Spectrum Healthcare Exercise Physiology
Spectrum Healthcare Exercise Physiologists are specially trained to diagnose, treat and manage injuries using a range of diagnostic methods including observational and tactile assessments, orthopedic and neurological testing to ensure accurate diagnosis and therefore, the effective treatment of injury.
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