2015 Health Fair Days are coming soon..!
ACA Members will be able to access free health checks during the annual Health Fair Days held across every state and the ACT during February and March (confirmed dates listed below). in 2014, 229 Past players joined the current playing group in utilising the services on offer. We hope that in 2015 even more members will take up this great opportunity.
The ACA strongly believes in a proactive approach to staying healthy. The importance of these services was demonstrated last year when 177 of the 377 members that participated in Skin Cancer checks were referred to seek further advice.
'I believe that as current or past sportspeople we are used to playing with pain and discomfort and perhaps, don't seek out the medical attention we may need at times. If it were not for the yearly ACA health check's which made me think I wasn't "bullet proof", my prostate cancer diagnosis could have been in a far worse situation.' Brian Vincent (SA)
Here are the services available:
Skin Check - 10 Minutes
A top to toe skin examination to check for any moles, freckles or abnormal skin lesions.
Bone Density Testing - 10 minutes
An ultrasound bone density test on the heel of one foot to assess your risk of fracture due to osteoporosis.
Vision Testing - 15 minutes
A 5-point screening for early identification and minimisation of vision loss.
Health Appraisal - 10 minutes
A screening for common health markers including blood pressure, cholesterol, waist measurement and more.
Massage - 15 minutes
Massage reduces stress and tension and improves mental clarity and concentration. Masseurs will be on site offering relief before or after your other appointments.
A nutritionist will be on hand to provide information and advice about health and food choices, free smoothie samples will be available for members to enjoy on the day.
Information regarding how to book your health fair appointments will be communicated to members in the near future. In the meantime, please put the date in your diary if you wish to attend any of the below Health Fairs. Should you have any questions, please contact the ACA office on 03 9698 7200.
|State||2015 Health Fair dates|
|WA||Tuesday 10th March|
|SA||Monday 2nd February|
|TAS||Wednesday 4th February|
|NSW||Monday 23rd February *please note the change to the NSW date|
|QLD||Thursday 5th February|
|VIC||Monday 2nd March|
|ACT||Saturday 14th March (Skin Checks Only)|