1. ExHealth was nominated and subsequently awarded "New and Emerging Business" finalist in the 2013 Wyndham Business Awards.
2. ExHealth presents to various sporting and recreational groups, disease specific support groups on a variety of topics specific to chronic disease management and exercise physiology.
3. Owner & Operator Chelsea Morley is Chairman on the South West Allied Health Network Board. The SWAHN Board is committed to enhancing opportunities for allied health in the South West of Melbourne.
4. Chelsea enjoys keeping fit and undertaking a range of sporting activities competing with Western Athletics and in local triathlons.
5. We have a strong referral network including dieticians, psychologists, diabetes educators, general practice and physiotherapy.
6. ExHealth is pleased to announce that in conjunction with diabetes educator Karen Thorne, dietician Dr Maree Brinkman, practice nurse and GP's at Pier Street Medical Centre, we have been monitoring the HbA1C of our patients with diabetes. At the end of May 2015, 65% of our patients with diabetes had a HbA1C less than 7.0 and by late October 2015, 68%.
7. ExHealth has clinic locations in Werribee, Hoppers Crossing and Altona. Servicing patients from Little River, Werribee, Wyndham Vale, Tarneit, Hoppers Crossing, Truganina, Caroline Springs, Point Cook, Altona, Altona Meadows, Yarraville, Williamstown, Newport, Bacchus Marsh, Tarneit, Altona North and Footscray
8. ExHealth offers mobile consultations for disabled and elderly patients.
9. ExHealth is a proud member of the Exercise is Medicine Network
Health Care in Wyndham
With population growth in Wyndham expected to be as many as 4000 annually, the demand on the public health sector will continue to rise as will the economic cost of physical inactivity within Wyndham.
Approximately 47% of Wyndham residents do not participate in sufficient levels of physical activity. In 2008 Medibank Private highlighted that the cost of physical inactivity to the Australian economy is estimated to be $13.8 Billion and that it is estimated that 16,178 Australians die prematurely each year due to physical inactivity and productivity lost equates to 1.8 working days per worker per year.
This is further highlighted by the World Health organization (WHO) who released figures stating approximately 1.9 million deaths per year worldwide are due to inactivity, about 10-16% of breast cancer, colon cancer and diabetes and about 22% of coronary heart disease.
However the challenge for ExHealth Rehabilitation Services is emphasized by the general notes of the U.S Surgeon who states " that many people may be surprised at the extent and strength of evidence linking physical activity to numerous health improvements. Most significantly regular physical activity greatly reduces the risk of dying from coronary heart disease, developing diabetes, reducing the risk of hypertension and colon cancer. It enhances mental health, fosters healthy muscles, bone and joints and helps maintain function and preserve independence in older adults".