Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology is Exercise and Lifestyle counselling for a variety of conditions. The primary aim is to encourage lifestyle changes that are sustainable in the long term to improve Quality of Life.

Treatment modes include:

-Behavioural Coaching -Health Education

-Exercise Counseling -Physical Rehabilitation

All Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are registered with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) and complete regular Professional Development days to remain up to date with the latest research of conditions and the most beneficial treatment method. All AEPs use their clinical reasoning to apply the most up appropriate service for each individual based on science.

What Exercise Physiologists treat?

  •  Any Cardiovascular Condition (Hypertension, Heart Failure, Arrhythmia, Myocardial Infarction, Coronary Heart Disease etc.)
  •  Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Impaired Glucose Tolerance
  •  PCOS
  • (Pre- & Post-)Surgery/Injury Rehabilitation
  •  Fatty Liver, Liver Disease
  • Hyperlipidaemia, Hypertriglyceridemia
  •  Kidney Disease
  •  Antenatal
  •  COPD
  •  Mental Health (Depression,Anxiety)
  •  Cancer
  •  Parkinson’s Disease
  •  Multiple Sclerosis
  •  Spinal Cord Injury
  • Arthritis Conditions
  • Chronic Fatigue
  •  Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  •  Falls Risk
  •  Osteopenia, Osteoporosis
  •  Athlete Performance/Injury Prevention

When to see an Exercise Physiologist

  • Diagnosed with a Chronic Disease?
  • Have risk factors for chronic diseases (Chronic disease prevention)
  • Overweight/Obese
  • Chronic Injuries
  • Work Place Injuries
  • Postural Assessments
  • Sport/Occupational Injury Prevention
  • Surgery Rehabilitation
  • To strengthen body prior to surgery for quicker recovery
  • Improve Sport Performance
  • Need a lifestyle change and not sure how to go about it/what’s safe for you?

 

Exercise Physiologists hold a four year equivalent university degree and are Allied Health Professionals who specialise in the delivery of exercise, lifestyle and behaviour modification programs for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries. Exercise physiologists provide physical activity and behaviour change support for clients.

Due to their extensive knowledge in physiology and exercise prescription they can also assist athletes with sporting performance, strength and conditioning, as well as injury prevention techniques.

ESSA provides the national accreditation program for Exercise Physiologists. Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are recognised as Allied Health Professionals and are able to assist clients through Medicare, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, WorkCover and have recognition among most private health care providers.