Why see an exercise physiologist?

Taylor Holmes
by Taylor Holmes
We’ve all heard that exercise is important to cure all ailments! But why would someone need to see an Exercise Physiologist or EP?
Taylor Holmes explains what an EP does, and how an EP can help you.

Exercise Physiologists help people with chronic conditions overcome barriers to exercise.

We understand that living with a chronic condition can be more than a challenge, In fact it can be devastatingly impactful on your quality of life. Many of our clients have tried to exercise in the past, told this is a way to better manage their condition. Filled with hope and motivation they often come crashing down and find themselves in a worse position than where they started. Exercise for some can seem like a daunting concept and this is where our Accredited EP can help to get you moving again.
Not only can an EP provide further information and advice regarding your condition, but we help you devise a safe and effective exercise intervention specific to your individual needs and most importantly support you along your journey.

Exercise Physiologists use “Exercise as Medicine”

It’s well known that exercise can help prevent and manage a wide variety of chronic conditions, including but not limited to, chronic pain, diabetes, osteoarthritis and some cancers. Many of these conditions are treated with medications or surgery. However, exercise is scientifically proven to help  reduce pain and prevent worsening symptoms when prescribed correctly.

Exercise Physiologists help people with a variety of chronic conditions, such as chronic illness, chronic pain and disabilities. 

Listed below are just some of the conditions and exercise physiologist can help you with 
• Cardiovascular Disease
 such as heart disease
• Chronic Musculoskeletal Injury and pain

• Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue 

• Diabetes and weight management

• Osteoporosis

• Depression

• Cancer

• Arthritis

• Neurological disorders
 such as MS, Parkinson’s Disease and Stroke. 
In light of the recent health pandemic world-wide and with more people staying at home in isolation, it’s clear that overall we’re becoming more sedentary. We understand that the thought of exercise can be overwhelming! But, if you want to minimise the possibility of a flare up or just need assistance in developing a structured and effective plan then perhaps exercise physiology is a step in the right direction to help you take control of your health and fitness!
Taylor is an accredited Exercise Physiologist working at Pathways Physiotherapy in Ferntree Gully. 
Learn more about Taylor by checking out his profile HERE
To overcome your health challenges, BOOK AN ASSESSMENT with Taylor today.
Alternatively, for more info you can call the clinic on 97522368.