Exercise Physiology Awareness Week 26th – 31st May

by (Exercise Physiologist)

Is something holding you back from better health?

”No single intervention has greater promise than exercise to reduce the risk of virtually all chronic diseases simultaneously…”Booth et al. Journal Applied Physiology 2000

In a world cluttered by exercise advice from the internet, media, self made experts and reality television shows it can be hard to know what advice is right for you and your specific needs.

Exercise Physiologists are the experts at teaching you how to use exercise to manage and treat a number of conditions.

What makes Accredited Exercise Physiologists different to other exercise professionals?

  • They are university qualified
  • They undertake strict accreditation requirements
  • They are eligible to register with Medicare Australia, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and WorkCover and are recognised by most private health insurers
  • They can treat and work with all types of people; those who want to improve their health and wellbeing to those unfortunately suffering from a chronic illness.

AEPs are different in that they possess extensive knowledge, skills and experience in clinical exercise delivery and their ability to provide health modification counseling for people with chronic disease and injury.

How are Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) different from Physiotherapists?

Accredited Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists are both allied health professionals, however AEPs primary focus is to use exercise to prevent, mange and treat complex medical conditions. AEPs typically work with conditions such as (but not limited to): heart disease, diabetes, mental illness, delaying cognitive decline, some cancers, lower back pain, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

AEPs will utilise their skills in exercise prescription, combined with their training in behaviour change to empower clients and assist them to manage their health independently. Their skills are particularly well received by clients who are looking to age well and age independently.

Take back control of your health today.

If you think an Exercise Physiologist would be able to assist you and your colleagues, you might like to try one of our Bootcamps or Corporate Challenges. Visit our Fitness & Lifestyle service page to find out more, or call Carly on (03) 9531 3858.

You might also like to visit our Exercise Physiology service page to find out how an independent consultation could assist you in gaining a healthier lifestyle. Contact us on (03) 9762 9478 to make a booking with Allie.

Reference: http://www.exerciseright.com.au

by (Exercise Physiologist) on 13th May 2014 |

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