When should I see an Exercise Physiologist?
If your health is below optimal, or if you have an illness or lifelong disease, your doctor has probably already discussed the need for you to make lifestyle changes, including changes to your activity levels and your nutrition. Many doctors highly recommend undertaking a structured exercise program, especially if you live a sedentary lifestyle. But while you know that it is important to be active, the reality is that making these lifestyle changes can be difficult. It can also be difficult to know the correct way to exercise. Not all forms of exercise are going to help you, and some types of exercise may actually be harmful to your body or your health.
You should see an Exercise Physiologist when you need the confidence to undertake an appropriate exercise program for you, or when you have a medical condition or injury that requires specialist health care and professional exercise advice.
Learn how to exercise correctly
One way to learn how to properly exercise and be active is to visit with an Exercise Physiologist. These specialists are more than just an exercise coach or personal trainer. Exercise Physiologists have completed a four-year university degree in exercise physiology, and have an in-depth understanding of how the human body works.
An Exercise Physiologist at Inspire Fitness for Wellbeing will work with you to incorporate an appropriate exercise program into your life, while also helping you to make important lifestyle and behavioral changes. Learning how to exercise correctly is an important aspect that we teach our clients, so you can train safely and efficiently towards your health goals. Many people experience apprehension when beginning an exercise program at gyms, or when working with a personal trainer. Some people have reported that their needs were not met correctly or that they injured themselves whilst in these training environments. For this reason, you should consult an Inspire Fitness Exercise Physiologist, to give you the confidence that you are working with a highly-qualified health professional who is skilled and capable of addressing your unique needs correctly, to guide you safely towards your health goals.
Preventing diseases and chronic illness
Exercise plays a major role in the prevention of chronic diseases and illness. Leading an active lifestyle and undertaking regular exercise has well-documented benefits for your health. At every stage of your life, you MUST remain active and exercise smartly to improve your health, live life full of energy, and avoid the onset of chronic disease. One major risk factor of all chronic diseases is being overweight. This can be changed through receiving the right exercise advice, and acting upon this advice by making the right healthy changes to your lifestyle. And the quicker you make these changes, the better!
At Inspire Fitness, our Exercise Physiologists will work with you to make positive changes to your health. Our Exercise Physiologists will guide you to make lifestyle changes that will help you lose weight, increase your fitness, become stronger, increase your mobility, improve your posture, and reduce the aches and pains you are living with now. Your energy levels will immediately increase, and you will feel the short-term and long-term benefits of making positive lifestyle changes.
Exercise Physiology is also beneficial if you have been told that you are on the borderline of developing a chronic disease. For example, if your doctor has told you that you are pre-diabetic, or if you have a family history of arthritis, or you are worried about developing osteoporosis, then exercise can prevent you from developing these diseases, or can lessen your chances of these conditions progressing further. We design the right exercise plan for you, and prescribe the correct exercise modes to target your medical background, ensuring that you reduce your risk of negative health outcomes and ultimately improve the quality of your life.
Dealing with existing illnesses and diseases
As Exercise Physiologists, we specialise in the treatment of illnesses and diseases through exercise and lifestyle modification programs. If you have a medical condition or disease, our Exercise Physiology team will develop an individual exercise plan for you to assist in your treatment. Starting regular exercise and making lifestyle changes on your own are certainly steps in the right direction. However, working with an expert in exercise and human health will ensure that you are undertaking the right kind of exercise and making the most efficient changes. Expert guidance can be the difference between gaining the benefits from a structured exercise program, and spending your valuable time but not getting the results you need to improve your health. Our Exercise Physiologists provide you with valuable knowledge and professional support, to ensure that the changes you make result in measurable and sustainable improvements to your health.
Our Exercise Physiologists can help you if you are dealing with one of the following chronic diseases:
When is the best time to visit an Exercise Physiologist?
Anyone can make an appointment to see an Exercise Physiologist. Your doctor may recommend that you see us, but a GP referral is not required. If you need some help getting started with structured exercise, if you are already active but want expert guidance in your training, if you are recovering from orthopaedic surgery and require specialist injury rehabilitation, if you have scheduled orthopaedic surgery and need to build your strength PRIOR to surgery – then you should consult with us today to discuss your individual needs. The earlier you get started, the faster you will reach your health goals!
Meeting with an Exercise Physiologist
In your initial meeting with an Inspire Fitness Exercise Physiologist, we take a detailed history of your medical and injury background. During this initial meeting, we assess and gather all necessary information about your health and lifestyle habits. We evaluate your functional capacity and your current exercise ability, to ascertain whether there are any risks or barriers to you undertaking an exercise program. Based on a detailed analysis of this information, we devise an individually-tailored exercise program that is suitable for your current fitness levels and desired health goals. We give you recommendations on your diet and lifestyle, and guide you closely in making the right changes. In each Exercise Physiology session, we supervise your exercise program and work with you individually to help you reach your health and fitness goals.
We scientifically evaluate your progress over time to keep you updated on your achievements. We evaluate and measure the changes to your health, strength, and function that you will achieve from your training, and we continually adjust your exercise and nutritional plans based on your progressions. Each time you meet with an Inspire Fitness Exercise Physiologist, we continue to progress your tailored individual exercise program so you continue to reach your goals, to achieve continued improvements to your health and fitness.