What is an Exercise Physiologist?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists are experts in clinical exercise interventions for people with a broad range of health issues. Inertia Exercise Physiologists work side by side with Inertia Dietitians, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, and Remedial Therapists to ensure we work towards the goals of our patients.
What Conditions Can an Exercise Physiologist Help With?
People who see an Exercise Physiologist are those people that may be at risk of developing or have existing medical conditions and injuries. Exercise physiology interventions aim to prevent or manage acute, sub-acute, or chronic disease or injury and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health, and wellness.
These interventions are exercise-based tailored programs and also include health and physical activity education, advice, support, assistance, and coaching for those that may be ready to make appropriate lifestyle modifications.
When should you see an Exercise Physiologist?
There is a wide range of reasons why a person may benefit from consulting an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. These can be broken up to include Chronic Disease management, acute and subacute musculoskeletal rehabilitation, and a third higher-end category of maximising human potential which may include optimising sporting performance and high-performance programming or even work hardening programs for patients who may have been injured at work.
Chronic disease management care can occur after a diagnosis of a range of conditions listed below:
Your Exercise Physiologist can work with you to develop and implement appropriate exercise programs aimed at your current level and build you up towards your goals and capacity.
What to expect when seeing an Inertia Exercise Physiologist
During the initial consultation, the Exercise Physiologist will assess a range of measurements based on the patient’s capacity and also goals to determine baseline capacity and for future comparison.
Measurements might include but will differ based on your reason for seeking assistance:
Exercise Program Prescription
Our ongoing review process allows the exercise physiologist to reassess your goals and adherence to the program. This is also an opportunity to determine the effectiveness of the program and review/modify the intensity or approach of the exercise prescription to suit the patients’ needs.
Re-assessment of functional or baseline measures will also occur to aid with this review process and to give a comparison to initial baseline measures. This is also an opportunity for the patient and exercise physiologist to address any barriers to exercise such as motivation and to develop a strategy to overcome it or other potential issues.
Our Exercise Physiologists provide program updates and reports to all referring practitioners, whether it be your Physiotherapist, Podiatrist, General Practitioner, or treating specialist.
The Inertia Advantage
Our modern Gym facilities allow us to provide a range of lower-end to high-level exercise and rehabilitation programs for our patients. We also have the option to conduct exercise classes in small groups or individually pending patient preference. Our practitioners conduct fortnightly patient clinical reviews between each other (when permission is granted) on how to collectively achieve the best outcomes for their patients. Our clinicians also have the distinct added advantage to call other disciplines into consults to gain an on-the-spot opinion on how to best manage particular conditions or how other disciplines may be helpful to the outcome.
We strive to work with our patients to attain the absolute best results for our patients and their families across all our allied health services.