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Exercise Physiology

WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR

Initial Consultation

We are unlike other clinics, as we know it takes time to understand your injury and what you want to achieve. This is why our initial assessments are 60mins.

We need time to:

  • Undertake a comprehensive assessment to understand your needs and goals
  • Determine any barriers to exercise and your rehabilitation
  • Prescribe exercise for injury rehab and/or overall lifestyle goals
  • Create a step-by-step exercise plan to get you reaching your goals and decrease your risk of injuries and long-term diseases
  • Liaise with other members in your healthcare team

WHAT WE TREAT

How Exercise Physiology Can Help


Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular diseases are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels. The most important risk factors of cardiovascular diseases are unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, tobacco use and harmful use of alcohol.

These effects of behavioural risk factors may show up in individuals as raised blood pressure, raised blood glucose, raised blood lipids, and overweight and obesity.

We treat:

  • Abnormal heart rhythms, or arrhythmias
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (narrowing of the arteries)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Myocardial Infarction (Heart attack)
  • Heart Failure
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Stroke

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that raises your risk for heart disease and other health problems, such as diabetes and stroke. You must have at least three metabolic risk factors to be diagnosed with metabolic syndrome.

The Five Metabolic Risk Factors

  • A large waistline. This also is called abdominal obesity or “having an apple shape.” Excess fat in the stomach area is a greater risk factor for heart disease than excess fat in other parts of the body, such as on the hips.
  • A high triglyceride level (or you’re on medicine to treat high triglycerides). Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood.
  • A low HDL cholesterol level (or you’re on medicine to treat low HDL cholesterol). HDL sometimes is called “good” cholesterol. This is because it helps remove cholesterol from your arteries. A low HDL cholesterol level raises your risk for heart disease.
  • High blood pressure (or you’re on medicine to treat high blood pressure). If your blood pressure rises and stays high over time, it can damage your heart and lead to plaque buildup.
  • High fasting blood sugar (or you’re on medicine to treat high blood sugar). Mildly high blood sugar may be an early sign of diabetes.

Osteoporosis

In 2016–17 there were 85,509 hospitalisations for minimal trauma fractures in people aged 50 and over. [1]

Osteoporosis is a common disease affecting over 1 million Australians. It occurs when bones lose minerals such as calcium more quickly than the body can replace them. They become less dense, lose strength and break more easily. Osteopenia is a condition when bone mineral density is lower than normal but not low enough to be classified as osteoporosis. [2]

Risk factors associated with the development of osteoporosis include increasing age, sex, family history of the condition, low vitamin D levels, low intake of calcium, low body weight, smoking, excess alcohol consumption, physical inactivity, long-term corticosteroid use and reduced oestrogen level. [1]

Strength & Conditioning

Our Accredited Exercise Physiologists can analyse your exercise techniques such as squat, deadlift, bench press, shoulder press, etc.

From this, we can make technique adjustments and create a specific training program that can reduce the risk of injury and can get the best out of your exercise.

WHO WE TREAT

This Service Is Best For


The Diabetic

Knowing the safest approach to exercising with diabetes is important. Especially as you may have other comorbidities present.

The Over 65’er

Whether you need to get your bones stronger or improve your balance and coordination, exercise physiology is perfect for you.

The Cancer Fighter

Our team have extra qualifications in cancer care and understand the requirements for exercise in pre, during and post cancer treatment.

The Novice Exerciser

Our approach is keeping you in the gym exercising or back with your personal trainer, whilst you are going through rehab. It is key!

The Abled

We are registered NDIS providers and help NDIS participants achieve amazing outcomes for a range of conditions.

The Worker

We treat injured workers from initial injury to full recovery with our team approach between the Physios and Exercise Physiologists.