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Services funded under the NDIS

The following services are funded under the NDIS: Exercise Physiology – NDIS participants can work with our EP's to: increase functional capacity & resilience reduce injury and chronic disease risk with targeted risk assessments & exercise programs provide exercise therapy & exercise rehabilitation to reduce the impact of disability increase feelings of wellness and confidence with development of fitness & strength // You can view more details of the Exercise Physiology support budget types here Therapeutic supports - provide individualised assessments, therapy & training services to identify & quantify effective and sustainable outcomes, including type and frequency of therapies. Personal training - assist participants improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, & muscle tone/control Physiotherapy – facilitate therapies to restore mobility, and assess specific functional needs Dietetics - provide participants with nutritional advice and meal plans Information for NDIS participants on developing your first plan You may have a few questions about developing your first plan. We understand that every person living with a disability has different needs, and we’re here to help you develop a plan that you have choice and control over. Watch this video for more information on developing your first plan. MVFIT is a Registered NDIS Provider Learn more about the NDIS services MVFIT provide here. NDIS Online Referral Form - Complete our online referral and a member of the MVFit Allied Health team will be in touch.

Prostate Cancer & Exercise Research

New weapon against prostate cancer Did you know everyday more than 45 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in Australia? Exercise is being teamed up with drug therapy to see if it can become a potent weapon against prostate cancer. EX-HEART trial Everyday more than 45 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in Australia. Baker Institute EX-HEART Trial Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) is a potent anti-cancer therapy that reduces prostate cancer mortality. However, ADT may increase the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the impact of ADT on cardiovascular structure and function, as well as the impact of exercise training during ADT on cardiovascular structure and function. Participate in the trial with Baker Institute Who can participate? Men 40 years or older. Diagnosed with prostate cancer. Scheduled or within one-month of receiving ADT. Benefits of participation? Comprehensive cardiovascular screening including echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and cardiopulmonary exercise test. 3-month best practice exercise intervention. Supervised by an accredited exercise physiologist who specialises in prostate cancer. Individualised exercise prescriptions. Small group exercise sessions. Delivered at one of four fitness centres around Melbourne. All screening and training is provided free of charge to participants. All participants will receive the exercise intervention with the control group offered a delayed intervention (wait list control). Contact Baker Institute if you are interested If you are interested in participating or would like further information, please contact Baker Institute: Ashley Bigaran T 03 8532 1108 E Ashley.Bigaran@baker.edu.au Contact Moonee Valley Health and Fitness Our Melbourne clinic is based at 378 Mount Alexander Road, Travancore [...]

Men’s Health Week 2018

Men’s Health Week - June 11th – 17th Men’s Health Week is a week for communities across Australia to promote the benefits of a healthy body and healthy mind in men and boys – and Moonee Valley Health and Fitness is encouraging all of Melbourne to inspire the men in their lives to move more. “An active lifestyle is the most powerful way for a man to remain healthy, so that everything they have worked hard for can be enjoyed for longer. We know that regular exercise is one of the most effective ways to reduce and manage many chronic conditions and improve mental health, and that’s what makes it so vital for a healthy body and a healthy mind,” explains Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Daniel Berkelmans. If you’re needing a hand with maintaining an active lifestyle, speak with an Accredited Exercise Scientist or Accredited Exercise Physiologist on how to get started with an exercise plan. This year’s theme “HEALTHY BODY – HEALTHY MIND: KEEPING THE BALANCE” explores the different ways men and boys are managing to keep healthy, physically and emotionally, in a busy and sometimes challenging world. #MensHealthWeek We want to motivate the men in our lives to include more physical activity into their daily schedules. With family and work life becoming more demanding, and the perceived pressure from society of maintaining masculinity, exercise can drop low on the list of priorities. However, as per the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare statistics, only an alarming two in five men are getting enough exercise. The health status of males is generally poorer than that of females. More males have accidents, die at every life stage and suffer from lifestyle-related health conditions than [...]

This Girl Can

This Girl Can Finding a fun sport to try can feel intimidating, especially for many women who don’t feel like they’re ‘sporty’ or ‘talented’ enough to take up a new activity. Vic Health have put together a great selection of stories from Victorian women who have first-hand experience overcoming these challenges and have helpful advice for getting active. Visit This Girl Can - Victoria to learn more about how to embrace physical activity in a way that suits you. Looking for some inspiration to get active? Get Moving Whether it’s a walk in the park, a gym session or group fitness class, a jog / run, or getting a few friends together for a game of netball, there are so many ways to get active. Here are a just few ideas to help you get started. Women supporting women This Girl Can asked their ambassadors to share their top tips for being active – let them inspire you! I keep my sports bag packed and in my car, so I’m always ready to exercise. I go with a buddy, so I feel accountable – I even imagine them waiting for me alone, in the cold – I don’t want to let them down! I put my alarm clock on the other side of the room. Then when it goes off, I physically have to get up to turn it off. I also set three consecutive alarms so I don’t have an excuse! When I’m doing the child-drop off first thing in the morning, I wear my exercise gear. And I make a promise to myself to exercise before I go home. I like to remind myself not [...]

Active8 2017 in Moonee Valley

Active8 in Moonee Valley for 2017 Get Fit, Get Active with Active8 Join in the fun with Active8, with eight weeks of free activities for everyone to enjoy.Active8 has been designed for people of all ages and abilities, so whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or a beginner wanting to get started, it's easy to find activities that suit you.From 1 October, 2017 until 26 November, 2017 there is a whole range of events and activities to get you active. What is Moonee Valley Active8Active8 is designed to give you a taste of the many health and fitness activities available in the Moonee Valley area.As part of Active8 you’ll be encouraged to increase your physical activity and become better aware of how to lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle – and best of all, it’s free! Active8 caters for people of all ages and abilities Events are listed into five categories which will easily help you find events that are right for you.Kids - FOR CHILDREN AGED UP TO 12: For children aged up to 12. Parents are required to remain at the venue while their children enjoy the activity.Youth - FUN EVENTS FOR 13 TO 17 YEAR OLDS: Fun events for 13 to 17 year oldsGrown ups - ACTIVITIES AIMED AT 18+: These activities are typically aimed at 18 plus and are events that you would leave the little ones at home for.Everyone - FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: Events that cater to the whole family from young to the young at heart.Masters - ACTIVITIES DESIGNED FOR OVER 55’s: Activities specifically designed with the over 55’s in mind. Download the 2017 Active8 Guide HERE Book a free trial session at MVFit We [...]

Fitness Challenge June – 100 Push Ups in 30 Days

Fitness Challenge June - 100 Push Ups in 30 Days How to do a Push Up. Place your hands on the floor outside shoulder width Put your feet on the floor shoulder width apart Raise your body off the ground so your body is straight and your arms are straight holding your body up Bend your elbows and lower your body towards the floor with your chest between your between your elbows Then Press back up into the staring position. * If you can not complete push ups on toes, place your knees on the floor and complete the above.

Heart Week 2017

Heart Week 2017 - 30 Apr to 6 May This year Heart Week is 30 April to 6 May, and the focus is about the importance of diagnosing and treating high blood pressure. We want to encourage you and your friends / family / work colleague to talk to your local health and fitness professionals about blood pressure testing, what the results mean and what the next steps are in managing the results if they are high. The National Heart Foundation of Australia has released new hypertension guidelines that will give you the most up-to-date advice on the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure. Learn more about: How to keep your blood pressure down Learn what is hypertension Our Melbourne Exercise Physiology Clinic Exercise is Medicine in the Melbourne Community Moonee Valley Health and Fitness is an exercise physiology clinic in Melbourne that aims 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 medicine, and our health professionals are proud to be members of EIM Network Have a question for our team? Book a consultation with a qualified Health Professional 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. 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 [...]

High Blood Pressure and Exercise

Heart Week 2017 - 30 Apr to 6 May This year Heart Week is 30 April to 6 May, and the focus is about the importance of diagnosing and treating high blood pressure. We want to encourage you and your friends / family / work colleague to talk to your local health and fitness professionals about blood pressure testing, what the results mean and what the next steps are in managing the results if they are high. The National Heart Foundation of Australia has released new hypertension guidelines that will give you the most up-to-date advice on the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure. You won’t know you have high blood pressure until you have it checked. There are no signs and symptoms. The good news is that high blood pressure, or hypertension, can be controlled. High blood pressure, or hypertension, remains the leading risk factor for heart disease. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to a heart attack, stroke or kidney disease. Speak to your doctor or come into our clinic and speak with our Exercise Physiologist today about checking your blood pressure and keeping it heart-healthy. Why is my blood pressure measure important? Blood pressure is the pressure of blood on the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps it around the body. It naturally goes up and down all the time adjusting to the heart’s needs and what you’re doing. Your health professional takes your blood pressure to check it is at a normal healthy level. A blood pressure reading between 120/80mmHg to 139/89mmHg is in the normal to high normal range. If your readings are higher, you may be diagnosed with high blood pressure, or hypertension. This condition [...]

Medicine Ball Pass with a Squat

Medicine Ball Pass with a Squat - Exercise Library Sets: 1-3 Reps: 8-12 Rest: 1-2mins Exercise Description: - Standing with your feet shoulder width apart Feet slightly turned out. - Keep your chest up and eyes forward. - Have your partner throw a medicine ball to you to catch before performing a squat - To squat, push your hips back and bend the knees and don’t hunch at your back as your lower down. - As you come out of the bottom position of the squat throw the ball back to your partner Medicine Ball Pass with a Squat Video - Our YouTube Channel For more exercise variations and other great exercises, visit our Exercise Experts | Fitness Library page. For more information about Moonee Valley Health and Fitness please come into our Personal Training Studio and Melbourne Exercise Physiology Clinic or call our team on (03) 9996 0790. We are a personal training studio and Exercise Physiology Clinic located near Essendon and Ascot Vale, at 378 Mt Alexander Road, Travancore VIC 3032. We provide all your health and fitness needs, including one on one personal training, group fitness and boot camps as well as exercise physiology. Personal Training and Exercise Physiology in Melbourne, VIC Moonee Valley Health and Fitness 378 Mt Alexander Road, Travancore, 3032 VIC Ph. (03)9996-0790 http://www.mvfit.com.au Disclaimer: Make sure to contact Registered Exercise Professionals with Fitness Australia or Physical Activity Australia or book an appointment with our Accredited Exercise Physiologist to provide you with instructions on correct form for all exercises.

Push Up to Plank

Push Up to Plank - Exercise Library Sets: 1-3 Reps: 8-12 ea side Rest: 1-2mins Exercise Description: - Keep your abs braced and body in a straight line from your toes to shoulders. - Get into a standard push up position. - Keeping your body straight and drop your right forearm on the ground (like you are going into a plank / prone hold position) - Then lower your left forearm on the ground until you are in a plank / prone hold position. - Extend your elbows one at a time to return to the starting position. - Alternate which arm you are first using to go up and down so both arms get equal work. - Repeat until you’ve completed all reps. Push Up to Plank Video - Our YouTube Channel For more exercise variations and other great exercises, visit our Exercise Experts | Fitness Library page. For more information about Moonee Valley Health and Fitness please come into our Personal Training Studio and Melbourne Exercise Physiology Clinic or call our team on (03) 9996 0790. We are a personal training studio and Exercise Physiology Clinic located near Essendon and Ascot Vale, at 378 Mt Alexander Road, Travancore VIC 3032. We provide all your health and fitness needs, including one on one personal training, group fitness and boot camps as well as exercise physiology. Personal Training and Exercise Physiology in Melbourne, VIC Moonee Valley Health and Fitness 378 Mt Alexander Road, Travancore, 3032 VIC Ph. (03)9996-0790 http://www.mvfit.com.au Disclaimer: Make sure to contact Registered Exercise Professionals with Fitness Australia or Physical Activity Australia or book an appointment with our Accredited Exercise Physiologist to provide you with instructions on correct form for all exercises.