What is Exercise Physiology?
Exercise Physiology is concerned with the physiological changes that exercise has on the human body from short-term responses to chronic adaptations. An Exercise Physiologist is a university qualified, Allied health professional who specialises in the way exercise improves movement patterns, short- and long-term health, prevention and management of chronic diseases and conditions. Exercise Physiologists are required to be registered with Medicare, Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA) and WorkCover. Most private health funds recognise and cover Exercise Physiology.
An Exercise Physiologist focuses on using exercise as a way to improve a patient’s health, joint integrity, strength and function. They assist people pre- and post-surgery, returning to fitness following a sporting or work injury, assessing and developing exercise programs for people of all ages and fitness levels to improve their health in a safe and controlled environment.
They are trained experts who assist sports people to achieve the best possible sporting performance. They evaluate research, assess and advise on coaching, training, competition and recovery practises in all areas and levels of sport. They also provide physical activity and behavior change support for patients.
Exercise Physiology has proven to be extremely important in the treatment and management of the following diseases and conditions:
Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Cardiovascular conditions, Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia, Overweight and Obesity, Chronic Pain, Depression and Anxiety, During and post-Cancer treatment, Musculoskeletal injuries, Lower Back Pain, etc
Working as a team at Sportreat and TotaLife Care allows the best possible health outcome for each patient, as the expertise of each practitioner is shared and brought together with the best interest of the patient being the teams focus.