Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology (EP) interventions help to prevent and manage acute, sub-acute or chronic diseases or injuries. It is the use of tailored exercise and education to restore physical function, health or wellness. It also includes discussion of lifestyle modification, with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.

What health conditions can an EP help with?

  • Cardiovascular disease including Myocardial Infarction (heart attack), Angina, Controlled Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease, Ischemic Heart Disease, Pacemaker & Heart Failure
  • Pulmonary disease including asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Metabolic disease including type 2 diabetes
  • Neurological diseases including epilepsy, dementia, stroke, headache, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injuries
  • Musculoskeletal diseases including arthritis, osteoporosis/osteopenia, acute and/or chronic musculoskeletal conditions
  • Depression and other mental health conditions
  • Cancer

What to expect from an appointment with an EP:

  • Assessments of functional capacity
  • Advice on lifestyle modifications to improve health status
  • Exercise prescription for strength and function improvement pre and post-surgery
  • Workplace assessments