What is an exercise physiologist?

An exercise physiologist is an Allied Health professional who specialises in the benefits of exercise to help patients get fitter for all around good health, or to treat patients with a medical condition through exercise.

Exercise Physiologists are much more than an ordinary personal trainer at the gym.  Exercise physiologists study at university and have a wide range of knowledge about the human body and the benefit that exercise has on it, both mentally and physically.

Exercise physiologists are knowledgeable about the effects that exercise has on the musculoskeletal system, as well as on the cardiovascular and endocrine systems.  They can prescribe a course of exercises for either fitness or rehabilitation. They can also advise on behavioural modification programs.  Exercise physiologists can treat medical conditions such as obesity, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, depression, asthma and cardiovascular diseases, as well as many other conditions.

Developing new and healthy habits for patients to enable them to manage their medical condition in the best way possible is a large part of their job.  They can also work side by side with physiotherapists, occupational therapists and podiatrists. 

If you think you, or someone you know may benefit from the services of an Exercise Physiologist to assist in the prevention, management and treatment of chronic disease or to improve all around health and wellbeing than talk to us today!