WHAT IS AN ACCREDITED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST?
Accredited exercise physiologists (AEP) are allied health professionals which specialise in clinical exercise interventions for people with a broad range of health conditions, disabilities or injuries. An Exercise physiologist has several years of study at a university level. An exercise physiologist understands the science behind exercise, how it can assist in different health conditions and injuries, and the acute and chronic responses and adaptations to exercise. They have the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively apply interventions to prevent, restore or manage acute or chronic disease or injury as well as helping individuals achieve optimal health and fitness goals.
WHEN SHOULD I SEE AN ACCREDITED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST?
There are a wide range of reasons why someone may benefit from seeing an AEP. Common reasons include chronic disease management and injury rehabilitation. If you are at risk or have been diagnosed with any of the below health conditions, it is important to know an exercise physiologist can help.
Obesity and weight loss management
Metabolic conditions such as diabetes, insulin resistance and PCOS.
Cardiovascular diseases including high blood pressure.
Musculoskeletal diseases including arthritis, osteoporosis, acute and/or chronic musculoskeletal issues.
Mental health conditions including depression.
- NDIS-related disability
Accredited exercise physiologists can also assist with:
Mobility, strength, hypertrophy, and fitness goals.
Improving body composition.
Advice on lifestyle modification to improve health.
WHAT SERVICES DO EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGISTS PROVIDE?
Accredited exercise physiologists offer a range of different services depending on the career path they have chosen. This usually involves consultations for the prescription, delivery, and evaluation of an individualised exercise program as well as exercise and lifestyle education and advice.
Services specific to our practice include:
– Exercise physiology consultations and individualised exercise programs
– Chronic disease management
– Exercise for individuals living with a disability
– Type 2 Diabetes Exercise remission program
– Obesity & weight loss management program
– Ongoing exercise training sessions & 1:1 personal training
– Fitness/physical function testing
– Injury rehabilitation
– Workcover and CTP injuries