Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are specialized allied health professionals who hold a four-year equivalent university degree. AEPs create individualized programs for the prevention and management of chronic diseases, health conditions, and injuries. AEPs deliver evidence based exercise prescription – meaning scientifically proven studies will help them to determine the most appropriate approach to improve or prevent a number of health conditions.
An exercise physiologist can help people with, or at risk of, the following conditions:
|Acquired brain injury||Cerebral palsy||Cystic fibrosis||Lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, hip pain||Musculoskeletal injuries||Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)|
|Arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis)||Chronic fatigue||Diabetes mellitus (type I and II)||Mental health (e.g. depression, anxiety)||Myocardial infarction (post heart-attack)||Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)|
|Asthma||Chronic heart failure||Dyslipidaemias (e.g. abnormal amount of cholesterol, triglycerides, and/or fat phospholipids)||Metabolic syndrome||Obesity/overweight||Pre- and post-natal|
|Balance difficulties (falls prevention)||Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)||High blood pressure (hypertension)||Multiple sclerosis||Osteoporosis||Spinal cord injury|
|Cancer||Coronary artery disease (CAD)||Impaired glucose||Muscular dystrophy||Parkinson’s disease||Stroke (CVA)|
Others may not be listed. Contact us if you are unsure if we are able to assist you in managing your condition/s.
Medicare can fund exercise physiology in some circumstances. You will need to consult with your GP to understand if you are eligible for services under the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) program for clients with chronic conditions and complex care needs. Some private health insurance providers allow rebates to be claimed through your extras cover. You will need to check with your insurer to understand your cover and what it includes.