OLDER people can get exercise, diet and lifestyle advice at a new community-based clinic launched by the University of Queensland.
With a focus on healthy ageing and wellbeing the UQ Health Living clinic will offer assessments and programs to support better health for older Queenslanders.
Students, under the supervision of practitioners in dietetics, exercise and sports science, clinical exercise physiology, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy and psychology, will offer a range of individual and small group activities designed to promote healthy outcomes.
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences Executive Dean Professor Bruce Abernethy said the clinic would draw on research from around the world to tackle the challenges of an ageing population.
"UQ Healthy Living enables the translation of the latest research and emerging advice on cognitive, physical, mental and social wellbeing into practice, addressing contemporary, real-world health concerns," he said.
Under the supervision of qualified staff, student practitioners will design tailored programs to meet the individual needs of clients.
GPs, primary care health professionals and hospital health services will be able to refer patients to the clinic, and clients can also self-refer.
- UQ Healthy Living is at Centra, Level 3, 37 Archer Street, Toowong. Details - (07) 3365-7487, health.uq.edu.au