What is an Exercise Physiologist?
Exercise Physiologists are 4-year university qualified allied health professionals who specialise in the delivery of exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries. EPs provide physical activity and behaviour change support for clients with conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, depressions, cancer, arthritis, COPD and many more.
Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA) provides the national accreditation program for exercise physiologists. Accredited exercise physiologistsTM (AEPs) are recognised as allied health professionals. They are eligible to register with Medicare Australia, the Department of Veterans Affairs and have recognition among most major health insurers. At a state level, EPs are included within health professional awards and in compensation schemes, such as WorkCover, akin to other mainstream health professionals.
The Exercise Physiology Approach?
Our preliminary assessment analyses all aspects of physical health and function and takes into account the social and emotional factors that may have an impact on your recovery process.
We design an individualised health management program based on your assessment results and information from your other health providers, to take you from your current condition to your health and activity goals in the safest and most time efficient manner.
The methods we use make it easier to stick to our programs. Sure there’s hard work involved, but we make it our utmost priority to inject a sense of fun into each session whilst keeping a proximity to the latest research and techniques available. Your consultations may involve remedial massage, pilates, strength training and changes of venue to parks, pools and other recreation facilities providing the variation to keep you motivated and sustain momentum towards your goals.
Our system ensures progress towards your goals by utilising the latest evidence based techniques in Exercise Prescription and Proprioceptive re-training, combined with close monitoring. We make certain you have an understanding of the correct postures and movement patterns that will accelerate your recovery and help you transfer them from your exercise sessions into your everyday life.
Our business is not only about making people better, but keeping people performing at their best. With that in mind, our programs are designed with the end goal of effective self-management. We aspire to provide you with all of the tools required for you to manage your own health more effectively. Upon leaving our service, you will have an intimate understanding of your condition, triggers, and the techniques required to avoid relapse or re-injury.
Do I need an Exercise Physiologist?
If you need guidance from an exercise expert in relation to an injury or chronic condition, such as: