Adult Health Conditions & Treatments
Live Well Rehab physiologists consider your lifestyle, family and work commitments and will help advise you on practical exercise treatments to improve your health and wellbeing.
Treatments for Common Conditions with adults include:
Adults in Australia and other places around the world are continually suffering from common health conditions known as diabetes, depression and musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. The desire to get in shape and practise fitness at the gym has grown in recent years, therefore there is a major desire to exercise and see nutritionists who are able to guide you through appropriate activities to ensure improvement. Professionals at Live Well Rehab have all the necessary understanding of body functionality and can help you to regain your health through the most appropriate physical activity and nutrition for you.
Diabetes (Type 1 and 2)
Diabetes occurs when the level of blood glucose is too high due to abnormal production of insulin, which is produced by the pancreas. Type 1 Diabetes is less common and mostly affects people below age 40. The pancreas is unable of produce any insulin with type 1 Diabetes. On the other hand, type 2 Diabetes results from low production of insulin by the pancreas or failure of the body cells to respond to insulin in a normal way. Both patients of type 1 and 2 Diabetes are required to stay active and fit throughout their life to better control their diabetes and keep their blood glucose at appropriate levels. As a patient, controlling your level of glucose is critical in preventing possible long-term complications, for example kidney disease and chronic nerve pain. It is also very essential to maintain a healthy meal plan, which is necessary for ensuring control of blood glucose.
People with type 1 and type 2 diabetes have a lot of glucose in their blood due to non-production of insulin in type 1 and less production or none in type 2. Exercising can help reduce the amount of glucose since muscles use glucose in the absence of insulin. Exercise also makes insulin more efficient in insulin-resistant individuals. The resistance goes down during exercise when muscles get the glucose they need, thereby the glucose level goes down. The patient’s choice of food also reduces the amount of glucose in the blood. Individuals with both types of diabetes should avoid foods that have high glucose content to ensure a balance in their body.
Depression is defined as an intense feeling of sadness and lack of motivation that persists for weeks or months on end. It is not just about feeling low, but the feeling of sadness when suffering with depression is so bad it interferes with your way of thinking, affects your decision making and you feel disconnected from almost everything. Alongside medication, exercise and a healthy diet are amongst the few approaches that you can consider to help achieve a speedy recovery. Most people with depression usually have other conditions such as heart disease, obesity, and diabetes, which can also be controlled by exercise and proper diet.
Healthy meals such as whole grains, vegetables, milk and other unprocessed vitamins-rich foods have been found to be best with people suffering from depression. Exercise also has a positive effect on your mood and the energy level, which is why it is highly recommended. Physical activity is also most suitable for individuals suffering with depression who are unable to take medication such as pregnant women or the aged.
Musculoskeletal Injuries and Conditions
Musculoskeletal conditions often affect the general health and quality of life of an individual adversely due to functional limitations. Physical therapy is considered a critical component in the treatment of these conditions. Exercise has the ability to reduce pain, improve joint stability, prevent bone fractures and loss, regain functional ability and ensure the quality of life. Some of the conditions prevented and treated by exercise include osteoporosis, shoulder and neck injuries, and lower back pain. Physical activity also improves bone health, increases muscle strength, coordination and ultimately improves your balance. Advice and exercise programs from a trained physiologist can help you recover from these conditions efficiently and regain your normal bodily functions.
People involved in sports have to be at the peak of their physical functionality to improve performance and avoid fatigue. To achieve this, you have to be active and fit through regular physical activity to maintain your strength, cardiovascular health, stamina and proper blood circulation. The mind also requires exercise to stay sharp and balanced. In addition, physical activity helps the sportsperson to stay clear of illnesses such as common colds, risks of high blood pressure, heart diseases and high blood pressure. Exercise has the ability to improve your immune system, execute functioning skills and boost energy. A guide by physiologists will help you adopt the best exercise program that will increase your performance in sports and contribute to maintaining body fitness, shape and overall health.
A proper exercise and nutrition program is essential for sustaining and improving a healthy body and also aids in the treatment of common health conditions that affect adults. A talk or visit to Live Well Rehab offers you a chance to interact with our qualified professionals to help you know the best exercise or diet for your condition and also guide you through it. The best thing with professional controlled exercises and nutrition is that the chances of experiencing side effects are very minimal.