chronic disease management

Our Chronic Disease Management Program allows you to make small sustainable changes to your daily routine and activity levels can create meaningful change in reducing the impact of your chronic disease or condition.

Chronic disease is a broad range of complex and long-term health issues, and are linked to multiple causes and result in a gradual deterioration of quality of life and overall health. 50% of all Australians suffer from at least one of the 8 common chronic diseases including arthritis, asthma, back pain, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, and mental health conditions, with 23% of Australians having a diagnosis of two or more conditions.

Physical inactivity is the 4th largest cause of chronic conditions in Australia. If people were sufficiently active, it could cut the rate of many chronic diseases by as much as 40%.

Our exercise physiologosts work collaboratively with other health professionals and prescribed exercise  and education to help you manage your symptoms, slow the progression and improve your qulaity of life.  This enables you to improve your health, have some control over your disease and decrease the burden your chronic disease or condition has on your life. We assess, goal set, prescribe, educate, supervise and monitor exercise and lifestyle programs and interventions.

 As much as 53% of diabetes burden and 45% of osteoarthritis burden are due to overweight and obesity alone.

Exercise can also help to reduce other risk factors for chronic diseases, such as:
• High blood pressure
• High cholesterol
• High body mass

Our clinical porgrams are complimentary to medical management, and aim to improve patient outcomes and reduce medication needs.



  • Clinical, home-based, gym-based, group and/or hydrotherapy.

  • Application of strength, balance, core, functional and flexibility exercises.


  • Client feedback and AEP assessment.

  • Program enhancement and modification.

  • Review, advise, lifestyle modification and ongoing support.


  • For patients with ongoing chronic issues or general strength and exercise requirements post rehabilitation; group exercise classes
    as part of a long term maintenance program are available. Health rebates may apply. O2 Active aims to help you incorporate exercise into your everyday lifestyle in a supportive environment that benefits participants health and social wellness.

  • Group classes provide a sustainable and affordable progression path for long term physical maintenance, education and support.


Eligible patients can be referred to AEP’s by general practitioners under a GP management plan or team care arrangement. A chronic disease management plan can be available for individual or group allied health services, including type 2 diabetes group exercise sessions.

Patients may be eligible for Medicare (GP TCA or diabetes group referral required), NDIS, Work Cover, Department of Veterans Affairs, TCA and Health Insurance rebates for exercise physiology services.


• Written initial and final reports including patient’s assessment and results.

• Prescribed intervention and progressions, where appropriate.

• Keep all referring and treating practitioners up to date with their patient’s outcomes.

“20 years ago, when I was in my late forties, I began having trouble with my back, and was advised to start exercising on a regular basis. I started going to a Pilates class, which was run run by Caitlin, who had graduated from university with a degree in sport science.

Fast forward 18 years of 3-4 classes a week (yoga and pilates) with Caitlin, when I was diagnosed with severe spinal stenosis, and needed spinal surgery. I was told by the surgeon that I needed a double laminectomy, but, because my back muscles were so strong due to my exercise regime I would not need a spinal fusion.

We are now 18 months further, and thanks to Caitlin’s excellent care and support I am back to normal, and living life to the fullest. I absolutely love coming to her classes, they are not only well prepared and well taught, but they are fun! I am strong and supple for my age, and i’m hoping I’ll be able to keep coming for at least the next 20 years!”

– Marlene, 67 years


“I have been working with O2 Active for eight years now and they have kept me
fit right up to a recent hip replacement. Caitlin is keeping me on track to a fast and full recovery. Without the excellent advice and support the recovery would have been much slower”.

– Drew, 62 years




    Reduced Joint Pain and Stiffness: Regular exercise helps maintain joint function, improve levels of stiffness and decrease joint sensitivity.
    Increased Strength and Mobility: Strengthening muscles around the joints improves overall function and quality of movement as well as encouraging greater range of motion.
    Improved Functional Ability: Enhanced ability to perform meaningful everyday activities as functionality improves overtime.


    Improved Lung Capacity: Exercise improves your maximum amount of oxygen your body can utilise. As well as increasing the blood flow to your lungs, promoting blood flow to the heart which can then pump more oxygen around your body.
    Reduced Frequency and Severity of Attacks: Regular physical activity can help control asthma symptoms and decrease the frequency of attacks. Certain types of activities done with the right frequency and intensities can also help improve exercise induced asthma.

    Back Pain

    Improving Strength and Movement Tolerance: Improving functional strength and movement capabilities.
    Improved Mobility: Exercise helps encourage various planes of movement increasing range and functionality of the lower back.
    Reduced Pain and Discomfort: Regular movement helps with management of chronic pain.


    Improved Physical Function and Strength: Exercise helps maintain muscle mass and improve overall strength.
    Reduced Fatigue: Physical activity can assist with management of cancer-related fatigue.
    Enhanced Mental Health: Exercise reduces anxiety, depression, and stress, improving overall quality of life.

    Cardiovascular Disease

    • Improved Heart Health: Exercise strengthens the heart, improving its efficiency in the heart’s ability to pump blood to your lungs and throughout your body.
    • Lower Blood Pressure and Cholesterol: Regular physical activity helps manage blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
    • Enhanced Circulation: Increased blood flow benefits the entire cardiovascular system.

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    Improved Breathing and Lung Function: Exercise strengthens respiratory muscles, enhancing breathing efficiency.
    Increased Exercise Tolerance: Regular activity improves endurance and reduces breathlessness during daily activities.
    • Better Overall Health: Enhanced cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength improve general well-being.

    Mental Health Conditions

    Reduced Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety: Exercise triggers the release of endorphins, improving mood and reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety.
    • Improved Cognitive Function: Physical activity enhances brain health, improving memory and cognitive function.
    • Better Sleep and Stress Management: Regular exercise promotes better sleep patterns and helps manage stress levels.

    How to become involved in the CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: 

    STEP 1: Call O2 Active assessment

    Call O2 Active to learn more about our Chronic Disease Management program. Our staff will be ready to answer your questions and book your initial 45 – 60 minute consultation with an Exercise Physiologist. Medicare and health rebates may apply.   

    STEP 2: Initial consultation and assessment

    First consultation – During this 45-60-minute appointment, we will provide you with some education on how exercise will help your condition or disease. We will discuss your support strategies and your health history including any  omorbidities, musculoskeletal, and mental health; this will allow us to provide you with a holistic approach to your exercise prescription.  

    • We will discuss your goals and build these into your program. 
    • Together, we will conduct an initial assessment, which will guide your optimal starting level. 

    STEP 3: First session with child

    Book your first 1 on 1 30 minute Youth Exercise Physiology session where introduce you to your program. 

    We will conduct an initial session taking them through their program. This one on one session will guide us on how best to work with your child and assist in the path we take to ensure successful outcomes in the group setting.  



    STEP 4: Weekly sessions

    Book into the group Neurodiverse Program of weekly session/s. The group will have a ratio of 4:1 of children to therapist to ensure the best care and outcomes are achieved. 


    Semi Private Group (max 6 px) Wednesday 4:00 – 5:30pm

    Cost $40 per class (NDIS or health rebates may apply)

    Saturday morning class: Register your interest here


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    Why work with O2 Active Exercise Physiologists

    • We are university qualified health professionals specialising in the assessment and management of chronic diseases through exercise and have extensive knowledge of how different conditions affect the body and can design safe, effective exercise programs tailored to your specific needs.
    • We consider all aspects of your health, including physical, mental, and emotional well-being and will work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals.
    • We use evidence-based practices to ensure that the exercise programs we prescribe are based around the most recent scientific research.
    • We will identify and modify risk factors associated with chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, levels of oxygen saturation, co-morbid conditions, blood sugar levels and the effects of other treatment (eg. Surgical interventions, medications).
    Whatever your reason, we’re here to help you achieve REAL CHANGE with REAL SUPPORT.

    Create your own account, manage your class bookings and payments online.

    Unit 1/124 Stirling Highway, North Fremantle WA 6159