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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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April 5, 2020

As of this week we continue to offer exercise physiology, dietetics, psychology, podiatry and chiropractic as essential health services. Patients coming in have definitely appreciated our services and this reinforces the important role we have to play in the health system. We have been operating in the safest and responsible way which those coming in will attest to. However, we understand its not possible for everyone to make it into the clinic so last week we launched Telehealth services. A telehealth consultation can include many of the components of a normal consultation including a history, diagnosis and management plan including counselling, reassurance, exercise, nutritional, lifestyle, occupational & ergonomic advice. This really encourages you as the patient to take an onus in self-managing your condition. Our telehealth services are provided by our software provider, Cliniko, in a private, secure and ethical way. You can book a clinical or telehealth consultation at bodytobalance.com.au or call 82881937. After booking you will receive an email confirmation with further instructions. Telehealth is covered by WorkSafe, Medicare CDMP & MHP, NDIS, and is currently being negotiated with most private health insurance funds.

March 30, 2020

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March 27, 2020

Carson paused practicing Myotherapy today for the unforeseeable future but hopefully not for too long! For Carson’s patients he can still be contacted at carsonmacartney@gmail.com or via Telehealth appointments booked at bodytobalance.com.au or calling 82881937. Our 5 other allied health practitioners are currently still practicing and following the advice of the government and their respective associations.

March 23, 2020

The Federal Health Minister has confirmed that ALL allied health businesses nationally can continue working and are encouraged to do so. The Minister has also indicated that the Australian Government Department of Health is now developing full allied health telehealth options, along with other health and medical services, within the week. We will continue to update you with developments through the week. Keep well!

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