Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?

  • An Accredited Exercise Physiologist is a University trained Specialist in Exercise Rehabilitation, Lifestyle Change and Behaviour Modification. Exercise Physiology is a form of active treatment where the Exercise Physiologist utilises specific exercises to interact with your body to provide an individualised exercise rehabilitation and/or lifestyle program.

 

What is the difference between Exercise Physiology and Physiotherapy?

  • Physiotherapists focus on many different methods of treatment including: manual therapy, electrotherapy, acupuncture/dry needling, joint mobilisation or manipulation and a small amount of exercise.

  • Exercise Physiologist main method of treatment is through exercise. We focus on individualised programs based on what our clientele need, we look at the body as a whole and focus your program not only on your problem area but other areas that may also need to be worked on.

 

What is the difference between Exercise Physiology and a Personal Trainer?

  • A Personal Trainer's main focus is training healthy populations focusing around general strengthening and fitness. Many Personal Training courses can be anywhere from 3 months to 12months in length, some being completed partially or wholly online.

  • An Exercise Physiologist has a University degree (usually a 4 year degree) and has had extensive training in human anatomy, physiology, biomechanics as well as the management of chronic disease and injury rehabilitation.

 

What do I wear to my appointments?

  • We recommend comfortable stretchy clothing for your appointments to allow you to get the most out of your consultation. You will be either exercising in shoes (running/walking shoes) or socks depending on the type of program you are taking part in.

 

What do I bring to my Initial Assessment and what should I expect during my assessment?

  • Your Initial Assessment will be between 30-60mins. The assessment will include a patient interview as well as a functional screening that may include the following testing: range of motion, stability, proprioception, functional capacity, injury screening, manual handling, strength, endurance and fitness.

  • During your initial assessment we will also help you with goal setting and educate you around healthy lifestyle and ways you can continue to improve your overall wellbeing.

  • Please bring your latest scans, xrays and the reports as well as any relevant paperwork (for Medicare, Worker's Compensation, Compulsory Third Party and Department of Veterans Affairs clientele).