Chronic Disease Management, Strength Training & General Health Improvement
EP Prospect provides a wide range of Physiologist Services.
SOME OF OUR SPECIALISED SERVICES
Chronic Disease Management
A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer. Chronic conditions include, but is not limited to Musculoskeletal Conditions /Pain, Diabetes (Type 1 and 2), Asthma, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Obesity, Kidney Failure，Arthritis, High Blood Pressure，Depression and Anxiety. This list is not exhaustive and there is no specific list of eligible conditions. A General Practitioner (GP) can refer you to Prospect Exercise Physiology as part of a GP Management Plan (GPMP) or a Team Care Arrangements (TCAs) for Chronic Disease Management (CDM). If you have type 2 diabetes and your GP has prepared a GPMP, you can also attend group exercise with Medicare subsidy. As a client, you will be motivated and advised on how to implement and adhere to lifestyle modification, to work within your current physical limits but also to expand it. This is achieved through individualised exercise program, movement coaching and facilitated active stretching. If you are suffering from musculoskeletal or arthritic pain, it will be considered and addressed. Self-management of your condition is encouraged but personal training and group class are also available if you need supervision and accountability.
Strength training in small group
Without sufficient exercise, from the age of 40 , we can lose 1% of muscle a year and reduce elasticity in our ligaments and tendons. About 50% aged 65 have signs of osteoarthritis. From the age of 65, statistics shows 1 in 2 every year has a bad fall resulting in a fracture and possibly admission to a nursing home. Strength training is a key factor to prevent or even reverse these changes associated with ageing. The class is catered for adults who are in their 40s or older, to improve not just strength but also balance, stability and mobility. The small group allows close supervision and appropriate modification of exercises to ensure safety and proper progression for individuals.
Qi-gong is an umbrella term for meditative movement with coordinated breathing to facilitate physical recovery, relieve stress, improve general well-being and potentially reduce pain. The name is transliterated from Chinese which can mean energy (Qi) exercise/work (Gong). Thus, in essence, Yoga (which also means “work"), Pilates or exercise such as jogging can be deemed a form of Qigong but with different physical emphasis. However, the term Qi-gong is often used to refer to energy exercise that originates from the Chinese just as the term Yoga is used to refer to the ones from India (or by Indians). Tai-Chi is probably the most well-known Qi-gong from China and to the world. There are many other forms of Qigong with varying degree of difficulty. Qigong is best taught individually during the early stage and subsequently practiced in small group for further refinement and social support. Currently, 6 Healing Sounds, 8 Section Brocade and 12-Routine Sitting Exercises are taught at Prospect Exercise Physiology.