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Exercise Physiology

What is an Exercise Physiologist?

Exercise Physiologists are recognized allied health professionals who specialize in the field of sport, exercise science and rehabilitation and are accredited by the Australian Association of Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS). Exercise Physiologists work alongside other allied health and medical practitioners to design, lead and evaluate exercise programs for the treatment and prevention of acute and chronic injury and / or illness, as well as developing exercise programs to improve an individuals general health & fitness, or to achieve a specific goal.

j0401793What is the Difference Between an Exercise Physiologist and a Personal Trainer?

Whilst Personal Trainers are qualified to work with “healthy” populations (i.e. anyone free from injury or illness), they do not have the background to train individuals with the aforementioned conditions. In some cases inadequate training may lead to inappropriate healing or further exacerbation of a person’s injury or condition.

On the other hand, research has shown that appropriate supervision and treatment under the care of an Exercise Physiologist will lead to vast improvements in the healing process and recovery of these conditions, as well as being a proven way of decreasing the likelihood of injury / illness in healthy individuals.

What conditions can an Exercise Physiologist help with?

Exercise physiologists work with people who have conditions that respond positively to exercise which may include:

  • musculoskeletal conditions (i.e. arthritis, osteoporosis, sprains/strains, back injuries)
  • cardiorespiratory conditions (i.e. heart disease, asthma, hypertension)
  • neurological conditions (i.e. multiple sclerosis, parkinson’s disease
  • metabolic conditions (i.e. obesity, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome)

An exercise physiologist’s niche is to condition people through holistic exercise to a level of functioning that will benefit them in terms of work, sport, recreation and general lifestyle.

What do I need to bring to my sessions?

All you need is to bring along yourself, wear anything that you feel comfortable moving in and background information.

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