Exercising at the right intensity helps manage conditions like diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, and heart disease by improving blood sugar control, reducing blood pressure, and improving cardiovascular function.
Losing weight can be challenging, and exercise is a key component of any program. Well designed programs that include resistance and aerobic exercise types can improve your body's composition and reduces fat mass.
Exercise is a powerful tool for improving mental health and can at certain doses can help to reduce the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress. Our EP's can help design one that is personalised for you.
With age, our sense of balance declines which increased the risks of falls and fractures. Our Exercise Physiologists can run you through special falls prevention exercise programs which have been shown to reduce falls and improve confidence in participants.
Recovering after a surgical procedure, sports, or work injury? Rebuilding your functional capacity is important to getting back to normal. Our EP's can guide you through progressively challenging exercises at your gym with you, to get you back sooner!
Our Exercise Physiologists are all ASCA trained Strength & Conditioning coaches who can help design training programs to help you perform at your best. We can also guide you on sports specific injury prevention programs to maximise your season.
It all starts with our Exercise Physiologists sitting down and getting to know you. We'll ask things like how your health condition first started, what makes it better or worse, what treatments you've tried, and how it impacts your life. This helps us figure out what is going on and how we can best help. Many people bring along any previous scans they have, so we can explain in detail what they mean and if they actually matter or not.
People often want different things out of seeing a Physiotherapist, and it is important for us to know what matters to you. This could be as simple as getting rid of pain, to getting stronger, more flexible, being able to pick up the kids easier, or complete their first running marathon. With different goals comes different treatments and we try tailor our assessment and treatment to achieving your goals.
Next is a detailed assessment of your body, where our Exercise Physiologists take your height, weight, body mass index (BMI), skin fold thickness, waist circumference, blood pressure, resting heart rate, and your baseline aerobic fitness. We'll also have a look at any recent blood tests you've had so we can get an idea on your blood sugar and cholesterol levels. This gives us an idea of how your general health is, and where we can target an exercise program to make any improvements.
Choosing the right exercise for you is like deciding what to eat. There are so many good options out there, but we can't eat the same meal everyday forever. For specific medical conditions, exercising at specific dosages and intensities is important, and our Exercise Physiologists can help you find an exercise type you enjoy to make it more appealing. They can also give you some alternative options to mix it up and keep it fun and interesting. We find that a good mix of aerobic and resistance exercises has the maximum health benefits.