Why Prescribe Exercise?

Updated: May 12, 2021

Exercise is a powerful tool in the prevention, treatment and management of chronic disease!

Our team believe that doctors and other allied health professionals have a unique ability to influence and educate their clients on the power of exercise.

Patients respect and listen to their GP and allied health professionals, so just as you can ensure they get their prescriptions and take their medications, clients are more likely to exercise if you encourage them to get active. This is why we strongly advocate for the prescription of exercise.

Doing any physical activity is better than doing none. If you currently do no physical activity, start by doing a little, and gradually build up to the recommended amount.

Are you a health professional and ready to discuss exercise with your clients but not sure how? Follow these simple steps:


1.   How many days per week do you exercise?

2.   How many minutes per day?

3.   At what intensity do you exercise (moderate or vigorous)

STEP 2. SCREEN - If you have concerns about safety during exercise, then complete an 'Adult pre-exercise screening tool.

STEP 3. CUSTOMISE - Every client and patient are different, it makes sense to determine the stage of change for each patient and tailor the exercise and goals to suit. STEP 4. REFER - Some patients will need more help to start exercising safely. Referral to an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) may assist.

Looking to get started or need more info, get in contact with the Prescribe Exercise team on (02) 4259 0384 or click the BOOK NOW link

Post Created By Shane - Accredited Exercise Physiologist.

Prescribe Exercise are your local exercise physiology specialists. We provide exercise rehabilitation to assist manage and prevent injury and chronic disease in the Wollongong and Illawarra area.

Our programs will assist to achieve personal excellence, we do this by taking the time to educate and empower you with the highest quality care and exercise best practice available. We genuinely care for our clients and want to make a difference in your life, we will help you to get better and stay better so that you can regain control of your health once again.

Want to book in for Exercise Physiology Wollongong, head on over to our online bookings CLICK HERE

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