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Exercise Physiology

What is it?

Exercise Physiology uses exercise as medicine to assist people suffering from an array of diseases to improve, reverse or assist in the management of their condition. The discipline involves the use of resistance, flexibility and aerobic training to enable the patient to reach optimal health.

How can exercise physiology help?

Exercise physiology can assist a broad range of individuals suffering from an array of conditions to achieve optimal health through bodily movement. A few examples of people who can benefit from the services include:

Type 2 diabetics- exercise physiology can assist these people to improve their blood glucose control, decrease the likelihood of developing long-term complications of having the disease, loose weight and improve their knowledge on how to exercise safely with diabetes.

Osteoporosis- exercise physiology sessions can assist people suffering from the disease to improve, maintain or decrease the progression of bone strength losses. Benefits also include improvements in balance to decrease the likelihood of sustaining bone fractures due to falling.

Osteoarthritis- People suffering from osteoarthritis can decrease their pain and stiffness, and improve their ability to perform everyday tasks.

Back pain- Exercise physiology can assist persons suffering from back pain whether it be from poor posture, mechanics, bulged discs or an injury.

Cardiovascular disease- Exercise physiology can assist people suffering from a range of cardiovascular diseases (e.g. previous heart attack, peripheral artery disease) to achieve optimal health, improve their daily functioning, decrease their likelihood of having a first or secondary cardiovascular event and assist in the control of risk factors for the disease.

Ageing- Exercise physiology can assist people to age healthily and to maintain their independence as they age.


Exercise Physiology Perth CBD | Central City Physiotherapy | (08) 9421 1733