What is an exercise Physiologist?

an exercise physiologist is a UNIVERSITY DEGREE qualified & ACCREDITED ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAl WHO SPECIALISEs IN THE ASSESSMENT AND PRESCRIPTION OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY for people with disability and chronic (long term) health conditions.

 INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

When would a person need an Exercise Physiologist?

Exercise Physiology services should be accessed for the following reasons:

MANAGEMENT of diagnosed chronic conditions.

For Example:

  • type 2 diabetes
  • osteoporosis
  • falls prevention
  • neuromuscular conditions (e.g. stroke)
  • cerebral palsy
  • muscular skeletal injuries
  • arthritis
  • asthma
  • intellectual disability
  • mental illness

PREVENTION of chronic conditions and injury through adherence to a targeted on-going physical activity program.

For Example:

  • healthy ageing
  • weight loss
  • poor bone health
  • balance or muscle strength
  • elevated blood pressure
  • elevated cholesterol levels
  • pre-diabetes

EDUCATION and understanding of the underlying pathology and justification behind physical activity for improved health and practical solutions to overcome potential barriers to successfully achieving physical health goals.