What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and why have you been referred?

What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?

An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) is an Allied Health Professional accredited by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA). AEPs have completed an approved sequence of tertiary study leading to a three or four year degree in the field of exercise and sports science.

An AEP can provide a number of services including assessment and evaluation for health or performance, exercise counselling, general exercise management and prescription, movement rehabilitation, analysis and design of specific training programs and applied and clinical research.

AEPs work with other health practitioners to match the needs of the patient by developing exercise interventions and strategies which promote and assist the other interventions being undertaken.

An AEP is ideally suited to providing exercise as a treatment strategy in physical rehabilitation, as a preventative strategy for disease prevention, and work conditioning as part of establishing and sustaining functional independence.

Why have you been referred to an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?

An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) can help manage and treat a number of conditions including (but not limited to):

  • arthritis

  • back pain

  • cancer

  • chronic pain

  • delaying cognitive and physical decline

  • diabetes

  • general wellbeing

  • heart health

  • injury recovery

  • lung disease

  • osteoporosis

  • mental health

  • neuromuscular diseases

  • obesity

  • pregnancy

  • spinal injuries

 

If you have one or more of these conditions your doctor believes you may benefit from the right exercise program and an Accredited Exercise Physiologist can help you with this.