Your Healthy Living Pathway

Step 1

Start with a Health Assessment & Health Action Plan

Your comprehensive Health Assessment is your gateway to UQ Healthy Living’s services. We take the time to understand your unique health journey, including your circumstances and goals.

Using this information we will design a bespoke, interprofessional Health Action Plan. This will consider any of our services that may be relevant to you, such as dietetics, clinical exercise physiology, physiotherapypsychology, counselling and social work.

Step 2

Introduction to your Personal Exercise Program

Book your Personal Exercise Program Introduction to receive your bespoke training program.

This initial one-on-one session ensures you are confident and prepared to follow your own program during future Supported Exercise Sessions. We will show you how to safely and effectively perform the exercises in your program; and how to get the most out of the simple, smart technology on our equipment.

Step 3

Schedule your Exercise Sessions

Check out our schedule of exercise sessions to book in advance and avoid disappointment.

You might choose Supported Exercise Sessions to follow your Personal Exercise Program with a roaming Exercise Physiologist on hand to support you if required; or Circuit Classes where you can follow a series of mild to moderate exercises for short intervals, under the instruction of an Exercise Physiologist.

Our Exercise Physiologists also run Special Feature Classes from time to time, offering different types of activity to keep you inspired, such as Super Steady Classes designed to avoid falls, or Better Bones Classes for osteoporosis.

Step 4

Access individual consults

Your Health Action Plan may have suggested individual consults with any of our interprofessional services, however as your circumstances or interests change, and our service menu grows, you can request access to any of our services at any time. No referrals are necessary.

Occupational Therapy

We can help you recover, improve, or maintain the skills needed for daily living. Together we can navigate through injury, reduced mobility, disability, and long-term (chronic) health conditions, and find ways to move forward, adapt and enjoy a full life.

Clinical Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology can access your fitness and provide education and lifestyle modification techniques to help you improve or maintain your health. EP’s also support those with a wide range of chronic health conditions and promote improved health to decrease risk of disease.

Physiotherapy

Are you suffering from back pain, arthritis, incontinence, posture problems, a strain, sprain or other fall injury? Are you experiencing reduced mobility, or do you require rehabilitation following surgery? Physiotherapy can diagnose injury and uses a variety of methods including massage and exercise to aid recovery.

Dietetics

Are you feeding your goals? Are you supporting your recovery from illness or injury with the right nutrition? The idea of overhauling your diet can be intimidating and navigating fad diets and trendy foods is tiresome and confusing. UQ Healthy Living dietetics service gives you evidence based nutritional advice that is practical and easy to apply to real life. Even small changes can have enormous benefits.

Psychology

If life appears overwhelming or you lose your sense of place and purpose, psychology could be the catalyst to help you find your way back to health and happiness. Learn to identify unconscious triggers or impulses through increased self-awareness, and look at long-standing attitudes, thoughts, and behaviours that have affected your current circumstances and perspective. Together we can shift your reality.

Counselling

You don’t need to face this alone. Life is full of transitions and not all of them are easy. We offer a safe, respectful environment in which you can discuss your thoughts and emotions openly. We can help you understand your thought patterns, behaviours, emotions; and why certain behaviours and thoughts can be problematic.

Social Work

We offer practical assistance to help you navigate your next steps. We work in collaboration with you to empower you to reach your goals, resolve your issues and find the necessary services to support you, such as agency referrals, community linking, and educational information sessions.

Coming 2020

Audiology and Pharmaceutical Advice coming in 2020.

Step 5

Access Special Events, Educational Workshops, Seminars and more…

We offer education sessions regularly, in the form of seminars or workshops. Presenters may be international guest speakers who are industry leaders or respected academics, often celebrities in their field; or presentations may come from our knowledgeable inhouse team offering information based on the latest research. The atmosphere is warm and engaging with all sessions encouraging interaction with the opportunity to ask questions.

Step 6

Are you due for an Express Re-assessment?

We recommend an Express Re-assessment every three months to ensure you get the most out of our services. If you have not engaged with the centre in three months or longer, you are required to undertake an Express Reassessment before you can engage with the facility again, to ensure your safety.

The Express Reassessment will be used to update your exercise program to match your progress or any change in your condition. We may also offer additional services to you that apply.