If you have been diagnosed with a medical condition – such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, or even depression – then your GP may make an exercise referral as a way of improving your health.
However you need a fitness professional who knows what the risks of your condition are and how to train you safely and effectively. For this reason the fitness industry introduced additional qualifications for Personal Trainers so that doctors can refer their patients to an exercise professional with confidence.
A number of the At Home Fitness Personal Trainers have taken the GP Exercise Referral qualification to ensure they offer the highest standards of exercise and care to patients with medical complications. They will ensure that you get training that is appropriate to both your medical needs and starting level of fitness and work with you and your doctor to ensure that the exercise you do will aid improvements in health, fitness and lifestyle.
Our Personal Trainers are happy to talk with your doctor prior to referral to develop the right exercise programme for you. Different medical conditions demand different approaches to training, but of course everyone we train is an individual with unique requirements and demands. Chatting to your GP allows us to cater to your general and specific medical needs as well as developing a programme that meets the objectives you want and that you will enjoy.
We currently have Personal Trainers who hold the additional GP Exercise Referral qualification in:
- Personal Trainer Birmingham
- Personal Trainer Bolton
- Personal Trainer Solihull
- Personal Trainer south London
- Personal Trainer Sutton Coldfield
- Personal Trainer Wolverhampton
See below for a full list of conditions that the above trainers are qualified to work with:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Diabetes (type 1 and 2)
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Simple mechanical back pain
- Joint replacement
For more info and research on the effects of exercise with conditions check out our blog “Can Exercise Prevent Disease”.