What can an Exercise Physiologist treat?
Musculoskeletal injuries or joint pain.
We believe in fixing the cause of your pain or restriction rather than masking the symptoms. The human body is made to move, however through technological developments and lifestyle changes many of usunfortunately adopt incorrect postures, under-use some muscles and over-use others, resulting in compensatory movements. We assess your functional movement patterns to identify any muscle imbalances, stability or motor control dysfunctions. After retraining your fundamental movements you will once again be able to automatically activate your muscles in the correct sequence therefore making movements much more fluid and causing less stress on your joints. As we build and strengthen specific muscles, they take the load during daily activities and reduce the stress that was previously placed on your joints.
Metabolic conditions such as Diabetes.
Hormones are one of the most important factors that influence the way we look and feel. Inactivity can lead to deconditioned organs within our body and as these become compromised, our system doesn’t function to its optimal level. This can lead to excess weight gain/loss and make us feel tired, painful, depressed or frustrated that we can’t live our lives to the fullest. The use of exercise as medicine reverses this process by stimulating all the ‘good’ hormones that flow through our body to make us feel energetic and look great.
Our heart is a vital organ that keeps our blood flowing around our body and therefore keeps us alive. Blood is transported around our body through arteries and veins. Blood flow around the body delivers oxygen to our muscles and brain. Exercise makes our heart stronger and increases our fitness which means it enables us to pump more blood with each beat, delivering higher volumes of oxygen to our organsduring strenuous activity. Exercise combined with healthy eating will also reduce your risk of heart attacks or strokes by maintaining an unrestricted passage through your arteries.