At Walker Street Doctors we encourage safe, active participation in sport for all of its inherent health benefits. We are skilled at providing preventive advice and arranging appropriate treatment when injuries occur.
We work closely with Exercise Physiologists, Nutritionists, Physiotherapists and Orthopaedic surgeons in our area to get you back exercising safely as soon as possible and creating exercise programs around illness and disability.
Parents are encouraged to support their children’s safe participation in sport and active recreation. They are key role models to encourage sport and provide and promote safety equipment. Children should be encouraged to try out a number of sports and activities, which can provide whole body strength development and develop confidence and competence to safely participate in new tasks. Participating in a range of sports also limits the potential for overuse injuries. Parents should encourage their children’s efforts and enjoyment rather than winning and to provide their children with appropriate nutrition and hydration.
Keeping fit and staying active has significant health benefits including reducing the risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, colon cancer, type II diabetes, obesity and falls risk. Staying active can also enhance emotional well-being, sleep and social interaction. 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise is recommended on a daily basis.
All women are encouraged to participate in aerobic and strength training throughout their pregnancy with the specific aim to maintain a good fitness level throughout pregnancy without trying to reach peak fitness. Benefits include weight maintenance and improved well-being. There are no known adverse risks to exercising and the recommended guidelines of at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise weekly should be encouraged.