Exercise Physiology at Unified Fitness
Here at Unified Fitness, we believe in proactive health management. We prefer where possible to prevent the many injuries, ailments, and afflictions that many of us face in modern times before we find ourselves in the chronic stage. Prolonged bouts of sitting at a desk, too much couch time, a car accident or a sporting injury can all lead to ongoing issues….
At Unified we feel the most constructive approach is to have an expert design and oversee a specific and individualised program earmarked for getting you moving effectively and efficiently.…
Regardless of your profile of needs, our EP’s have the capacity and educational platform to aid you towards improving your quality of life by assisting you to realise and reach your optimal physical function. An EP can provide you with exercise options and solutions to cater for improvements in any and every area your general and overall health; some of which include increased mobility, flexibility, bone density, cardiovascular capacity, weight loss/management, muscular endurance, and strength.
What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) hold a university degree and a masters qualification that specialises in clinical exercise interventions for persons at high risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries. AEPs provide support for clients with conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, mental health problems, cancer, arthritis, pulmonary disease and more. AEPs are eligible to register with Medicare Australia, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, TAC, WorkSafe, and WorkCover and are recognised by most private health insurers.
These interventions are provided by exercise delivery including health and physical activity education, advice and support; and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.
AEPs are recognised allied health professionals and are specialists in their field, displaying a diverse range of knowledge and skills, working across a variety of areas in health, exercise, and sport.
WHAT MAKES ACCREDITED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGISTS DIFFERENT TO OTHER EXERCISE PROFESSIONALS?
The differences are:
- They are university qualified
- They undertake strict accreditation requirements
- They are eligible to register with Medicare Australia, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, WorkCover and are recognised by most private health insurers
- They can treat and work with all people. From those who want to improve their health and well being, or at risk of developing, a chronic illness
Accredited Exercise Physiologists are different by the possession of extensive knowledge, skills, experience in clinical exercise delivery and their ability to provide health modification counselling for people with a chronic disease or injury.
WHY SHOULD YOU SEE AN ACCREDITED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists are the experts in prescribing the right exercise to help you prevent/manage your chronic disease, help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
ACCREDITED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGISTS CAN HELP TREAT AND OR/MANAGE:
- Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes
- Cardiovascular disease
- Different forms of cancer
- Depression and mental health conditions
- Arthritis and osteoporosis
- Chronic respiratory disease and asthma
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Neuromuscular disease
- And many, many more…