WHAT IS EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY?
Exercise Physiology is, well, just that – the understanding of how our bodies (our physiology) respond during movement or exercise. Through examining changes in the cells, organs and musculoskeletal system in response to different forms of movement, an exercise physiologist can help you understand how your body responds and support you in tailoring an approach to exercise that maximises your healing, fitness and well being.
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How can Exercise Physiology Help?
Due to our wide range of treatment approaches, we can assist in the treatment of many presenting issues such as:
- Returning to physical activity post injury
- Pre-hab preparation prior to surgery
- Managing and/or improving persistent pain
- Improvements to mood and mental health through exercise
- Lifestyle changes to manage the symptoms of chronic disease
- Workplace assessments
- Specific sports training
- Strength training & technique
During a session, we’ll first gain an understanding of any obstacles you may be facing by discussing your history and experiences with you. We’ll combine this with observations of your body’s response to different types of movement. Depending on what your concerns or intentions are; injury recovery; pain management; or general health and exercise goals, we’ll work with you to devise a movement and management plan to support your progress.
Again, it depends on what your priorities are as to how exactly we will work together. That said, a “movement” plan will take into account multiple aspects of your situation – physical, psychological and social – to assist you in using your existing assets and supports and making required changes to meet the challenges. We’ll prescribe specific exercises or movements to help you recover, feel better, improve performance or just get a little healthier. We’ll work together to figure out the best ways to make them attainable in the context of your life – (after all most of us find ourselves challenged by the big three – time, money and motivation!)
TRAINING AND THE PROFESSION
To qualify and work as an Exercise Physiologist in Australia, practitioners need to complete a 4 year Bachelor degree at an accredited university and continue to engage in ongoing professional development. Exercise Physiology is recognised, accredited and regulated by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).