What is Exercise Physiology?

The aim of exercise physiology is to prevent or manage acute, subacute or chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring optimal physical function, health or wellness.

Our exercise physiologists complete a 4-year bachelor degree and are accredited with Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

Exercise physiologists have an in-depth knowledge of the human body and the benefits that exercise can provide, both mentally and physically.

The Body Refinery Exercise Physiologists can prescribe a range of exercises for either fitness or rehabilitation, which may include:

  • Gym-based exercises
  • Pilates exercises
  • Rehabilitation movements
  • Weights and the use of resistance bands
  • Exercise machines such as treadmill, bike and rowing machine.
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When should I see an Exercise Physiologist?

Our Exercise Physiologists analyse patients’ fitness levels and goals to help them improve their health or maintain good health.

In addition to general fitness and strength work, our experienced Exercise Physiologists can provide rehabilitation programs for people of all ages and fitness levels, with a variety of injuries and health conditions, such as:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Pulmonary disease
  • Metabolic disease
  • Neurological disease
  • Musculoskeletal conditions (including arthritis, osteoporosis/osteopenia, acute and/or chronic musculoskeletal issues)
  • Depression and other mental health conditions
  • Cancer

Our accredited exercise physiologists may also assist with sports and strength conditioning such as:

  • Assessment of functional capacity
  • Advice on lifestyle modification to improve health
  • Exercise programs focusing on strength and function improvement for amateur and professional athletes wanting to boost their performance

What to expect during your first Exercise Physiology session?

Our Exercise Physiologists treat one patient at a time, so you can be sure that their attention will be focused on you for the duration of your appointment.

Your initial session will be 45 minutes long. This will allow your Exercise Physiologist to take a detailed history of your condition or fitness objectives and goals, assess your movement, undertake any necessary testing, and make a plan of action to move forward. You will also have time to ask questions.

We are a multidisciplinary practice, where your Exercise Physiologist is able to collaborate with your Physiotherapist, Myotherapist, Pilates instructor or massage therapist to ensure a faster, more effective treatment, recovery or achievement of your fitness goals.

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