What is Exercise Physiology?
Exercise Physiology is the study of the acute response and chronic adaptations associated with various exercise modalities. By understanding the physiological mechanisms associated with clinical conditions, an Exercise Physiologist can construct and implement a long-term lifestyle management plan, suited to the patient’s clinical needs to treat these conditions and improve physical function, health, wellness and overall quality of life.
Exercise Physiologists have completed a 4 year tertiary degree and are accredited members of Exercise & Sports Sciense Australia (ESSA).
Who can see an Exercise Physiologist?
The list includes but is not limited to patients with:
- Diabetes mellitus ( Type 1 and 2)
- Cardiovascular disease, Stroke
- Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis
- Metabolic syndromes such as Hypertension, Hypercholesterolemia, Obesity and Dyslipidaemia
- Chronic respiratory conditions such as Asthma and COPD
- Neurological conditions- Parkinson’s disease, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, PTSD
- Anxiety and Depression.
- Musculoskeletal conditions – lower back pain, knee pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, etc.
- Falls prevention, injury prevention
- Pre and post surgical exercise intervention
How can I see an Exercise Physiologist?
Our Exercise Phsiologist can see patients on the following platforms:
- Department of Veteran Affairs
- Work cover
- Private health claims (subject to individual cover)
- Private consultations