HOW CAN AN ACCREDITED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST HELP?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) hold a four-year university degree and are allied health professionals who provide exercise and lifestyle therapies for the prevention and management of chronic disease, injury and disability.
- Exercise Testing for both Competitive Athletes and their Coaches to maximise the effectiveness of a training program
- Exercise Testing for clients just beginning to Exercise to ensure appropriate exercise levels
- Exercise Testing to help you understand your metabolism and help with weight loss
- Support for clients with conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, mental health problems, cancer, arthritis, pulmonary disease and more
- Gym and Exercise specific programs
AEPs are eligible to register with Medicare Australia, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and WorkCover and are recognised by most private health insurers.
Many AEP’s are Exercise and Sports Scientists and specialise in an area of performance management. They help individual athletes and teams to improve their sporting performance through the use of scientific knowledge, methods and applications.
AN EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST CAN ACT AS A EXERCISE & SPORTS SCIENTIST AND CAN HELP YOU OR YOUR TEAM BY:
- create an exercise or strength & conditioning program that helps you achieve your fitness goals
- instruct you in the right way to do the exercises
- monitor your progress and adapt the program so you continue to improve
- monitoring training load
- analysing skills and techniques
- providing biomechanical analysis for injury prevention or to improve performance
- liaising with other members of the support team to optimise performance
- keeping you up to date with the latest techniques in performance management
YOU MIGHT SEE AN AEP TO HELP YOU:
- carry out sub-maximal and maximal fitness tests
- perform body composition tests
- perform musculoskeletal assessments
- provide lifestyle education to help people manage their health conditions
- provide training in safe manual handling
- overcome persisting pain caused by injury or overuse
- improve your heart health
- rehabilitate following a cardiac event
- control your diabetes or prevent pre-diabetes from progressing to full diabetes
- improve your recovery following cancer treatment
- improve your general health and wellbeing.