An Accredited exercise physiologist can assist in clinical exercise for people with a broad range of health issues. Through exercise and physiology they are able to prevent or manage acute, sub- acute or chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s physical function, health or wellness. These interventions are exercise-based and include health and physical activity education, advice and support and lifestyle modification.
When should I see an exercise physiologist?
There is a wide range of scientific research why a person may benefit from consulting an accredited exercise physiologist. To adapt your current physical activity routine, to improve your health and fitness or to manage a specific condition from a diagnosis of a range of conditions including:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Pulmonary disease
- Metabolic disease
- Neurological disease
- Musculoskeletal disease (including arthritis, osteoporosis/osteopenia, acute and/or chronic musculoskeletal issues)
- Stroke and Weight reasons
What services do exercise physiologists provide?
An Accredited exercise physiologist will assist with an assesment of functional capacity, exercise prescriptions for strength and functional improvement and advice on lifestyle modification to improve health status. They will also prescrible you with tailored exercise programs, which can be used at home or the gym.