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Exercise Physiologists specialise in the prevention and management of chronic disease and injuries through physical exercise, with a strong focus on changing behaviour and self-management strategies.
Our Exercise Physiology department provides treatment and care to outpatients, pre-operative patients and is also involved in community education and exercise programs. Services may be provided individually or in a group setting.
Both professions are university-qualified health professionals who have undertaken at least 4 years’ study of the human body.
Physiotherapists can diagnose an injury or condition and usually specialise at the time of injury. Physiotherapists can also use hands-on therapy.
Exercise Physiologists are often integrated into treatment after injury and work with ongoing conditions and lifestyle management.
Both professions may crossover in the treatment of many conditions, injuries and illnesses. Patients are therefore often be seen by both Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists.
Patients are commonly referred for exercise treatment of conditions such as:
The Exercise Physiologist can give expert advice in many health programs conducted by Community Health, including: