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Exercise Physiology

What is Exercise physiology?

Exercise physiology works at designing specialised exercise interventions for patients with a wide array of health conditions. These interventions aim to prevent or manage these health conditions while helping restore the quality of life. These interventions are exercise-based and include a look at overall wellness to help our patients have adequate support and advice when trying to make positive changes to their lifestyle. Exercise physiologists also work with healthy populations to improve function and performance in sporting events or for activities of daily living.

How our Exercise Physiologists work within our multidisciplinary team with physiotherapy

Our exercise physiologists work closely with our physiotherapy team to ensure we are taking a holistic approach to your health and considering all factors to when returning from injury. When recovering from injury, the active approach to returning to full function is vital to avoiding re-injury. Our physiologists with work with our physiotherapists using knowledge from two different professions to create a program that the most specific and beneficial to the patient. Together, our multidisciplinary team will work to help you get back fitter and stronger, meeting your goals and ensuring a positive experience when returning to sport or your normal function.

Exercise Physiology services

Classes

We have several exercise classes run by our clinical exercise physiologists to help you stay fit, healthy and at your peak performance. Our classes include balance and strength for our elderly clientele and adolescent strength and conditioning for both our young athletes as well as those just starting and looking to become familiar with different equipment and exercise. These classes are perfect for adolescents of any sporting ability. Our physiologist can prepare exercises to suit every sport or ability level that comes through this door. For this reason, our classes are very popular and enjoyed by both the patients and the physiologist.

AX-It

Revolutionary, state of the art assessment tool designed by the team at Strength by Numbers. The system allows us to perform complete assessments on almost any muscle and joint in the body. For more info about Ax-It. Our exercise physiologist is well equipped in various assessment technique, and through using the AX-it System, we can provide the client with real-time, specific data that can allow modification during the activity. The Ax-it system is a great way to assess strength and motor unit activation before and after a specific exercise intervention. It is an excellent tool for determining injury risk as well as detecting areas of the athlete’s performance that needs modifying.

One on one consults – 1hr (Assessment and exercise therapy)

Helping with chronic conditions through specific, targeted exercise therapy is currently the best form of treatment and management. This includes conditions such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, osteoporosis and depression, to name a few. During these sessions, we will be hoping to help those patients who are not just in pain but looking to help better manage these chronic health conditions that have a negative impact on function and quality of life.

Exercise physiologists can also work with athletes looking to improve their performance. Training sessions can consist of biomechanical analysis, exercise prescription and program planning, performance testing, and education. Exercise physiologists are focused in their programming and very effective in helping their patients achieve their goals and improve their function.

One-on-one consults can also be an excellent pre and post-exercise intervention assessment. Our physiologist can work with you to assess your improvements in strength and performance and add new exercises into your program to further improve your performance.

How can Exercise Physiology benefit your Sporting team?

At Pivotal Motion, we work closely with many sporting teams. Sporting teams need to engage in strength and conditioning assessments and interventions to improve performance and screen for possible injuries down the line. Our exercise physiologist can work with sporting teams to improve the function and ability of their players through specific strength and conditioning interventions.

Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy Brisbane Team with the new Exercise Physiologist