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What is an Exercise Physiologist

Welcome to Vitality Health & Rehabs first blog post. I was thinking of what topic I would like to discuss first and decided I would address the number one question I get asked day in day out. What is an Exercise Physiologist?

An Exercise Physiologist is a university qualified exercise specialist. Undergoing four years of study and specialising in the execution of exercise and rehabilitation sessions or programs for individuals with chronic medical conditions or injuries. 

Chronic medical conditions and injuries we commonly see (but are not limited to) include:

Type 2 Diabetes

Hypertension

Obesity

Heart Attack

Stroke 

PTSD/ Depression

Chronic Pain

Parkinsons Disease

Cancer

 Asthma

The list goes on and on! With a diagnosis of these medical conditions (or a few of these), it can pose quite difficult to know what kind of exercise to do, where to start. 

That is where an Exercise Physiologist can help! 

We assess your medical history, current physical capacity and develop a program to target specifically to achieve your goals. This can range from moving better, feeling better & less pain to competing in elite sporting competitions or races. 

Everyones body is different and there is never a one size fits all, not even for a healthy, injury free individual! Exercise and lifestyle modifications are now being widely prescribed as the first point of contact for lifestyle related conditions. 

Exercise physiologists can assist with providing safe and guided exercise programs for high risk individuals. Exercise does not have to be hard, it just needs to be tailored to the individual!

My goal with every patient is to assist them to explore exercise options and modalities available for them. 

So whatever your goal may be, whatever the barriers are; we can help!


Tune in to our blog for regular tips, tricks and advice on exercise for various injuries or medical conditions. We can’t wait to share our knowledge with you and assist you to better Health & Vitality!

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