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Exercise Physiology

What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?

Accredited exercise physiologists (AEPs) specialise in individualised exercise programs for persons at high-risk of developing, or who already have existing chronic conditions or injuries.

These specialist exercise programs include exercise delivery, advice and support and a strong focus on successfully changing lifestyle behaviours.

AEPs are recognised allied health professionals (such as a dietitian or physiotherapist) displaying a diverse range of knowledge and skills, working across a variety of areas in the health and exercise and sports science fields.

The aims of AEP clinical exercise programs are to prevent or manage chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring your optimal physical function, health or wellness.

Why might a GP refer you to an AEP?

  • to improve your quality of care;
  • to improve self-management of your chronic condition or injury ; and
  • to support you to increase your physical activity levels in a safe way.

Accredited Exercise Physiologists are differentiated from other allied health professions or fitness professionals by the possession of extensive knowledge, skills and experience in clinical exercise delivery and health-behaviour change counselling for people with chronic diseases or injury.

What will happen in my appointment?

Your Accredited Exercise Physiology service at Body to Balance may include:

  • Taking a thorough history of your presenting condition/s
  • Explaining how exercise therapy will help to treat or improve your condition
  • Discussing goals, and strategies to achieve them
  • Completing a physical assessment to guide the treatment
  • Developing a clinical or home based lifestyle program – this may include cardiovascular exercise, strength training, stretching or Clinical Pilates
  • Instruction and education around exercise technique and safety
  • Reporting back to your referring doctor
  • Ongoing assessment to track progress and identify changes to be made

Who can benefit from seeing an AEP?

Anyone with a health condition that can be managed through exercise. This can include, but is not limited to:

  • cardiovascular disease
  • high blood pressure
  • obesity/weight gain
  • type 2 diabetes
  • lower back pain
  • neck pain
  • musculoskeletal injuries
  • arthritis
  • chronic fatigue
  • fibromyalgia
  • knee pain
  • chronic pain
  • depression and anxiety
  • multiple sclerosis
  • hip pain
  • pre- and post- natal care
  • general muscle deconditioning or low fitness
  • cancer
  • Parkinsons disease
  • balance disorders
  • post-stroke care

Clinical Pilates

Pilates is a series of low impact, mat or equipment based exercises aiming to improve flexibility, strength, balance, spinal stability, symmetry, co-ordination and body awareness.

Particular conditions that clinical pilates is effective in managing include acute and chronic low-back, hip, neck & shoulder pain, osteoarthtitis, pre- and post-natal care, post-surgical and post-trauma strengthening and poor posture. At the same time you are more than welcome to participate in clinical pilates to maintain general fitness and conditioning. It is a great modality for chronic pain patients who benefit from a more active “hands-off” approach to their therapy.

At Body to Balance our clinical pilates classes are very individualised with 1:1 sessions or group sessions (maximum of 3 people). This gives our exercise physiologist the ability to tailor a program suited to your capabilities and condition. We have modern equipment consisting of 2 clinical reformers, a trapeze cadillac and other equipment.

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October 26, 2020

As we move into Step 3 of the Victorian Government Roadmap to Reopening all our services are open for routine care with our COVID Safe Plan and there has been a particular easing on Myotherapy Face to Face appointments beginning this Wednesday 28th October. To organise a Myotherapy, Chiropractic, Exercise Physiology, Dietetics, Podiatry or Psychology (Telehealth only at the moment) appointment comment below, call 82881937 or book online www.bodytobalance.com.au.

October 21, 2020

AFL Grand Final Weekend Operation
Today: Routine face to face Chiropractic, Exercise Physiology & Podiatry services until 7pm.
Grand Final Eve: Clinic Closed with Psychology via Telehealth only.
Grand Final Day: Morning routine Chiropractic appointments & Myotherapy appointments with care plan referral (forecast to ease on 28th October).
May the Best Team Win!!

September 27, 2020

CURRENT CLINIC OPERATIONS WITH AN EASING OF RESTRICTIONS ON FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENTS
We continue to operate for essential allied healthcare with the following operations under Step 2 of the Victorian Government Roadmap to Reopening forecast until 18th October 2020:
• Chiropractic appointments are available face to face and via Telehealth if suitable.
• Podiatry appointments are available face to face.
• Myotherapy face to face appointments are available for urgent patients with a GP care plan referral (ie. Chronic Disease Management Plan) or a third party plan (ie. WorkSafe, NDIS, TAC, DVA etc) and via Telehealth if suitable.
• Dietetics appointments are available face to face and via Telehealth.
• Exercise Physiology appointments are available face to face and via Telehealth if suitable.
• Psychology appointments are available via Telehealth.
• Patients can use their appointment confirmation or a certificate of attendance from our clinic to verify their trip to the clinic if they happen to be questioned by authorities. Patients are permitted to travel over 5km from their home for an essential healthcare appointment.

August 31, 2020

Strengthening of the muscles that support the knees is the first line recommended management for knee injuries and “age-related changes” of the knee joint. This is a graded exercise program that may need to be modified depending on your condition. For further advice see your allied health professional such as an exercise physiologist, myotherapist, chiropractor, podiatrist or similar.

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