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.

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Our Exercise Physiologists have had great success treating

Cardio - Vascular
Heart Disease & Heart Failure
Coronary Artery Disease Neck Pain & Headaches
Hypertension – High Blood Pressure
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Myocardial Infarction – Heart Attack
Cardio - Pulmonary
Asthma
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Sleep Apnoea
Cystic Fibrosis
Bronchitis
Neurological/Neuromuscular
Acquired Brain Injury
Parkinson's Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Stroke (TIA & CVA)
Spinal Cord Injury
Metabolic
Diabetes (Pre, Type 1, Type 2, & Gestational)
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Metabolic Syndrome
Dyslipidaemia
Kidney Disease
Musculoskeletal
Arthritis (Osteo & Rheumatoid)
Osteopenia & Osteoporosis
Acute & Chronic Pain Management
Fibromyalgia
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Postural Conditions (e.g. Scoliosis)
Post-Operative Injury Rehabilitation
Other
Cancers (Breast, Colon, Gynaecological, & Prostate etc)
Depression
Alzheimer's Disease
Falls Prevention
Sports Injuries
Work Related Injuries & Injury Prevention

Examples of how our Physiologists 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.