards to our exercise physiology services. Feel free to contact the clinic today for more information by calling (02) 4721 7798 or by emailing [email protected]