Exercise Physiologists are university qualified practitioners who champion the field of exercise prescription. EP’s specialise in the treatment and management of both acute injuries and chronic disease. EP’s draw on a thorough understanding of your body and individual condition to prescribe safe and appropriate movements so that you can function better, sooner.
The scientific research supporting movement and exercise therapies is overwhelming and is changing the landscape of our current medical practices as we learn more about the incredible power of brain, body and mind to heal itself faster with more lasting effects. To stay on top of latest medical science EP’s must adhere to strict on-going learning requirements in order to remain accredited.
Exercise physiologists commonly assist patients with the following conditions:
– Aches and pains. Including arthritis, low back pain, plantar fasciitis
– Injuries. Including falls and work or sports related
– Enhanced surgical rehabilitation (and ‘prehab’)
– Mental health conditions. Including anxiety and depression
– Chronic conditions. Including diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, chronic fatigue
– Cardiovascular conditions. Including hypertension, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease
– Pulmonary conditions. Including cystic fibrosis, COPD, asthma
– Neurological conditions. Including Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, stroke
– Cancer. Including before, during and after treatment.
– And many more
Exercise physiologists are recognised by most private health insurers and can also aid the following:
– Medicare plans (EPC / TCA / CDMP)
– WorkCover injuries and return to work
– Workplace ergonomics and safe manual handling
– DVA Health Cards (Gold and White) are accepted as payment upon a GP referral