Accredited Exercise Physiologists are Allied Health professionals who specialise in clinical exercise prescription, health education and the delivery of exercise-based lifestyle and behaviour modification programs or services, for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries.
What can an Exercise Physiologist provide?
- Screening and risk stratifying to ensure the safety and appropriateness of exercise and physical activity interventions.
- Assessment of a person's 'movement' capacity in people of all ages and levels of health, well-being or fitness.
- Safe and effective individualised exercise interventions.
- Health education, advice and support to enhance health and well-being.
- Physical activity advice and clinical exercise prescription, for those at high-risk of developing, or with existing chronic health conditions.
- Rehabilitation and advice for patients following the acute stage of injury, surgical intervention, or during recovery to restore functional capacity and well-being.
An Accredited Exercise Physiologist is an Allied Health Professional Registered to work with clients through
- Medicare Australia
- Dept of Veterans Affairs
- A number of private health funds
Southern Cross University Health Clinic provide access to these practitioners through
- Enhanced Primary Care plans - Medicare and Health Fund provision
- Self referral
- Teaching clinic
- Team arrangements - multidisciplinary
Updated: 09 July 2012