Get Moving Exercise Project

Queensland Sports Medicine Centre (QSMC) and Aspire Fitness & Rehabilitation (AFR) are excited to announce the launch of the ‘Get Moving’ Medical Exercise Program DVD to assist people with dementia. The Get Moving program has been designed and facilitated by the Accredited Exercise Physiology Team at AFR in conjunction with Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld). Following the success of the supervised Brisbane based program over the past 18 months the program has now been expanded to produce a take-home DVD of the program. This is to allow people with dementia and their carers across Australia to undertake the program in the comfort of their own home.

This evidence-based program is designed to facilitate and empower clients to achieve a return to functional independence and an improved quality of life.

Benefits of the program to date have shown:

• Improved strength and mobility,
• Improved mood and general wellness,
• Improved flexibility & balance and
• Improved ability to perform everyday tasks like walking and standing.
Accredited Exercise Physiologist Molly Shevill from AFR stated ‘It has been such an amazing program to be involved with for the last 18 months. It is hoped that the production of this DVD will create an avenue for remote and interstate AAQ clients & their carers to take on the program and experience the benefits of exercise that have been observed with the Brisbane based clients to date”.

To register for the Brisbane based supervised sessions of the “Get Moving“ program or to request a copy of the ‘Get Moving’ DVD contact at Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) on 1800 100 500.

 

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