Why See an Accredited Exercise Physiologist

AEPs are university qualified allied health professionals skilled in the application of exercise based interventions for specific illness and injury. They adhere to the strict accreditation standards of Exercise & Sport Science Australia and are experts in the field of rehabilitation. They work with all types of people, from those who generally want to improve their health and wellbeing to those living with a chronic disease.

Our AEPs are registered with Medicare Australia, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, WorkCover, the NDIS and are recognised by most private health insurers.

 

Who we see

Research has shown many benefits to seeing an AEP for the management of your health and fitness:

  • Reduced risk of fatal heart attacks by up to 50%
  • Recover from cancer treatment quicker
  • Improve breathing in those with lung disease by 70%
  • Reduced risk of type 2 diabetes by almost 60%
  • Reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Improve recovery rate after surgery
  • Reduce pain and increase movement of those with osteoarthritis
  • Help manage chronic pain

 

What to Expect

Initial Consultation

A comprehensive assessment to develop an exercise plan based on your unique requirements. This session will include a fair number of questions about your health and history.

People are often concerned about what to wear for this sort of appointment. We suggest you wear loose, comfortable clothing, as you may be asked to do a range of movements; it is highly unlikely you will be doing any intense ‘exercising’ so no need to pack the Lycra.

After this session, we will provide you with a plan of action. This may include a referral to another health or medical professional if needed.

Implementing Your Plan

The next step is undertaking the plan as set out by us. This can include home-based exercises and exercises at the clinic in individual or small group sessions.

We will always compare your current health status with previous results. This helps determine the next course of action – this could be more sessions with us, or a plan for you to do in your own time.

Throughout the entire process, we will work with you to implement a number of strategies to help you manage your health into the future.