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Chronic Disease Management

Exercise physiologists play a critical role in Chronic Disease Management by utilising their expertise in physical activity. One of the primary ways exercise physiologists assist in chronic disease management is by conducting thorough assessments to evaluate an individual’s physical capabilities, health status, and specific limitations related to their condition.

These assessments help create personalised exercise plans that consider the individual’s medical history, current health condition, fitness level, and any potential risks or complications associated with the chronic disease.

At Alpha Abilities, our Exercise physiologists design safe, effective exercise programs tailored to each individual’s unique needs. These programs often incorporate aerobic exercises, strength training, flexibility exercises, balance training and hydrotherapy exercises.

What is a Chronic Condition?

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Long-lasting diseases characterise chronic conditions for at least six months or longer. Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases, Anxiety, Depression, Cancer, and other Neurological Conditions are just some of the chronic illnesses that exercise can help with treatment.

Despite some of these conditions not being life-threatening in the short term, they can usually progress gradually, create limitations and disabilities and lower the quality and life expectancy of those affected by any of these conditions.

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), the 8 main chronic conditions affecting Australians are Arthritis, Asthma, Back Pain, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, COPD, Diabetes and Mental Health conditions. The good news is that regular exercise can help with all of them.

How does Exercise Physiology help manage chronic diseases?

Regular exercise can have many benefits for individuals with chronic conditions. It can complement the effect of medications and treatments, improve overall health, and increase the body’s resilience to disease. For example, it can boost bone mineral density, reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, and decrease mortality in chronic diseases. The evidence supports regular moderate physical activity to achieve these benefits.

Our Exercise Physiologists at our Altona Meadows clinic work with you to develop goal-focused, effective plans that prescribe appropriate exercises and physical activity to help improve general health and manage chronic conditions.

How our Exercise Physiologist helps you with Chronic Disease Management

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Our team of experienced Exercise Physiologists is located across Victoria. With over 30 years of experience, we specialise in developing customised exercise programs to help manage and improve chronic conditions. We work closely with clients to create personalised exercise plans for long-term health and well-being.

Suppose you are suffering from long-term pain or have recently injured yourself. In that case, our Exercise Physiologists help rehabilitate your injury so you can return to doing what you love and enjoy.

Our Exercise Physiologists treat and manage various conditions, including commonly preventable and treatable health conditions.

Alpha Abilities Exercise Physiologists can help you with the following:

  • Type II Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Arthritis, Obesity, Chronic Respiratory Diseases, Mental Health
  • Persistent Pain
  • Risk factor management: Hypertension, Physical Activity Levels, Dietary Education, Pre-Diabetic and High Cholesterol
  • Neurological conditions: Parkinson’s, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, PTSD, Anxiety and Depression.
  • Lower back pain, knee pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, etc.
  • Falls Prevention and Balance Improvement
  • Pre- and Post surgery rehabilitative exercises
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Chronic Disease Management

At Alpha Abilities, we incorporate full-body exercises that emphasise coordination between the upper and lower body segments. We strive to enhance your body’s functionality and overall health using these progressive exercise techniques. We aim to help you safely improve your health, performance, and overall function.

We understand the complexity of these diseases and how they can affect our patients’ day-to-day lives. 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 the quality of life

Our tailored exercise programs include various resistance and aerobic exercises to manage your condition effectively. We focus on providing practical, achievable and functional activities for our patients, emphasising evidence-based principles. Contact us to get treated now. Locate us to get detailed information. 

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