Exercise Physiology

What is an Exercise Physiologist?

Exercise Physiologists are university qualified allied health professionals equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities

Who can see an Arthritis ACT exercise physiologist?

You do not have to have arthritis to see one our exercise professionals. Our exercise physiologists specialise in treating all manner of pain conditions. Anyone looking for a safe, individually designed exercise program to treat a pain condition is welcome to see one our exercise professionals.

What should I expect from my consultation?

During your initial consultation, our exercise physiologists will work with you to understand your individual exercise goals. They will undertake gentle, physical assessments to determine your current exercise knowledge, exercise abilities, strengths and limitations. With this information our professionals will create a safe, personal exercise program that will gently challenge and progress your physical abilities helping you to lower your pain levels and increase your strength.

A follow up consultation with your exercise physiologist will be in one of our gyms (land based programs) or at one of our hydrotherapy sessions (hydrotherapy programs). During this session our exercise physiologists will take you through your personal program and teach you the exercises so that you are confident to complete them independently.

If you want ongoing tailored support, need additional motivation or prefer the benefits of a group based situation we also offer small exercise physiology group classes. To find our more about these classes and the other land and hydrotherapy based classes that we offer speak with your Arthritis ACT exercise physiologist or call our office today.