About Move 4 Medicine
Move 4 Medicine is Branyan Clinic’s newest program designed and supervised by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist especially for those with chronic diseases.
Move 4 Medicine has been designed and is supervised by our very own Accredited Exercise Physiologist/Exercise Scientist, Lucy Ashby.
This program was developed by Lucy due to the alarming rate of type 2 diabetics in the Wide Bay Region with then, limited resources to manage their condition.
Being a lifestyle related condition, why not treat with positive lifestyle modification? Move4Medicine is a four (4) week ‘kick starter’ program for patients with type 2 or recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This is with the appreciation that some individuals may not have engaged in prior exercise and/or have been limited in their physical movement.
These patients are eligible for a Group Allied Health Services under Medicare for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes (81110/81115) referral.
Individuals who are classed as ‘pre-diabetic’ (with 2 or more risk factors) are also eligible to participate.
Any other conditions may be considered.
A thorough exercise function and diabetes management assessment is completed prior to entry into the group exercise sessions. These sessions are most commonly held in our gym setting.
Consideration of water-based therapy is determined case by case due to limited availability.
The main goals of Move 4 Medicine are:
- Utilisation of exercise to manage type 2 diabetes
- Education on the importance of exercise for management of type 2 diabetes/simple ideas one can transfer to home
- Continued exercise involvement – given by advice and exercise prescription after completion of the Move4Medicine program.
This program is an ever-evolving program and is amended based on current evidence-based practice.