SPECIAL AREAS OF INTEREST
EXERCISE INTERVENTION FOR PTSD WHICH INCLUDES DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY.
My gym has no mirrors and no members present when I train DVA patients. The comfort this provides to people suffering from mental illness, especially in it’s early stages is significantly affective when it comes to exercises adherence. As comfort and trust levels improve DVA patients can attend any of our group exercise classes if they wish.
Entitled Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) clients may be referred for clinically necessary Exercise Physiology treatment by their medical practitioner. Upon diagnosis and referral of a specific condition by a medical practitioner, DVA will pay for the clinically necessary treatment.
- Entitled Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) clients may be referred for clinically necessary Exercise Physiology treatment by their general practitioner on a valid D904 referral form
- Gold card holders are entitled to clinically necessary treatment covered by DVA’s health care arrangements for all health conditions
- White card holders are entitled to clinically necessary treatment for an accepted disability.
I run this program on a one on one basis unless requested to train small groups. The exercises that I use are safe and clinically effective. Exercise Physiology services include the delivery of clinical exercise intervention to manage chronic disease and the provision of post-acute exercise rehabilitation for people recovering from major injury or illness. Exercise Physiology contributes to the management of:
- Age related conditions
- Falls prevention and balance
- Diabetes (Type 1 & Type 2)
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Osteoporosis and Arthritis
- Mobility, ROM and flexibility
- Anxiety and depression
- Muscular conditioning of a chronic nature (ie. Lower back pain)
The Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) provides free and confidential, nation-wide counselling and support for war and service-related mental health conditions, such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance and anger.
For help, to learn more, or to check eligibility for VVCS services, call 1800 011 046 or visit the VVCS WEBSITE
Support is also available for relationship and family matters that can arise due to the unique nature of military service.