Lift for Life has been designed by medical, legal and fitness experts engaged by the International Diabetes Institute to ensure the program is not only effective but safe for all parties involved. Some important components which seek to ensure this safety are:
Limiting accreditation of trainers for the program to Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and experienced Certificate IV Personal Trainers.
All trainers are required to undertake an additional 21 hour training program covering the special needs of the programs target group in order to be accredited to deliver the program. Trainers accreditations last for a period of 2 years upon which all trainers must undertake a reaccreditation process.
Involvement of doctor’s in the initial screening of patients entering the program and inclusion of the doctor’s recommendations into the development of the participants program.
The program encourages the on-going communication of the participant’s progress to the doctor and ensures trainers involve doctor’s in all medical related decisions.
Unlike many group exercise programs, Lift for Life enables exercise programs to be individually tailored to the needs of each individual.
This enables the accommodation of the doctor’s advice into the program as well as the diverse needs of older adults, maximising enjoyment and minimising the risk of injury.
Providers are supported by the specialist team at The International Diabetes Institute to provide advice where appropriate.
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