sasolmed weight management dietitians in Vaal area

Sasolmed - Weight Management Programme

Obesity is a complex disease that is dependent on many factors, including a person’s genetics and lifestyle. The current understanding of how and why obesity occurs is incomplete; however, it involves a combination of social, behavioural, cultural, physiological, metabolic and genetic factors.
Being overweight or obese substantially increases the risk of chronic conditions, including high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels, type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnoea and respiratory problems, as well as cancer of the endometrium, breast, prostate and colon.
The aim of the Weight Management Programme is to assist with weight loss through a comprehensive assessment and exercise prescription by a BASA (Biokineticist Association of South Africa) biokineticist.
Weight Management Programme Sasolmed

What will this programme entail?

Once referred to a BASA biokineticist, a full assessment will be undertaken to determine suitability for the programme. This would include an online lifestyle questionnaire, validated biometric testing (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar levels, height and weight [BMI]) and a fitness assessment.

The fitness assessment includes waist-to-hip ratio, body fat percentage, flexibility, posture and fitness measurements. This part of the assessment enables the identification of specific risk factors for metabolic syndrome and physical fitness for exercise. A comprehensive health status report with tailored recommendations for health improvement will be provided.

What should I expect?

Once the assessment has been completed, an individualised programme of appropriate exercises is constructed.

  • The programme is managed by a BASA biokineticist and includes: one to three one-on-one consultations with the biokineticist;
  • nine weekly biokineticist-led group exercise sessions;
  • referral to a dietician and/or psychologist for two consultations (initial assessment and follow-up), if necessary; and
  • monthly reports electronically submitted to your PGP and medical scheme.

How much will it cost?

  • The cost of the programme will be covered by the Scheme’s weight management benefits.
  • Please note that this excludes the cost of any visits to your PGP, investigations or medication prescribed by a medical practitioner, in which case acute benefits and Scheme rules will apply.

How do I enrol?

Contact Sasolmed’s Customer Services to register or for more information.

Registration on Weight Management Programme – 0860 002 134

Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 17:00
(excluding public holidays)
Email: weightmanagement@sasolmed.co.za

Article from Sasolmed Member Guide 2021 pg 54
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Registered members of HPCSA

registered member of HPCSA

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registered member of ADSA

Accredited to CDE Vaal Area

CDE Vaal

Registered CDE-Optifast dietitian

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We charge Medical Aid Rates

Registered members of HPCSA

registered member of HPCSA

Registered members of ADSA

registered member of ADSA

Accredited to CDE Vaal Area

CDE Vaal

Registered CDE-Optifast dietitian

Registered CDE-Optifast dietitian
We charge Medical Aid Rates