What is an Exercise Physiologist?
Infused Exercise Physiologists are Perth’s experts in physical rehabilitation. Exercise Physiologist are Allied Health Professionals who work with you to improve your athletic performance, reduce pain, rehabilitate injury or improve your health following the diagnosis of a chronic condition.
Exercise Physiologists provide you with an individually tailored exercise program which targets your goals and health needs. These programs are designed to help you to manage an exisiting condition, prevention of a range of health conditions, recovery post injury/surgery and reduce risk of re-injury.
What is the difference between a physiotherapist and an exercise physiologist?
Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists are often confused. Whilst they may offer similar treatments at times there are some significant differences.
The main difference is that Exercise physiologists provide treatment for diseases and conditions not traditionally treated by a physiotherapist as well as treatments for musculoskeletal injuries.
Exercise Physiologists can help with a range of both chronic and acute injuries such as:
Chronic conditions such as Obesity, Depression, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Arthritis, Osteoporosis etc. are one of the main results of physical inactivity, and in turn appropriately prescribed physical activity is one of the best therapies to improve these conditions. The leading cause of death in Australia is Obesity, with many other chronic conditions in the top 10 leading causes of death in the world. Exercise Physiologists work with you, your limitations, your day to day life and time commitments to ensure you can reduce the impact of these conditions.
Musculoskeletal conditions and pain:
Musculoskeletal conditions include recovering from Illness, Injury or Operation, Posture and Muscle Control, Exercise Programs for Strength and Flexibility etc.
There is more and more evidence pointing towards controlled, practitioner prescribed movement as being an effective way of managing and relieving most musculoskeletal conditions. The biggest benefit around exercise as a therapy for musculoskeletal conditions is that it builds independence in pain relief, i.e. gives the patient the tools to independently manage their pain.
Optimal Body Functions:
Our Exercise Physiologists strive to ensure that every patient functions optimally and regains functional movement. Practitioner prescribed movement can improve symptoms in many health conditions. Give us a call today to find out more about how our team can help you.
Our Exercise Physiologists at Infused run sessions both in classes and as individuals so that we can provide the best care possible. Our team are Perth’s experts in Pre and Post Natal exercise with all of our Exercise Physiologists specially trained in this area. We have daily Pre and Post Natal Exercise classes and have achieved great results for a number of Mums with a variety of different goals and medical needs.