Our medical centre doesn’t just include doctors. Our certified exercise physiologist Brydi Toyne provides individualised exercise programs for people of Geelong suffering from chronic conditions. These programs include a weekly session in our onsite gym and also guided at-home exercises for throughout the week. Our exercise programs use light exercise and movement to improve quality of life and help reduce the symptoms of chronic conditions. Patients are offered customised programs in 2 main areas:
We conduct workout plans for patients with chronic diseases such as osteoarthritis, heart disease and diabetes. Those suffering from these chronic healthcare problems can improve their quality of life through movement and improved fitness.
Prior to the creation of an individualised exercise program, patients are examined by a specialised sports doctor and our exercise physiologist, Brydi Toyne. An exercise plan and program is next customised according to the chronic condition, the patient’s current fitness ability and age. Patients with similar programs are put in a small group for eight weekly sessions that are guided by Brydi and a nurse.
Patients are also taught at-home workouts and lifestyle changes in addition to the weekly gym sessions and fitness management. During the weekly onsite sessions patient’s progress is assessed and a further healthcare evaluation is conducted at the end of the program. Patients are invited to a single refresher session in the gym every 3 to 6 months.