Exercise Physiology

What is an Exercise Physiologist?

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP’s) specialise in clinical exercise prescription, health education and the delivery of exercise-based health, lifestyle and behaviour modification programs.

Our services assist in the prevention and management of chronic diseases, risk factors and/or injury. The aim of treatment is to improve functional capacity and quality of life and help people to achieve improvements in health, fitness and wellbeing.

Our Exercise Physiologists have had great success treating:

Cardio - Vascular

  • Heart Disease & Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery DiseaseNeck Pain & Head aches
  • Hypertension – High Blood Pressure
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Myocardial Infarction – Heart Attack

Neurological/Neuromuscular

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Stroke (TIA & CVA)
  • Spinal Cord Injury

Musculoskeletal

  • Arthritis (Osteo & Rheumatoid)
  • Osteopenia & Osteoporosis
  • Acute & Chronic Pain Management
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Postural Conditions (e.g. Scoliosis)
  • Post-Operative Injury Rehabilitation

Cardio - Pulmonary

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Sleep Apnoea
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Bronchitis

Metabolic

  • Diabetes (Pre, Type 1, Type 2, & Gestational)
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Dyslipidaemia
  • Kidney Disease

Other

  • Cancers (Breast, Colon, Gynaecological, & Prostate etc)
  • Depression
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Falls Prevention
  • Sports Injuries
  • Work Related Injuries & Injury Prevention

Examples of how our Physiotherapists can help you:

“Bob a 65 year old retiree presents to a Doveston Health Exercise Physiologist under a referral from his Cardiologist. The Exercise Physiologist will review the patient’s medical history and cardiologist’s report (including any results of relevant cardiac investigations such as an exercise stress test) to assess the patient’s current cardiac risk profile. The patient’s exercise tolerance and medications will be reviewed to develop a safe and effective exercise program so as to improve exercise capacity and quality of life. Relevant advice on the optimal exercise type and intensity will be provided, and supervised exercise sessions will be conducted initially to ensure exercise safety and provide reassurance.”

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