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    What does an exercise physiologist do?

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  • Cameron Phillips

    Exercise Physiologist

    Exercise Physiologist, Echuca, Deniliquin, Kyabram. Strength and Balance, Prevention of T2 Diabetes, CVD. Strength and ConditioningFarmer, chemical free Biodynamic (enhanced organic) pomegranates, pasture raised beef … View Profile

    An Exercise Physiologist (EP) performs a role that could be labeled as “exercise coach”. EP's help people improve their health, fitness or athletic goals with specific, designed for the individual exercise programs.

    An EP has studied the effect exercise has on the body and mind and uses their knowlege to promote the benefits of exericse to patients and athletes alike.

    For example an EP may:

    • Help an elite athlete become stronger and faster
    • Help a 40yr old newly diagnosed with T2 diabetes with a home based exercise program to both raise their volume and intensity of exercise to assist with their blood sugar control
    • Help a 30yr old woman with forward slumped posture complaining of neck and shoulder pain with exercise that helps improver her posture by way of stretches for tight muscles and strengthening exercise for weak muscles
    • Help a 60yr old patient set new health goals through a process called motivational interviewing, where by the patient takes responsibility for setting their goals which results in much greater compliance to exercise
    • Help new mums regain strength after child birth or in preparation for child birth

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