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Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology in Adelaide

Physical activity plays a pivotal role in remaining independent throughout life. Exercise is the foundation for maintaining muscular strength and improving balance, thus reducing the risk of falls and allowing everyday activities to remain manageable. As you get older, exercise becomes even more important in relation to maintaining a healthy heart, muscular mobility and reducing muscular aches and pains.
Some people are confused when it comes to exercise and often believe it is not for them, however exercise is for everyone and studies have shown that usually the unfit experience the greatest benefits. Exercise has a role to play in everyone’s life no matter how small.

Exercise can have the following benefits:

  • Increased bone strength
  • Improved functional capacity
  • Increased joint range of motion and decreased pain
  • Improved physical fitness and sense of well being
  • Increased muscular strength
  • Improved glucose regulation (very favourable for diabetics)
  • Decreased blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Improved sleep patterns and levels of anxiety
  • Improved heart function

Which patients are best suited to exercise intervention?

  • A history of sedentary behaviours
  • Difficulty maintaining motivation and adherence
  • Physical restrictions or mobility issues
  • Co-morbid conditions

Why a GP may refer you to an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?

  • To improve your quality of care
  • To improve self management
  • To incorporate more preventative services

Appointments with our exercise physiologist can be requested by clicking here.

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