About UQ Healthy Living

We offer holistic, client-centred care focussing on the health and wellbeing of older adults.

We take a multidisciplinary approach, with our student practitioners covering the fields of dietetics, exercise and sports science, clinical exercise physiology, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy and psychology.

Our clients receive an individual formal assessment with treatment tailored personally to meet their individual needs.

Our services include individual consultations, group exercise programs and education sessions. All aspects of the physical, social and emotional environment will be designed to support continued independence and maximise quality of life for our clients.

UQ Healthy Living gives clients the opportunity to access and use state-of-the-art strength and aerobic equipment.

Working with specially selected strategic partners will allow us to set the research agenda to improve the understanding of the needs of the target demographic.

Our interprofessional model of client care will contribute to the development of a more rounded and aware allied health workforce.

Student supervision

As a teaching facility for students, UQ Healthy Living will:

  • Provide student placements and industry partnership opportunities with a focus on disease prevention and reducing functional and cognitive decline
  • Enable research opportunities for healthy ageing in a community-based setting
  • Develop and trial novel models of care for clinical groups in the 50+ demographic for multidisciplinary team involvement
  • Facilitate healthy ageing across the spectrum of abilities – from the frail elderly to masters level competitive athletes.

Clinical educators supervise our students and are ultimately responsible for clients under their care. As one of Australia's leading universities, UQ provides the best teaching, learning and healthcare outcomes and many of our specialists are leaders in their fields.

As client safety during exercises is of paramount importance, we have the ability to closely monitor vital signs before, during and after exercise to ensure clients are safe to exercise and are safe to depart the facility following exercise.

Current services

Dietetics

dietetics consultOur postgraduate dietitians take into account each client’s medical and personal circumstances to recommend the most appropriate and realistic treatment plan, including:

  • comprehensive diet and lifestyle assessment
  • personalised nutrition program
  • eating and menu plans
  • practical advice for healthy eating and food preparation
  • advice on choosing the right foods when shopping and eating out
  • educational resources and information regarding your condition and diet
  • expert dietary advice for the management of illness or disease
  • information for weight management, increasing muscle mass or improving fitness.

Psychology

Our provisional psychologists will work towards helping you to understand, prevent, and relieve psychological distress, as well as to promote well-being and a healthy mind, including:
  • stress 
  • anxiety
  • low mood
  • bereavement and grief 
  • isolation and loneliness 
  • low motivation
  • coping with changes in physical, mental, and cognitive health 
  • chronic pain management
  • managing stress associated with chronic health conditions 
  • adjusting to retirement and major life changes 
  • carer support.

Additional services, including exercise and sports science, clinical exercise physiology, nursing, physiotherapy and dental screening will be available in the coming weeks.

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