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To have the best possible life as you age it is important to look after your health and wellbeing.

ECH Wellness Centres offer a welcoming environment and a team of specialists who can tailor a program that will help you achieve your lifestyle goals.

Dietetics

Is your diet supporting you to have the best possible life as you age? Maintaining a healthy weight and optimal nutrition is important at every age and an ECH qualified Dietician can help you make healthy food choices. An ECH Dietician can help you understand the relationship between food and health, the nutritional value of different foods and how they interact with your body. ECH offers dietetic services at its Wellness Centres at Henley Beach, Greenacres and Morphett Vale. Why should I use a dietician? A Dietician can work with you to identify and work towards your goals by developing a tailored plan that takes into account your lifestyle and food preferences. They ensure that good nutrition becomes a natural part of your daily life and can provide information on food nutrition and calories as well as some delicious recipes. A Dietician can also teach you how to best manage disease or conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, malnutrition or food allergies or intolerances. If an accident or illness has made eating or weight management more challenging for you, then your ECH Dietician can work with other allied health professionals to tailor an integrated approach to meet your specific needs. For example a Speech Pathologist may address challenges with chewing or swallowing and a Physiotherapist may assist in overcoming physical barriers that prevent you from exercising. No matter your age, ECH Wellness Centre services are available to you on a self-funded basis. If you have…

Exercise Classes

Are you looking to increase your health and fitness, or need assistance in improving skills such as walking and speech due to illness or injury?…

Exercise Physiology

Whether you are looking to manage a chronic disease or improve your rehabilitation after an accident or illness, an ECH Exercise Physiologist can help you get back on track. Exercise Physiologists can assist you to reach your full fitness potential no matter what your goal and also help you prevent injuries. ECH Exercise Physiologists are accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and services are available at ECH Wellness Centres at Henley Beach, Greenacres, Morphett Vale and Victor Harbor. How do Exercise Physiologists assist with chronic health management? If you have a health condition such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, diabetes or chronic back pain, an ECH Exercise Physiologist can help you manage the chronic health condition. They use treatments such as rehabilitation after surgery (especially for ACL reconstruction and knee or hip replacement) and neuromuscular exercise therapy for conditions such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and Parkinson’s disease. What should I expect? During an initial consultation, your Exercise Physiologist will seek to understand your goals and current physical condition as well as assess the impact of any medical conditions on your lifestyle and health. An exercise program will then be developed taking into account your goals, lifestyle and general health. Your service plan will be tailored to you to make it as achievable and enjoyable as possible and it will be based on strategies that have been proven to increase both range of motion and strength. The program may include exercise classes such as Pilates, circuit training or core strength,…

Flexible Fitness™

Achieve your fitness goals and workout at times that suit you with ECH Flexible Fitness™. You can participate in as many exercise classes or open gym sessions as you like at any ECH Wellness Centre for just $19.95* per week plus a one-off $80 set-up fee, which includes your initial fitness assessment. All fitness assessments and exercise classes are conducted by a qualified ECH Exercise Physiologist or allied health professional.

Gym and Physical Activity

Keeping active as you age can help you continue to enjoy activities you love whether it is gardening, tennis, walking or running around after grandchildren. Due to an accident or injury or just through the natural process of ageing, you may find you need to adjust the type, level and frequency of your physical activity. ECH can help you identify your exercise goals and tailor a program to help you achieve them. If you are aged 50 years or over, an ECH Wellness Centre can provide you with support, guidance and information about how to stay as fit and healthy as possible. What should I expect? You will need to have an initial consultation with an ECH allied health professional, who will assess your physical condition and discuss your goals with you. You will then receive a personalised exercise program specially tailored to address your unique health and physical needs and goals, including the activities you already do or would like to do. You may choose to complete your personalised workout on your own or with the guidance of a qualified Exercise Physiologist or Fitness Instructor. Regardless of your preference, you can be assured that an allied health or fitness professional will always be present to supervise your progress in the gym and ensure your safety. To make sure you are comfortable at the Wellness Centre, you will receive a full induction before starting your program. All of the centre gyms feature modern exercise equipment and staff are always on…

Massage

If your muscles are sore and tight or you are feeling the effects of stress or anxiety, massage therapy could help relieve some discomfort. Massage can also help to improve recovery and mobility and enhance relaxation. The services of qualified and accredited Massage Therapists are available at all ECH Wellness Centres. They are highly skilled in working with people who may require remedial message for chronic health conditions or recovery from injury or illness, as well as people who would like to enjoy the benefits of a relaxed body and mind. Your Massage Therapist can concentrate on specific areas of your body such as your neck, hands, legs, feet, back and shoulders. You can be assured that your massage will take place in complete privacy and comfort. Depending on your location, massage may also be available in the comfort of your own home. No matter your age, ECH Wellness Centre services are available to you on a self-funded basis. If you have private health insurance you may be able to seek rebates from your provider. If you are aged 65 years or over, you may qualify for a Home Care Package (HCP) and you may be able to use some of this funding to access ECH Wellness services, including massage therapy. To learn more about ECH massage therapy services, make a booking or buy a gift card, call ECH on 1300 275 324.

Occupational Therapy

Sometimes due to illness, injury or the natural process of ageing, daily tasks and activities become more challenging. Perhaps getting dressed or opening food jars are no longer the simple tasks they once were. ECH Occupational Therapists can work with you to make adjustments to your life so that you can remain as active and confident in your own home for as long as possible. What should I expect? During your initial consultation in your home or at one of the ECH Wellness Centres, your Occupational Therapist will seek to understand your concerns, goals and physical abilities. They will then work with you to create a personalised plan to work towards your goals, which will enable you to feel more confident about your abilities and more secure in your environment. Following your assessment, your Occupational Therapist may recommend simple adjustments to your home such as the installation of handrails or a ramp or rearranging furniture to minimise risks of bumps and falls. You may also be taught exercises and skills to make daily tasks like dressing yourself simpler or be introduced to occupational therapy equipment or assistive technology that can make everyday tasks easier. If needed, your ECH Occupational Therapist can also work closely with your GP and any of your other health practitioners to make sure your care plan is integrated and you can achieve your health goals. No matter your age, ECH Wellness Centre services are available to you on a self-funded basis. If you have private health…

Physiotherapy

Improve your mobility, flexibility, balance and pain management with support from an ECH Physiotherapist. Physiotherapy can help...

Podiatry

Your feet do a lot of hard work as you go about your daily life but they are often overlooked. If you are experiencing foot, ankle or heel pain, the services of a qualified ECH Podiatrist could assist you. ECH Podiatrists can diagnose and help you manage conditions such as calluses, corns, in-grown toenails, heel spurs and joint disorders such as arthritis. They can recommend an approach to lessening or even stopping discomfort and may perform direct treatment on your feet if needed. They can also provide toenail cutting and explain how you can improve your foot care. The services of qualified Podiatrists are available at all ECH Wellness Centres located at Henley Beach, Greenacres, Morphett Vale and Victor Harbor. No matter your age, ECH Wellness Centre services are available to you on a self-funded basis. If you have private health insurance you may be able to seek rebates from your provider. If you are aged 65 years or over, you may qualify for a Home Care Package (HCP) and you may be able to use some of this funding to access ECH Wellness services, including podiatry. To learn more about ECH podiatry services or to book a consultation, call ECH on 1300 275 324.

Speech Pathology

Being able to communicate with other people is an essential human need as it allows you to express yourself, share your thoughts and interact with family and friends. If you are experiencing challenges with communicating perhaps due to a stroke, Parkinson’s disease or another medical condition, you may feel distressed or frustrated. Working with a qualified Speech Pathologist at an ECH Wellness Centre may help you to improve your communication if you are experiencing difficulty articulating or understanding speech or if you have difficulty chewing and swallowing. What should I expect? During your initial consultation in your home or at one of the ECH Wellness Centres, your Speech Pathologist will conduct a full assessment of your speech disorder and then work with you to develop a personalised and evidence-based treatment plan. They will identify your goals to improve your language abilities and/or swallowing difficulties and work with you to achieve them. No matter your age, ECH Wellness Centre services are available to you on a self-funded basis. If you have private health insurance you may be able to seek rebates from your provider. If you are aged 65 years or over, you may qualify for a Home Care Package (HCP) and you may be able to use some of this funding to access ECH Wellness services, including speech pathology. If you have a chronic health condition, speak to your GP about how you might be able to access ECH speech pathology services under the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). To learn…

Events

Monday 27 May 2019 at 9:00am - 4:00pm
Victor Harbor Workshops

ECH Victor Harbor are offering workshops to develop basic and advanced IT skills. The workshops also offer art classes. Cost…

Tuesday 28 May 2019 at 9:00am - 4:00pm
Victor Harbor Bus Trips Tuesdays

Jump on board the ECH bus and take part in a range of fun social activities throughout May. Explore the…

Thursday 30 May 2019 at 9:00am - 4:00pm
Happy Valley Bus Trips

Jump on board the ECH bus and take part in a range of fun social activities throughout May. Explore the…

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