Move 4 Medicine

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About Move 4 Medicine

Move 4 Medicine is Branyan Clinic’s program, designed and supervised by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, for those with Type 2 Diabetes.

Program Information

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.

Book an Appointment

Ask our friendly reception to discuss and/or book an appointment on (07) 4150 1800.

Move 4 Medicine Staff

Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP/AES, ESSA)

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