Are you looking for an exercise physiologist in Wollongong NSW?
Choosing the best exercise physiologist for you is not an easy task. Much like choosing your doctor, physiotherapist or orthopaedic specialist choosing an exercise physiologist takes some consideration and research. There are a number of key criteria we recommend you ask your treating AEP when making a booking.
Qualifications: AEPs are university qualified allied health professionals equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities. Pathology domains covered by the services of AEPs include cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, musculoskeletal, cancers, kidney, respiratory / pulmonary and mental health, and any other conditions for which there is evidence that exercise can improve the client’s clinical status. For an individual to become an exercise physiologist, they should have a bachelor or masters degree from an ESSA accredited course.
Experience: Not all professionals are equal. Just like when you engage a master builder and architect to build your dream home, it takes time to become great at what we do. A master exercise physiologist will have perfected their assessment and exercise prescription skills long ago however we know that the learning never stops. That is why it is important to ensure your choice takes ongoing professional development seriously, they have a thirst for knowledge and want to continuously improve their craft.
Observation and communication skills: You want your exercise physiologist to take your health seriously, they should be comprehensively observing they way you move and communicating with you so that you can improve with their feedback.
Best Practice: Clinical best practice should be at the heart of everything your clinician prescribes. That means they review the evidence and give you the best exercise prescription for you specific chronic health concern. An exercise physiologist should not be just giving you a generic program, they need to assess your current situation, review your health history and follow evidence based practice at all times.
Care for you: Have you ever been to a therapist and they put a heat pack on your back, or hook you up to a machine and then proceed to leave you in a room on your own for 30mins while they treat someone else. This does not usually induce feelings of personal care and commitment to you as an individual. Your exercise physiologist should spend the time with you in your session to make sure you achieve the health outcomes you desire. If they are leaving you to be treated by a machine then it may be time to find a better fit.
A Bit About Prescribe Exercise
Prescribe Exercise are your local exercise physiology specialists. We provide exercise rehabilitation to assist manage and prevent injury and chronic disease in the Wollongong, Warrawong and Illawarra area. Our team have been working in the Illawarra for over 10 years providing health and injury prevention programs to business and community groups, so it is likely that you already know some of us. We recently relocated to our new Wollongong clinic, conveniently located at 126 Church St Wollongong, with onsite parking and disabled access. Our Wollongong exercise physiology clinic has been designed solely for the improvement of your health and wellbeing, plus we have a dedicated telehealth room equipped with the latest hardware to the assist those that are not able to come to us.
Our programs will assist to achieve personal excellence, we do this by taking the time to educate and empower you with the highest quality care and exercise best practice available. We genuinely care for our clients and want to make a difference in your life, we will help you to get better and stay better so that you can regain control of your health once again.
We offer both extended and standard 1 on 1 consultations and we will not leave you hooked up to a machine whilst going off to work with another patient. We work closely with our clients to provide a highly-tailored service that encapsulates humanistic principles and behaviours and offer a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee on all consultations. If you are not happy, then we are not happy.*
Interested in getting started with an exercise physiologist in Wollongong?
Exercise physiology services do not require a referral and many private health insurers cover exercise physiology. With an appropriate referral from your general practitioner you may be able to utilise a medicare rebate, workers compensation or DVA funding. So give us a call on (02) 4259 0384 or book online today.