Exercise Physiology Fact Sheet

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What is an Exercise Physiologist?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP’S) are university qualified allied health professionals equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies to deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for people with acute, sub–acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities. Pathology domains covered by the services of AEP’s include cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, musculoskeletal, cancers, kidney, respiratory/pulmonary, mental health, and any other conditions which there is evidence that exercise can improve the client’s clinical status.

Who can benefit from seeing an Exercise Physiologist?
People who want to learn how to safely and effectively improve their well-being and health. We specialise in exercise and movement for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries, providing support for people with:

  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis and arthritis
  • Mental health conditions
  • Cancer and cancer treatment recovery
  • Chronic pain and fatigue
  • Post – surgical rehabilitation
  • Pre-natal and post-natal needs
  • Neuromuscular exercise therapy (multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease)
  • Pulmonary disease

Why should I see an Exercise Physiologist if I have no injuries or illnesses?
Our services are not limited to people with pre-existing conditions. We value exercise prescription as a meaningful vehicle for feeling great and getting more out of everyday life! Those people wanting to know how to use effective technique at the gym, how to get more out of their performance in specific sports, or everyday activities such as bending, walking or running safely can benefit from the knowledge and expertise of seeing an Exercise Physiologist. Preventing injury and improving performance are very important.

What makes an Exercise Physiologist different to other exercise professionals?

  • University qualified
  • Adherence to strict accreditation requirements
  • Eligible to register with Medicare Australia, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and WorkCover, and are recognised by private health insurers
  • Possess extensive knowledge, skills and experience in clinical exercise delivery
  • Ability to provide health modification counselling for people with chronic disease and injury
  • The combined skills of exercise prescription and knowledge of behaviour change