Exercise Physiology: Your Path to Wellness with Our Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Exercise Physiologist Liz at Lane Cove Physio

At Lane Cove Physio, we pride ourselves on being more than just a local physiotherapy clinic. We are a dedicated team of health professionals committed to helping you achieve optimal health and wellness.

One of the key pillars of our complete approach to healthcare is our Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) services.

When we think of exercise, we often envision sweating it out at the gym or jogging in the park.

However, exercise physiology is about much more than just breaking a sweat; it’s the link where scientific understanding meets practical healthcare.

Our AEP, Liz, is a highly-qualified expert who’s ready to guide you on your journey to improved health and wellness.

Liz has a wealth of experience in creating tailored exercise programs for a variety of needs, from gym-based rehabilitation programs to specialised programs leveraging our state-of-the-art hydrotherapy pool.

Her programs are not just scientifically sound but also deeply personalised, designed to fit your specific health profile and lifestyle needs. Whether you are managing a chronic condition like diabetes or recovering from a sports injury, Liz crafts programs that are as effective as they are sustainable.

The Role of Accredited Exercise Physiologists

Accredited Exercise Physiologists are university-qualified allied health professionals trained to prescribe, adapt, and deliver movement and exercise-based interventions. These interventions aim to optimise health status, function, recovery, and independence across a broad spectrum of health conditions.

Whether you are perfectly healthy, at risk of developing a health condition, or already managing a chronic illness, an AEP can provide invaluable support.

Key Responsibilities

  • Health Maintenance: AEPs work to improve and maintain your overall health status and bodily functions.
  • Prevention: They focus on preventing the decline of health status and the onset of chronic conditions.
  • Treatment and Management: AEPs are trained to manage a wide range of health conditions, including diseases, disorders, traumas, and injuries.
  • Assessment and Measurement: They conduct screenings and assessments to measure your capacity and function for daily activities and work-related tasks.
  • Education and Empowerment: AEPs educate you about health and well-being and empower you to improve health outcomes and self-manage conditions.

AEPs in Various Settings

AEPs are versatile professionals who can apply their skills in diverse settings, including healthcare, aged care, and disability sectors. They work in both clinical and non-clinical environments, such as:

  • Personal Injury and Workplace Health & Rehabilitation
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Research and Policy & Leadership
  • Aged Care and Disability
  • Public Health, Hospital, and Community Health
  • Private Practice

Conditions AEPs Treat/Manage:

  • Cardiovascular Disease (Stroke, Heart Attack, Etc.)
  • Metabolic Diseases (Diabetes, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Etc.)
  • Neurological Conditions (Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Etc.)
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries (Tendinopathy, Instability, ACL/Return to Sport, Etc.)
  • Bone and Joint Health (Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Post Replacement, Etc.)
  • Autoimmune/Chronic Conditions (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Etc.)
  • Cancers (During and Post Treatment)
  • Organ Diseases (Kidney, Liver, Etc.)
  • Respiratory/Pulmonary Diseases (Asthma, COPD, Fibrosis, Etc.)
  • Mental Health Conditions (Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Eating Disorders, Etc.)
  • General Health and Fitness/Weight Management /Strength & Conditioning

Liz’s Areas of Expertise

Managing Chronic Conditions

When it comes to managing chronic conditions like diabetes, heart health, and obesity, Liz employs a meticulously crafted, evidence-based approach. Understanding the unique challenges and complications that come with each of these conditions, Liz designs exercise interventions that not only help manage symptoms but also mitigate the underlying risk factors.

Her programs often incorporate a mix of aerobic exercises, strength training, and lifestyle modifications, tailored to each patient’s unique medical history and needs.

Rehabilitation Following Injuries

Rehabilitation is a complex, multi-stage process that demands a thorough understanding of human physiology and biomechanics. Liz excels in this area, offering targeted rehabilitation plans for a variety of injuries—from joint replacements to sports-related injuries. She uses her expertise to design programs that not only aid in quicker recovery but also work towards strengthening the body to prevent future injuries.

Correct Movements and Training Regimes

Athletic development is not just about physical strength; it’s also about mastering the correct movements and techniques. Liz provides expert guidance on biomechanically sound movements that not only improve your performance but also reduce the risk of injury.

For Everyone, Not Just Athletes

While the term ‘athletic development’ may sound exclusive to professional athletes, our services cater to anyone interested in improving their physical abilities. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a senior citizen looking to stay active, our athletic development programs are tailored to fit your needs.

Referral Process

We accept various types of referrals, including EPC Medicare, WorkCover, and Department of Veteran Affairs. Once a referral is received, Liz will conduct an initial assessment to determine the best course of action for your condition.

Who Can Benefit from Exercise Physiology at Lane Cove Physio?

The beauty of exercise physiology is its applicability to a diverse population. At Lane Cove Physio, our services are not reserved for a specific group; they are for everyone. Whether you are an elite athlete seeking to optimise your performance, a patient recovering from joint replacement surgery, or someone managing chronic conditions like diabetes or cardiovascular disease, our accredited exercise physiology services have something for you.

Almost anyone can benefit from the expertise of an AEP. We work with a wide range of clients, including:

  • Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA)
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Workers Compensation/Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Chronic Disease Management Plans (CDM, formerly known as EPC)
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Client Funded

If you’re dealing with a chronic condition or recovering from an injury, exercise physiology could be a game-changer for you. It’s all about using exercise as medicine, and it’s a strategy that has been proven to work for a wide range of health issues.

The Lane Cove Physio Edge: Why Choose Us?

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Lane Cove Physio is home to some of the most advanced healthcare facilities, including our unique hydrotherapy pool. The pool is designed with patient care in mind, featuring a comfortable temperature setting and chemical-free water, providing a unique, low-risk, and pain-relieving environment.

Community Impact

Serving not just Lane Cove but also the broader lower North Shore community, including Chatswood, Hunters Hill, and beyond, we pride ourselves on being a cornerstone of public health. Our impact extends beyond our clinic walls, as we are actively involved in community health initiatives.

Taking the Next Step: Your Journey to Comprehensive Wellness

Whether you’re looking to improve your athletic performance, manage a chronic condition, or simply enhance your overall quality of life, Liz and the team at Lane Cove Physio are here to help.

You can book your session with Liz today by calling us at (02) 9428 5772 or emailing us at info@lanecovephysio.com.au.

Online referral forms for various services like EPC Medicare, WorkCover, and Department of Veteran Affairs are readily available on our website.