Atkins Health Programs

Veterans Health

Health services to improve the health and well-being of Australian Veterans

Veteran Health Services provided by Allied Health Practitioners

Veterans may face unique health challenges related to their military service, including physical injuries, mental health conditions, and exposure to hazardous substances. As a result, veterans’ health services may involve a range of medical, mental health, and rehabilitative services aimed at addressing these specific needs. Our allied health professionals can play a vital role in helping veterans overcome health challenges and improve their quality of life.

Veterans’ health refers to the health care services, and support provided to military veterans who have served in the Australian armed forces, as well as their families. The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) is responsible for providing a range of health and well-being services to eligible veterans, which may include medical treatment, rehabilitation, and mental health support. Following is how Atkins Health can help veterans live healthier and more comfortable lives.

Physical Rehabilitation 

Many veterans suffer from physical injuries as a result of their service. Allied health practitioners such as physiotherapists and exercise physiologists can help individuals manage their pain, improve their mobility, and regain their independence.  These professionals can provide a range of treatments such as exercise programs, manual therapy, and assistive devices to help veterans overcome their physical limitations. 

Chronic Disease Management 

Many veterans also suffer from chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension. Allied health practitioners such as dietitians and respiratory therapists can provide education and support to help veterans manage their conditions and improve their overall health and well-being. 


Health Care Services for Veterans

At Atkins Health we are committed to delivering optimal treatment for our veterans. We appreciate their sacrifices and service and are passionate in our support of better health outcomes for them.
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Atkins Health was a proud supporter of the 2023 Veteran Games hosted by Veteran Force.  Held on the Gold Coast, current and former serving personnel competed in teams in military-style events that included an Obstacle Course Challenge, Team Tug-of-War Competition and other problem-solving tasks replicating military and combat challenges. 

To help veterans plan for events such as this our Exercise Physiologists have put together a training plan… perfect preparation for a team planning to conquer the Games! Being open to all veterans, the program targets participants who compete in Veterans Games, are looking to prepare for other events, or just looking to have fun with a group of mates.

The sessions are focused on:

  • Improving cardiovascular fitness
  • Increasing strength
  • Boosting agility and power
  • Enhancing team-work abilities

Learn more about the 2023 event and our training plan.

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IMPROVING FITNESS


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Help for Veterans Today!

Whether you’re a veteran, or the carer or family member of a veteran, book a call to learn more about our veteran services and how we can provide tailored support. All veteran programs commence with a 45 minute-assessment from which we will design a custom exercise program.

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Specialised Programs for Disabled Veterans

Atkins Health provides clients with proven, tailored, success aimed at addressing the numerous conditions that affect our veteran community.

From programs designed around PTSD, Parkinson’s Disease, osteoporosis, back and knee pain, in either individual and group-based settings, we cater the approach to the specific needs of our veterans.

What Types of Exercises Help Are Beneficial to Veterans? 

Physical fitness is crucial for maintaining overall health and well-being. However, choosing the right exercises can be challenging. While some exercises may be effective for some, they may not be the best for others. Following are some of the types of exercise we may include in programs designed for veterans:


Resistance Training 

Resistance training, (sometimes also referred to as weightlifting), is a great way for veterans to build muscle, improve bone health, and increase overall strength. Resistance training can be done using a variety of equipment, including free weights, resistance bands, and machines. Resistance training starts with lifting lighter weights initially and gradually increasing weight as strength improves.

Cardiovascular Exercise 

Cardiovascular exercise is essential for maintaining a healthy heart and lungs. Running, brisk walking, cycling, and swimming are all great ways to get the heart pumping. These exercises also help to burn calories, reduce stress, and improve overall mood. Veterans should aim to do at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity cardiovascular exercise if possible, five days a week. 

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Pilates 

Pilates is a low-impact exercise that is great for improving flexibility, balance, and reducing stress. It’s also an excellent way to improve mental health and focus. Veterans who may have experienced trauma during their service can benefit from the mindfulness and relaxation techniques found in Pilates. 

Hydrotherapy 

Hydrotherapy is a low-impact exercise that is great for veterans who may have joint pain or injuries. 


Veterans with Mobility Issues

Our facilities are designed to be easily accessible. We not only cater for wheelchair or other mobility-aided access, but we have programs that are designed to help improve mobility.

Atkins Health CEO Tobias Atkins has been focussed on supporting our veteran community since the company’s inception: “Our relationship with the veteran community stems all the way to the beginnings of Atkins Health. From the very start my team has been working with our invaluable veteran community trying to give back to those who have made sacrifices for us. Veterans we work with tell us that they enjoy a sense of camaraderie during our programs similar to that which they experienced during their years of service.”  



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Learn how we can serve you

Our facilities are designed to be easily accessible. We not only cater for wheelchair or other mobility-aided access, but we have programs that are designed to help improve mobility.

Veterans play a crucial role in our society, and we owe them our gratitude and support. Our allied health programs help veterans transition smoothly into civilian life and provide ongoing support needed for health and wellness. Whether they’re our physical programs, one-on-one training, classes, online resources, or community-based programs, we make sure that our veterans receive the support they deserve. 

If you are a veteran and looking for more information on how to access our services, programs and our classes, please fill the form below and our team member will provide more specific advice on services available to reach your health, fitness and wellness goals. 


How we do it?

Our process

With a dedicated and experienced team that has a real passion for results, plus proven processes that drive success, it’s no wonder that 90% of our reviewed clients achieve or surpass their health and fitness goals.


It all starts here

Initial Assessment

An initial 45 minute assessment with one of our practitioners is required for us to understand your current health status, lifestyle and goals.


Follow your pathway

One-on-one or group classes

We will design a customised program specifically for you to follow to reach your goals, be that at one of our gym-based clinics, at home, or through telehealth coaching.


Review and Improve

Six-Weekly Reviews

We conduct six-weekly assessments to ensure that we review your achievements against your goals, and reset requirements for the next period.

FUNDING YOUR ONGOING HEALTH CARE

The cost of exercise physiology, physiotherapy and remedial massage services offered by Atkins Health are covered by DVA White and Gold Card holders. Funding options and plans that may be available to you otherwise, are covered here.

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Complete the form below to request an initial consultation and assessment.

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