What is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist?

There are many varying health professionals that Australians can utilize when they are diagnosed with an acute or chronic condition, injury and/or simply want to improve their daily living. Some of these include; Physiotherapist’s, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Occupational therapists, Dietitians, Psychologists and your General Practitioner.

Exercise Physiologists (EP) are also accredited as Allied Health Professionals and are trained and qualified to treat chronic injuries/conditions and diseases. You may see an EP in public and private hospitals, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary health care, GP clinics, Allied health Clinics, workplace health and safety, Private clinics, gyms and amateur or elite sport.

Exercise Physiologists do have a governing body much like other allied health to ensure each graduate is fully qualified and capable to treating patients safely and effectively. Exercise and Sports Science Australia is the sole governing body for EP’s and defines an EP as,

“AEPs are university qualified allied health professionals equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities. Pathology domains covered by the services of AEPs include cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, musculoskeletal, cancers, kidney, respiratory / pulmonary and mental health, and any other conditions for which there is evidence that exercise can improve the client’s clinical status.”


EP’s specialise in assessing the complexity of your injury or condition and prescribing effective exercise treatment to rehabilitate and manage your condition. We treat many musculoskeletal conditions including post-surgical operations, chronic joint/muscle pain due to injury or general wear and tear, chronic back pain, muscle strains, ligaments/tendon tears and rehabilitating post Fracture. We also specialise in improving movement mechanics, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary conditions, diabetes/obesity, cancer and neurological conditions. Our treatment is primarily based around exercise prescription. Another imperative part of our treatment is patient education! 

As Allied Health Professionals we work and collaborate with other Allied Health to ensure that your treatment is holistic and effective as possible. Exercise Physiologists are aligned with Medicare, Private health and NDIS or can be seen privately.

Longevity Exercise Physiology is now located in Edgecliff, Lindfield, Randwick and Marrickville. Contact us today to begin your treatment.

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