Exercise with Patients and running a successful EP Clinic

Exercise with Patients and running a successful EP Clinic.

The key to a successful exercise physiology program and getting results with our patients is getting them to buy-in on our process. When promoting the exercise interventions to patients at our Melbourne Clinic our trainers focus on patient motivators, behaviours and goals as opposed to the medical or health benefits of exercise.

We show the benefits of physical activity to our patients with the specific ways in which it can help them achieve their core daily needs and goals, rather than emphasizing on the medically focused goals of weight control, better health outcomes, and disease management. Whilst the medically focused goals are important to our trainers and doctors, the patients are more likely to continue their health and fitness journey when feeling the immediate benefits they receive and how it effects their daily quality of life.

Our Melbourne Exercise Physiology Clinic

Our message is simple. Exercise is the best, cheapest, most accessible medicine available and in order to improve chronic disease mortality rates, people need to move more.

The Exercise is Medicine (EIM) message

All our Accredited Exercise Physiologists at our clinic are part of the EIM Australia Network.

The Exercise is Medicine message is passed on to all our patients that we work with as we focus on the immediate benefits of exercise such as the experience of feelings including relaxation, happiness and vitality.

We have a great success rate with our patients when focusing on these aspects rather than selling the medical and health benefits that they will also receive such as lower blood pressure or chronic condition improvements which may not occur until weeks or months down the track.

In all our training sessions we consider how patient physical activity promotion, prescription and counseling can evolve to better reflect behavioral science and be sold differently so that patients want to buy in on their program and include health and fitness as part of their lifestyle.

Exercise is Medicine Australia

EIM Australia is managed by Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA)

Exercise & Sports Science Australia

There is a great journal that was recently published in the Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine titled “From a Vital Sign to Vitality: Selling Exercise So Patients Want to Buy It” which looks at the downfalls of clinicians promoting exercise in terms of medical benefits which may not convince patients to take part.

Exercise is Medicine in the Melbourne Community

The role that Moonee Valley Health and Fitness has with EIM in the Melbourne community is to integrate physical activity as a standard in health care and to promote exercise and movement in the local community.

All our exercise professionals work closely with the medical community to help provide support with patients who have chronic diseases.

Exercise is a medicine and doctors should prescribe it, patients should take it!

Starting an Exercise Program at MV Health and Fitness

Starting an exercise program can sound like a daunting task, but it can be made easy by booking an initial consultation with one of our health and fitness professional and having our team guide you.

Remember, for most people the main goal is to boost your health by meeting the basic physical activity recommendations: 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity at least five days per week, or vigorous intensity activity at least three days per week, and strength training at least twice per week.

Our Melbourne Clinic is set up in a private personal training studio, and has access to all the training equipment and rehabilitation tools need for an effective program.

YES, you can benefit from seeing an Exercise Physiologist

  • Please be as specific as possible.
  • Moonee Valley Health and Fitness – Exercise Physiology
  • Call: (03)9996-0790
  • Fax: 03 8692 6715


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