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What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) specialise in clinical exercise interventions for persons at high risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries.
These interventions are provided by exercise delivery including health and physical activity education, advice and support, and lifestyle modification with a string focus on achieving behavioural change.
AEPs are recognised allied health professionals and are specialists in their field, displaying a diverse range of knowledge and skills and working across a variety of areas in health, exercise and sport.
At Macquarie University all of our Exercise Physiologists are registered providers within the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and provide both hands on treatment and exercise prescribed rehabilitation to people with a permanent disability, where that disability impacts the management of daily wellness and activities.
Who should see an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?
Anyone with health conditions, from the more common to the more serious. AEPs treat and manage a broad range of conditions, such as:
- Impaired glucose tolerance
- High blood pressure
- Pre and post-surgery
- Lower back pain
- Postural imbalance
- Cerebral palsy
- Falls or poor balance
- Multiple sclerosis
- Cardiovascular disease
- Occupational injury
What makes AEPs different to other exercise professionals?
AEPs are university qualified and undertake strict accreditation. They can treat and work with all types of people, from those who want to improve their health and wellbeing to those living with a chronic disease.
As such, AEPs are eligible to register with Medicare Australia, the Department of Veterans Affairs and WorkCover; and are recognised by most private health insurers. AEPs have the skills and experience to prescribe exercise for chronic disease and injury.