What is Exercise Physiology?

Exercise Physiology is the study of exercise and its effects on musculoskeletal conditions, chronic health conditions and pain. Exercise Physiologists are specialists in the prescription of exercise for musculoskeletal pain and chronic health conditions. Exercise Physiology intervention can involve physical rehabilitation, health education and exercise counselling. The biggest difference between Exercise Physiologists and other health professionals such as physiotherapists is that exercise physiology treatment focuses on not only the rehabilitation of injuries, but the prevention of future injuries/re-injury. Exercise Physiology treatment looks at an individual holistically to investigate how each of their body systems are affecting another to effectively prescribe a rehabilitation program. Exercise Physiologists also complete thorough investigations into your lifestyle and the impacts that your day to day activities have on your chronic health condition or pain. Often they can prescribe the simplest lifestyle change to get a big positive change to your pain or chronic health condition.

Exercise Physiology for Musculoskeletal Injuries:

Exercise Physiologists are experts in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Exercise physiology treatment for musculoskeletal injuries involves a thorough investigation into not only the strength, stability and mobility of your muscles but also a thorough investigation into all the activities you do in your day to get an in depth understanding of your injury and your goals.

Exercise Physiologists as much in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries as they do the prevention of musculoskeletal injuries. Anyone from athletes to office workers are prone to musculoskeletal injuries. Exercise Physiology treatment works with the individual and their goals to prevent musculoskeletal injuries from occurring, whether you’re the athlete trying to prevent injuries on the field or the office worker who wants to prevent lower back pain.

Exercise Physiologists treat musculoskeletal conditions with a variety of stretching and strengthening programs, lifestyle modifications and promotion of incidental activity and exercise.

Exercise Physiology for Diabetes:

Exercise Physiology intervention for Type II Diabetes focuses on the promotion of exercise that is enjoyable and achievable for the individual. Exercise Physiology intervention for Type II diabetes also involves the promotion of incidental activity and lifestyle modifications. Your exercise physiologist will work with you to find ways that you can make simple changes in your life to have a big impact on your diabetes.

Did you know:

If you have type II diabetes you are currently eligible for 8 Medicare Group Diabetes Exercise Classes annually. Send us a message today to find out more!

Exercise Physiology for Obesity:

Exercise Physiology can assist in the management of obesity. An Exercise Physiologist can assist you to implement an exercise program, find incidental exercise or work with you to create a healthy lifestyle. Exercise Physiologists are experts in the management of weight through exercise and healthy lifestyles.

Exercise Physiology for Pre and Post-Natal:

Our Exercise Physiologists at Urban Health HQ specialise in the prescription of exercise for pre and post natal clients and pregnancy conditions such as diastasis recti. Our exercise physiologists will work one on one with you to implement a stretching and strengthening program targeted at your goals, whether they are to rehabilitate from diastasis recti, reduce the pain associated with pregnancy, lose weight post pregnancy and so much more.

For more information on how our Exercise Physiology services can help you and your condition please don’t hesitate to contact us directly on 0411563391 or Tim@urbanhealthhq.com.au

Published by Urban Health HQ

We are a health and fitness centre offering Occupational Therapy, Exercise Physiology, Personal Training and Group Fitness classes.

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