Exercise physiology

Our accredited exercise physiologists have extensive experience in neurological and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Specialising in the delivery of clinical exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs for the rehabilitation of injuries and the management and prevention of chronic illness, treatment is based on the principle ‘exercise is medicine’. Doing something physical, no matter how much, can be life changing.

Treatment for:

- Acquired brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Stroke
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Guillain-Barré syndrome
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Cerebral palsy
- Rehabilitation for the aged
- Diabetes
- Obesity
- Cardiovascular disease
- Pulmonary / respiratory issues
- Mental illness (depression, etc.)
- Cancer
- Arthritis
- Osteoporosis

Our accredited exercise physiologists provide:

- Comprehensive assessment
- Balance, walking and running re-education
- Strength and control training
- Gym and home exercise programs
- Hydrotherapy and swim retraining
- Reconditioning after injury or inactivity
- Cardiovascular and endurance conditioning
- Cycling assessments and retraining
- Sport retraining and reintegration
- Programs to improve physical and mental wellbeing
- Weight loss and management
- Lifestyle and behaviour modification
- Nutritional advice
- Training to caregivers


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Working together

Our accredited exercise physiologists may work in conjunction with, or independently from, our neurological physiotherapists depending on a client’s condition. If, for example, a client suffered an acquired brain injury or stroke, the physiotherapist may concentrate on specific issues such as gait retraining, spasticity management and muscle control, whilst the exercise physiologist may focus on endurance and fitness, general strength, conditioning and provide advice on general health (e.g. nutrition and lifestyle choices). 

People with disabilities often lead very sedentary lifestyles due to reduced mobility, cognitive and behavioural issues, transport problems and a lack of understanding about what type of exercise they should or could be doing. Exercise physiologists can assist people in overcoming these issues and encourage participation in an appropriate form of physical activity, whether at home, in a community gym or through a local disability sporting association.

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Call NeuroRehab Allied Health Network on (03) 9361 2234 to find out more information