Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology is a scientifically based approach to exercise, taking into account how the body responds and adapts to acute and repetitive exposure to different forms of exercise. Exercise can be used as a treatment in the rehabilitation of acute or chronic injuries / pathologies, along with slowing the progression or reversing various diseases.

At corehealth, our Exercise Physiologists have completed 3-4 years of university education with a minimum qualification of Bachelor of Applied Science. This study provides knowledge surrounding how the body responds to exercise based on anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and nutrition, which allows them to provide you the best management possible.

Our highly qualified health professionals will provide you with a tailor-made exercise management, based on your needs and goals, which are established in your initial assessment with one of our Exercise Physiologists. These programs are based on improving your physical health and well being, along with treating any pathologies / chronic illnesses you may have. We do not just treat your pain or injuries, here at corehealth your exercise program will be created based on you as an entirety, taking into account your current lifestyle and health needs.

Exercise Physiology has a scientific basis in treating various chronic illnesses such as hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, osteoporosis and arthritis. If you are currently suffering from any chronic illness, exercise physiology can help you in treating and managing your condition and has the ability to improve your quality of life. Our exercise programs are also designed to aid in the following;

  • Weight management
  • Correction of muscle imbalances
  • Postural correction and control
  • Core strength and stability – a vital component to improving the occurrence of lower back pain
  • Injury prevention through overall strength improvements
  • Prevention / treatment of chronic diseases
  • Prevention / management of acute and chronic injuries and pain

Our Exercise Physiology sessions run for 60 minutes, allowing you to participate in various forms of exercise treatment including cardiovascular training, resistance training and Clinical / Mat Pilates, based on your needs and goals. These needs and goals are established during your initial assessment with one of our Exercise Physiologists. During this assessment, your current health status, posture, muscle composition, gait and any pre-existing / current injuries will be assessed. Based on this assessment, our Exercise Physiologists can then construct a tailor made exercise program just for you. Each program runs for a period of 3 months, at which point you will be re-assessed and a new program designed for you based on your new needs and goals. Our team of Exercise Physiologists will review your management weekly, ensuring each health professional has a sound knowledge of your personal needs and your progress throughout the three-month period.

A typical Exercise Physiology session will begin with 20 minutes of cardiovascular training, improving your heart health, lung function and overall well-being. The following 35 minutes will involve resistance training with the use of pulley systems and free weights, strengthening your areas of weakness, which are determined in your initial assessment. If required, Clinical and Mat Pilates exercises may also be incorporated (see our Pilates section for more information). The final 5 minutes of your session will involve stretching the areas of your body that were targeted during training, aiding in active recovery and allowing you to cool down.

We suggest that you wear comfortable exercise clothing to your session and bring a towel and drink bottle. Change-rooms and shower facilities are available.

Here at corehealth, our team of Exercise Physiologists are equipped with the most up to date knowledge and are the best qualified health professionals to help you achieve your exercise goals and needs. They are a dedicated group of individuals, who will work extremely hard to ensure that you achieve the best results possible.