What Is Exercise Physiology?

Exercise Physiologists specialise in clinical exercise interventions for persons at high risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries, (ESSA). Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP’s) are registered with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and work as allied health providers. AEP’s are recognised as a compensable service providers by Medicare, WorkCover, DVA, NDIS and private health insurance. Eligible patients can be referred to an AEP under a GP Management Plan and a Team Care Arrangement as well as for individual or group services.

What Conditions Can an AEP Treat?

AEP’s prescribe individualised exercise to help you prevent, treat, or manage your chronic condition or injury. They can help you recover faster from surgery or injury and help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Some of the conditions/injuries that and AEP can help with include:

  • Diabetes and pre-diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Obesity
  • Different forms of Cancer
  • Arthritis and Osteoporosis/Osteopenia
  • Chronic Respiratory disease and asthma
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Depression and mental health conditions

What Burleigh Heads Physiotherapy can Offer you?

  • Initial assessment: this includes a 1 on 1 consultation with objective measures
  • Subsequent consult: once your goals have been identified in your initial assessment your exercise physiologist will prescribe you an individualised exercise program. Such programs could include:
  • Group Exercise Classes: group classes have a maximum of 4 people so you will be closely supervised by your exercise physiologist and can socialise whist you work out. These group classes are:

Our Exercise Physiology Gurus

Kelly Robinson

Exercise Physiologist

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