The White Cloud Foundation and QUT Exercise Physiology Clinic for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and/or Depression provides exercise physiology intervention at no cost to at risk, former or current military and emergency service personnel.
QUT Health Clinics and the White Cloud Foundation have partnered to provide former or current military personnel and emergency service men and women with an exercise clinic and intervention to treat the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and/or depression. Exercise intervention for people with post-traumatic stress disorder has recently been evaluated and was demonstrated to be successful in reducing post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms (Rosenbaum et al 2014).
Program participants will undergo an exercise physiology intervention which will include an initial and follow up assessment and 10 weeks of weekly individualised and supervised exercise training. The participant will undergo a physical assessment and complete a questionnaire. A personalised exercise plan will be developed based on the results of the assessment and the desired health goals. The exercise training will be 60 minutes in duration and include a combination of resistance and aerobic exercise. The assessments and exercise training will involve participation by fourth year QUT clinical exercise physiology students.