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What is Exercise Physiology?

An exercise physiologist is a medical specialist who educates and counsels individuals about exercise to help them manage and prevent injuries and chronic conditions. They develop individualised exercise plans, provide advice on living an active lifestyle, and ensure that exercise routines are safe, efficient, and appropriate for the individual.

Exercise physiologists work with people who have or are recovering from various conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic pain, depression, cancer, and rehabilitation.

What are the benefits of using an Exercise Physiologist?

There are many benefits of using an Exercise Physiologist; here are just a few:

  • Education: As Exercise physiologists have specialised knowledge of the human body and exercise methods, they will teach you how to move safely and effectively. Using an Exercise physiologist will lower your risk of injury and ensure you're using the proper techniques to get the best out of your workouts. Working with an exercise physiologist will also be more effective than doing it on your own because they can help you hold yourself accountable to the goals you've set.

  • Disease Prevention: Being overweight is a major indicator of chronic disease. You can achieve and keep a healthy weight by starting an exercise programme with the help of an exercise physiologist. Doing so gives your body the best chance of combating chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.

  • Disease Management: A fitness programme is essential for a chronic illness. Your disease will be better understood with the help of an exercise physiologist, who will also design a workout plan catered for you. Chronic disease symptoms can be managed more quickly and effectively with a tailored approach from an Exercise Physiologist.

  • Mental Health: Physical activity can help promote positive mental health by successfully managing, reducing, or sometimes eliminating certain mental health conditions. Exercise is recognised as an evidence-based treatment for mental health conditions. It has been demonstrated to have a significant positive influence on the brain, and its effects have been linked to increased self-esteem, confidence, and general well-being.

What are the qualifications of an Exercise Physiologist?

Accredited Exercise Physiologists are university-qualified allied health professionals. They must study for a minimum of four years and complete 140 hours of suitably supervised practical work.

Why should I see an Exercise Physiologist at ECM?

We offer a multidisciplinary approach with a greater outcome for clients of all ages. Multidisciplinary team care comprises at least one patient and multiple health professionals from several disciplines.

Health professionals participating in multidisciplinary team care collaborate and communicate to address as many aspects of a patient's care as possible.

At ECM, we offer Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Behaviour Management, Counselling and Exercise Physiology. Get in contact with us today to see how we can help to improve your overall health.

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