Clinical Exercise Physiologist
What exactly is a Clinical exercise physiologist?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are the most highly qualified exercise professionals in Australia. AEP’s are nationally accredited 4-year university qualified allied health professionals who specialize in musculoskeletal assessment and the delivery of exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and musculoskeletal injuries.
AEPs provide physical activity, education, self management and behaviour modification advice for clients with a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and for clients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders, osteoporosis, arthritis, cancer, COPD, depression, anxiety and many others.
AEPs are internationally recognized as allied health professionals and in Australia are eligible to register with Medicare, Department of Veteran Affairs and with a number of the major private health insurers. At a state level, AEPs are able to provide services under the various Workers’ Compensation schemes and Compulsory Third Party Insurance schemes.
AEPs are committed to providing outcome focused and individualised exercise and education services to assist in the management of sub-acute and chronic musculo-skeletal injuries, degenerative conditions, chronic pain, chronic diseases and psychological disorders. We will liaise closely with your doctor and other medical or allied health professionals involved in your treatment to improve your condition as effectively as possible.
AEPs are experts who are able to extensively assess and improve human movement and biomechanics. We develop individualised exercise prescriptions to increase all aspects of physical fitness, strength, endurance, and flexibility – not just rehabilitation. We implement training programs based on research to achieve any goal in the fastest and safest time frame possible.
We design customised exercise programs to meet health care needs and athletic performance goals.
What is the Difference between an EXERCISE Physiologist and a Personal Trainer?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are not Personal Trainers. AEPs are allied-health professionals with Medicare Provider numbers and are trained members of the health and medical sector. EP’s have at minimum a 4 year degree and a professional accreditation with Exercise Sports Science Australia. Fitness professionals (e.g. personal trainers) are members of the sport and recreation sector.
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