Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are four-year university trained allied health professionals who specialise in the prevention and management of chronic disease, conditions and injury and a broad range of health conditions through specific exercise prescription.
AEPs provide support and guidance to clients with conditions including:
- Chronic pain – back, knee, neck, hip etc.
- Cardiovascular disease
- Respiratory disease
- Falls and Balance issues
- Post-operative rehabilitation
- Neuromuscular disease – stroke, Parkinson’s disease
An initial consultation with an AEP involves an assessment of the client’s current health and lifestyle, physical function and abilities. The client’s goals and ambitions towards improving their health are discussed, as well as barriers and other factors affecting their current lifestyle. Together the AEP and client will create a program to assist in achieving those goals, and progressions will be made along the way to ultimately bring the client back to full function and physical and mental health.
The benefits of exercise physiology include but are not limited to:
- Improved strength, range of motion and flexibility
- Weight management
- Lowered blood pressure
- Improved balance and proprioception
- Reduced risk of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease
- Improved sleep, mood, confidence, and mental state
- Pain management
- Improved posture