Exercise is the performance of movement or activity in order to develop or maintain physical fitness and health. Frequent and regular physical exercise is an important component in the prevention of lifestyle and chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis or back pain.
Exercise physiology is the field of study dedicated to examining the body’s response to physical activity. Spectrum Healthcare’s Exercise Physiology concentrates on the benefits of exercise for general fitness, health and rehabilitation.
What does an Exercise Physiologist do?
Exercise physiologists are allied health professionals who are qualified in developing clinical exercise programs to improve general health and fitness. They also prescribe comprehensive exercise programs to assist people who are recovering from injuries or dealing with chronic conditions.
Exercise physiologists are different to your personal trainer at the local gym. They hold a university degree in exercise physiology and have an in depth knowledge about the human body and the effects of exercise on the musculoskeletal system.
Exercise physiologists can also develop behavioural modification programs, helping to establish new and healthy habits for their patients.
Exercise Physiology can assist with:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Musculoskeletal injuries
Why choose a Spectrum Healthcare Exercise Physiologist?
We value quality treatment…
Our Exercise Physiologists take the time to listen and establish a specific program developed specifically for you. Each patient who walks through our doors has different needs and requirements and we aim to provide you with specialised care.
We believe in higher learning…
Our Exercise Physiologists continually educate and train themselves in the latest studies and treatment modalities. This enables us to provide you with the best possible treatment options.
We will work with you to achieve your health goals…
Our Exercise physiologists work closely with other practitioners such as doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors or occupational therapists. Our practitioners will ensure that they communicate with you and the members of your support team to ensure that your health goals are achieved.
We are registered and accredited…
All exercise physiologists in Australia should be accredited with the Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) association. Our practitioners are recognised by ESSA and are affiliated with the majority of private health insurance funds, allowing you to claim a rebate on your treatments.