If you are looking to improve your overall health, then you should consider incorporating exercise physiology into your life.
An Exercise Physiologist can help you prevent injuries and improve your overall health.
Our North West Physiotherapy Everton Park clinic have Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP) that are well trained in exercise physiology.
They deliver tailored exercise interventions for patients of all ages and abilities, including those with musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular or metabolic conditions.
This blog takes a comprehensive look at exercise physiology and answers come commonly asked questions.
What is Exercise Physiology?
Exercise physiology is the study of how the body responds to and adapts to physical activity and exercise. It can be used to help people improve their health and well-being, and to prevent or treat health conditions.
What is an Exercise Physiologist?
An Exercise Physiologist specialises in the science of human movement and the effects of physical activity and exercise on human health.
They give people information and advice about exercise to help them manage and prevent injuries and chronic conditions.
They use their knowledge to help people improve their health and well-being through physical activity.
Exercise Physiologist Interventions
Exercise physiology interventions help to prevent or manage acute, sub- acute or chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness.
These interventions are exercise-based and include health and physical activity education, advice and support and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.
Exercise Physiology Brisbane: How we can Help
What type of injuries/conditions can an exercise physiology assist with?
- Cardiovascular disease
- Pulmonary disease
- Metabolic disease
- Neurological disease
- Musculoskeletal disease (including arthritis, osteoporosis/osteopenia, acute and/or chronic musculoskeletal issues)
- Depression and other mental health conditions
What’s the difference between an Exercise Physiologist vs Physiotherapist?
Exercise Physiologists – They treat patients using clinical exercise interventions and programs as their primary modality.
Physiotherapists – assess, diagnose, treat and manage injuries, disabilities and pain with hands-on treatment and exercise prescription.
In most situations working in collaboration with both as part of a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) is recommended for several reasons.
- Shared knowledge. The obvious benefit to working within an MDT is the opportunity for collaboration and shared expertise.
- Multiple perspectives.
- Continuity of care.
- Additional support.
- Holistic Approach
Exercise Physiologist FAQs
Question – Is it worth seeing an Exercise Physiologist if I have don’t have any injuries/chronic conditions? What are the benefits?
Answer – Yes, even if you don’t have any conditions or issues we can help with the following:
- Assessments of functional capacity
- Advice on lifestyle modification to improve health status
- Exercise prescriptions for strength and function improvement pre- and post-surgery
- Workplace assessments.
Question – Is exercise physiology covered under the NDIS?
Answer – Yes, it is covered under the NDIS
Question – Do Exercise Physiologists work with athletes?
Answer – Yes, Exercise Physiologists use knowledge of the body’s response to exercise to develop training regimens for athletes. Here at North West Physio our Brisbane Exercise Physiologist can treat you whether you’re an athlete or not.
Question – How soon should I see an Exercise Physiologist after my injury?
Answer – A general recommendation for those who have been injured is to start rehab with range-of-motion exercises around 72 hours after injury, and it can continue for a period of several weeks or months.
However, the time that you should begin exercise will depend on the type of injury and the severity of it, an AEP can prescribe a strategic plan of action to return to exercise.
The importance of Exercise Physiology
Exercise physiology is important as it has an abundance of benefits that can help improve your overall health.
Call North West Physiotherapy Everton Park today to book an appointment with one of our expert Exercise Physiologists.