The Restorative Care Programme aims to reverse and/or slow ‘functional decline’ in older people, people living with disability and those recovering from injury or surgery and improve their wellbeing.

It has been proven that admission to hospital can often contribute to decrease in physical and cognitive functioning. This may include confusion, delirium or dementia which impacts on the ability to remain independent.

At our Lifestyle and Wellbeing centre we are committed to working with individuals to restore their optimal health through low intensity and personal care support.

We are delighted to announce that PACE Health Management will be providing services directly to clients within our Lifestyle and Wellbeing Centre.

PACE Health Management  

Leaders in the prescription of exercise and lifestyle modification programs

PACE Exercise Physiology is a team of exercise physiologists, specialists and dietitians who specialise in the prescription of specific exercise and lifestyle modification programs using a self management approach.

Our mission is to provide our patients with the necessary education, strategies, support and exercise program to prevent/ manage chronic musculo-skeletal and physical/ psychological medical conditions, to improve health, well-being and functionality.

PACE Exercise Physiologists will guide you through with exercises, progressions and correct techniques to achieve your health goals.

An example of some of the conditions we can help with includes: Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Neurological and Respiratory Conditions, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, musculo-skeletal injuries and pain (eg back pain) to name a few.

Exercise is Medicine!

Physical inactivity is a leading cause of death worldwide and is a major risk factor for chronic diseases, such as coronary heart disease, type II diabetes, and several cancers.

Given its high prevalence, health burden and societal costs, the World Health Assembly who are the decision-making branch of the World Health Organisation, has recognised combating physical inactivity as a priority objective for global action to help control the rising burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).

Regular exercise at the correct intensity has been found to:

  • Significantly improve overall health
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease by 40%
  • Lower the risk of stroke by 27%
  • Reduce the incidence of high blood pressure by almost 50%
  • Reduce the incidence of diabetes by almost 50%
  • Reduce mortality and the risk of recurrent breast cancer by almost 50%
  • Lower the risk of colon cancer by over 60%
  • Reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by one-third
  • Decrease depression as effectively as medications or behavioural therapy

For further information on how an Exercise Physiologist can assist you to improve your current health and reduce your risk of developing chronic health conditions please contact PACE Exercise Physiology on 9770 6770 or email info@pacehm.com.au

Medicare Chronic Disease Management Plan

An individual with a chronic medical condition may be able to receive Medicare benefits to cover allied health services that help manage their condition. A chronic medical condition is one that has been, or is likely to be, present for at least 6 months or is terminal. Anyone with a chronic or terminal medical condition can have a GP Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan in place.

The CDM referral will give you access to up to five sessions per calendar year,  which can be utilised with PACE Health Management at SAI. These sessions are bulk billed if used at the SAI location.

For further information on how an Exercise Physiologist can assist you to improve your current health and/ or or reduce your risk of developing further chronic health conditions please contact PACE Exercise Physiology on 9770 6770 or email info@pacehm.com.au

Medicare Type 2 Diabetes Group Exercise Program

If you have type 2 diabetes and your GP has prepared a GP Management Plan, you may be referred for group exercise allied health services to help you manage your diabetes.

The type 2 diabetes referral will give you access to an individual initial assessment and eight group exercise sessions per calendar year,  which can be utilised with PACE Exercise Physiology at SAI. These sessions are bulk billed for pensioners and health care card holders if used at the SAI location.

For further information on how an Exercise Physiologist can assist you to improve your current health and/ or reduce your risk of developing further chronic health conditions please contact PACE Exercise Physiology on 9770 6770 or email info@pacehm.com.au

The Life! Program

Have you been informed that you have pre diabetes or are you at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and/ or heart disease?

The Life! program helps you take control of your life, teaching you how to adopt healthy behaviours and a more active lifestyle to reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Funded by the State Government and provided by Diabetes Australia – Victoria, Life! works with you to provide a free tailored plan to help you achieve your goals and live a healthier life. Research has shown that positive lifestyle changes can reduce your risk of developing these chronic health conditions by 58%.

For further information on how this program can assist you to improve your health and/ or reduce your risk of developing these chronic health conditions please contact PACE Exercise Physiology on 9770 6770 or email info@pacehm.com.au