Looking for an Exercise Physiologist in Brisbane's West?
Exercise Physiology is an integral part of Allied Health. Exercise Physiology combines the science of human physiology (body processes) with the science of exercise to create movement strategies to assist with a range of health conditions.
An Exercise Physiology appointment will often include assessment of your current physical condition, exercise prescription and delivery, education, and discussion of strategies to ensure that your movement strategy can fit smoothly into your life. Exercise Physiology can be used to improve the quality of life for people of all ages, backgrounds and health profiles.
Exercise Physiology services are suitable for the following conditions:
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Osteoporosis/ Osteopenia
- Exercise for Older Adults
- Balance and Falls Prevention
- Workcover / Return to Work rehabilitation
- Weight Loss
- Mental Health
- Exercise for Children including Exercise for Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Cancer (during and post treatment)
- Other musculoskeletal conditions and injuries
Injury prevention and reduction of overall injury risk is key throughout the rehabilitation process.
Exercise Physiologists are university-educated practitioners who are trained to provide physical assessments, as well as create and deliver movement strategies. These movement strategies will often take the form of an individualized exercise program, however can also include goal setting, education, and information on other lifestyle interventions.
While their professions sound similar and there are many areas that cross over, Exercise Physiologists differ from Physiotherapists. Exercise Physiologists have had specific training in exercise prescription for a range of different health conditions and can help you get back to doing what you love. For example, if you hurt your shoulder, you’ll see a Physio for a diagnosis and some exercises to start you off, but an Exercise Physiologist will be the one to help you get back to lifting your kids up or pick up the weights at the gym again.
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After suffering serious damage to my right knee due to a motorbike accident in 2008, I've struggled with many movements and forms of exercise. I've also been very particular with who I let work on my knee. I've been seeing Fiona for a few months now and I must say that my knee feels better now than it has in years!! Fiona has helped me regain some (still got a way to go yet) confidence in my own ability not to mention increased functional strength and flexibility. Highly recommend Fiona and the team at Target Physio.