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"Regular exercise and improved health"

About: Allied Health Services - Nthn QLD PHN Burdekin Centre for Rural Health

(as the patient),

I have found the Burdekin Rural Health Rehabilitation very friendly with expert experienced staff. They explain all the exercises clearly and are there to help when assistance is required. I found out about the service through the HEAL program, a nutritional and exercise program of eight weeks. I joined by getting a letter from my doctor about my obesity and ability to exercise. It cost an initial assessment fee and then $120 for 16 sessions. I chose one hour Tuesday mornings because I still work casually as a support worker and school tutor, this suited me. The service is very flexible. Although I am still struggling with my weight, the exercise and the company of others had a positive impact on my general well being. Also I am invigorated by the exercise making me stronger, flexible and less prone to back aches and injury. I hope the service is funded further because it is well supported and helped me to continue with regular exercise and improved health.

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Response from Anthony Elliott, COO, Northern Qld PHN 6 years ago
Anthony Elliott
Northern Qld PHN
Submitted on 6/07/2016 at 1:04 PM
Published on Care Opinion at 1:18 PM

Hi HealthyHappy

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your positive experience at Burdekin Rural Health Rehabilitation. It's fantastic to hear that the exercise program has improved your wellbeing and is making you feel stronger.

Congratulations on taking some really marvellous steps toward improving your health and wellbeing- keep up the good work!

We'll be sure to let the Burdekin Rural Health Rehabilitation centre know about your feedback; the dedicated team will be delighted to hear about your experience.

Thanks again, we really appreciate receiving your feedback

Kindest Regards


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Update posted by HealthyHappy (the patient)

Thank you Anthony for your response as acknowledgement of my feedback and delighted to know the staff will know that they are appreciated. Thanks for the encouragement towards continuing improvement in my health and well being.


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