Exercise Physiology

Accredited exercise physiologists specialise in clinical exercise interventions to manage acute, sub-acute or chronic disease or injury.

 

These interventions are exercise-based and include health and physical activity education, advice, exercise prescription, and support and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.

The role of accredited 
Exercise Physiologists

Exercise Physiologists are equipped with the skills and experience, to help manage existing health conditions, injuries and prevent the onset of health conditions such as:

- obesity

- cardiovascular disease

- diabetes

- osteoporosis and arthritis

- mental health conditions

- cancer

- chronic pain and fatigue

- post-surgical rehabilitation (Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction, hip/knee replacement)

- neuromuscular exercise therapy (multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s)

- pulmonary disease

Accelerated Recovery and Return to Function 

Based on your goals and the outcomes of our physical assessment, tailored exercises and management strategies are used to address weaknesses, and improve your physical capacity to safely return to your activities and achieve your set goals.

Coaching and Lifestyle Advice

Exercise Physiologists can help you improve your overall health and well-being. This may include tailored advice to create positive lifestyle modifications, injury prevention programs, education on different pillars of health, and how to facilitate a sustainable exercise regime.

Increase Exercise and Sporting Performance

Whether your goals are to run faster, jump higher, improve your squats at the gym, or prepare for your upcoming sport season, our AEP with an extensive strength and conditioning background, can help identify any areas of weakness and help you achieve your goals.

Exercise Physiology FAQs

What is the difference between a AEP and a Personal Trainer?

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AEPs are recognised Allied Health Professionals with Medicare Australia, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, state WorkCover authorities and most private health insurers. They complete at least 4 years of study at a tertiary level.

What is the difference between a Physiotherapist and an AEP?

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Physiotherapists and AEPs are both tertiary qualified Allied Health Professionals. Physiotherapists assess, diagnose, treat and manage conditions, disabilities, injuries and disorders that affect the movement and function of your body. Whereas AEPs  specialise in the prescription of exercise and movement programs. These programs help in the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries by enhancing the physical and physiological capacity of the body..

Reasons to see a Physiotherapist:

 - Diagnosis and assessment of a new injury

 - Sustained a sports injury

 - Recovering from surgery

 - Recovering from an injury

 - Hands-on treatment such as dry needling, mobilisation or massage

Reasons to see an Exercise Physiologist:

 - Recovering from injury 

 - To address concerns about an old injury

 - You would like assistance with goals around weight loss

 - Chronic health condition 

 - Exercise programs and lifestyle advice to help you achieve your health and well-being goals