An accredited exercise physiologist is an integral part of a multi-disciplinary setting, working as part of a healthcare team, providing local services and support for:
- patients at high-risk of developing or currently with chronic disease;
- patients at risk of developing, or currently with existing injury, that require rehabilitation to improve physical function;
- patients in need of lifestyle change through risk factor modification at all levels of readiness to behavioural change.
An accredited exercise physiologist (AEP) works as part of a ‘team management plan’ alongside your referring practitioner, in a variety of settings offering:
- An initial screening and risk stratifying is performed in order to ensure the safety and suitability of exercise and physical activity interventions;
- assessing the client’s ‘movement’ capacity, in people of all ages and levels of health, fitness or well-being;
- Planning and implementation of safe, effective individualised exercise interventions;
- Tools such as health education, advice and on-going support suited to each individuals needs to enhance their health and well-being;
- Providing tailored rehabilitation and advice for patients whether following the acute stage of an injury, surgical intervention, or during healing and recovery to enable the restoration of functional capacity and well-being;
- These tasks are provided at any primary, secondary or tertiary health care level;
- May also include any Employment or volunteer work at an individual, community or population health level through various employers or industries.