Eating Disorders Outpatient Exercise Program (EDOPEP)
This program is designed to reintroduce safe exercise into the lives of individuals recovering from an eating disorder. The program is supervised by Exercise Physiologists, and enables participants to undertake gym based exercise and learn as a group on the holistic benefits of safe exercise practices. Although individuals will be in a group setting, the exercise volume, intensity, frequency, duration and type of exercise undertaken will be specific for each participant, depending upon clinical presentation.
The aim is to empower participants with the knowledge and skills to increase safe exercise behaviour, increase healthy associations with exercise that don’t revolve around weight loss and increase ownership of ongoing treatment.
EDOPEP runs for 8 weeks at 2pm on Mondays and Fridays at Ramsay Health Plus – Hollywood, Entrance 6 Verdun Street Nedlands WA 6009.
The duration of the sessions are 60 minutes: 45 minute exercise component and a 15 minute education component.
The exercise component is based around the Physiotherapeutic Approach to exercise, and is designed to;
1. Rejuvenate the body, not exhaust or deplete it
2. Increase mind-body connection, not allow or induce disconnection
3. Alleviate mental and physical stress, not produce more stress
The exercises within the program include flexibility work, postural control, stability work, resistance exercise, light cardiovascular exercise, breathing control, body awareness exercise and functional movement.
The education component discussed at the end of each session includes topics such as compulsive exercise, undertaking movement mindfully, body image and exercise, how the body responds to exercise, how to engage in and enjoy exercise etc.
Booking into the program
If you have any questions around the program or are interested in participating, please call Ramsay Health Plus on (08) 9346 6932 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can also download our brochure for more information.
To participate in the program you will need to complete the EDOPEP referral form with your GP and have the required testing and medical clearance completed. Please send your completed referral to email@example.com prior to commencing the program.
For more information on our Eating Disorder Programs offered at The Hollywood Clinic please visit our website.