Lifestyle Clinic

Lifestyle Clinic

Services » MediKids

MediKids is a one-to-one exercise therapy and rehabilitation program for children with specific medical conditions. The program aims are to:

  • increase functional capacity
  • improve self-esteem and self-efficacy
  • re-integrate the child into peer and community-based activities
  • manage or prevent chronic disease, injury and disability

Programs commence each school term and include the following:

Initial and final assessment

A lifestyle and functional assessment to determine the child’s physical capacity and develop specific activity goals.

Programs are supervised by Exercise Physiologists, in liaison with treating medical and health professionals. Parent involvement in the consultations is encouraged.

16 one-to-one supervised and tailored activity sessions

Twice weekly activity sessions of 1 hour duration supervised by an Exercise Physiologist. Indoor and outdoor activities are conducted addressing cardiorespiratory fitness, flexibility, muscle strength and endurance, motor control and co-ordination, self-esteem and self-efficacy.

MediKids programs commence during week 1 of each school term.

Programs are conducted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4.00-6.00 pm.