What is Exercise Physiology?
Exercise physiology relates to understanding how the body responds to exercise, and using this to improve overall health and well-being.
An Accredited Exercise Physiologist, or AEP, has undertaken a degree and significant practical experience in individualised exercise prescription, for everyone from healthy clients to those recovering from an injury to those with, or at risk of, chronic disease. They deliver specialised, individualised exercise programs and also help clients modify their lifestyle to maximise their health and well-being. Services offered by Corio Bay include:
- general health assessment;
- personalised exercise and physical activity programs tailored to an individual’s goals and lifestyle;
- advice on ways to increase physical activity and improve quality of life;
- long-term assessment and modification of exercise programs to ensure an individual is able to progress and remain motivated and engaged; and
- liaison with the individual’s referring healthcare practitioner to ensure everyone works together as a team for maximum client benefit.
Who is Exercise Physiology for?
Here at Corio Bay, our AEP has experience working with healthy individuals looking for general fitness improvement, as well as a broad range of conditions such as:
- Diabetes and pre-diabetes
- Depression and other psychological conditions
- Cardiovascular disease
- Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
- Chronic musculo-skeletal injuries or recovery from injury/surgery
- Difficulty in maintaining exercise motivation and adherence
One of the best parts about working with our AEP is that your program will be uniquely tailored to you! Your initial assessment will provide us information on your current abilities, but more importantly allow us to determine what YOUR goals are and design a program to keep you motivated and engaged. We want to help you improve your overall wellness, not just fitness!
Why Exercise Physiology at a physiotherapy practice?
Here at Corio Bay, we believe physiotherapists and AEPs are the perfect partners. Having an AEP on staff gives clients the opportunity to gradually transition from their physiotherapy care to a long-term, personalised exercise routine in a safe environment with people who know their health history and interests. It also provides the opportunity for clients to get expert advice from a variety of professionals, all in one stop!