The chemical, hormonal and inflammatory effects of obesity heavily influence joint pain and joint deterioration. Obesity and weight gain, with 4-5 folds, increases in the risk of developing osteoarthritis (OA). Obesity is associated with a 25% to 50% increased risk of life-time psychiatric disorders. Targeting weight management without addressing the underlying and/or comorbid mental health issues is unlikely to prove positive results.
Obesity isn’t behaviour, it’s an outcome. If a change of an outcome is to happen, the change in target behaviours should be nurtured. To achieve and empower worthwhile behavioural changes, the CHCS weight management team collaborates expertise of Medical Practitioner, Aesthetician, Psychologist, Nurse, Nutritionist and Registered Exercise Medicine Therapist. This interdisciplinary team approach supports evidence-based effectiveness in terms of practical weight management and sustainable life changes.
Goal-attainment is measured by rik reduction of obesity-related comorbidities, such as diabetes and hypertension, as well as health complications arising from these symptoms. This multi-disciplinary modality does not primarily focus on BMI reduction and weight loss, per se, but engages the wholesomeness of CHCS’s weight management program by facilitating:
- Educating the basics of biology and genetics of obesity
- Assessment of psychological and psychosocial issues relating to obesity
- Clinical wok on prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of weight management
- Identify and minimize the barriers hindering access to weight management interventions