Exercise Physiology in Brighton
Brighton Spine & Sports Clinic offer exercise physiology to the local Brighton community and surrounding areas including Elsternwick, Hampton, Elwood & Bentleigh. Our accredited exercise physiologists can assist in improving fitness in patients with a spinal condition or musculoskeletal injury, providing guidance, education and structured programs.
An Exercise Physiologist uses exercise to help treat, prevent and manage a number of acute and chronic conditions. Your cardiopulmonary (heart and lung) fitness, strength and flexibility may predispose you to a variety of conditions; regular targeted exercise can assist you in controlling and managing your risk. The role of an Exercise Physiologist is to prescribe a program tailored to your health, physical capacity and lifestyle to ensure your health and wellbeing are never compromised whilst building your confidence and ability to self manage over time.
Exercise physiologists use evidence-based movement and exercise intervention for chronic disease prevention and management, musculoskeletal injuries and weight management. Exercise physiologists often work as part of a team of doctors, physiotherapists and other allied health professionals to ensure the best results for their patients.
Accredited Exercise physiologists (AEP) have post graduate university qualifications and services are claimable under Team Care Arrangement plan (Medicare) and covered by most private health insurers. They can also provide services to Worksafe and Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) patients (upon referral from a GP).
At Brighton Spine and Sports Clinic, our exercise physiologists work within our clinical gymnasium. Our gymnasium has all the equipment needed for rehabilitation of musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and physical health. It includes a range of cardiovascular, resistive machines and free weights, as well as pilates rehabilitation equipment. Unlike many commercial gyms, the emphasis is on a gentle progression of exercise with your specific needs in mind.
An Accredited Exercise Physiologist can help you:
- manage/reduce chronic pain symptoms
- manage arthritis/osteoarthritis
- continue cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs post hospital discharge
- improve metabolic health in conditions such as PCOS, osteoporosis/osteopenia, diabetes (type 1 and 2) and manage post-menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes
- reduce treatment-related side effects and improve overall health outcomes during and after cancer treatment
- sustain and improve balance and stability
- manage mental health and emotional wellbeing
- manage occupational and sporting injuries
The first step to starting to get your body moving again is often the most challenging. The Exercise Physiologists at Brighton Spine & Sports Clinic provide supervised sessions to ensure you are undertaking the appropriate exercises with good technique, helping to restore your confidence. This will help you build the skills and resources to ultimately improve your quality of life through movement and exercise.
Our exercise physiologists also run the Balance and Falls program at Brighton Spine & Sports Clinic
To find out if Exercise Physiology can help you or to organise a consultation, call our reception team on 03 9596 7211.