Given the countless benefits of appropriate exercise, and the fact that 66.9% of the population aren’t doing enough, as Exercise Physiologists we are incredibly passionate about helping people improve their activity and exercise regimes to enhance their quality of life.
Our team of experienced Exercise Physiologists we utilise a combination of evidence-based exercises, movements and stretches to create self-improvement plans designed to meet the individual needs of our clients.
We often do this in consultation with our team of health professionals, like Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Dietitians, Diabetes Educators and Occupational Therapists.
With this input, we tend to look at the bigger picture of chronic disease or injury, ensuring that we create the most thorough strategies and programs possible.
In 2011/12, 66.9% of Australians aged 15 and over were sedentary or had low levels of exercise.
In total, almost 12 million Australians aged 15 and over had either sedentary or low levels of exercise and 16,178 deaths were contributed to by physical inactivity in 2011/2012 (Australian Bureau of Statistics).
This occurs despite the fact that…
No single intervention has greater promise than exercise to reduce the risk of virtually all chronic diseases simultaneously (Booth et al. Journal of Applied Physiology).
Summary of the health benefits
Health benefits of physical activity and common conditions our Exercise Physiologists treat:
Premature all-cause mortality risk reduced by 50%
Cardiovascular disease risk reduced by up to 50%
Hypertension prevention and management – up to 50% reduction in risk
Stroke risk reduced by up to 30%
Cancer risk (colon, breast) reduced by up to 60%
Type 2 diabetes prevention (risk reduced by 30-50%) and management
Osteoarthritis management – pain control, maintenance of muscle strength, joint structure and function
Osteoporosis risk reduction and hip fracture 38-45% lower in older people
Falls risk in the elderly reduced
Weight management and reduction (when combined with dietary changes)
Mental illness (anxiety, depression and subjective feelings of stress) prevention and management.
In addition to treating (or helping to prevent) the above chronic diseases, we commonly treat conditions like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
The evidence is clear and our experience backs it up, exercise helps almost everything! If any of our points above are relevant to you and you would like to improve, simply give our office a call TODAY on 8707 0830 to make your first appointment.
Group Exercise Programs
Most people know exercise is good for them and understand that there is more to exercise than just walking. However, often the challenge for people is knowing where to start, especially if you have some health issues, an injury or lack the confidence or knowledge to exercise independently.
We currently offer a variety of class times in Frankston, Brighton, Mornington and Hastings. Our service offerings are expanding!
Whilst we work with fit, healthy people, we also help people who have more complex medical conditions or history, where specialist knowledge and experience is required to ensure safe and effective exercise prescription. This is why Doctors, Specialists, Surgeons and other Health Professionals refer to us at Active One. As Exercise Physiologists, we have the education and experience to help you achieve your goals.
We work closely with employers to conduct pre-employment screenings, functional capacity evaluations, ergonomic assessments, manual handling training and return to work plans.
These services complement our Exercise Physiology led Healthy Workforce Programs to enhance employee job satisfaction, health, wellness and productivity.
These services are often performed in combination with Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy input. Together we form a fantastic team of practitioners that tackle the different aspects of Work Health which again leads to the best possible outcomes.
Contact our office to enquire about Exercise Physiology – 8707 0830.