Osteopath Dr Bailey Lang has completed extra training in Exercise Physiology, completing a a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2018. Whilst she practices as an Osteopath in Albury, her additional training in Exercise Physiology means she has one of the most unique skill sets of any therapist in Albury Wodonga.
What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP’s) are university qualified health professionals that have the skills, knowledge and competencies to evaluate each individual person to help design and deliver safe and effective exercise interventions for acute, sub-acute and chronic medical conditions, injuries and/or disabilities. Along with their university qualification, each AEP needs to complete minimum hours of continual professional development each year to maintain their registration through Exercise & Sports Science Australia.
When should you see an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?
There are many benefits of seeing an AEP, for some people it is to help improve general health and wellbeing through exercise prescription and education. For others it is through referral from their general practitioner or specialist after a diagnosis of many common chronic conditions such as:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Neurological disease
- Respiratory/pulmonary disease
- Metabolic conditions such as diabetes
- Kidney disease
- Mental health conditions such as depression
- Musculoskeletal conditions such as pain from injury and arthritis
Exercise interventions are evidence based and are implemented to help improve people’s clinical health status.
Other areas that AEP’s can help with are:
- Assessments of functional capacity
- Education and advice on lifestyle modification
- General strength, fitness and conditioning
- Before and after surgical intervention