What is an exercise physiologist?

Hi All,

Meet Damien, our Exercise Physiologist at Vibe
Meet Damien, our exercise physiologist at Vibe

Here at Vibe we are lucky enough to be able to offer our patients a variety of allied health services including exercise physiology.

But what exactly is an exercise physiologist and how can they help you?

An exercise physiologist is an allied health professional who specialises in helping patients get stronger and fitter through the benefits of exercise as well as helping patients achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Exercise physiologists (EP’s) are much more than a personal trainer. They are university qualified accredited health practitioners with expert knowledge of the human body and the benefits that exercise has on it, both mentally and physically.

Exercise physiologists are well informed about the effects that exercise has on the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and endocrine systems. They  aim to develop new and healthy habits for patients to enable them to manage their medical conditions in the best way possible. EP’s can prescribe a course of exercises for either rehabilitation or fitness and are also capable of developing behavioural modification programs.

EP’s can treat a range of musculo skeletal conditions as well as medical conditions including obesity, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, depression, asthma and cardiovascular diseases. They also work side by side with physiotherapists, occupational therapists and podiatrists to ensure patients receive holistic care.

You don’t need a referral to see an EP, anyone can come and see an exercise physiologist with patients ranging from infants to seniors.

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