What is an Exercise Physiologist?

An Accredited Exercise Physiologist has completed a 4 year University degree and more than 500 hours of clinical experience before registering with the governing body, Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA).

An Accredited Exercise Physiologist is an allied health professional recognised by Medicare and private health insurers. Exercise Physiologists use physical therapy to rehabilitate, prevent and manage chronic musculo-skeletal injuries, chronic diseases and manage disabilities, as well as improving health and performance.

In addition, every Exercise Physiologist is also registered as Exercise scientists. This means that as exercise scientists, we are qualified to utalise scientific testing methods such as RMR (resting metabolic rate) testing, to ‘gold standard’ DEXA scanning which measures bone mineral density (BMD), muscle and fat mass. As well as VO2 max or sub-max testing. With this testing, we are then able to devise the most suitable plan towards your goals, whether it be fat loss, muscle gain or athletic development