Obesity is a western epidemic with one quarter of Australians obese and a quarter overweight. Diagnosis of obesity relates to the calculation of your BMI which is your weight in kilograms divided by your height squared (in metres). A BMI over 30 suggests you are obese. There are many factors that can influence your BMI so you should use the result in combination with your waist circumference. A male is at increased risk of complications from obesity with a BMI greater than 30 kg/m2 and waist greater than 102cm. A woman is at increased risk of complications with BMI greater than 30 kg/m2 and waist greater than 88cm.
Obesity is linked to development of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Our role is best by preventing you from developing complications form obesity through assisting you with the right dietary advice and exercise program. If you have limitations to your ability to move or function due to pain or injury then this can be discussed with one of our expert physiotherapists. They can then work with our expert exercise physiologist and your GP to deliver ongoing exercise and dietary advice.