Exercise physiologists are experts in the field of fitness and health. Our exercise physiologists specialise in fitness assessment and the evaluation and delivery of safe and effective exercise interventions for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities. Exercise Physiologists work with individuals through education, exercise and lifestyle changes to safely and effectively improve their health and well-being.
At Sport & Spinal Physiotherapy, our exercise physiologists can help clients from the Gungahlin, Canberra City, and wider Canberra community on a wide range of chronic conditions and injuries including:
- Obesity and weight management
- Cardiovascular disease
- Osteoporosis and arthritis
- Mental health conditions
- Cancer and cancer treatment recovery
- Chronic pain and fatigue
- Post surgical rehabilitation
- Prenatal and postnatal needs
- Neuromuscular exercise therapy (multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, parkinson's disease)
- Pulmonary disease
Weight loss and weight management is a particular focus of our exercise physiologists at Sport & Spinal Physiotherapy. They can collaborate with our dietitian in the clinic to develop the most suitable and individualised lifestyle/weight loss program for each client.
You don't have to have an injury or illness to see an exercise physiologist either. If someone is looking to improve their technique at the gym, increase their performance for specific sports or learn how to safely move their body for functional daily tasks, they can benefit from seeing an exercise physiologist at Sport & Spinal Physiotherapy.
Our exercise physiologists have experience in creating exercise programs for the home, fitness centres, swimming pools, gyms or the sporting field. Our programs aim to improve performance and functional capacity and reduce the frequency of injuries.
Our exercise physiologists can also prescribe functional return to work programs.
We work with YOU to deliver an effective exercise program to achieve your life goals.
Why see us for Exercise Physiology?
- To improve mental health
- To manage a chronic condition or injury
- To help increase physical activity levels
- To overcome persisting pain caused by injury or overuse
- To improve heart health and reduce cardiovascular disease risk
- To rehabilitate after a cardiac event
- To help someone control and manage their diabetes
- To improve recovery during and after cancer treatment
What makes an exercise physiologist different to other exercise professionals?
Exercise physiologists are tertiary educated and are eligible to register with Medicare Australia, the Department of Veteran Affairs, WorkCover and are recognised by private health insurers. They have studied the ins and outs of exercise over many years at University to fully understand how to get the best result for you! Our exercise physiologists have the ability to provide health modification counselling for people with chronic disease and injuries. The combined skills of exercise prescription and knowledge of behaviour change means we are effectively able to treat and manage your injury or condition safely.
Our exercise physiologists specialise in exercise and can get you back on track fast and safely!