The process of referring a high-risk client to a medical practitioner for further cardiovascular evaluation or where other medical conditions such as pregnancy are present, can be simply facilitated by having a set form that the client takes to their practitioner. This form is to seek expert opinion on the suitability of the client to undertake an exercise program.

It is not a ‘clearance’ form per se since, this is not something most medical practitioners will do, but rather an opportunity for more qualified medical professionals to offer further information or clarification and guidance about the types of exercise/activities that might be avoided or included in the client’s program. Fitness Australia provides an example of a template form that can be used by fitness professions to seek medical guidance/information in respect to a client. The form can be found at http://fitness.org.au/articles/policies-guidelines/exercise-referral-kit/26/19/20

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