Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology

At Movement Therapy we bridge the gap between science and your health. Whether you're battling a chronic condition, recovering from an injury, or aiming to improve your overall wellness, we're here to guide you on your journey to better health.

Our Accredited Exercise Physiologist (EP) at both our Wollongong and Picton clinics are university qualified allied health professional with specialised knowledge in exercise science and physiology. They design, deliver, and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for individuals with acute, sub-acute, or chronic medical conditions, injuries, or disabilities. EPs cover a wide range of pathology domains, including cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, musculoskeletal, cancers, kidney, respiratory/pulmonary, and mental health conditions. They also provide rehabilitation programs for those who have undergone surgery or injury, aiding in their recovery.

In addition to managing medical conditions, EPs focus on using exercise as a therapeutic tool to address both acute and chronic pain. They create personalised exercise plans to manage pain and improve functional capabilities, enhancing overall quality of life. EPs assess individual needs and tailor exercise interventions, including aerobic exercises, resistance training, flexibility exercises, balance, coordination, and functional movements. They closely monitor progress and adjust programs for safety and effectiveness.

Benefits of Exercise Physiology

The benefits of Exercise Physiology include improved physical health, enhanced management of chronic conditions, increased strength and mobility, better cardiovascular health, and mental health support. It offers personalized exercise plans tailored to individual needs, fostering recovery and enhancing quality of life. This approach is holistic, focusing on long-term health and wellness outcomes.

Frequently Asked Physiotherapy Questions

What is Exercise Physiology?

Exercise Physiology involves the study of the body's responses to physical activity and the development of exercise plans to improve health, manage chronic conditions, and enhance physical performance.

How can Exercise Physiology help me?

It can help improve your overall health, manage or prevent chronic diseases, aid in recovery from injuries, and enhance your physical performance and well-being through tailored exercise programs.

What conditions can be managed with Exercise Physiology?

A wide range of conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, musculoskeletal injuries, neurological disorders, and mental health issues, can be managed effectively.

What should I expect during my first appointment?

Your first appointment will typically involve a comprehensive assessment of your health, lifestyle, and fitness levels to develop a personalized exercise plan

How is Exercise Physiology different from Physical Therapy?

Exercise Physiology focuses on the long-term management of health through exercise, while Physical Therapy typically focuses on rehabilitating specific injuries.

So what’s the difference between a Chiro, Osteo or Physio?

At MT, we don’t see our Chiropractors, Exercises Physiologists, Osteopaths or Physiotherapists as different, we call ourselves Movement Therapists.

A Movement Therapist is a university qualified therapist from the fields of Chiropractic, Exercise Physiology, Osteopathy or Physiotherapy. They use a wide range of techniques and strategies to diagnose and treat movement dysfunction. They do this with the lens of our Movement Therapy principles and our core values generally.

Each of our Movement Therapists each have their own areas of interest and can have more knowledge in some areas than others. When booking your appointment we will guide you to the best therapist for you. We look forward to seeing you.

Let's Move Together Towards a Healthier Tomorrow

Are you ready to start your movement journey with us in Picton or Wollongong? Book in a free phone consultation with one of our practitioners today and take the first step towards a healthier, happier you!

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