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EXERCISE REFERRAL & Nutrition for Cancer Risk 

Despite the physical and mental benefits of exercise, the vast majority of adults do not take the daily recommended amount of exercise - the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity per week. The sedentary lifestyle, which especially increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the lack of a healthy diet have pushed 60% of the European adult population into either overweight or obesity status (WHO 2022). Physical activity and an individual-based healthy diet not only help contribute to a strong immune system but can help fight viruses and assist in creating positive habits which are important for our mental health.

After injury or illness, and when given the OK by your medical specialist, the most important thing you can do for your physical and mental wellbeing to aid your recovery is to exercise and ensure your nutrition is such that it aids in your rehabilitation. The patients we work with have been referred to us by their medical specialists, or health insurance company, with a clear plan of what is required for their recovery.  We take the time to truly understand your condition and how we can work with you so you can get back to a normal, healthy lifestyle as soon as possible.Our mindset is one of rehabilitating the person - not the injury.


What is a Medical Exercise Referral?

A Medical Exercise Referral is where a medical professional refers a patient to a qualified Specialist Exercise Instructor either directly or through their health insurance company. The referral can cover a range of illnesses where a structured exercise programme and nutritional plan are seen as beneficial or essential to the patient's health, continued well-being, or recovery, for example: 

  • Asthma and COPD

  • Cancer

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

  • Obesity

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

  • Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol)

  • Non-specific low back pain

  • Arthritis (RA and OA)

  • Osteoporosis

  • Psychological/Mental Health Conditions

  • Depression

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

The Specialist Exercise Instructor (EQF Level 4)

Our Specialist Exercise Instructor is able to demonstrate achievement of the European Qualifications Framework Level 4 Occupational Standards in one or more medical areas. Specialist exercise professionals work with the healthcare sector and provide the necessary link for clinically-led exercise and nutrition programmes by designing, delivering, monitoring, and evaluating structured, individualised physical activity programmes for patients. Additionally, they have a range of appropriate knowledge and skills that are aligned with current evidence-based, best practice guidelines regarding the effects of exercise on specific health-related conditions. Connect with us today to see how we can help you.

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