What Is An Exercise Physiologist?
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What is an Exercise Physiologist?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP) are experts in the field of health and fitness using sport science.
The AEP’s of Sydney Sports & Exercise Physiology excel in exercise interventions in areas ranging from chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity, to improve your strength and mobility following injury.
Our AEP’s also have experience in creating exercise programs for the gym, fitness centres, home-based exercise programs, swimming pools, and programs aimed at improving functional capacity, and provide a functional return to work programs.
We provide a tailored exercise plan based on your assessment to get you back to your best as soon as possible.
Working within such diverse multidisciplinary clinics, our AEP’s are able to collaborate closely with dietitians, physiotherapists, physicians and other therapists to optimise your outcomes.
Our Exercise Physiologists can help you with…
Improving sport performance
Measuring physiology thresholds and optimising training programs
Overcoming injury with effective rehabilitation
Improve your heart health and fitness status
Obesity and weight management
Improve chronic conditions
Rehabilitate following a cardiac event
Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) define an Exercise Physiologists as:
“University qualified allied health professionals equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities. Pathology domains covered by the services of AEPs include cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, musculoskeletal, cancers, kidney, respiratory / pulmonary and mental health, and any other conditions for which there is evidence that exercise can improve the client’s clinical status.”
How are Exercise Physiologists Qualified?
For an exercise physiologist to practice, they must complete a 4-year bachelor degree from a National University Course Accredited Program. They must also work under the code of ethics and complete continuing professional development.
What Services do Exercise Physiologists Provide?
At Sydney Sports and Exercise Physiology, we work with a wide variety of individuals from athletes to those with chronic diseases. We offer a range of services that can help to improve your athletic performance and well as your everyday life.
Below is a list of services that we provide. If you have any questions or are unsure of what you need, give us a call and we will be happy to discuss your options with you.
VO2 Max Testing
Test your anaerobic threshold and add specificity to your training. Testing can help determine your physiological baseline, develop training zones, monitor training adaptations and improve performance. Learn more.
We develop personalised training schedules to meet your individual fitness goals. We will perform a detailed assessment that will help us to establish key strategies, to create an individualised exercise plan. Then provide relevant health education, and make recommendations regarding follow-up consultations. Learn more.
Strength and Conditioning
Goals and performance based on the latest research and sport science. Services include; strength and power training, conditioning for sport and performance, long term development, planning and monitoring, and strength and fitness testing. Learn more.
Safely develop your skills and movements for your chosen sport. Knowing the correct movements, training regimes and recovery practices will help you to get and stay active and improve performance. Learn more.
Medicare and Rehabilitation
Exercise Physiologists are covered by your private health care provider. Exercise rehabilitation is useful in treating all types of injuries illnesses. Speak to your medical practitioner about a referral to our EP’s. Learn more.
Functional exercise designed to return injured workers back to work as quickly as possible. Learn more.
Who Should See an Exercise Physiologist?
Our EP’s can help improve your sport performance and reach your goals. We assist:
Sports enthusiasts and hobbyists
Young people wanting to excel in their chosen sports
People with sports injuries
We also offer treatment for people who want to improve their everyday lives from:
Depression and other mental health conditions
We are also able to assist with:
Evaluation of an individual’s ability to perform work activities in regards to their employment.
Assistance in changing long-term habits such as eating and physical activity to help improve and maintain a healthier lifestyle.
Exercise recommendations pre and post-surgery
Workplace assessments to improve safety and health.
You Can Get a Referral From…
At Sydney Sports & Exercise Physiology we can help you identify psychological barriers that may be holding you back. We can tailor an individual exercise prescription just for you that will help you reach your goals.
Referrals can be obtained through the following links: