At the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre we have 4 different Exercise Physiology Services
1. INDIVIDUAL PROGRAM
- Initial consultations will involve an assessment to determine health status, exercise history and current physical abilities to enable a home, gym or pool based exercise program to be developed.
- The Exercise Physiologist will then typically explain how exercise therapy will help to treat or improve your condition and discuss your exercise and health goals, and strategies to achieve these goals.
- Ongoing sessions will provide you with a clearer understanding of the correct postures and exercise movement patterns, which can be transferred from the exercise sessions into everyday life.
2. TYPE 2 DIABETES PROGRAM
Do you have Type 2 Diabetes? Would you be interested in learning how to delay/prevent long term complications? Are you looking for practical ways to improve your diet and lifestyles? Do you need advice on how to deal with the day to day issues?
Group diabetes services (1 assessment and 8 group exercise sessions per year) are now available for those diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and referred by a GP!
Studies have shown that exercise reduces the incidence of diabetes by almost 50%
3. AQUATIC EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY (HYDROTHERAPY)
Hydrotherapy is an excellent form of exercise for a range of chronic musculoskeletal and metabolic conditions. Water provides a near-weightless environment where individuals can work at a comparable intensity to land-based exercise, but for longer without discomfort or post-exercise soreness. Hydrotherapy is useful to those suffering from back pain, post stroke neurological disorders, muscle weakness, decreased mobility and cardiac conditions.
Benefits of Aquatic Exercise Physiology include:
- Increased muscle strength, posture and balance
- Enhanced sense of wellbeing, mood and sleep quality
- Greater mobility and flexibility of joints
- Improved endurance and fitness
- Eases stiff joints and relaxes sore muscles
- Reduced pain and fatigue (tiredness)
4. STRENGTH FOR LIFE
The SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre in partnership with COTA’s Strength for Life project is enabling people 50 years and over to access an affordable strength training program.
Strength training with a progressive format is more effective as it gradually increases the intensity of the exercise. The focus is always on posture, balance and core control.
Strength training can alleviate the effects of chronic conditions such as:
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Osteoporosis and
- Heart Disease
Our Tier 1 Strength for Life program includes functional exercises which relate to activities in everyday life.
5. HEALTHY HEART
Benefits of Exercise in Cardiovascular Disease:
Participation in regular physical activity is an essential part in the management and prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. Regular exercise improves many measures of functional capacity such as muscle strength, agility and flexibility in
those with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Chronic Heart Failure (CHF).
Additional benefits of regular exercise for those at risk of Cardiovascular Disease include a reduction in Blood Pressure, improved Cholesterol levels and a reduction in disease related symptoms such as angina, shortness of breath and Heart Attack.