What to expect on your first appointment?
An initial assessment will be conducted prior to beginning an exercise program which may include discussion around your condition(s) and goals, along with an assessment of function and exercise capacity. Clients then have the option of participating in frequent or occasional clinical exercise sessions in either individual or group-based programs. All programs are supervised and delivered by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist in a safe, fun, friendly and supportive environment.
During exercise, clients will also receive:
- Monitoring of programs and advancement/alteration of exercise programs.
- Guidance on healthy lifestyle strategies.
- Education on how exercise is beneficial to relevant conditions and strategies around accommodating exercise into everyday life.
- Monitoring of blood pressure, blood glucose, heart rate and oxygen saturation levels before, during and after exercise, as appropriate.
- Close and regular monitoring of health status.
- Assistance setting realistic goals.
- Re-assessment of exercise capacity after a period of exercise engagement.
What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?
An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) is a fully qualified allied health practitioner who has completed a minimum of four years tertiary education. They deliver exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs for the rehabilitation, prevention and management of chronic disease and injuries.
These include (but are not limited to):
- diabetes and pre-diabetes
- cardiovascular disease
- heart failure/ angina/ heart attack.
- overweight and obesity
- musculoskeletal conditions and injuries.
An Accredited Exercise Physiologist has extensive knowledge of particular acute and chronic conditions and uses clinical skills to assess a person's exercise capacity to delivered tailored, specialised exercise programs as a form of therapy to help improve your:
- clinical (health) status
- quality of life.
What are the benefits of exercise?
Exercise can target and prevent a variety of conditions (whereas medications tend to target only one!). The right exercise can help improve:
- blood glucose control
- blood pressure
- cholesterol levels
- weight control
- heart and lung function
- muscle mass
- bone health
- physiological and psychological wellbeing
- metabolic profile
- muscle strength, endurance and flexibility
- balance, coordination and posture
- ability to complete activities of daily living.
Exercise can also have the potential to reduce or eliminate the need for some medications through improving a person's clinical status.