7 reasons why you should train with an Exercise Physiologist
What are the pros of seeking help from a Health professional rather than trying to do it on your own?
At Longevity, we provide Exercise Physiology Services in Edgecliff, Lindfield, Marrickville and Randwick.
Whether you aren’t physically active or have been exercising for years, our Exercise Physiologists are here to help. We can treat and manage your health conditions or injuries, focus on prevention, improve quality of life and even bring some more energy and zest into your existing exercise routine.
Whatever the stage of your health journey, here are the top 7 reasons why you should have an Exercise Physiologist on your side:
- Treat and Manage Health Conditions
Exercise Physiologists prescribe evidence-based exercise interventions to help treat, manage and prevent a range of chronic and acute health conditions and injuries. Exercise Physiologists provide supervised, individualised programs with exercises that have been scientifically proven to benefit your condition or health concern. For example, your exercise physiologist will not only consider the types of training e.g. cardio, resistance, balance, flexibility but also the timing, intensity and structure of your session to ensure that you get the best outcomes for your health goals.
“Accredited Exercise Physiologists are university-qualified allied health professionals……. When it comes to the prescription of exercise, they are the most qualified professionals in Australia.” – Exercise Right
Part of the role of an Exercise physiologist is education. Your exercise physiologist can provide information to help you understand your injury or health condition and therefore the best ways to help manage it. We can also help you to make a meaningful lifestyle change by providing education on the physical activity guidelines and providing strategies to overcome barriers to change. You can also speak to your exercise physiologist about your interactions with other health professionals and we are here to help you better understand your diagnosis, medications and what to expect in your appointments. As an allied health professional, your exercise physiologist is also happy to speak to your other health professionals for further clarification and information on your health concern.
- Motivation and Encouragement
Your Exercise Physiologist is there to provide positive reinforcement during your exercise sessions. They are also there to keep you accountable and make sure that you are completing your exercises and meeting the physical activity guidelines. They apply exercise psychology to understand what motivates you and help you to make a behaviour change.
An exercise physiologist will provide a holistic exercise program that aims to improve all areas of health including cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, mobility/flexibility, balance and mental health. Improving these areas significantly reduce the risk of chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes and also help to minimise the impact of other health conditions across the lifespan.
Your Exercise Physiologist will continually assess your posture and movement patterns. They will also demonstrate the correct technique for each exercise and provide cues and feedback to ensure that you are completing every movement correctly. An exercise physiologist will assess your Range of motion and make sure that you are completing movements through your full range. They will progress and regress exercises to ensure they are safe and beneficial for your needs. During your training they will perform continuous assessments, record progress and will identify the correct training load and intensity for your goals. This is critical in ensuring that you get the most out of your exercise session and to prevent injuries occurring from overtraining or poor technique.
- Identify and Prioritise Health Goals
After a detailed consultation and initial assessment your Exercise Physiologist will help you set short-term and long-term goals. They will help you to identify priority health areas and set a plan to achieve your goals and hence improve your health outcomes. This is an ongoing process and as each goal is achieved your Exercise Physiologist will help you set new targets so that you are always improving.
- Here to help
Your Exercise Physiologist is here to help you. We are here to listen and make sure that you have a positive experience every exercise session.
Written by: Ashleigh Mead.
To book an appointment with an Exercise Physiologist, Call Longevity: 1300 964 002