Exercise is Medicine Initiatives
Medical Referral Programme
The University Health Services (UHS) and the Centre for Sports and Exercise at the University of Hong Kong have taken the lead among local universities in launching an Exercise is Medicine medical referral programme, where patients in need of more exercise opportunities could be appropriately referred to the professional care and supervision that they need.
Under the programme, patients visiting the UHS clinic are asked a number of simple questions related to the frequency and intensity of their physical activity habits. Those who are generally healthy, but present with insufficient physical activity are provided with information about proper exercise habits and opportunities on campus.
For more serious cases the medical doctor may refer patients to exercise specialists at CSE, who are experienced in providing exercise and consultation to various special populations including those with diabetes, cancers, frailty and muscle loss or those with orthopedic problems, which may affect their ability to be active.