New Initiative to prevent chronic disease – My Health 4 Life

Are you over 18 and have a diagnosis of pre-diabetes, or high blood pressure, or high cholesterol, or previous Gestational Diabetes?

OR are you over 45 – (over 18 for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander) – and having trouble managing weight gain, not getting at least 30 minutes a day of exercise, want to improve your diet, trying to reduce alcohol and smoking?

Often we are not aware of our own risk of chronic disease. Several factors all increase our likelihood of developing chronic diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, or stroke. Some contributing factors like our age, gender and family background we can’t change – but there are factors we can change such as too little physical activity, poor diet, smoking and alcohol. The good news is our risk can be reduced by small lifestyle changes.

An alliance formed by Diabetes Queensland, Stroke Foundation, Heart Foundation, Queensland Primary Health Networks (PHN), Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council and funded by Queensland Health are behind this great new 6 month program to prevent heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. A further 6 months phone support is available.

Even if you’ve tried before, this program is designed to support you individually, in a goal that you choose, to reduce your risk of developing a chronic disease. Through regular catch-ups we help you work out a plan to make changes that work for you – in your life – for the long-term.

NEXT STEPS

– To find out more, go to www.myhealthforlife.com.au, then check your risk and find out if you are eligible…

Either:

Complete the Health Risk questionnaire at www.myhealthforlife.com.au

When the questionnaire asks you how you heard about the program, please tick the “My Health 4 Life Facilitator”.

OR Call 13 RISK (13 7475),
OR call Braddon at Burleigh Physiotherapy on 5535 5218
OR come in to our Burleigh Clinic for a free 15 minute consultation

If you are eligible and would like to complete the program at Burleigh Physiotherapy, make sure you email [email protected] so we can enrol you here.

There is no cost involved. We are conducting assessments now and the next group sessions will commence soon at Burleigh Physiotherapy Centre.

Gold Coast Physiotherapy and Allied Health at Burleigh Heads and Broadbeach 

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Our Response to Covid-19

This page is up to date to our best knowledge, however, this is a rapidly evolving situation so we apologise for any potential delay in updating this information.

We want to reassure all our patients that we are following stringent infection control procedures in our clinic, and screen all people coming into the clinic, to exclude any patients that have any signs or symptoms consistent with Covid-19, as well as screening any patients that should be in isolation ie recently returned from overseas, or have been advised to isolate due to recent exposure with a known Covid-19 patient.

All our staff have now completed the Department of Health Covid-19 Infection Control Training.

What are we doing to minimise risk?

  • Screening patients for risk factors over the phone or through text messages before they attend appointments. Those with risk factors or symptoms are advised not to attend & to seek medical advice.
  • Hand sanitiser station at the front of the building must be used before you enter.
  • Following stringent infection control measures within the clinic. This includes
    • Disinfecting all beds, door handles, EFTPOS machine before and after each patient use.
    • Linen changed between each patient and commonly touched surfaces through the practice are cleaned regularly throughout the day.
    • Minimising the distances between clients in the waiting room- some chairs are outside undercover.
  • We have advised our team members not to come to work if they have cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • We are following all Department of Health recommendations for our type of business.

On the 30th March 2020 – the Australian government issued a statement that “People aged over 70, aged over 60 with pre-existing conditions, or Indigenous people aged over 50 should stay home wherever possible for their own protection.”

The decision to come in for physiotherapy treatment really is an individual one – if you feel that your treatment is medically necessary, and are comfortable with the risks of leaving your home and coming to physiotherapy, then rest assured that when you attend our physiotherapy clinic, we are following our strict infection control processes and doing everything we can to minimise your risk whilst in our care. However, we completely understand if you are not comfortable with coming in for treatment.

TELEHealth Consultations

We are offering telehealth consults and home visits (where suitable) for patients who cannot attend our clinic.

Read more about TELEhealth Consultations here.

Staying Healthy

  • Wash your hands often (and for 20 seconds) with soap and water
  • Cough into your elbow or use a tissue to cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
  • Social distancing practices – Avoiding close contact with others, such as touching, including shaking hands
  • Limit contact with people who are sick, and stay home if you are sick and encourage employees to stay home when sick
  • Get 7-8 hours’ sleep a night to help your immune system stay strong
Please stay safe and take care of each other!

We are monitoring the situation very closely and will make adjustments to our business as we are further informed. Our priority is the health & well being of our patients and our staff. Thanks for your understanding.

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