Yoga and exercise physiology
At Southport Private Hospital, we recognise exercise as an evidence-based, fundamental component of treatment for a range of mental illnesses. Being physically active releases endorphins and serotonin that can improve your mood and help reduce stress and symptoms of mental illnesses including anxiety and depression. Australian guidelines recommend a minimum of 30 minutes of light to moderate physical activity each day in order to promote both physical and mental wellbeing.
Partnered with our mental health unit, our in-ward exercise physiologist delivers core therapeutic interventions in line with our patient’s treatment recovery care plans, including;
- Advice and education - progression and regression of exercises depending on daily wellness fluctuations.
- Individualised goal-oriented exercise programs - client goal-orientated with ongoing monitoring and adaptation and supported by our fully equipped gym.
- Exercise planning - for post discharge from the hospital.
Cultivating health and wellbeing, yoga is a mind and body practice which can also help alleviate the symptoms of mental health illnesses. At Southport Private, our patients have access to a qualified yoga instructor with specific training in yoga to assist mental health. Two classes per week are available to patients of the Mental Health Unit, with an additional chair yoga class available for patients undertaking rehabilitation.
For more information on these services, contact (07) 5671 8000.