Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Sunshine Coast
We Offer Exercise Physiology services from our Sunshine Coast based clinics. Helping patients to lose weight, overcome chronic pain, help manage diabetes and to improve general fitness and well-being.
What is an EP & how can an EP help you achieve great health?
An Exercise Physiologist (EP) is a 4 year, University trained Allied Health professional who is an expert in exercise prescription. They will work with you to design a specific exercise program tailored to your patients injuries, health status and goals.
Accredited exercise physiologists specialise in clinical exercise interventions for people with a broad range of health issues and also for people that want to improve their general health and well-being.
Exercise really is medicine, exercise intervention for a range of conditions and illnesses can improve quality of life and increase people general well-being for those people that may be at risk of developing, or have existing, medical conditions and injuries.
The aims of exercise physiology interventions are to prevent or manage acute, sub- acute or chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness.
These interventions are exercise-based and include health and physical activity education, advice and support and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.
Conditions and patients that EP’s can help with.
– Weight loss
– Chronic musculoskeletal conditions and pain
– Increasing strength
– Management of osteoarthritis and other inflammatory conditions
– Building bone density
– Fatigue management
– High blood pressure
– Type 2 diabetes
– High cholesterol
– Mental wellbeing through the benefits of exercise
– Improved posture
– Post-stroke strength and function
– Exercising safely after cardiac rehabilitation
– Heart failure exercise rehab
– Falls prevention
– General deconditioning and lack of fitness
– Improved sporting performance
What services do our Exercise Physiologists provide?
Our team offer a range of services which include behavioural coaching, health education, exercise counselling and physical rehabilitation.
Services include the prescription of tailored exercise programs, education to reduce sedentary behaviours.
This will include an assessment to ensure the activity is safe, effective and likely to be maintained in the long term.
Implementation of treatment pathways.
Our team will provide a treatment pathway and prescribe recommendations to help you achieve an optimal health outcome from the initial consultation.
Treatment pathways will be based on your goals, current fitness levels and what our team finds during your initial assessment to increase the chance of a great health outcome.
All of our treatment plans and pathways include measurable and agreed on milestones to keep our therapists and patients stay engaged and accountable.
What can you expect at your initial assessment.
An initial assessment with an exercise physiologist at Physio Professionals will involve taking a thorough medical history, including previous or current injuries, health conditions and medications.
We use this information and it’s is vital in prescribing exercise that is tailored to your health outcome. The assessment is specific to your current condition – which could range from cardiovascular measures through to specific strength and flexibility testing.
We then implement a treatment pathway and recommendation. The pathway will include an in clinic and home-based exercise program.
The exercise plan will include milestones and goals to help achieve a great outcome and provide motivation. These will be continually checked and adjusted to ensure that the program reflects your progress.
At Physio Professionals we believe in a collaborative health care model to achieve optimal health outcomes for patients.
This includes working closely with our referral network and if required taking a multidisciplinary approach to include all of our allied health team in your health journey.
We Accept and help Private Patients, WorkCover, DVA, Insurance and Medicare.
If you want help and have a goal to improve your health we can help you achieve it.
Sarah Latif is an experienced Exercise Physiologist with nine years experience in private practice helping patients manage neurological conditions, cardiorespiratory disease, musculoskeletal injuries/disease and metabolic conditions by implementing treatment & exercise plans after based around patients goals. Sarah excels with her communication, exercise prescription and programming for chronic illness.