Guardian Exercise Rehabilitation’s exercise physiology services are offered nationally.
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are university qualified allied health professionals; they are equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities. Pathology domains covered by the services of AEPs include cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, musculoskeletal, cancers, kidney, respiratory/pulmonary and mental health, and any other conditions for which there is evidence that exercise can improve the client’s clinical status. (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)
Applying clinical guidance and expertise in a non-clinical setting, our Exercise Physiologists provide Income Protection policy holders who have had the misfortune of suffering illness or injury with exercise-based, meaningful activity-specific work-conditioning programs. In an unassuming manner and driven entirely by personal goals in conjunction with the all-encompassing rehabilitation strategy, our programs support a return to health first and foremost – and thereafter a return to healthy work.
Our programs aim to support the earliest safe, appropriate and sustainable return-to-work whilst also educating on self-guided exercise – promoting self-efficacy as well as durability with outcomes. With an understanding of the workplace and job-demands, our rehabilitative exercise programs are tailored and function-specific; however, also support wholebeing health and work towards self-identified, meaningful goals.
The most accepted frameworks for treating injuries post motor vehicle accident indicate that there are three first-line treatments with high-level supporting evidence – reassure and stay active; return to usual activities; and rehabilitation via physical activity. Our programs are thus built on these overarching principles and look to restore our clients to pre-accident capacities and beyond, promoting high-level function and optimising quality-of-life through simple but effective exercise-based, educative programming
When to refer to an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?
It’s recommended that you refer to an Accredited Exercise Physiologist if you encounter any of the following:
When symptom onset is insidious in nature and/or recovery has plateaued
When deconditioning manifests and restored function is required for work and life
When meaningful physical activity is not already a clear and central foundation of the rehabilitation plan
When outcome-orientation and progressive goals are not clearly defined – or not being achieved
When mental illness has been diagnosed
When mental health, energy levels and/or general wellness are impacted
When fear-avoidant behaviours and/or withdrawal from usual activity become apparent
When clear and purposeful empowerment to self-guide rehabilitation is necessitated
Refer a client