At Lane Cove Physio, we pride ourselves on being more than just a local physiotherapy clinic. We are a dedicated team of health professionals committed to helping you achieve optimal health and wellness.
One of the key pillars of our complete approach to healthcare is our Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) services.
When we think of exercise, we often envision sweating it out at the gym or jogging in the park.
However, exercise physiology is about much more than just breaking a sweat; it’s the link where scientific understanding meets practical healthcare.
Our AEP, Liz, is a highly-qualified expert who’s ready to guide you on your journey to improved health and wellness.
Liz has a wealth of experience in creating tailored exercise programs for a variety of needs, from gym-based rehabilitation programs to specialised programs leveraging our state-of-the-art hydrotherapy pool.
Her programs are not just scientifically sound but also deeply personalised, designed to fit your specific health profile and lifestyle needs. Whether you are managing a chronic condition like diabetes or recovering from a sports injury, Liz crafts programs that are as effective as they are sustainable.
The Role of Accredited Exercise Physiologists
Accredited Exercise Physiologists are university-qualified allied health professionals trained to prescribe, adapt, and deliver movement and exercise-based interventions. These interventions aim to optimise health status, function, recovery, and independence across a broad spectrum of health conditions.
Whether you are perfectly healthy, at risk of developing a health condition, or already managing a chronic illness, an AEP can provide invaluable support.
- Health Maintenance: AEPs work to improve and maintain your overall health status and bodily functions.
- Prevention: They focus on preventing the decline of health status and the onset of chronic conditions.
- Treatment and Management: AEPs are trained to manage a wide range of health conditions, including diseases, disorders, traumas, and injuries.
- Assessment and Measurement: They conduct screenings and assessments to measure your capacity and function for daily activities and work-related tasks.
- Education and Empowerment: AEPs educate you about health and well-being and empower you to improve health outcomes and self-manage conditions.
AEPs in Various Settings
AEPs are versatile professionals who can apply their skills in diverse settings, including healthcare, aged care, and disability sectors. They work in both clinical and non-clinical environments, such as:
- Personal Injury and Workplace Health & Rehabilitation
- Chronic Disease Management
- Research and Policy & Leadership
- Aged Care and Disability
- Public Health, Hospital, and Community Health
- Private Practice
Conditions AEPs Treat/Manage:
- Cardiovascular Disease (Stroke, Heart Attack, Etc.)
- Metabolic Diseases (Diabetes, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Etc.)
- Neurological Conditions (Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Etc.)
- Musculoskeletal Injuries (Tendinopathy, Instability, ACL/Return to Sport, Etc.)
- Bone and Joint Health (Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Post Replacement, Etc.)
- Autoimmune/Chronic Conditions (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Etc.)
- Cancers (During and Post Treatment)
- Organ Diseases (Kidney, Liver, Etc.)
- Respiratory/Pulmonary Diseases (Asthma, COPD, Fibrosis, Etc.)
- Mental Health Conditions (Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Eating Disorders, Etc.)
- General Health and Fitness/Weight Management /Strength & Conditioning