Why Should You See an Exercise Physiologist if Nothing Else has Worked

Today Longevity Exercise Physiology Drummoyne, EdgecliffMarrickvilleBella VistaRandwickPymble, Neutral Bay and Balmain will discuss reasons why you should see an Exercise Physiologist if nothing else has worked. In this blog we will cover who is an Exercise Physiologist, how you can benefit from seeing an Exercise Physiologist and examples of injuries and conditions we work with as Exercise Physiologists. Below are a number of different reasons consulting an Exercise Physiologist could be beneficial.

An Exercise Physiologist can help reduce:

  • Pain
  • Weight
  • Fat mass
  • Waist circumference
  • Total Cholesterol
  • Blood pressure
  • Risk of chronic disease
  • Risk of falls

We can also help improve:

  • Strength
  • Aerobic Fitness
  • Flexibility
  • Balance
  • Muscle mass
  • Mental Health

Who is an Exercise Physiologist?

Exercise Physiologists are university qualified practitioners that provide services as an Allied Health Professional. Exercise Physiologists assess, design, and implement safe and effective exercise and behaviour interventions typically for people with acute and chronic injuries and medical conditions. Chronic conditions include cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, musculoskeletal, cancer, kidney, respiratory/pulmonary and mental health. Not only do we provide services for acute and chronic injuries, but we apply our knowledge and skills to help all individuals in their efforts to attain their goals and aspirations whether it be movement orientated or lifestyle based.

Becoming an Exercise Physiologist involves studying safe and effective movement, exercise and behaviour change strategies to improve the lives of clients under our care. By consulting with current evidence, we keep up to date with relevant strategies to support our clients and their specific needs in a safe and effective manner.

This involves obtaining a comprehensible medical and lifestyle history which will inform our decision making on how best to support you and your aspirations as an individual

How can you benefit from seeing an Exercise Physiologist?

As Exercise Physiologists we care most about providing a quality service to our client’s specific needs. This involves obtaining a comprehensible medical and lifestyle history which will inform our decision making on how best to support you and your aspirations as an individual. We put you at the centre of your own care and proactively work towards your specific goals using evidence practice that is relevant to your needs.

Often when treating chronic conditions, we refer to the Australian Physical Activity Guidelines to inform our decision as these are recommended levels of physical activity. These guidelines differ depending on the individual and their specific condition or needs however, we endeavour to support all individuals in their journey to maintaining weekly physical activity guidelines. Below are the Australian Physical Activity Guidelines:

Aerobic exercise (Walk, Run, Cycle, Swim, Rowing):

  • 150mins of light-moderate OR 75mins of vigorous intensity (single or multiple bouts)
  • 40-80% Heart Rate Reserve (4-7 out of 10 effort)
  • 3-5 days per week

Resistance Exercise (Body weight, Weights, Bands, Machines):

  • 2-3 days per week (non-consecutive days)
  • 40-80% 1RM (depending on current physical health, exercise history etc.)
  • 2-4 Sets
  • 8-12 Reps

We can help the following health conditions: 

Chronic Conditions:

  • Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
  • Diabetes
  • Metabolic
  • Chronic Pain
  • Stroke
  • Neurological
  • Mental Health
  • Cancer
  • Respiratory/Pulmonary

Musculoskeletal Injuries:

  • Lower back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Tendinopathy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Muscle/Tendon strain

If you or anyone you know would benefit from seeing an Exercise Physiologist or would like more information, give us a call on 1300 964 002.

Written by Kyle Cranston

 

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