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My Health for Life

From the My Health for Life website

The MH4L program is regularly run at our Burleigh Heads Physiotherapy Clinic with an Accredited Exercise Physiologist – please read on for more information!

If you’re interested please either email our admin team – [email protected] OR, call our Reception on 5553 5218


My health for life is a free, six-month program where you work with a health coach to achieve your health goals. The contact hours are 11 total. The 1st session 1 on 1 with Facilitator, then 5 two hour group sessions, followed by a further 6 months support to aid maintenance.

It is a State government-funded initiative, delivered by an alliance of health organisations, and is designed to help Queenslanders stay well and lessen their risk of developing conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Choosing either small group sessions, or one-on-one phone coaching, you explore topics such as nutrition, physical activity, understanding your personal risk of developing health conditions and how to make healthier choices a part of everyday life.

With the support of your coach, you will also develop an action plan. Whether your goal is to get more active, eat better, stress less, or lose weight, the focus is on building a step-by-step plan to help you achieve your goals over time.

People are often unaware of their risk of developing future health conditions because they currently feel okay or there are no obvious signs to indicate that their risk of chronic conditions is high.

Use the online health check to determine your personal risk of developing type 2 diabetes. You may be eligible to access My health for life or a number of other Government-funded programs that can assist you to reduce your risk.

If you’re interested please either email our admin team – [email protected] OR, call our Reception on 5553 5218


Your Facilitator – Braddon McDonald

 

Braddon comes from a variety of backgrounds including Exercise Physiology, Pilates, Remedial Massage and formal dance training.  Fresh out of high school he commenced a Social Work degree at the University of Queensland, but a chance to train full-time in dance at the Australian Ballet School in Melbourne interrupted. During a short career in dance he developed a personal goal to remain active throughout life and his desire is to pass on this passion.

His qualifications include a Diploma of Remedial Massage with experience massaging office workers, manual workers and avid exercisers since 2000. Braddon’s massages, whether focussing on problem areas or full body massage, are aimed towards restoring optimal function and well-being. He finds communication is key, and an understanding of what you do outside your massage, physio or exercise session is valuable for therapist and client to work together for a better outcome.   Or perhaps it’s the need to relax and escape for a while, so a soothing massage at the desired pressure is preferred.

He has over 11 years experience as a Pilates instructor in matwork and studio equipment, and is upgrading this qualification to a Diploma of Clinical Pilates. 

Seeing an opportunity to tie together all his previous experience, Braddon gained a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Charles Sturt University in 2012. As an Accredited Exercise Physiologist recognised by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA), he works with clients to return them to strength and function following treatment, illness or injury, as well as helping with prevention and management of chronic disease through exercise, education, motivation and lifestyle change.

Having grown up in Nambour on the Sunshine Coast, commenced University in Brisbane, and after many years in Melbourne then Sydney, Braddon has returned to his home state and is loving the sunshine, water and hinterland walks.


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  • Burleigh Heads

    Burleigh Heads Physiotherapy Centre
    07 5535 5218
    18A West Street
    Burleigh Heads
    QLD, 4220

  • Broadbeach

    Broadbeach Physiotherapy Centre
    07 5539 8830
    Suite 54, Level 2, Oasis Shopping Centre, Victoria Ave
    Broadbeach
    QLD , 4218