What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) specialise in clinical exercise interventions for patients at high risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries. These interventions are provided by exercise delivery, including health and physical activity education, advice and support and lifestyle modification programs with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change. AEPs are recognised allied health professionals displaying a diverse range of knowledge and skills, working across a variety of areas in the health and exercise and sports science fields. The aims of AEP interventions are to prevent or manage chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one's optimal physical function, health or wellness.
At Exercise for Rehabilitation & Health, our AEPs are experts on how exercise effects the human body and can tailor programs and interventions to an individuals specific needs. To read more, go to Services.
Scope of Practice
Accredited Exercise Physiologists work within a scope of practice. The scope of practice is outlined below:
- Screening and risk stratifying to ensure the safety and appropriateness of exercise and physical activity interventions.
- Assessing a person's 'movement' capacity in patients of all ages and levels of health, well being or fitness.
- Development of safe, effective and individualised exercise interventions.
- Provision of health education, advice and support to enhance health and well being.
- Provision of exercise intervention and advice for those at risk of developing a chronic condition or injury.
- Provision of clinical exercise prescription, for those with existing chronic and complex medical conditions.
- Provision of rehabilitation and advice for patients following an acute stage of injury, surgical intervention, or during recovery, to restore functional capacity and well being.
Common conditions we treat include: