Exercise Physiologists (EPs) are university qualified allied-health professionals who study the effect of exercise on human physiology and experiences. This includes how exercise can change and benefit our physical and mental health as well as how exercise can be used to play, learn, and connect.

EPs use this knowledge to design and implement clinically safe and effective exercise programs to help prevent, manage, and treat a wide range of health conditions and injuries. There is no single intervention that has greater promise than exercise to reduce the risk of virtually all chronic diseases simultaneously!

Mental Health

Exercise is considered a fundamental component for the prevention and treatment of mental health conditions.

Exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of future depression, reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression, and improve sleep quality.

People experiencing poor mental health often find it more difficult to engage in regular exercise and seeking help from an EP can help improve long-term outcomes.

Cardiovascular Health

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) covers a broad range of health conditions relating to the heart and or blood vessels.

Poor metabolic health alongside modifiable lifestyle factors such as inactivity can place you at a higher risk of CVD.

Exercise can help to reduce blood pressure, improve cardiorespiratory fitness, reduce symptoms of fatigue and breathlessness, and decrease the risk of future cardiac events.

Musculoskeletal Health

Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions relate to the muscles, bones, and joints of the body.

These conditions can be very painful and make day to day activities such as walking, climbing stairs, and gardening very difficult.

EPs can provide safe and individualised exercise programs to improve your muscle strength, bone density and balance which will help you to continue doing the things that are most important to you.

Metabolic Health

Obesity is a well-established risk factor for increased morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, cancer, and orthopaedic conditions.

Exercise interventions, can help to improve blood pressure and blood lipid profile, preserve insulin sensitivity, reduce visceral adiposity, and decrease your overall cardiometabolic risk profile.