Chronic Disease Management
The Chronic Disease Management (CDM) program is an initiative of Medicare Australia, designed to support individuals with the management of a chronic disease and / or a musculoskeletal injury. The CDM enables a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of chronic diseases and injuries, to enable long-term resolution of the individual’s condition.
Individuals who are eligible for the CDM program (as clinically judged by their GP) are entitled to subsided services under the care of an allied health professional, including the services of an Accredited Exercise Physiologist.
A "chronic medical condition" is a medical condition or injury which has been experienced, or is likely to be experienced, for 6 months or longer (as defined by Medicare Australia for the purposes of the CDM program). The following medical conditions represent those typically covered under the CDM program (but are not limited to):
Chronic Disease Management and Exercise Physiology
Upon a referral from your GP, you will have access to the services of an Inspire Fitness Exercise Physiologist for up to five (5) 1-hour visits. In these sessions, our Exercise Physiologists will assess your individual needs, and then tailor an exercise and lifestyle modification program to assist you. Within your exercise sessions, you will experience one-to-one supervision under the care of our Exercise Physiologists, where you will undertake an exercise routine that has been specifically designed to improve your medical condition or injury.
Under the supervision of one of our Exercise Physiologists, you will learn practical strategies and tools to enhance your health and wellbeing through a targeted exercise program. Exercise is the BEST medicine because it has been shown to improve outcomes for ALL medical and lifestyle diseases. The CDM gives you access to the expert guidance of an Accredited Exercise Physiologist – so you can reclaim your health!
Am I eligible for the Chronic Disease Management program?
Your eligibility for the CDM program is determined by your GP on the basis of your medical history. You can discuss the CDM program with your GP and discuss its potential benefits to your health. A referral from your GP is made to an Inspire Fitness Accredited Exercise Physiologist via the CDM Medicare referral form. This referral form can be downloaded through the link below.
The CDM program covers a wide range of conditions and is intended to assist individuals with chronic disease and injuries. If you would like further detail about this program and how it may benefit you, please call us at Inspire Fitness on (03) 9857 3007 to discuss.