20 Mar 2018
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
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Event location
North Western Melbourne PHN - Level 5
369 Royal Parade
Available to
General Practice
Practice Nurses
Allied Health Providers
Professional development points
Exercise is Medicine - Exercise is the best, cheapest, most accessible medicine available.
Presented by a local accredited exercise physiologist, the interactive two-hour workshop details the role of physical activity in the prevention and management of chronic disease by treating physical activity as a vital sign. The suite of resources made available to participants will support them in their assessment, management and referral of patients with and at risk of chronic disease.

Speaker on the evening is Rebecca Hallam who has been working in Exercise Physiology since 2001 in a variety of roles, with considerable experience in Occupational Rehabilitation, Public Health and Private Practice from Acute to Chronic and Paediatrics through to Aged Care.
Her employment experience has seen Rebecca apply her knowledge and skills across a vast array of conditions, however her first love remains in Musculoskeletal rehabilitation and sports injury prevention and rehabilitation.  She enjoys working with Neurological and neuromuscular conditions, and has been employed in mental health roles over the past 3 years with Orygen Youth Health and later Headspace.  Chronic Disease Management is a staple in Rebecca’s current caseload.

6.00-6.30pm: Registration and dinner
6.30-8.30pm: Presentations


Learning outcomes

Describe how exercise can be used to prevent and manage patient chronic conditions
Recognise the importance of graded exercise therapy in relation to patient safety
Recall key aspects of the Australian Physical Activity Guidelines
Describe behavior change strategies specific to the adoption of physical activity
Outline existing physical activity assessment tools in medical software including Medical Director and Best Practice

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