In Touch Exercise Physiology

We all know regular exercise is important for overall health.

However, when it comes to exercise, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach.

Everyone is different. We all have different bodies, different health challenges and different health goals. So it makes sense to tailor an exercise program that is right for you.

That’s where an Exercise Physiologist can help.

Our fully qualified, Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) can design an exercise program totally suited to you, to ensure you exercise safely and efficiently, with your goals and challenges in mind.

What is an Exercise Physiologist?

An AEP is an allied health professional with a four-year equivalent university degree. They're trained in exercise and movement for the prevention and management of acute, subacute and chronic diseases and injuries.

AEPs are not personal trainers. Their work lies in exercise therapy and lifestyle interventions for people who are at risk of developing, or already live with, acute, subacute and chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries.

AEPs understand how exercise affects the musculoskeletal system, as well as the cardiovascular, neurological and endocrine systems. They also understand how exercise benefits the body both physically and mentally.

AEPs undertake strict accreditation requirements and are eligible to register with Medicare Australia, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, TAC and WorkCover. They are also recognised by most private health insurers.

What do Exercise Physiologists do?

Their extensive knowledge, skills and experience in clinical exercise delivery mean that AEPs can treat and work with all kinds of people; from those wanting to improve their health and wellbeing, to those suffering from an acute, subacute and chronic condition or disease.

They are able to help people with:

  • obesity
  • cardiovascular disease
  • diabetes
  • osteoporosis and arthritis
  • musculoskeletal or sports injury
  • mental health conditions
  • cancer and cancer treatment recovery
  • chronic pain and fatigue
  • post-surgical rehabilitation
  • pre- and post-natal exercise therapy
  • neurological and neuromuscular exercise therapy
  • pulmonary disease, and more.

How can an Exercise Physiologist help me?

At In Touch Exercise Physiology, we can prescribe a course of exercises for fitness, or rehabilitation, and prevention and management of conditions.

Our AEP will conduct a comprehensive assessment to determine a personalised approach to achieve health outcomes. This assessment will take into consideration your medical history and personal circumstances to devise an exercise plan that is both safe and beneficial, and in line with your needs and goals.

Examples of how a successful exercise plan can benefit patients include:

  • overcoming persisting pain caused by injury or overuse
  • improving your heart health
  • rehabilitation following a cardiac event
  • assisting you to take control your diabetes
  • helping you prevent pre-diabetes from progressing to full diabetes
  • improving your recovery following cancer treatment
  • improving your mobility
  • reducing your risk of falls
  • improving your general health and wellbeing.

In addition, we can provide training in safe manual handling techniques and perform functional assessments. We are also able to carry out sub-maximal and maximal fitness tests, and conduct body composition tests along with musculoskeletal assessments.

In short, we can provide tailored exercise, education and lifestyle modification counseling, along with health coaching, to help you manage your overall health and wellbeing.

Come in and talk to our friendly staff at In Touch today and see how we can empower you to take charge of your health

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