Exercise Physiology

An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) is a university trained individual with extensive knowledge in clinical exercise interventions for chronic disease and/or injury management. AEP’s are passionate about facilitating behaviour modification to improve the function, health and well being of all individuals. Each individual’s program is tailored to suit their specific needs and goals, taking into account physical, psychological and social factors. Exercise Physiology services are not limited to chronic disease management, AEP’s can also provide safe and appropriate exercise programs for individuals wishing to improve their fitness or function and complete pre-employment functional capacity assessments. At SportsMed NQ, our AEP’s deliver both hydrotherapy and gym-based programs for the following:

  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation (pre- and post-surgery)
  • Weight management
  • Cardiopulmonary DiseaseresizedIMG_2685_1
  • Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Neurological rehabilitation (e.g. Stroke, Parkinson Disease, Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Postural correction
  • Core strengthening and stabilisation
  • Falls prevention
  • Pre-bariatric consultations
  • General strength and conditioning

The governing body for Exercise Physiologists is Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). In order to maintain accreditation, AEP’s are required to undertake continuing professional development to ensure they are up to date with current research and exercise prescription guidelines. All AEP services at SportsMed NQ are eligible for claiming with Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Workcover, private health funds and HICAPS.

From the blog...

Defeating Tennis Elbow In Straight SetsPosted by SportsMed NQ, 15 March 2017

Tennis elbow is a condition that can affect more than just tennis players! Whether you have picked up a racquet or just the remote during the Australian Open, it is important to know the best form of prevention or how to ace your rehabilitation.   After watching what was an entertaining Aussie Open this year Read more…

HeadachesPosted by SportsMed NQ, 14 December 2016

  Headaches are such a common complaint, we normally just pop some Panadol and hope they go away but is that just a bandaid solution to the problem? Are you one of the many people who suffer from headaches? Not the ones created by school holidays or Christmas with the in-laws, the ones the sneak Read more…

The old cliché of “you need to walk before you run” in preparation for your New Year’s resolutionsPosted by SportsMed NQ, 11 November 2016

It is the festive time of the year where we indulge in too much food and drink and make many New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, to get fit, eat healthy, join a sporting team, get more of a work/life balance etc. One way many of us living in ‘The Ville’ start shifting those extras Read more…