Mullumbimby Comprehensive Health Centre now has exercise physiology in its allied health offerings at the centre. Exercise Physiologists are university trained professionals specialising in chronic disease management who can help with physical rehab, tailored exercise programs and behavioural coaching among other support.
Recognised by Medicare, Department of Veterans Affairs and other health funds, they prescribe exercise to help people with injuries, persisting pain, chronic disease, depression and weight management.
The centre is now offering a range of exercise programs to service our patients and the community in our newly furnished gym area, which is used for group and individual training.
We proudly offer a range of programs that help to subsidise the cost of the sessions, making group training and assessments affordable. We are excited to support preventative health in our community, keeping people healthy and active, as well as improving social networking and activities amongst the community.
Our Exercise Physiology Programs include the following;
- The Exercise as Medicine Program – this program aims to improve the physical health of patients over 50 with:
- Painful Osteoarthritis of hip or knee
- Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease (on stable medications)
- Chronic Heart Failure (on stable medications)
If you have one of these conditions you can book in for a free assessment with our exercise physiologists and then receive ongoing exercise support through the program
- Group Exercise Classes – These focus on general strength, cardiovascular health, falls prevention and balance and anyone can attend these classes but to join you first need to undergo a pre-exercise screen with our exercise physiologists which you can book at reception. These classes run for an hour on:
- Tuesday 10.30
- Wednesday 10.30
- Thursday 11.30
- Type 2 Diabetes – if you have type 2 diabetes you are eligible for an initial exercise assessment and up to 8 group exercise classes under medicare for the calendar year. Please get a referral from your GP to the exercise physiologists if interested.
We hope to add more group exercise offerings as time goes on. If you are interested in any of the above please get in contact through the reception.
We have also just received a grant from ESSA (Exercise and Sports Science Australia)!
“The Exercise Right for Active Ageing Project (ERAA)” is funded by Sport Australia as part of the Move it AUS – Better Ageing Grants Program.
As part of the benefits of providing subsidised assessments and classes to older Australians
The grant will provide subsidies for an initial mini-assessment and for each group exercise class. For both the exercise assessment and classes, the participant is required to provide a co-payment.
The eligibility criteria for participants are:
- Over 65 years of age, and
- Classified as inactive according to the Department of Health national physical activity guidelines (please see your GP / AEP to verify your eligibility).
Our qualified and highly experienced exercise physiologists at the Mullumbimby Comprehensive Health Centre include;
Ben Exton Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP)
Ben develops a working relationship with each client so he can create the best plan possible for them. He tailoring programs to people’s lifestyles to ensure they can train consistently over the long term to meet personal goals and build a body resilient to injury. Daily mobility and movement are pillars of his training philosophy with each training program reflecting an individual’s goals, capability and lifestyle. ‘Training little and often over the long term’ is Ben’s philosophy.
Jason Mickan Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP)
Jason feels passionate about the inclusion of all people in activity and exercise to improve optimal health & wellbeing, including functional capacity & maintaining independence. Special interests; Type 2 diabetes, prostate cancer support with the ‘Man Plan’, rehabilitation with post knee & hip replacements and hydrotherapy.
To book your session, please contact the reception on (02) 6684 1511.