Decades of scientific evidence overwhelmingly supports that regular physical activity significantly reduces risks for developing obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnoea, cancers, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and psychological disorders – which in many cases are directly or indirectly related to being overweight or obese.
Fact is 50% of adults and up to 25% of children in Australia are considered overweight or obese. Subsequently there are dire individual and social costs, not to mention an enormous national economic strain of ~$58 billion per annum (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2007-2008).
Melbourne Sports & Allied Health Clinic provides assessment opportunities and guidelines for those suffering from chronic ill health, or for those at risk of developing chronic conditions. Our assessment and intervention programs are specifically designed case-by-case. Our primary objective is to provide goal oriented tasks that encourage and support sustainable lifestyle and behavioral modifications – with the aim of improving your quality of life.
- Functional capacity assessments
- Body composition
- Metabolism assessments
- Exercise rehabilitation
- Lifestyle counseling
- Nutritional programs
In the first instance, if you have any undiagnosed health conditions, don’t hesitate, please make an appointment with your local family doctor. Once your condition/s has been diagnosed, you may require ongoing treatment. If you have a chronic condition, you will be entitled to receive a Medicare rebate for exercise physiology ancillary services under the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) scheme.
Department of veteran affairs
Selected private health insurance