Conditions – Diabetes

Are you facing challenges due to diabetes and finding it difficult to enjoy your favorite activities? Diabetes can severely affect your overall well-being. Exercise therapy is a highly effective approach to manage and alleviate diabetes symptoms, helping you lead a healthier life.

At our clinics in Thirroul and Woonona, Purpose Physiotherapy has a team of experienced physiotherapists and exercise physiologists that are experienced in treating physiotherapy problems related to diabetes. Our approach is as follows:

  1. Comprehensive assessment to determine both the diagnosis and the root causes (we may use imaging/scans where necessary).
  2. Tests and measurements to ensure we monitor progress and improvements.
  3. Holistic view of your entire body, including posture, alignment, mobility, strength, sleep, stress, nutrition and your nervous system.
  4. Treatment plan that relieves pain and targets the root causes, including massage, joint manipulation, dry-needling, exercise programs (core strength, Pilates and movement retraining) and education. This plan will specifically target your individual goals.
  5. Ongoing prevention options through clinical Pilates and small-group exercise.

By taking this approach, our team will get you not only moving with Purpose, but living with Purpose as well. 

Diabetes FAQ's

  • Physiotherapy can help manage diabetes by improving circulation, reducing neuropathy symptoms, and increasing physical activity levels. Physiotherapists can develop personalized exercise plans that improve cardiovascular health, strength, and flexibility. This can lead to better glycemic control, reducing the risk of long-term complications associated with diabetes.
  • While physiotherapy cannot prevent diabetes, it can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes through lifestyle interventions. Exercise and physical activity can help with weight management and improve insulin sensitivity, reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Physiotherapists can also provide education on healthy lifestyle habits, such as diet and exercise, to prevent the development of diabetes.
  • The types of exercises recommended for people with diabetes include aerobic exercise, strength training, and flexibility exercises. Aerobic exercise, such as walking or cycling, can improve cardiovascular health and reduce blood sugar levels. Strength training can improve insulin sensitivity and promote weight loss. Flexibility exercises can improve range of motion and prevent injuries. It is important to consult with a physiotherapist to determine the most appropriate exercise plan based on individual needs and health status.