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.
When would a person need an Exercise Physiologist?
Exercise Physiology services should be accessed for the following reasons:
MANAGEMENT of diagnosed chronic conditions.
- type 2 diabetes
- falls prevention
- neuromuscular conditions (e.g. stroke)
- cerebral palsy
- muscular skeletal injuries
- intellectual disability
- mental illness
PREVENTION of chronic conditions and injury through adherence to a targeted on-going physical activity program.
- healthy ageing
- weight loss
- poor bone health
- balance or muscle strength
- elevated blood pressure
- elevated cholesterol levels
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.