As an experienced exercise physiologist one my my greatest passions is person centred exercise. Tricky thing is that person centred exercise is not widely understood. Let’s go through what I think about when developing a person centred exercise plan with my clients.
Person centred exercise, the questions to ask
What does your exercise routine look like?
Is it designed for you?
Is it tailored to your individual needs?
Who prescribed the exercises that you perform?
Do you understand it?
Are you doing it safely and effectively?
Who is helping you to reach your goals?
How do you remember each exercise?
Who do you ask if you are not sure that you are doing it correctly?
Are you actively involved in the design of your exercise routine?
Providing answers to these questions is essential if you are interested in achieving an optimal state of health. Too many people make the mistake of performing exercise that is not suited to them or that doesn’t account for their individuality. This leads to poor results!
What is a person centred exercise routine?
A person centred exercise routine is essential for success. Your routine should be based on your unique needs, your abilities, explained to you in a way that you understand, and enable you to choose the path of success.
Working in partnership with your trusted health professional such as an Exercise Physiologist, Physiotherapist, Podiatrist or General Practitioner is one of the best ways to successfully engage in exercise.
It becomes a team effort, with you at the centre of the plan. Having health professionals communicate clearly with each other and yourself, share information, and build trust along the way. With person centred exercise you feel supported and motivated to improve.
Common understandings should be developed between the client and the care giver. You need to understand your role in the routine, and ask questions about the exercises to ensure you are successful. The communication between yourself and the care giver should be honest and open, enabling any barriers to be understood, and modifications made to the routine if needed.
Our team will enable you to exercise safely and effectively by prescribing person centred exercise. The support and guidance will facilitate long term change and maximise your potential.
Feel free to contact our highly qualified and professional team to discuss your person centred exercise routine. We look forward to continuing to provide best practice exercise advice to help you get the most out of your life!
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