Exercise Physiology

What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?

Accredited exercise physiologists (AEPs) specialise in clinical exercise services for people at high-risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries.

These interventions are provided by delivery of individualised exercise programs, including health and physical activity education, advice and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change. AEPs are recognised allied health professionals and specialists in their field displaying a diverse range of knowledge and skills, working across a variety of areas in health, exercise and sport.

The aim of an AEP intervention is to prevent or manage chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness

 

What services can an AEP provide?

AEPs assess, prescribe, supervise and monitor exercise and lifestyle programs designed to achieve specific health goals for individuals with a broad range of medical conditions and/or injuries.

Working in collaboration with the general practitioner and the patient’s healthcare team, AEPs will develop an exercise program based on the persons current medical status to ensure the exercise program is both safe and effective in achieving the required health goals.

In addition, AEPs will work with people to help motivate and support them when they commence an exercise program and ensure they have the necessary skills to exercise safely and independently when ready.

 

What makes an Accredited Exercise Physiologist different to other Exercise Professionals?

An Accredited Exercise Physiologist is a university qualified health professional that undertakes strict accreditation requirements to enable them to work with patients under TAC, Medicare, Workcover, DVA and private health insurance services. Exercise Physiologist are able to work with people that have complex health conditions as well as healthy individuals.

We all know we have to include exercise in our everyday lives, but it is important to exercise at an appropriate level for who you are.

If you live with any chronic condition or injury and don’t know how to get started, or have any further queries regarding Exercise Physiology then contact us at Whittlesea Physiotherapy on  9716 2250

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