Exercise Physiology

What is an exercise physiologist?

‘Accredited exercise physiologists (AEPs) specialise in clinical exercise interventions for persons at high-risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries.  These interventions are provided by exercise delivery including health and physical activity education, advice and support, and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.  AEPs are recognized allied health professionals displaying a diverse range of knowledge and skills, working across a variety of areas in the health, exercise and sports science fields.  The aims of AEP interventions are to prevent or manage chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness.’ (ESSA AEP Scope of Practice 2010).

 

Exercise physiology services we offer include:

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation;
  • Falls prevention programs;
  • Sleep apnea programs;
  • Workplace health & rehabilitation;
  • Obesity programs;
  • Personal training;
  • Disability services;
  • Group exercise classes;
  • Diabetes programs;
  • Mental Health;
  • Swim4Kids (for children with special needs);
  • Return to Work programs;
  • Plus all other health conditions.

 

Our team of exercise physiologists are highly qualified university graduates and are accredited with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).  All staff have a depth of experience catering for clientele with pathologies, as well as the healthy population and clients with special needs.  All rehabilitation programs are conducted in conjunction with, or under the advice of, allied health and medical professionals.

 

PT Gym is a recognised treatment provider for DVA and Medicare CDM plans, as well as Workers Compensation and Third Party claims.  In addition, our exercise physiologists are highly experienced at working with sportspeople and the general population in achieving optimal sporting performance or simply, improving general health and wellbeing.

 

Our exercise physiologists work in a unique environment in that they have access to both the hydrotherapy pool and gym facilities to help their clients reach their health and fitness goals.  The team work closely with Physical Therapy’s physiotherapists in a multidisciplinary environment to achieve the optimal treatment plan and outcome for their clients.