Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP’s or EP’s) specialise in clinical exercise prescription and the delivery of exercise and lifestyle modification programs for people who are at risk of, or living with chronic disease.
Typical Accredited Exercise Physiologist services include:
- Initial assessment to determine health status, and exercise/physical activity history;
- Explain how exercise therapy will help to treat or improve the patients condition and improve their quality of life;
- Discussing the patient’s exercise and health goals, and strategies to achieve these goals;
- Completing a physical assessment to determine that patients current physical abilities to enable a program to be designed;
- Development of an exercise program, clinical, home based, individual or group;
- Instruction on how to complete the exercise program, including discussion on the role of exercise and how to achieve good technique;
- Written reports and relationship with GP or other allied health professionals detailing patient’s exercise plan and progress;
- Ongoing assessment to track patient progress and necessary amendment to program.
Who can see an AEP?
AEP’s treat and manage a broad range of conditions:
- Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Chronic Respiratory Diseases and Asthma
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Physical restrictions or mobility issues
- Difficulty maintaining motivation and adherence to exercise routines