The primary aim of the EIM workshop is to educate healthcare providers about the role of physical activity in the prevention, treatment and management of chronic disease, and advocate for multidisciplinary care. The suite of resources available to participants will support them in their assessment, treatment, management and referral of patients with and at risk of chronic disease. Presented by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist, the workshop details the extensive evidence that exercise is medicine. We also offer online modules for those who are time-poor or unable to attend a face-to-face workshop.
The intent to change clinical behaviour is clear in participant evaluations. Over 1,000 clinicians have attended workshops to date, and have indicated that their confidence has increased in engaging their patients in a conversation about physical activity. Evaluations also indicated that the workshop helped clinicians to be well-equipped with resources and in understanding referral pathways they need to support long term behaviour change in their patients. Participants also note that they have a greater understanding of the role of exercise professionals in chronic disease prevention, treatment and management.