An Accredited Exercise Physiologist is registered with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) and are health fund, Medicare and WorkCover accredited, and tend to work in a clinical setting which can include private practices and hospitals.
They can devise an appropriate individualised plan to assist in the prevention and management of many conditions including:
- Musculoskeletal dysfunction and injuries
- Cardiovascular disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Falls prevention
Management and prevention of many of these conditions by assisting with healthy lifestyle changes that will address and has been shown to:
- lower blood pressure
- lower cholesterol
- lower your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and stroke
- lower your risk of developing Diabetes and/or assisting with Diabetes control
- lower your risk and/or assist in management of depression and anxiety
- lower stress levels and improve quality of sleep, just to name a few benefits.
Exercise Physiology can be perfect for preventing and/or reducing your risk of injury, and assisting with your rehabilitative process when an injury has occurred. The aim is treat the problem rather than only the symptoms, and this can be achieved through correctly re-training muscles to work efficiently, as well as improve other aspects including your range of motion, strength and your physical capacity.
Exercise Physiologist's can work closely with other health professionals to ensure an optimal outcome is achieved, this can include Physiotherapists, Dietitians, and your General Practitioner to name a few.
For more about Accredited Exercise Physiologist's and ESSA, go to www.essa.org.au.