An Exercise Physiologist improves the general fitness (strength, cardiovascular, flexibility and posture) of a patient who has become deconditioned due to their spinal condition or musculoskeletal injury.
Exercise physiologists have post graduate university qualifications in exercise therapy for individuals recovering from injury, pre or post operatively, or to assist in chronic medical conditions such as Diabetes.
Most patients are keen to improve their quality of life through exercise, but most will lack the knowledge, structure and guidance to start. An Exercise Physiologist can instil confidence through education so the deconditioning process is reversed without making your injury or condition worse.
For patients with private health insurance, please check with your health fund to see if you are covered for exercise physiology. Workcover may also cover fees, with prior approval from insurer. Please speak to your treating practitioner or phone 9596 7211 for further information.
Some articles of interest regarding improving your health & fitness:
Erin HelmersAccredited Exercise Physiologist
Bachelor of Human Movement, Exercise Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Member
Erin completed her Bachelor of Human Movement majoring in sport science at the University of Tasmania. Erin has worked as a clinical Exercise Physiologist at Belura sports and spinal clinic’s in Mornington and Hastings. During this time, Erin gained experience with patients with a range of chronic conditions. This lead to her role as a Health Consultant under a government health initiative. Erin has experience with a range of chronic conditions and in educating people on health and wellbeing. She can help with simple realistic goals and steps to improve quality of life, whilst reducing the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Erin educates her patients regarding safe and effective exercise whilst living with chronic conditions, and the benefit that exercise can bring to the physical body and the mind. Interests include: improving quality of life, mental health within the elderly population and working with work injured clients. Erin believes “with exercise you are never too old”.