Achieving Abilities provides Exercise Physiology services primarily to the Adelaide Metropolitan area. Our aim is to provide specialised exercise prescription, recommendations, and health education to children, adolescents, and young adults with a chronic health condition, disability, developmental delay, or other difficulty.
We provide exercise therapy that promotes optimal functioning, improved health and well being, enhance skill competency, and promote physical activity as an enjoyable experience. We strive to 'achieve abilities'. We focus on the strengths, to build on weakness and ultimately, achieve abilities.
Achieving Abilities started officially in June of 2018 when Lauren, trying to pursue her clinical interest in paediatrics and younger adults, found Adelaide was lacking in specialised Exercise Physiology services available to this younger population with chronic health conditions and/or disabilities- a gap desperately needing to be addressed!
This younger population are often limited in their ability to participate in exercise and physical activity. This may be due to real, or perceived, limitations imposed by their condition. Unfortunately this puts them at risk of a multitude of additional health conditions associated with physical inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle. However, for many conditions, exercise can often play a key role in helping to improve quality of life, create a sense of normalcy, help to manage or treat the condition, and help combat the negative impact on health associated with being physically inactive.