Exercise Physiologist in Cairns

By January 19, 2016News

What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are recognised allied health professionals who specialise in individualised exercise programs for persons with existing conditions, or those who are at high risk of developing chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or hypertension.

The main aims of the clinical exercise programs are:

  • to prevent or manage chronic disease or injury
  • assist in restoring your optimal physical function, health and wellness
  • provide advice, support and a strong focus on successfully changing lifestyle behaviours.

AEPs display a diverse range of knowledge and skills, enabling them to work across a variety of areas in the health, exercise and sports science fields including the public and private hospitals, workplace health, workplace rehabilitation and aged care.

What to expect in an Exercise physiology session

Each session is tailored to your individual needs/goals and is designed to improve your condition and quality of life. Sessions may be inclusive of cardio exercises and resistance (weight) training, so it is advisable to wear clothing you feel comfortable in whilst exercising and comfortable shoes (joggers are ideal).

Do I need a referral?

If you would like to learn more about the services of AEPs or if you require a referral, please call McLeod Street Medical on 40521583 to make an appointment with your GP.