An exercise physiologist is an allied health professional who has completed tertiary education and gained a vast knowledge of acute and chronic health conditions as well as the role of exercise in maintaining mental and physical well-being. They are remarkably different to personal trainers and
are qualified to provide safe exercise regimes to a variety of patients ranging from elite athletes to your grandparents. You will see exercise physiologists involved in the management of:
Mental health conditions
During your first session with an exercise physiologist you can expect a wide variety of scientific tests to evaluate relevant physical factors such as your cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility and biomechanics. Following this you will receive a customized exercise program designed to address your health care needs and athletic goals. You will receive individualized care and be supervised during your exercise sessions. Starting a fitness routine can be daunting however exercise physiologists will provide you with guidance and all the tools necessary to begin a healthier lifestyle.
If you are apprehensive about starting an exercise program due to underlying conditions or feel unsure if it is safe to exercise, book in with an exercise physiologist to kick start your fitness goals for the year!