Good points from the above.
Personal Trainers are a very important aspect in the health continuum, they keep people fit healthy and engaged in active lifestyle. An EP does this, and more.
Exercise Physiologists work in a number of varied roles, including
- hospital based outpatient departments delivering exercise interventions for a broad range of health conditions
- high performance strength and conditioning at the elite level of sport.
- private practice working in multidisciplinary clinics delivering exercise interventions
- health and fitness as exercise professionals!- exercise science engaged in research and academic pursuit
- occupational health and safety roles
Exercise Physiologists work within a wide range if health conditions, and can work with low, moderate and high risk clients (with appropriate medical screening)
- musco - skeletal rehabilitation and exercise correction
- neurological rehabilitation and gait education
- metabolic disorders
- cardio vascular disorders
- chronic disease management
- functional exercise prescription and postural education
- apparently healthy populations
A personal trainer is involved primarily in fitness for the low risk, apparently healthy client. There are some qualifications at a Diploma level that allow a personal trainer to work with stable, moderate risk clients (with Appropriate medical clearance), but do not have the in-depth training that an EP does at a post graduate level.
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