Chronic Disease Prevention & Management
The health problems associated with obesity are numerous. Obesity is not just a cosmetic problem, itt’s a health hazard. Someone who is 40% overweight is twice as likely to die prematurely as is a normal-weight person. Obesity has been linked to several serious medical conditions, including:
Heart disease and stroke
High blood pressure
Gallbladder disease and gallstones
Breathing problems, such as sleep apnoea (when a person stops breathing for short episodes during sleep) and asthma
Our Health professionals can help you with the management and prevention of most Chronic Diseases, to assist you in becoming a healthier you. Many people suffering from one or more of these conditions have significant barriers to exercise and Physikal Health Services can help to overcome many, if not all, of these barriers to make it possible to live again!
Exercise will improve the effects of insulin on the body – helping to prevent diabetes, and assisting those with diabetes to reduce drug reliance. Weight loss will increase the capacity for exercise. Advice on diet and food selection can also assist. Our staff will progress you through a program of exercise and diet modification to optimize your health.
A unique lifestyle based approach to weight management focusing on diet & exercise habits and breaking down barriers to weight loss. Our expert staff will teach you about your body and how to lose weight. Education is the key to change and we will give you long term strategies and monitoring to ensure that weight is not put back on.
In a recent study, asthmatics showed an average 10% improvement in spirometry (a measure of how well a person can breathe) after a breathing training program prescribed by a physiotherapist with respiratory training. We have physiotherapists who are trained in these areas and can assist in conjunction with your Doctor to manage your Asthma.
Is becoming increasingly prevalent in our sedentary western society. Regular exercise is the single best preventative measure. A proper diet is the second best preventative measure. Our physiotherapists conduct fitness tests to give you an objective indication of how fit you are. We then construct an exercise program to help you reach your fitness goals.