Health Assessment & Personal Exercise Program

Your comprehensive Health Assessment is your gateway to UQ Healthy Living’s services.

Designed to harness the benefits of multidisciplinary care, we take the time to understand your unique health journey from multiple perspectives, including the complexities of your circumstance and your goals.


Health Assessment

The initial Health Assessment is essential for your success and safety using the facility; and informs your Personal Exercise Program, so that you get the most out of your experience with us.

What to bring
Please bring payment on the day. We accept cash, credit or debit card. You can also bring your pension card, Veterans Affairs card or private health card if applicable.

If you have been referred by a Team Care Arrangement you will need to bring your Medicare Card.

You may also like to bring a list of any medications you are currently taking and any other relevant medical reports.

What to expect
Allow one hour for your assessment. This will give you enough time to get to know some of our team, and for them to get to know you.

A qualified clinician over sees assessments, which are conducted by one to two student practitioners from any of our service disciplines. These assessors are trained to identify key contributors to your health and wellbeing and adhere to a thorough framework.

You will be asked a series of questions about your medical history, medications, and lifestyle, including diet, exercise and social habits. Most importantly, we will listen to your concerns and intentions.

You are not compelled to answer any questions; however, the accuracy of our recommendations is dependent on what you can disclose.

You’re in control
Depending on your circumstances we may recommend a combination of services that are applicable to you. Access any of the services at your discretion, and avoid long term, lock-in contracts and commercial rates. Find our competitive fee schedule here.

Introduction to your Exercise Program

Your next appointment will take you through your personal Exercise Program, incorporating a variety of exercises specifically designed to benefit you. This session is designed to ensure your safety and confidence following the program in exercise sessions.

You will be asked to perform a series of mild to moderate physical activities. You will be monitored during and after these exercises for your safety.

If at any time during this process you feel unwell, please notify our team immediately.

What to bring
Please bring your towel and water bottle.Comfortable clothing and exercise shoes are ideal. You are welcome to use our change rooms, shower facilities and lockers before or after your assessment.

HUR equipment
Many of the exercises prescribed will incorporate our user-friendly HUR Fitness Equipment. This world-leading technology is suitable for all fitness levels, with low starting loads of 100gm to ensure inclusivity. It employs pneumatic air resistance matched to the body’s natural muscular movement to reduce the risk of injury.

The UQ Healthy Living HUR SmartZone incorporates wristband technology to automatically apply your individual pre-assessed resistance to the network linked exercise machines. It provides a full body workout in less than 30 minutes and collects data for your electronic record.

 

Program Review

To ensure you get the most out of our services and can safely access our facility,  you require a Program Reassessment every three months. However, should you experience a change in your condition or return to class from illness or injury after a period of absence, you will require one sooner. This in line with industry best practice and maximizes your outcomes. .

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

Program Reviews typically take half an hour.

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