Exercise Right for Doctors Week, November 19 – 23, 2018

The message is simple. Exercise is the best, cheapest, and most accessible medicine available, and in order to improve chronic disease mortality rates, people need to move more. ESSA together with Exercise is Medicine® Australia has partnered together to create Exercise Right for Doctors week, November 19 -23. The purpose of this week is to encourage doctors to include a physical assessment as part of their interaction with every patient on each visit. To support doctors delivering this message to patients, EMI has created a number of free resources, including a FREE CPD workshop that has been developed to educate healthcare providers about the role of physical activity in the prevention and management of chronic disease, and advocate for multidisciplinary care.

The suite of resources available to participants will support them in their assessment, management and referral of patients with and at risk of chronic disease. Presented by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, the workshop details the extensive evidence that exercise is indeed medicine.

The intent to change clinical behaviour is clear in participant evaluations. Over 1,000 clinicians have attended workshops to date, and have indicated that they are now more confident to engage their patients in a conversation about physical activity, and that they have the resources and referral pathways they need to support long term behaviour change in their patients.  Participants also note that they have more knowledge and understanding of the role of accredited exercise physiologists (AEPs) in chronic disease prevention and management.

CPD Points for face to face workshops:

  • RACGP: This activity is accredited by the RACGP QI&CPD Program: 4 Category 2 points
  • APNA: This activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria: 2 CPD hours
  • ACRRM: This activity is accredited by ACRRM: 2 core points


Learning objectives

  • 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 behaviour change strategies specific to the adoption of physical activity
  • Outline existing physical activity assessment tools in medical software including Medical Director and Best Practice

Workshops can be organised through Absolute Balance and delivered onsite at your clinic. This is a free service.

For more information on the CPD training please email Alison Miller – Business Development Manager at Absolute Balance alison@absolutebalance.com.au