Ontrac exercise physiology

What is exercise physiology?

Exercise physiology is the practise of using exercise as medicine to improve health and wellbeing. It offers a supportive environment with close supervision, so you can achieve your health goals faster and decrease your risk of injury.

What conditions can exercise physiology be beneficial for?

What does an accredited exercise physiologist (AEP) do?

Accredited 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. Pathology domains covered by the services of accredited exercise physiologists include: Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) is the peak professional body and sole accrediting authority for accredited exercise physiologists. ESSA is also the accrediting body for accredited exercise scientists, accredited sports scientists and accredited high performance managers.

What makes accredited exercise physiologists different?

Accredited exercise physiologists are university qualified allied health professionals that hold the highest level of training for prescribing exercise to individuals. To gain exercise physiologist accreditation with ESSA an individual must:

What else do you need to know about exercise physiology?

While particularly beneficial for those with chronic conditions and injury, exercise physiology also benefits patients who want to improve their health, fitness and overall well-being especially as we age.

Is a referral required?

No referral is required for an exercise physiology session.

Can I claim this service as an extra on my health insurance policy?

An exercise physiology session may be claimed on private health insurance depending on your level of cover, please check with your private health insurance provider.

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