Here’s a list of some questions we’re commonly asked. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for contact us and we’ll be happy to assist.
What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?
Accredited exercise physiologists (AEPs) are university-qualified allied health professionals. They specialise in designing and delivering safe and effective exercise interventions for people with chronic medical condiitions, injuries or diasbilities. (ESSA)
AEPs specialise in clinical exercise interventions for people with a broad range of health issues. Those people may be at risk of developing, or have existing, medical conditions and injuries. The aims of exercise physiology interventions are to prevent or manage acute, sub- acute or chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness. These interventions are exercise -based and include health and physical activity education, advice and support and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change. (AHPA)
When and where will I be seen?
We are strong believers in community-based exercise rehabilitation to ensure convenience for you during programming, and support you in self-managing your exercise programme long-term. Hence, you will be seen and have your exercise programme structured wherever most suits you, in most instances:
Local Gym/ Health Facility
Home/ Local Community
We see our clients Monday to Friday but, do not have rigid consulting hours – again, we want to create convenience and longevity so, at all times, appointments will try to be accommodated that best suit your personal schedule and preferences.
Will it take long to get an appointment?
No. We ensure consistent appointment-availabilities and accommodate rapid turnaround consultations.
What types of injuries and illnesses do you commonly consult?
We consult clients across a broad spectrum of injuries and illnesses with significant experience and expertise in the rehabilitation of:
What do you aim to achieve through your programmes?
To help you in achieving your recovery goals. At a foundational level, we help individuals to help themselves and we do this by:
- Understanding that a return to life sits at the absolute centre of recovery;
- Improving the health literacy of individuals;
- Providing early access to evidence-informed, high-quality health services;
- Building a rehabilitation plan around Physical Activity;
- Empowering individuals to take care of themselves; and
- Working collaboratively and in unison with the wider health team.
We blend holistic biopsychosocial rehabilitation principles with an understanding and appreciation for recover at work processes. We see the big picture and understand that rehabiltiation should support restored capacities for all aspects of life.
Will I have to do a lot of paperwork?
No. We co-ordinate all required approvals and paperwork. In your initial consultation with us, you will need to sign a form or two and likely complete some health-related questionnaires but, these will not be onerous or invasive and will always be discussed with you by your AEP.