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What is an Exercise Physiologist?

Exercise physiologists complete a minimum of a 4-year university degree and are qualified allied health professionals who play an important role as physical activity and exercise specialists, providing exercise, lifestyle and behavioral modification programs for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries.

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Exercise Physiologists can provide treatment for people of all ages as a variety of conditions and injuries. Dana’s interests with regards to treatment are inclusive of diabetes, osteoporosis, fall prevention (focus on balance and mobility) cancer, arthritis, chronic pain as well as musculoskeletal conditions such as lower back, shoulder, hip and knee pain.

Reasons to see an exercise physiologist include the following:

  • Regain strength and fitness following illness, injury or surgery
  • Lower your blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Lower your risk of diabetes/improve diabetes control
  • Improve your breathing
  • Improve your body image and self esteem
  • Ease and manage persistent pain
  • Decrease your reliance on medication
  • Reduce your risk of falls and fractures
  • Regain strength and fitness following illness, injury or surgery
  • Lower your blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Lower your risk of diabetes/improve diabetes control
  • Improve your breathing
  • Improve your body image and self esteem
  • Ease and manage persistent pain
  • Decrease your reliance on medication
  • Reduce your risk of falls and fractures
  • Boost your immune system
  • Improve your energy levels
  • Strengthen your bones
  • Lower your risk cancers
  • Manage your cancer-related fatigue
  • Maintain your function and independence
  • Live an active future
  • Improve sleep

Dana is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and is registered with Medicare Australia and has recognition with the private health insurers that cover exercise physiology services.

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