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Do you know about our NEW FAME Program?

 

We are happy to introduce the FAME program to Wellness Embodied beginning on the 5th August.

We are part of a research study assessing the effectiveness of the program over telehealth.

FAMEĀ  has been found to improve motor function, cardiovascular fitness and bone density, and also reduce the risk of secondary complications such as falls, fractures and heart disease. Its efficacy has been tested as an inpatient and outpatient community program and now we are testing it through video consult.

Goals and Outcomes for participants

  • Increase the amount of physical activity
  • Provide motivation and social stimulation to enhance exercise adherence
  • Address multiple impairments arising from stroke
  • Minimise risk of secondary complications (e.g., falls, fractures, heart disease and dementia)
  • Provide an evidence-based, group exercise program for people living with stroke
  • Serve as a complement to healthy living
  • Improve fitness and mobility after stroke

Requirements for joining the program

  • Able to stand for 5 minutes
  • Able to walk 10 metres (30 feet) with or without assistive devices (cane or walker)
  • Able to follow instructions and communicate with the instructor
  • Medically stable (e.g., does not exhibit uncontrolled hypertension, angina, or seizures)
  • Independent in making transfers and using the bathroom.

 

When: Wednesdays at 10:30am – (Starting on Wed 5th August)

Where: Sessions are delivered via video and recorded so can be completed three times weekly in your own time if you can’t make the Wednesday morning session. Initial and final sessions are preferably done in clinic to measure your progress.

Who: All patients are eligible provided they meet the program requirements above. FAME is free for DVA clients and self or plan managed NDIS participants. For private clients, health fund or Medicare rebates (with EPC plan) are available, on the total 12 week program cost.

Cost: $800 for 12 week program

 

To register your interest for yourself or a loved one who you think might benefit from this program, please phone the clinic on 42319777 to discuss your individual needs further, or email the clinic on admin@wellnessembodiedcairns.com

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