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Disease Management & Prevention

Diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, and cancer can significantly impact normal functioning and lead to a reduced quality of life. Expertly prescribed exercise provided by and AEP can help manage or reduce the symptoms of disease.

“…I began this work because of suffering from severe osteoarthritis in several areas of my body and am now mostly pain-free due to having strengthened the relevant muscle groups.”

- Megan, 57yrs

Diabetes

Whether you are at risk, or you have already been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), correctly prescribed exercise will improve glucose control, decrease the risk of heart disease, help you to lose weight and lower your blood pressure. We often find that after consistent training, medication doses can be decreased or eliminated. Exercise can also reduce the incidence of developing T2DM by 60% in people at risk*.

* Baker IDI – “Diabetes: the silent pandemic and its impact on Australia”

Cancer

If you have cancer, exercise can benefit you in many ways. Carefully controlled and supervised exercise can increase your ability to tolerate aggressive treatments whilst also decrease the occurrence and severity of side-effects. It can also protect against reoccurrence and most importantly increase your chances of surviving, and thriving after cancer. We work together with your specialists and care team to make sure that your exercise is carefully designed and controlled depending on your goals and what you can tolerate at any given time in your journey.

Arthritis

A large body of evidence indicates that correctly prescribed exercise can combat the symptoms of arthritis by building stability and strength, facilitating joint nourishment, easing pain and joint stiffness and improving flexibility. This promotes physical autonomy and quality of life.