As you move through the recovery process there may be questions that you have along the way. That’s OK. We have included below some of the commonly asked questions that we get. Of course, if there is another question that we can help you with, please talk to your Be Active Health Solutions consultant, call us on 02 4039 8880 or complete our online enquiry form.
Regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases. Adding exercise to your daily routine has also been shown to improve your mental health.
Any condition for which there is evidence that exercise can improve the client’s clinical status.
This may include cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, musculoskeletal, kidney, respiratory / pulmonary conditions, cancers and mental health conditions.
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) employed by Be Active are university qualified allied health professionals. They are able to design and deliver safe and effective exercise interventions for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities. They also monitor and evaluate the progress and outcomes of any exercise intervention.
Generally speaking, the answer is no. At Be Active Health Solutions we always endeavour to treat our clients in spaces where they are can achieve their goals. This may be in their home, at a local park or at one of their offices.
It is common to experience some muscle soreness or discomfort after exercise or physical activity. This is particularly so if the activity is new to your body. If you are ever concerned, it is important to talk to your Be Active AEP about your response to activity.
In most instances, yes. It is important that the exercise program considers your health condition, is undertaken safely and is monitored for effectiveness.
While exercise may not replace medication and /or other interventions, it can assist to counteract the side effects of medication or treatment. For example, exercise can assist to strengthen muscles and maintain conditioning, thus preventing falls. It can also assist to maintain a healthy body weight and blood pressure while recovering from injury or illness.
Increasingly, we are seeing evidence that people who undertake regular exercise or physical activity are less likely to experience symptoms of mental health. Furthermore, there is evidence that exercise is an effective treatment method for people with mental health conditions. Exercise and activity have shown to improve a person’s mood. As little as one work out per week has known to offer benefit to the individual.
Your Be Active AEP will conduct regular testing and advise you of the results. You also have access to our exercise software which allows you to track your own results.
We recommend you wear loose comfortable clothing. Please also bring along gym shoes if you are attending a gym session.
We have both male and female Exercise Physiotherapists across most of our locations. Please let our friendly customer service team know if you have a preference.
Although not compulsory, if you have any of the following we recommend you bring them along to your first appointment:
• Doctor letters
• Imaging reports from CT Scans, MRI’s, X-rays or ultrasounds
Be Active is part of the MedHealth Group of companies. For more information on MedHealth and its subsidiaries, please visit www.medhealth.com.au