If you have been diagnosed with a medical condition then your GP or other health professional may make an exercise referral as a way to improve your health. Such medical conditions can be obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, if you had a hip or knee replacement and/or have depression or anxiety.
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 profession introduced additional qualifications for Personal Trainers so that Doctors and other Health Professionals can refer their patients to an exercise professional with confidence. My expertise as a registered nurse means I bring with me the competence and confidence required to help invoke the improvements and changes in my patients/clients.
I am happy to talk with your doctor, prior to referral in order to develop the right exercise and nutritional programmes for you. Different medical conditions demand different approaches to training and each individual has a particular metabolic typing that indicates the correct nutrition for them. I see everyone I train is an individual with unique requirements and demands.
As a Registered Nurse with experience from hospital and community I already have considerable knowledge of how the health service works in Scotland. By having a discussion with the health professional who referred you, I will be better able to cater to your general and specific medical needs as well as develop programmes that meet the objectives you want and that you will enjoy.
List of conditions:
- Diabetes – types 1&2
- Joint replacement
Specialist populations – Obesity and Diabetes
I have a range of knowledge, skills and expertise that are aligned with current evidence based, best practice guidelines. This is in relation to the effects of exercise and nutritional interventions on the specific conditions mentioned here. My specialist qualification means I have further more detailed knowledge bases on current research in relation to prescribing exercise, nutritional interventions and coaching methods for patients with obesity and diabetes.