Diabetes

Need help managing your Diabetes?

Diabetes has unfortunately become an epidemic in Australia. It’s effects upon the individual can be widespread and potentially devastating with reduced quality of life and life expectancy. Fortunately with early identification of at risk individuals many cases of borderline type 2 diabetes can be reversed with lifestyle and dietary changes.

Those who are already type 2 diabetes can also make great positive health changes with a healthy and active lifestyle.

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Diabetes Class (EP) 1pm
Group Rehab (EP) 4pmHydrotherapy 11amHydrotherapy 11am
Hydrotherapy 6pmHydrotherapy 6pm
Stretch and Strength (EP) 6pm

Healthy Eating Activity and Lifestyle (HEAL) Program

FREE for diabetics! (Group Allied Health Services under Medicare for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes)

The HEAL program is specifically designed for people who are at risk of developing:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Type 2 diabetes

HEAL is also suitable for clients seeking to manage their:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Weight
  • Heart disease (including high blood pressure or high cholesterol)
  • Metabolic conditions

HEAL offers 8 group sessions of lifestyle education and exercise.

The program starts with a one- on-one health consultation to assess your current fitness and plan an appropriate individualised exercise program. The program ends with another consult to review and assess your progress and outcomes.
Group sessions involve low to moderate intensity aerobic & resistance exercise and will be modified to suit individual needs. Education will also be provided in each session covering many aspects of managing diabetes in a friendly group format.
HEAL education and exercise sessions are facilitated our Exercise Physiologists trained to support individuals who may be unfamiliar with how to make positive health and lifestyle changes.

8 week program includes one 2 hour session per week including:

  • 1 hour of supervised and structured group exercise class
  • 1 hour of group education class

What to expect in your consult?

Your initial new episode consultation will involve a comprehensive assessment where we ascertain your relevant history and medical history, followed by a physical examination to determine the diagnosis and cause of your problem.

FAQ's

How long is the consultation?
Do I need a referral?
What should I wear?
What should I bring?
Can I see the Exercise Physiologist today?
Do you accept all health funds?
How much does it cost to see the Exercise Physiologist?
Can you bulk bill Exercise Physiology?
Is there a cancellation policy?
How long is the consultation?

There is a 45 min individual assessment before the program commences with our Exercise Physiologist and one after the 8 week program finishes. The group sessions are 2 hours in length and consist of 1 hour supervised structured group exercise and 1 hour of interactive group education.

Do I need a referral?

For diabetics you will require a Medicare “Group Allied Health Services under Medicare for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes” referral from your GP. Medicare will cover the cost of your classes. For private clients no referral is required and we can process your private health insurance directly for the classes via HICAPs.

What should I wear?

Please wear suitable light loose fitting clothing that you can move and exercise in. Eg. t shirt and shorts or track pants and joggers.

What should I bring?

Please add “ for the exercise classes please bring a water bottle, towel, snack if required and a fun attitude!”

Can I see the Exercise Physiologist today?

Our Exercise Physiologists are popular, however in most cases we can help you see an Exercise Physiologist within 24 hours. You can check availability by selecting a service below, and if nothing suits give us a call and we’ll do our best to make something work.

Do you accept all health funds?

Yes, we provide on the spot claims with your health fund with our HICAPs terminal, the vast majority of funds are eligible via HICAPs.

How much does it cost to see the Exercise Physiologist?

Initial assessment involves no out of pocket expense as we can directly process your Medicare rebate, classes are also directly rebated leaving no out of pocket expense, for private clients or continuing clients casual classes are $20, or 10 pack for $150

Can you bulk bill Exercise Physiology?

Yes the class fees are bulk billed with no part payment. We do ask our clients to commit to 90% of planned classes.

Is there a cancellation policy?

We understand that life gets hectic and doesn’t always go to plan! Our therapists are in demand though so if you are unable to make your appointment then someone else misses out too. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please inform us at least 6 hours prior as per our late notice fee policy.

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