Alongside our qualified personal trainers, Fit for Living, also offer exercise physiology through fully accredited exercise physiologists (AEP). As Our Mission states, ‘’Empowering people to transform their body, mind and spirit through lifestyle transformation centres.” No person is the same and as we know, no life is perfect. Injuries and medical issues arise, sometimes more than we think is necessary. We are here to help you exercise regardless of your injury, health condition, weight, age and level of fitness in a safe, proactive environment.
What is an Exercise Physiologist?
Exercise physiologists (EPs) are 4-year University qualified allied health professionals who specialise in the delivery of exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries.
Exercise Physiology Services
• Assessing a person’s movement capacity in people of all ages and levels of health, well-being & fitness;
• Development of safe, effective personalised exercise interventions for the home, gym, or warm water pool (hydrotherapy);
• Provision of health education, advice and support to enhance health and wellbeing;
• Delivery of sport-specific programming to improve athletic performance, prevent injury and rehabilitation (Pre- and post-operative rehabilitation)
• Aged care education and rehabilitation; balance and falls prevention, (Reduce your risk of developing an adverse health or medical condition)
• Sports injury prevention, (Accelerate your recovery from pain or injury, such as lower back or knee pain)
• Pulmonary rehabilitation, (Improve your heart and lung health, and decrease your blood pressure)
• Musculoskeletal injury rehabilitation (Improve your bone, joint and muscle health (especially important as you age)
As well as provide appropriate programs for a wide range of areas such as
• Traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation
• Type 2 diabetes management and prevention
• Cardiovascular disease management and prevention
• Postural alignment and movement correction.
• Cancer patients
• Pelvic floor or abdominal issues post-pregnancy
• And many more..
A common asked question: What’s the difference between an exercise physiologist and a physiotherapist?
Exercise physiology and physiotherapy are both recognised allied health professions. Exercise physiologists primarily treat patients using clinical exercise interventions as their main modality. There is also a strong focus on behavioural change and self-management concepts. Physiotherapists are health care professionals who assess, diagnose, treat and manage acute injury, disability and pain through physical techniques such as manipulation, massage and exercise. Please note that both these professionals work hand in hand as opposed to negating each other.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme ensures that people with disability continue to get the support they need. Fit for Living is proud to be affiliated with organisation and what they stand for. With our AEP and their wide range of knowledge regarding health conditions and co-morbidities, we too provide a safe and productive environment for people who may be finding it hard to find the appropriate setting in order to achieve their own personal goals regardless of the obstacle, be physical, mental or social. What does that mean? If you currently have NDIS you can claim both personal training and exercise physiology.