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What is an exercise physiologist?
An exercise physiologist is an Allied Health professional who specialises in the benefits of exercise to help patients get fitter for all around good health, or to treat patients with a medical condition through exercise.
Exercise Physiologists are much more than an ordinary personal trainer at the gym. Exercise physiologists study at university and have a wide range of knowledge about the human body and the benefit that exercise has on it, both mentally and physically.
Exercise physiologists are knowledgeable about the effects that exercise has on the musculoskeletal system, as well as on the cardiovascular and endocrine systems. They can prescribe a course of exercises for either fitness or rehabilitation. They can also advise on behavioural modification programs. Exercise physiologists can treat medical conditions such as obesity, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, depression, asthma and cardiovascular diseases, as well as many other conditions.
Developing new and healthy habits for patients to enable them to manage their medical condition in the best way possible is a large part of their job. They can also work side by side with physiotherapists, occupational therapists and podiatrists.
If you think you, or someone you know may benefit from the services of an Exercise Physiologist to assist in the prevention, management and treatment of chronic disease or to improve all around health and wellbeing than talk to us today!
Did you know…
« The latest Australian Bureau of statistics data shows that around 70% of Australians exercise at a low to sedentary level.
« Once you stop being physically active your body loses muscle mass, which can dramatically influence your ability to function safely and efficiently as well as carry out day to day tasks.
« Research has established that “Exercise is Medicine” and has been proven to have a positive impact on physical and mental health, fatigue, productivity and general health and wellbeing.
« Inactivity can be linked to a number of preventable chronic conditions such as Cardiovascular disease, Diabetes, Hypertension, Arthritis and Osteoporosis (just to name a few).
Introducing 4 Life Exercise Physiology
An exercise physiologist is an Allied Health professional who specialises in the prescription of exercise. Exercise Physiologists;
« Prescribe exercises for either health, fitness or rehabilitation.
« Advise on behavioural/lifestyle modification programs.
« Prevent, treat or manage medical conditions such as obesity, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, depression, asthma and cardiovascular diseases, as well as many other conditions.
Want to be healthier, fitter, leaner or stronger but don’t know where to start?
4 life Exercise Physiology is dedicated to providing safe, specific and highly effective exercise programs to help you reach your goals. Whether you would like to exercise at home, in a pool or at our state of the art gym facility; an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist can tailor a program suited to your lifestyle to help make this positive change achievable, and one you can continue for the rest of your life. Start your journey to a better you TODAY!