The goal of an exercise physiologist is to prevent and manage injuries and chronic diseases, through lifestyle, exercise and behaviour modification.
The Role of an Exercise Physiologist:
The term “Exercise Physiologist” (EP) describes an exercise specialist who is able to design and deliver exercise programs, to fulfil a client’s needs. Such programs may involve things such as Pilates, gym programs and home-based exercises. The goal is to improve the client’s range of motion, strength, and functional capacity.
They specialise in exercise for rehabilitation, exercise for health and well being, chronic and complex medical conditions, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, work conditioning and improvements in sports performance. EPs are trained in preventing the onset of disease through exercise and lifestyle modification, in the treatment of disease, understanding interactions of exercise and pharmacology, managing multiple medical conditions, attending to the risk factor, health education and in providing post-acute exercise rehabilitation – all with a view to produce effective and cost effective solutions.
EPs operate uniquely in the healthcare market in that they deliver exercise programs that also incorporate proven strategies that facilitate long-term behaviour change.
Who can benifit from Exercise Physiology:
A history of sedentary behaviours
Difficultly maintaining motivation and adherence
Physical restrictions or mobility issues
EP can assist in managing and preventing the following:
These include a range of commonly preventable health conditions:
- Diabetes and Pre Diabetes
– Cardiovascular Disease
– Musculoskeletal Injury and pain
– Dysmetabolic Syndrome
– Back and Neck Pain
– Occupational Injury
– Chronic Respiratory Disease and Asthma
Come and meet with our EP who can assist you with your enquiries.