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What is Exercise Physiology

An Accredited Exercise Physiologist is a recognised professional within the health and medical sector who has completed a minimum 4 years of university training. 

An exercise physiologist is a specialist in exercise rehabilitation, exercise for health and complex medical conditions (i.e. osteoporosis, neurological disorders, obesity, diabetes), musculoskeletal rehabilitation, work conditioning, injury management, postural control and improving sports performance. 

 

How are Accredited Exercise Physiologists different from Physiotherapists?

Exercise physiology and physiotherapy are both recognised allied health professions.

Accredited exercise physiologists (AEPs) primarily treat patients using clinical exercise interventions as their main modality.  

AEPs typically work with complex medical conditions such as (but not limited to): heart disease, diabetes, mental illness, cognitive decline, some cancers, lower back pain, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. There is also a strong focus on behavioural change and self-management concepts.

Physiotherapists are health-care professionals who assess, diagnose (AEPs do not diagnose), treat and manage acute injury, disability and pain through physical techniques such as manipulation, massage and exercise.

To discover if you need an AEP, access this link to explore the range of ways in which we can help you: http://www.exerciseright.com.au/whoneedsaep/

 

What is the difference between an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) and a Personal Trainer (PT)?

Personal trainers generally complete courses ranging 6 to 18 months and can only work with healthy populations as part of the fitness and recreation industry. Personal trainers do not have the training or education to treat people with complex medical conditions.

Unlike personal trainers, Accredited Exercise Physiologists can offer Medicare and private health rebates.