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Exercise is Medicine® Australia is designed to make physical activity assessment and exercise prescription a standard part of a disease prevention and treatment medical paradigm for all patients in Australia.

How Exercise is Medicine Australia works

Exercise is Medicine® Australia is working with medical practitioners, practice nurses and allied health professionals to make physical assessment a component of every patient visit by providing them with the necessary tools and resources to counsel patients and/or refer patients based on their physical activity, exercise and health needs.

Exercise is Medicine® Australia’s three guiding principles:

  1. Physical activity and exercise are important to health and the prevention and treatment of many chronic diseases;
  2. Support the prescription of physical activity and exercise in health care settings; and
  3. Support the referral of patients to appropriately trained allied health professionals to deliver exercise treatment services.

Call to Action

General practitioners

Exercise is Medicine® Australia is encouraging general practitioners to make a physical activity or exercise assessment a part of their interaction with every patient on each visit, when appropriate.

Exercise is Medicine® Australia is providing resources to help general practitioners assess their patient’s current physical activity or exercise level, educate them on the role that exercise has in the prevention and treatment of chronic conditions and about the referral processes available in Australia.

Regardless of the current condition of an individual, the primary aim of Exercise is Medicine® Australia is to encourage physical activity or exercise that is sustained for the long-term.

Practice nurses

With the support of general practitioners, Exercise is Medicine® Australia is encouraging practice nurses to make a physical activity or exercise assessment a part of their interaction with every patient on each visit, when appropriate.

Exercise is Medicine® Australia is providing resources to help practice nurses assess their patient’s current physical activity or exercise level, educate them on the role of exercise in the prevention and treatment of chronic conditions and about the referral processes available in Australia.

Allied health professionals

Exercise is Medicine® Australia supports and promotes an integrated approach to the prevention and treatment of chronic conditions.

Exercise is Medicine® Australia is providing resources to help educate allied health professionals on the role of exercise in the prevention and treatment of conditions and about the referral processes currently available in Australia.


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