Exercise is Medicine

Moonee Valley Health and Fitness is proud to be part of the Exercise is Medicine Australia Network.

Exercise is Medicine Australia

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

Exercise & Sports Science Australia

Prevention is the key. Exercise is Medicine.

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

Exercise is Medicine Australia empowers primary healthcare providers to effectively counsel patients about physical activity leading to sustained behaviour change, and promotes evidence based screening to easily identify when and how to refer patients to appropriately trained allied health professionals to deliver exercise treatment services.

Our exercise physiology services are viewed as critical allies helping patients to reach physical activity goals for the prevention and management of chronic disease.

EIM in Practice

The 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.

Each patient encounter is an opportunity to make a difference. Brief interventions in primary care settings, such as the EIM framework, are an effective way of increasing physical activity among adults.

Exercise is Medicine Australia provides evidence based resources and information to ensure primary care clinicians are well equipped to engage patients in a conversation about physical activity and begin the process of long-term behaviour change.

EIM Australia is focused on encouraging health care providers, regardless of specialty, to review and assess every patient’s physical activity levels at every visit. Patients should be counselled on exercise regimens, and provided with an exercise prescription or referral to an accredited exercise physiologist or appropriately qualified allied health professional.

How Exercise is Medicine Australia works

Exercise is Medicine® Australia is designed to make physical activity assessment and exercise prescription a standard part of a disease prevention and treatment medical paradigm for all patients in Australia.

Exercise is Medicine Australia empowers primary healthcare providers to effectively counsel patients about physical activity leading to sustained behaviour change, and promotes evidence based screening to easily identify when and how to refer patients to appropriately trained allied health professionals to deliver exercise treatment services.

The prescription is exercise

Research has proven that exercise, at the correct intensity and duration, not only improves the quality of life – it decreases the incidence of disease, chronic health conditions and obesity. In Australia we are facing growing health problems including a variety of chronic diseases and health complications such as: obesity, heart problems, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, depression and anxiety, arthritis, and osteoporosis.

As part of the EIM Network, Moonee Valley Health and Fitness aims to help patients with simple tools for using exercise as a ‘medicine’ to assist you in staying active and improving your quality of life.

If you would like further information or support on how to safely increase your physical activity levels, we recommend you speak to your GP or book an initial consultation with one of our Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP).

You can learn more about Exercise is Medicine at their website: http://exerciseismedicine.com.au/

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  • Call: (03)9996-0790
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