5 Reasons You Should See an Exercise Physiologist

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Exercise is medicine and it has countless benefits when it comes to living a long and healthy life, but how do you know if you should see an Exercise Physiologist?

At Precision Athletica, our Exercise Physiologists are not just focused on rehabilitating injuries, they are also focused on preventing injuries in the first place and finding enhancements to benefit your sporting performance.

Our Exercise Physiologists will identify what is getting in the way of your body easily performing the way it should, before creating a plan on how you will fully recover.

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5 Reasons You Should See an Exercise Physiologist

Everyone is different and the reason to work with an Exercise Physiologist may differ, but if you fit into one or more of the following categories, the time could be right for you to start working with an Exercise Physiologist.

1. You are recovering from an injury

If you have recently had an injury then the chances are that you have or are already working with a physiotherapist who has helped to manage the acute treatment of your injury.

Once deemed ready, your Physio may refer you to an exercise physiologist who will further assist with your recovery and reduce your risk of re-injury.

At Precision Athletica our Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists work hand in hand to make this transition as easy and effective as possible.

2. You are living with chronic pain

Chronic pain is classified as pain that if it persists for longer than three months or beyond normal healing time. Exercise Physiologists are trained in a range of different pain management techniques and they will prescribe exercises to help improve your quality of life.

3. You are pregnant or recently given birth

Your body goes through many changes throughout pregnancy and after childbirth, and because of that your exercise needs change, as do the exercises that are most suited to you.

Whilst exercise is safe and beneficial both during and after pregnancy, doing the wrong types of exercises can actually be dangerous. An Exercise Physiologist can help to prescribe exercises that are safe for you, your body and your stage of pregnancy or post-natal care.

4. You are living with a chronic condition

There’s additional factors that you need to consider if you’re living with (or at risk of developing) a chronic condition. These include the impact of medication, risk of comorbidities and limitations to range of movement.

An Exercise Physiologist understands these complexities and has the skills and knowledge to prescribe safe exercise interventions that are tailored individually for your needs.

5. You are living with mental illness

Exercise is a powerful tool for both preventing and managing mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. Exercise Physiologists are uniquely qualified to prescribe exercise to those living with mental illness.

If any of the above scenarios sounds like you, it could be well worth seeing an Exercise Physiologist .

Our Precision Exercise Physiologists will systematically assess your movement, history and activity restrictions in order to put in place a plan to really aid your health, fix your problems and help you to move better.

All Precision Exercise Physiologists have completed their University degree in Exercise Physiology and are accredited with Exercise and Sport Science Australia. They may also have completed a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology or another related field, so you should feel confident that you are in good hands.

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Prehabilitation is better than Rehabilitation

Not in our list of 5 Reasons to see an Exercise Physiologist, but especially relevant in this post Covid era is prehabilitation, or put another way, taking the steps to avoid getting injured in the first place.

This might sound a little far fetched, but Exercise Physiologists have a range of screenings that they can use to help identify potential weaknesses and areas that are most susceptible to breaking down and suffering injuries.

If you have gone through a period of inactivity and now plan to become more active, possibly increase your exercise levels or go back to playing a sport, it would be highly recommended to first seek out the advice of an Exercise Physiologist who can help provide you with a safe and effective exercise plan to get you back on track.

How Do I Book an Appointment with Precision Athletica for Help?

We’re taking the health of our clients, members and staff very seriously and our preference would be for you to call to book an appointment so that we can make sure to explain our approach to keeping you safe. You can call our bookings team to schedule a session:

Online Consultations

Evolving with the current environment, we are also now offering online appointments, meaning that we can support anyone who is unable to leave their home. Sessions are done via our state-of-the-art Telehealth system and as long as you have a laptop or tablet with an inbuilt camera, or a phone with camera, we can help!

To learn more about online consultations, please call us on any of the numbers listed above.

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