What is an Exercise Physiologist?
Exercise Physiologists are allied health professionals, completing an intensive four year univeristy degree. This allows them to clinically prescribe exercise, deliver these exercises and provide education in a safe, structed manner. We help a large range of people from healthy to complex medical conditions.
What can an Exercise Physiologist do for me?
Exercise Physiologists are trained to deliever the most appropriate mode of exercise to suit your condition. Exercise has been shown to help with nearly every condition, both physical and mental. An Exercise Physiologist will work with you to include the exercises that will help you, assisting to intergrate it into your current lifestyle.
Will the exercise be hard or time consuming?
All of our exercise physiologists understand how daunting exercise can be and have come across a mirrad of barriers. You will never be given something you can't handle. We will start you at a level you can easily manage and build from there until you can achieve what you set out to do. Time is a valuable resource in todays world, some of the methods we use allow those who are time poor to still be able to exercise.
I have medical conditions. Will it be safe?
As an Exercise Physiologist, our job is to look after your medical conditions, while giving you exercises that will assist you in improving these conditions. In addition to this, I will have regular communication with your GP to allow the most holistic approach to your health. We are equipped with the latest knowledge about cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurological, musculoskeletal and metabolic disorders.
What is the difference between an Exercise Physiologist, Personal Trainer and Physiotherapist?
There are some overlaps, but this will give you a guide. Personal Trainers are excellent for people with no medical conditions. Exercise Physiologists can help with metabolic, cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurological and musculoskeletal conditions through the use of exercise perscription intervention. Physiotherapists are the specialists when it comes to musculoskeletal conditions, having a much broader scope in this particular area.
I have also heard of Exercise Scientists and Sports Scientists, where do they fit in?
Accredited Exercise Scientists apply their broad scientific knowledge to optimise sport, exercise and physical activity outcomes for a range of non-clinical populations to enhance wellbeing and physical function.
Accredited Sports Scientists provide training and/or physical assessment data to assist coaches and athletes optimise the athletes performance and help medical staff to make a final decision on an athlete’s “readiness on a return to play” following an injury or illness.