Exercise Physiology.

Exercise Physiology is an allied health profession that focuses on the prescription of exercise to both healthy individuals, and those requiring exercise intervention for medical reasons.

Exercise Physiologists do not perform hands-on treatment, however they use exercise and other lifestyle strategies to help people exercise more effectively, recover from illness, injury, or an operation.

Their goal is to help their patients achieve better long term health and fitness, and prevent potential medical conditions through exercise intervention.

Move for Better Health™ has an Exercise Physiologist who assesses and prescribes exercise programmes to be undertaken in supervised classes or a home or gym environment. Our Exercise Physiologist happily develops this programme as a stand alone service, or in conjunction with your Physiotherapist, GP or other health care providers.

Exercise Physiologists can provide:

Exercise Physiology Can Benefit:

  • General Exercise Goals & Training
  • Cardiovascular Disease (inclusive of High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol)
  • Diabetes
  • Weight and Obesity issues
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Falls Prevention
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Musculoskeletal complaints (eg Lower Back Pain )
  • Post Surgery ( eg Rotator Cuff, Total Knee/Hip Replacements)

What to Expect

An initial appointment with an Exercise Physiologist aims to identify:

  • Lifestyle habits
  • Goals
  • Current exercise regime
  • Your past relevant medical history
  • Your current treatment interventions
  • Signs and symptoms you’re experiencing
  • Limitations and barriers

Once an assessment is completed you are put through a series of physical assessments that can include assessing:

  • Strength
  • Cardiovascular endurance
  • Balance
  • Flexibility

These two components combined then allow the Exercise Physiologist to design an appropriate goal orientated exercise program that will be given to you at your next appointment. To assist in the assessment process, you are advised to wear comfortable clothing and closed in shoes.

How to Book

To book with our Exercise Physiologist, you can:

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