Speak to your patients about exercise and physical activity,
Inform them about benefits of exercise for health,
Motivate your patients to adopt healthy lifestyle and better exercise habits,
Specify your verbal recommendation of “More exercise is good for your health” and enhance the binding nature of your counseling,
Offer your patients a practical aid as to how more exercise can be integrated into their daily life.
Provide information about suitable health-oriented sports and exercise options in the region. These should have quality assurance and be awarded with a quality seal.
Consider, you are the expert for physical activity, exercise, training and prevention
What patients are suitable candidates for the ” Exercise Prescription for Health”?
The target groups for the “Exercise Prescription for Health” are all patients without acute disease or specific health handicaps, especially patients
The Prescription is not suitable for patients
What you should discuss with your patients before you give the prescription?
Counseling for participating in qualified exercise options:
The counseling and patient information should be documented in the patient’s medical file.
Benefits of the “Prescription for more Exercise” for your patients:
Benefits for you and your medical office:
To an increasing extent, patients expect their doctors to able to provide competent consultation on questions concerning lifestyle and health risks. With your consultation about more exercise you prove your holistic competence and strengthen your patient’s loyalty to your medical office.
Consultations on physical activity and the issuance of a prescription take time – but usually not more time that the time you would need for other therapy or drug consultations. Group consultation and the inclusion of your qualified personnel can additionally enhance the efficiency of your consultation.
Drugs or the dose of prescribed drugs are frequently reduced by performing active and regular exercise. This alleviates the burden on your drug budget. Besides, accompanying exercise can enhance the efficacy of medication.
Self-assessment questionnaires are available for the investigation of a person’s physical capacity. Especially persons older than 35 years of age and sport beginners should have a sport medical check, including a stress test with ECG.
Cost transfer for an examination by a sports medicine specialist
Suitable patients may also undergo an examination by a sports medicine specialist. For many insured persons, the cost of an examination performed by a sports medicine specialist is now borne by the health insurance.
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