Exercise for Children

Did you know that children aged between 5-15 years of age need to accumulate at least 60mins of
moderate to vigorous physical activity each and every day?

For children who are living with, or are at risk of developing a chronic condition, exercise is equally, if
not even more important. Tailored physical activity can play a significant role in managing their
health and improving quality of life whether for chronic conditions, disability or injury.

The Green Apple’s Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) can prescribe tailored exercise for children aged 5 –
15 under our Paediatric Exercise Physiology program. We have clinical paediatric expertise in a non-
clinical environment so that your child will feel relaxed and will enjoy being active. We can liaise with
your child’s GP, specialist and other health professionals to ensure outcomes suited to your child’s
physiological needs and goals.

Exercise physiology sessions will be personalised to your child and may include:

  • Assessment of medical conditions and/or musculoskeletal injuries/dysfunction
    Physical fitness testing (e.g. cardiorespiratory function, muscle strength and range of
    motion)
  • Functional movement analysis with relation to childhood development and goals (e.g. gait,
    running, jumping, throwing, catching and balancing)
  • Exercise prescription and supervision in accordance with goals

 

Conditions that may benefit from Exercise Physiology at the Green Apple:

  • Overweight/obesity
  • Respiratory conditions e.g. asthma
  • Juvenile arthritis
  • Hypermobility
  • T1DM/T2DM
  • Bone defects
  • Osteoporosis
  • Autism
  • Down Syndrome
  • Congenital cardiac conditions
  • Attention deficit Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

  • Mental Health

  • Physical disabilities

  • Juvenile arthritis

  • Change T1DM and T2DM to Type 1 diabetes or juvenile diabetes

  • Type 2 Diabetes

 

How do I get my child started?
The first step is to arrange a free initial consultation where we will get to know your child and their
goals, likes and ambitions and also the goals of the parent/guardian. We accept referrals from your
GP, other allied health professionals, or self-referred.

For more information on exercise for children: http://exerciseright.com.au/kids/

 

NDIS Exercise physiology service for Children

Green Apple Wellness Centre is a registered NDIS provider. We do service NDIS referrals for Children for the conditions mentioned above. We accept NDIA managed, self-managed and plan managed referrals. Exercise Physiology support comes under capacity building category of your Child’s NDIS plan. Your Child will receive one-on-one sessions and care with our experienced exercise physiologists. 

Benefits of our Green Apple NDIS Paediatric Exercise Physiology program shows improvement in

  • Strength
  • Mobility
  • Balance
  • Mental Health
  • Physical activity adherence
  • Fine motor skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory health
  • Coordination
  • Postural control
  • Weight loss management

Teen Training/Kids Training/Junior Training 

Green Apple Teen Training is a supervised program in the gym using strength training specifically designed for Teens who want to have fun getting fitter, stronger, and more capable. This helps in improving self-confidence, self-esteem, self-belief, resilience, and developing a positive mindset.

Before a Teen starts a training program, they are required to see one of our Exercise Physiologist for two one-on-one sessions to establish a program specifically designed for them which they can then do under supervision in a small group. 

Our focus is on the individual, teaching them to use equipment safely and making it fun and this helps them stay active.

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