Why is Exercise Physiology Important?
Exercise should be considered on of the most important things you do for the day. Exercise can help improve your physical health, reduce stress, improve joint health, increase energy and improve mood. Regular exercise can also help to combat chronic illness. If you have recently been diagnosed or are worried about a chronic condition, then exercise is just what you need to help manage or prevent the development of conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, or osteoarthritis.
So how can an Exercise Physiologist help you?
A session with an Exercise Physiologist will always start by talking about your goals, finding out what is important to you and what you would like to work on. From there, your Exercise Physiologist will conduct an assessment to get some baseline measures and highlight any areas that may need improvement. This assessment will be tailored around the goals that you have set and will give your Exercise Physiologist the information they need to prescribe the correct exercises for you.
Once the assessment has been completed, your Exercise Physiologist will take you through exercises and the plan that will help you achieve your goals. They will walk you through the plan, demonstrate the exercises and ensure you are performing them correctly and safely. This will not only ensure the exercises are safe and effective but will also help to provide you with the education and confidence to empower you to self-manage over time.
So, who can benefit from seeing an Exercise Physiologist?
Exercise Physiologists can support those that may be suffering from:
- chronic diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease
- chronic pain
- disabilities that affect mobility
- neurological and mental health conditions, such as depression, multiple sclerosis, dementia and Alzheimer’s
- respiratory diseases, such as asthma
- bone disorders, such as arthritis and osteoporosis
If you are concerned about your health and fitness or have been diagnosed with a chronic health condition, out team of Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists can help you find the right exercise for you and help empower you achieve your goals.