Exercise Physiology


What Is An Exercise Physiologist?

Exercise Physiologists (also known as Exercise Physiotherapists) primarily treat patients using clinical exercise interventions as their main modality whereas a Physiotherapists assess, diagnose, treat and manage acute injury, disability and pain through physical techniques such as manipulation, massage and exercise.

They are not just a personal trainer or gym instructor. Exercise physiologists are tertiary educated, with extensive of knowledge about the human body and the benefit that exercise has on it, both mentally and physically.

While there are areas of overlap in which physiotherapists and exercise physiologist perform similar roles, the most successful treatment options for patients will have these two professions working together.

Benefits of Exercise Physiology

The aims of exercise physiology interventions are to prevent or manage acute, sub-acute or chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness. These interventions are exercise-based and include health and physical activity education, advice and support and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.

There are a wide range of reasons why a person may benefit from consulting an accredited exercise physiologist. These include chronic disease management referrals after diagnosis of a range of conditions including:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Pulmonary disease
  • Metabolic disease
  • Neurological disease
  • Musculoskeletal disease (including arthritis, osteoporosis/osteopenia, acute and/or chronic musculoskeletal issues)
  • Depression and other mental health conditions
  • Cancer

Our Exercise Physiologists

Yasmin Kaddatz

Exercise Physiologist

Yasmin is passionate about getting everyone exercising for half an hour every day!

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"There is no short cut. It takes time and effort to make a better, stronger version of yourself."