An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) is a university qualified allied health professional equipped with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to design, deliver, and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for people with a range of conditions, injuries or disabilities.
Accredited Exercise Physiologists aim to prevent and/or manage acute, sub-acute or chronic disease or injury and assist in restoring a person’s optimal physical function, health and wellness using an exercise intervention.
Accredited Exercise Physiologists can treat a range of common conditions including:
- Mental illnesses
- Cardiovascular disease
- Metabolic syndrome
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
Additionally, exercise physiologists can also help in the prevention, recovery, and rehabilitation from a range of varying injuries, illnesses, and surgeries through our comprehensive understanding of the physiology of exercise.
This knowledge allows exercise physiologists to not only design and deliver safe and effective exercise programs for our patients and clients, but also educate them on the benefits that exercise has to offer.
Some of these benefits include:
- Reducing your risk of chronic diseases
- Improving your mood
- Aiding in weight loss
- Strengthening both muscles and bones
- Increasing your energy levels
- Improving brain health and memory
- Improving sleep patterns
- Reducing pain
- And many more
Undoubtedly, exercise is a fantastic tool that can benefit our overall health and wellbeing!
By increasing how much exercise we are doing, particularly under the guided supervision of an exercise physiologist, we can maximise both physical and psychological functioning in order to lead a long and happy life.
So to answer the question ‘who can benefit from exercise physiology?’, we say, ANYONE!
Remember, the best exercise is the one you’ll actually do! So talk to an accredited exercise physiologist to help you find a way to move more and to move better.