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What is Preventive Health and Why is it Important?

The foundation of preventative health

In today’s fast-paced world, “prevention is better than cure” rings truer than ever. At GO2 Health, we focus on preventive health to help you avoid illness and optimise your wellbeing so you can live your best life.

Preventive health involves proactive steps to prevent diseases rather than treating them after they occur. According to Australia’s Department of Health, it’s about “valuing health before illness to live well for longer.” Research shows that preventive health measures can significantly reduce the risk of chronic diseases and improve long-term health outcomes.

How allied health professionals can help

At GO2 Health, our team of allied health professionals and GPs are dedicated to supporting you. Using a comprehensive approach that involves physiotherapy, exercise physiology, dietetics, osteopathy, acupuncture, Chinese medicine and remedial massage. We focus on prevention – not just treatment and recovery.

Physiotherapy & osteotherapy

Focus on thorough assessment and rehabilitation of sore spots and injuries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) notes that musculoskeletal issues are among the most common causes of severe long-term pain and physical disability. Building strength and mobility safely before problems arise is a smart investment in your body’s future.

Exercise physiology

Tailored exercise programs to manage chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease and obesity. These programs also improve overall fitness, including cardiovascular function, muscle strength, and flexibility, supporting both physical and mental health. 

Dietitian services

Nutrition is crucial for disease prevention. Our dietitians provide personalised nutrition advice to prevent nutrition-related diseases by supporting healthy eating habits. A balanced diet improves overall health and prevents nutritional deficiencies. 

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine

Offer a holistic approach to wellness and have been recognised for thousands of years for their focus on preventive health. It can give you a new view of you. 

Remedial massage

Helps prevent and treat injuries, improve circulation, and reduce stress—all essential for maintaining good health and minimising the risk of future disease.

GO2 Health and REFORGE run a number of programs and small group fitness classes – click here to take a look.

Regular GP check-ups

Routine visits to your GP allow for early detection of potential health issues, vaccinations, and screening tests—all key components of preventive health. Early detection and management of health risks can prevent complications and improve health outcomes. 

A man on a treadmill practicing preventive health.

Across the Lifespan

Children and adolescents

Early intervention in childhood is crucial for establishing good health foundations. Regular check-ups, vaccinations, and developmental screenings ensure children are on the right track toward a healthy adulthood. 


For adults, preventive health focuses on maintaining optimal health, managing emerging risks, and detecting early signs of chronic conditions. Regular health assessments, lifestyle modifications, and preventive screenings are vital. 

Older Adults

As we age, maintaining mobility and managing chronic health conditions become crucial. Preventive strategies such as fall prevention, maintaining mobility, and regular screenings play a pivotal role in maintaining health and independence in later years. 


At GO2 Health, we guide you through a personalised preventive health care plan with the support of our interdisciplinary team.  

By investing in preventive health, you improve your current well-being and secure a healthier future. Live your best life, supported by expert care and evidence-based practices. The best time to focus on your health is now—before you think you need it. 


Download the HotDoc app to book your preventive health appointment with one of our many practitioners.


1Department of Heath, (2021), National Preventive Health Strategy 2021-2030. 

2World Health Organisation, (2022), Musculoskeletal Health. 

3Dhuli K et al. (2022), Physical activity for health. Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene. 

4Dietitians Australia. (2015), Profession of dietetics. 

Originally posted June 18, 2024.

What is Preventive Health and Why is it Important?