Exercise Physiologists are allied health professionals who use exercise-based interventions to treat and educate individuals with chronic conditions.
An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) is equipped with the knowledge and skills to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective interventions based on clinical evidence for individuals with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, disabilities and injuries.
AEPs take a holistic approach in treating individuals, by looking at physical, mental and lifestyle factors that may affect your health. Exercise interventions have many benefits, including improved quality of life, improved ability to perform daily tasks, manage your chronic condition and help to prevent chronic conditions. All ages can be treated by an exercise physiologist.
Exercise physiologist believe in ‘exercise is medicine’ and promotes exercise and healthy lifestyle choices. Many Australians experience chronic diseases and exercise is becoming a popular treatment intervention. AEPs can use strength, aerobic and flexibility training in their exercise programs, by following the recommended guidelines. AEPs will assess strength, cardiorespiratory fitness, posture, functional movements and balance, to assist in their exercise prescription.