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May 2020

What is an Exercise Physiologist?

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By Millie Christou

What is the question that I get asked on a daily basis?

What is an Exercise Physiologist?

An Exercise Physiologist is a university qualified allied health professional who specialises in exercise prescription for individuals with chronic health conditions and injuries. We complete a minimum of four years of study to understand the complex nature of chronic medical conditions and injuries, as well as how to develop, prescribe and deliver safe and effective exercise programs.

Chronic medical conditions and injuries we commonly see include:
– Type 2 Diabetes
– Hypertension
– Obesity
– Cardiac conditions
– Stroke
– Osteoporosis
– Arthritis
– Cancer
– Mental Health including PTSD, Depression and Anxiety
– Chronic Pain
– Parkinson’s Disease
– Respiratory conditions
– MND
– And so much more!

When you are diagnosed with a chronic condition (or a few of these), it can be overwhelming to know what kind of exercise to do or where to start.

This is where an Exercise Physiologist can help!

We discuss your medical history, exercise capacity, and perform objective tests in order to help develop an effective exercise program. We are dedicated to helping you reach your health and fitness goals, and work closely with you to achieve and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

We understand that everyone is different and exercise should be tailored to the individual. Exercise and lifestyle modifications are widely prescribed as the first step in rehabilitation and management of many conditions.

We offer individual exercise sessions, home exercise programs, hydrotherapy, rehabilitation, clinical Pilates, and group exercise classes for a range of conditions, ages and fitness levels.

Something is better than nothing! Contact us at Move Exercise Physiology to find out how to move more and live better.