What is Exercise Physiology?

Our Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP) are allied health professionals who specialise in clinical exercise interventions for a broad range of pathological populations, including those at risk of developing, or have existing medical conditions and injuries. Exercise physiology interventions aim to prevent or manage chronic disease and/or injury to assist in restoring optimal physical function, health and well-being. Our exercise physiology interventions are exercise-based and include health and physical activity education, advice and support and lifestyle modification with particular focus on achieving behavioural change. 

 

Who can benefit from seeing an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?

Our exercise physiologists (AEPS) have great knowledge across a broad range of chronic conditions and injuries including but not limited to:

  • Cardiopulmonary conditions: high blood pressure, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, heart failure, asthma, lung disease
  • Metabolic conditions: obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes, pre-diabetes
  • Musculoskeletal: arthritis, osteoporosis, joint pain, low back pain 
  • Neurological/neuromuscular conditions: stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, Parkinson's disease, MS, cerebral palsy