What is Exercise Physiology?
An Exercise Physiologist is a university qualified health professional, who specialises in clinical exercise interventions for persons at high-risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries. These conditions may include:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Chronic pain
- History of poor exercise maintenance
Exercise Physiologists also work with athletes and sports people to help plan and implement strengthening programs, analyse technique and assess for possible injury risk-factors.
Exercise Physiologists provide health and physical activity education, advice, support and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.
As an Exercise Physiologist we want to see you live a better life. Whether you currently have a chronic disease such as diabetes or heart disease or you are looking to avoid these issues, exercise is a very important part of life and should be a part of your daily routine.
For Sports People
We can work with you to help correct bowling technique in cricket, lower-limb biomechanics in soccer and shoulder strength and mobility for swimmers. Identifying problems with technique or imbalances in strength as early as possible and correcting can help minimize injury risk
Diabetes is an increasing issue in our country and community. The more knowledge we have about this issue the better. If you have diabetes, we can prescribe exercise and lifestyle changes to help control your blood glucose levels and also increase your quality of life.
For Lifestyle Improvement and Chronic Illness Management
The benefits of exercise highly outweigh being sedentary. Some of these benefits include:
- Controlling weight
- Limiting the onset of chronic disease
- Increased physical work capacity
- Increased joint range of motion or flexibility
- Improved sense of well being
- Increased muscular strength
- Improved glucose regulation
- Decreased blood pressure
- Improved sleep patterns and levels of anxiety
With these benefits we see an increase in quality of life and also limit the chances of gaining a chronic illness in the future. By doing some work now, you will help your future self. If you struggle to exercise or even have a limited understanding of how your body is working come see Clayton at Ku-ring-gai Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy and he can help you direct your exercise and educate you in a way which your lifestyle will benefit.
Our Exercise Physiologists are accredited with the Exercise and Sport Science Australia