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 clinics in Mornington and Hastings. During this time, Erin gained experience with patients with a range of chronic conditions. This then lead to her role as a health consultant under the government health initiative, which focused on educating the public on healthy living and how to reduce ones risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.
Erin helps patients gain the skills, knowledge and confidence required to be able to exercise safely and effectively whilst living with a chronic condition.
Erin has experience with a range of chronic conditions and educates patients of the long term benefits exercise has on their condition, how to set realistic goals, motivational steps to help patients become more consistent with their activity, and ultimately give them the skills to be able to self manage their condition through a long term exercise plan ultimately improving quality of life.
Interests include: improving strength and mobility in the elderly, work cover, TAC patients, improving quality of life and mental health.
Erin takes a very holistic approach to rehabilitation believes that you are never too old to start exercising and become a better version of yourself.