Regular physical exercise has the potential to improve health outcomes, longevity and quality of life across almost all cohorts. It also has the ability to deliver similar therapeutic effects as traditional medications for long-term prevention of chronic conditions without the unnecessary side effects.
Similarly, the value of prehab exercise to aid recovery after a wide range of surgical interventions and operations such as joint replacement, is also becoming more widely acknowledged and adopted.
Currently in New Zealand, there have been few rehabilitative programmes or ongoing support offered to patients when they are newly diagnosed or discharged. The founders of The ExerScience Clinic recognised this gap in care, and the idea of this clinic was born.