Exercise Physiology as a terminology is not widely understood, however, it is accepted amongst the medical and scientific community that exercise has powerful attributes and that if prescribed correctly can be used to offset the physical and physiological decline experienced by many diseases.
Exercise Physiology is the "study of acute and chronic exercise responses in relation to a number of physiological parameters such as heart disease or raised cholesterol".
Exercise Physiologists must be accredited and paid members of Exercise and Sport Science Australia with education at a graduate level. Continuing Professional Development points must be obtained yearly and a strict auditing environment exists with peak industry and insurance bodies.
Exercise Physiology is an approved allied health treatment. Exercise Physiologists manage how exercise impacts our cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, neurological, endocrine or metabolic system. If exercise is prescribed efficiently the body will physiologically adapt given the parameters defined by chronic disease.
Traditionally exercise is shown to be beneficial for a range of diseases such as Diabetes, Cancer, Obesity, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke and heart and pulmonary rehabilitation hence the common mantra of "Exercise is medicine ".
Programs revolve around utilizing strong evidence based intervention models to inspire those around us to follow a path of self-management. Therapy treatment plans are non invasive and can be an extremely powerful antidote.
The patient intervention model at ExHealth Rehabilitation Services is our differentiating point. Patients are EMPOWERED and INSPIRED. This is undertaken by working closely with patients, assisting them through each stage of change.
From service fees and consultation times to best practice evidence and working professionally with a mentor, ExHealth has created its service model around you as the PATIENT. ExHealth believes that it is important to have a BALANCED conversation about exercise and exercise therapy. It treats each patient as an individual and programs are "hands on" as such therapy models are designed to offer patients REAL functional outcomes and ACHIEVE key learning objectives.