Exercise is medicine
We all know that physical activity is an essential part of general wellbeing, but in recent years it has also been increasingly recognised as a powerful tool in the prevention and management of various medical conditions.
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are allied health professionals with the highest level of training for prescribing exercise to individuals.
They have the skills and competencies to design and implement safe and effective exercise interventions for people who have acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries and disabilities.
These interventions include health and physical activity education, advice and support, and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.
“Exercise is a particularly potent tool for glucose control in those who have diabetes mellitus.”
Personal training vs. Exercise Physiology
Exercise physiologists are not personal trainers. Personal trainers work with a generally healthy population, which is at low risk of injury and disease. If a personal trainer suspects that its client has, or is at risk of developing, a condition that requires attention and rehabilitation, he/she is required to refer the client to a relevant medical or allied health professional.
Accredited Exercise Physiologists are the experts in prescribing the appropriate exercise for a wide range of conditions.
AEPs can help you treat and/or manage:
- Diabetes & Pre-diabetes
- Cardiovascular disease
- Different forms of cancer
- Depression and mental health
- Arthritis and osteoporosis
- Chronic respiratory disease and asthma
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Neuromuscular disease