Refer your clients

People who are deemed to be high-risk, based on the Adult Pre-Exercise Screening Tool by a Lift for Life Provider, will need to have a Recommendation to Particpate form completed by a medical practitioner. Download and print the Recommendation to Participate Form

How can medical doctors begin referring to Lift for Life?

  • Identify where Lift for Life programs are available. All licensed providers are listed on this website. It is a requirement of this license that providers only use trainers who have a current Lift for Life accreditation, providing you with assurance that your clients will get a quality program and the very best of care.
  • Make contact with your local providers and discuss your interest in the program and the potential of referral of your practice's clients. If there are currently no providers available in your local area, consider contacting your local health and fitness centre and discussing the introduction of the program. If the Centre is aware that the local doctor is interested in referring patients to them, they may be motivated to license the program.
  • If there is a provider in your local area, download an Recommendation to Participate Form. Keep copies of this form on hand to enable ease of access and referral of patients looking to, or who need to improve their glycaemic control. Clients must take a fully completed Recommendation to Participate Form to their first session.

How can all other Health Professionals begin referring to Lift for Life?

  • Identify where Lift for Life programs are available. All licensed providers are listed on this website. It is a requirement of this license that providers only use trainers who have a current Lift for Life accreditation, providing you with assurance that your clients will get a quality program and the very best of care.
  • Make contact with your local providers and discuss your interest in the program and the potential of referral of your clients. If there are currently no providers available in your local area, consider contacting your local health and fitness centre and discussing the introduction of the program. If the Centre is aware that a local Diabetes Educator is interested in referring patients to them, they may be motivated to license the program.
  • If there is a provider in your local area, download the Lift for Life brochure and a Recommendation to Participate Form. Keep copies of these forms on hand and instruct those clients who you deem it appropriate to visit their GP to obtain an approval to participate. Clients must take a fully completed Recommendation to Participate Form to their first session.

Would you prefer an electronic version of this form?
This form is also available as a self-populating electronic template suitable for Medical Director software.

If you use Medical Director you can add a link to the Lift for Life referral form.

Follow these instructions carefully. Do not open the attached file in "Word". If it is opened in Word, it will lose its connection to the Medical Director database.
Installation instructions

Highlight the link, right click and choose "save target as...". Save the attached file to an easy-to-remember location on your computer, noting the filename (but DO NOT open the template file)
Open Medical Director
Open Letter Writer
Go to the File menu and choose Modify Template
Select Blank Template
Go to the File menu and choose Import
Locate the saved template file and double-click it
Go to the File menu in Letter Writer and choose Save As Template
Name the template and click the Save button.
Open a test patient file and test the template

Who can deliver Lift for Life?
Lift for Life is licensed to health and fitness businesses who manage or have access to a range of progressive resistance equipment required to deliver the program as well as appropriately qualified and experienced staff.

To become an Accredited Lift for Life Trainer, professionals must attend the two day workshop and must hold the following qualifications;

  • Hold a Certificate IV in Fitness (Personal Trainer), AND have a minumim of two years work experience as a registered exercise professional

OR be an accredited

  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Physiotherapists, or
  • Osteopath.

Go to the Provider Directory to find your local Lift for Life providers. You can also view the Lift for Life Accredited Trainer's qualifications.

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