Exercise Physiologists are university qualified health professionals who have specialised in clinical exercise interventions for people with a broad range of diseases and other chronic conditions.
Why would I see an Exercise Physiologist (EP)?
If you are at risk of developing, or have existing, medical conditions and injuries.
An exercise physiologists’ therapy aims to prevent or manage chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring optimal physical function, health, or wellness.
They also provide health and physical activity education, advice, and support for lifestyle modification, with a strong focus on supporting you to change your behaviour.
Exercise Physiologists see a wide range of individuals. There’s no such thing as a one-size fits all approach. Your treatment plan is personalised, and all abilities are catered for. This includes people with limited mobility right through to elite athletes.
Our team will get to know your medical history, interests, likes and dislikes, and develop a plan to suit your lifestyle.
We know the best outcomes happen when you’re willing to put in the hard work to achieve your goals. Dedication and hard work is almost always rewarded with quicker results, and the ability to maintain them.
Exercise Physiologist can help with:
- Cancer – during treatment or recovery from cancer.
- Cardiovascular conditions – including myocardial infarction, chronic heart failure and peripheral artery disease, etc.
- Kidney conditions – including chronic kidney disease
- Mental health – including anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- Metabolic conditions – such as obesity and diabetes.
- Musculoskeletal – including arthritis, musculoskeletal pain/injuries, and ongoing support from surgery such as total hip replacement or ACL.
- Neurological/neuromuscular conditions – including stroke, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, dementia, acquired brain injury.
- Respiratory/pulmonary – including asthma, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and cystic fibrosis.
- Individuals with intellectual disabilities
- Orthopaedic rehabilitation – post surgical programs to rehabilitate you after having surgery
Your Exercise Physiologist might use or recommend:
- Exercise programs to improve mobility and strengthen muscles (both land and water based)
- Muscle re-education to improve control and posture
- Assistance with use of aids, splints, crutches, walking sticks and wheelchairs
- Suitable programs such as diabetes, mental health plans, etc