Longevity Exercise Physiology Drummoyne, Edgecliff, Marrickville, Bella VistaRandwickLindfield and Balmain today discuss the role of Allied Health Professionals, in particular Exercise Physiologists, and how they collaborate together to achieve the best outcomes for their patients.

Allied Health may be a term you have heard thrown around more and more over the last few years, but how many of you know what an Allied Health Professional is? Allied Health Professionals provide a broad range of services using evidence-based treatments directed at improving the health and well being of the individuals they support. The Allied Health workforce is growing rapidly as demand grows across the age care, mental health, disability, and health sectors.

Allied Health Professionals include Dietitians, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, and of course, Exercise Physiologists! Excellent Allied Health Professionals work collaboratively to ensure their patients receive the most relevant treatments and achieve optimal health outcomes. For example, your Physiotherapist may refer you to see an Exercise Physiologist following the completion of your acute rehab for long term management of your injury and prevention against future injuries.

Your GP may also refer you to see an Allied Health Professional for ongoing management of a chronic condition or injury. A Chronic Disease Management Plan (formerly known as enhanced primary care plan,) allows GPs to coordinate the health care of their patients with chronic conditions who require multidisciplinary, team-based care. This means you may be eligible to have up to 5 Exercise Physiology sessions (or any other Allied Health Professional) per year subsidised by Medicare. Our Longevity Exercise Physiologists see many clients through this scheme and are constantly communicating with their respective GPs to keep them updated on their progress.

So now that you know what the role of Allied Health is, lets take a closer look at the role of an Exercise Physiologist. Exercise Physiologists are Allied Health Professionals with a minimum of 4 years university study. Exercise Physiologists specialise in prescribing exercise as medicine for people with chronic conditions, injuries, and disabilities. Exercise Physiologists can help prevent or treat chronic metabolic conditions, disability, or musculoskeletal injuries.

At Longevity Exercise Physiology, every client’s session is different. That is because we specialise in designing individualised programs that are specific to your health and goals. We also understand that sometimes things change and can adapt your program and develop new strategies for you as needed. Many of our clients at Longevity have been training with our Exercise Physiologists for several years, this speaks volumes about the value our clients see in our service.

We also understand that Exercise Physiologist are just one part of the puzzle, and that it often takes more than just one professional to achieve the best outcomes for our clients. We pride ourselves on having meaningful and long-lasting relationships with several Allied Health workers and Specialists across Sydney so that we can refer our clients to the relevant professional if needed.

If reading this blog has made you realise that you need to consult an experienced Allied Health Professional, contact Longevity Personal Training and Exercise Physiology Edgecliff, Lindfield, Marrickville, Randwick, Drummoyne, Balmain, Bella Vista on 1300 964 002 to enquire today.

Written by Georgia Wassall

References

https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/mbsprimarycare-chronicdiseasemanagement

https://ahpa.com.au/what-is-allied-health/