What is an Exercise Physiologist?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) provide exercise and lifestyle support for chronic diseases and injuries. The primary aim of the delivery service is to encourage lifestyle changes that are sustained in the long term.
Services include individual and group based self management support, exercise advice and monitoring of behavioural changes with a view to promoting independent lifestyle management. The primary modes of treatment for AEPs are behavioural coaching, health education, exercise counselling and physical rehabilitation.
AEPs work with a range of populations, including:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Mental health Problems
- Respiratory diseases: Asthma, COPD
- Chronic Pain
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Weight management
- Pulmonary disease and more
Our Exercise Physiologists can help you:
- Accelerate your recovery from pain and injury (such as lower back and knee pain)
- Manage and improve a health or medical condition (such as cancer, diabetes or arthritis)
- Reduce your risk of developing a health or medical condition (such as heart disease)
- Improve your bone, joint and muscle health (especially important as you age)
- Improve you balance and coordination (to reduce your likelihood of falls)
- Improve your heart and lung health, and decrease your blood pressure
- Decrease your weight and body fat levels (to improve all aspects of your health)
- Improve your mental wellbeing (reduce stress, depression or anxiety)
- Pregnancy conditioning (pre and post natal health and fitness)
- Improve your sports performance / sports specific conditioning
- Improve your core stability and posture
When to see an Exercise Physiologist
Anyone can see an exercise physiologist. If you feel you require special attention to help to improve your health and wellbeing, then an Exercise Physiologist will be able to provide you with safe and effective exercise and lifestyle programs. You may also see an Exercise Physiologist if you have a chronic medical condition which is being managed by your GP.
What should I wear?
Exercises tailored to you and your body will be a part of all AEP sessions. Wear anything that you feel comfortable in while exercising, as well as comfortable shoes (joggers are ideal).
Before your initial appointment
- Please have the following:
- Referral form
- Current list of medications and dosages
- Relevant pathology and imaging reports
- Appropriately dress for light to moderate exercise i.e. closed shoes or preferably runners and track pants or shorts
- Avoid a heavy meal or vigorous exercise
- Avoid coffee, cigarette or alcohol consumption
Advanced Athletes Performance is a High Performance Training Centre in Preston for athletes, sports teams and the developing athlete.
We also specialise in injury prevention, chronic disease management and rehabilitation with vast experience and a network of professional staff in Melbourne.
- All specific rehabilitation and exercise equipment available.
- Indoor and Outdoor Mondo Running Tracks. Quality surfaces for rehabilitation.
- Range of Cardio and strength equipment.
- Biomechanical Screening by video onsite.
- Massage available & foam rollers.
- Low to high level rehabilitation equipment available