Exercise physiologists use exercise to treat chronic health conditions. Similar to how a doctor prescribes medicine, exercise physiologists prescribe exercise programs. When deciding on the correct program to prescribe they consider a range of factors about the client’s condition, other unrelated conditions previous injuries, health problems and the client’s previous exercise experience.
The most common types of problems that our exercise physiologists treat are;
- Musculoskeletal Injuries, eg back and neck pain. Osteoarthritis, sports injuries, (sprains and strains). Post-operative recovery like ACL knee reconstruction, shoulder and knee problems.
- Cardiovascular and metabolic problems, e.g. high blood pressure (hypertension), heart problems, to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL ) and increase good (HDL) cholesterol and diabetes management.
- Mental health, eg depression and anxiety.