Exercise Physiology at Sports & Spinal
“Your greatest wealth is H E A L T H”
Accredited Exercise Physiologists are allied health professionals, providing exercise and lifestyle therapies for the prevention and management of chronic disease, injury and disability.
1. What is an EP & how can an EP help you?
An Exercise Physiologist (EP) is a 4 year, University trained Allied Health professional who is an expert in exercise prescription. They will work with you to design a specific exercise program tailored to your injuries, health status and goals.
Here at Sports and Spinal our EP’s have special interest in treating:
- Injury Rehabilitation
- Weight Loss
- Women’s Health
- Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
- Chronic Pain
- Depression and Anxiety
- Pilates, Hydrotherapy, Gym Based Programs and Home Based Programs
- Falls Prevention
- Osteoporosis and Arthritis
What is the difference between a personal trainer (PT) and an Exercise Physiologist (EP)?
|EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST||PERSONAL TRAINER|
|4 Year University Trained. Accredited though Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)||Less than 6 WEEKS of training|
|Qualified and insured to design and deliver exercise therapy and lifestyle programs for healthy populations
Persons with existing complex medical conditions and injuries
(i.e. joint pain, Pre and Post Surgery, Diabetes, Heart Conditions, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Cancer, Arthritis, etc.)
|Qualified and insured to design and deliver fitness programs to persons of low risk only
(i.e. healthy populations with no injuries or health issues).
|Medicare and Private Health rebates available||NO rebates available|
|Can design and implement periodised training programs for elite athletes. Provide assistance in enhancing sports performance||Personal trainers are not qualified to work with elite athletes or sports groups without further qualifications/courses|
|Can do EVERYTHING a Personal Trainer can do plus MORE, and SAFER.|