Accredited Exercise Physiologists specialise in clinical exercise interventions for people with a broad range of health issues. Inertia Exercise Physiologists work side by side with Inertia Dietitians Physiotherapists, Podiatrists and Remedial Therapists to improve the clinical and lifestyle outcomes of their patients.
People who see our Exercise Physiologists are those people that may be at risk of developing, or have existing medical conditions and injuries. The aims of exercise physiology interventions are to prevent or manage acute, sub- acute or chronic disease or injury and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness. These interventions are exercise-based tailored programs and also include health and physical activity education, advice, support, assistance and coaching for those that may be ready to make appropriate lifestyle modifications.
There are a wide range of reasons why a person may benefit from consulting an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. These can be broken up to include Chronic Disease management, acute and subacute musculoskeletal rehabilitation and a third higher end category of maximising human potential which may include optimising sporting performance and high performance programming.
Chronic disease management referrals occur after a diagnosis of a range of conditions including- these may for best outcomes be paired with Dietitian, Physiotherapist or Podiatrist intervention concurrently pending the condition at hand:
Accredited Exercise Physiologists may also assist with:
Acute and Sub Acute Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Maximising Human Potential
A typical session with an Inertia Exercise Physiologist will consist of:
At this time the Exercise Physiologist will assess a range of measurements based on the patient’s capacity and also goal orientation to determine baseline capacity and for future comparison. Measurements might include:
The Exercise Physiologist will have gathered enough information to set a physical activity schedule to suit the patient’s needs to aid in the management of chronic disease and to achieve specific goals. An exercise or lifestyle intervention may be home or clinic based depending on the needs of the patient but will aim to increase physical activity levels to meet the recommended guidelines for a given chronic disease or injury.
Our ongoing review process allows the exercise physiologist to reassess your goals and adherence to the program. This is also an opportunity to determine the effectiveness of the program and review/modify intensity or approach of the exercise prescription to suit your needs. Re-assessment of functional measures will also occur to aid with this review process and to give a comparison to baseline measures. This is also an opportunity for you and your exercise physiologist to address any barriers to exercise such as motivation and to develop a strategy to overcome it.
Our Exercise Physiologists provide program updates and reports to all referring practitioners, whether it be your Physiotherapist, Podiatrist, General Practitioner or treating specialist.
Our state of the Art Gym facilities allow us to provide a range of lower end exercises and arrange all the way through to high-end exercise and rehabilitation programs for our patients. We also have the option to conduct exercise classes in small groups or individually pending patient preferences. Our practitioners conduct fortnightly patient clinical reviews between each other (when permission is granted) on how to collectively achieve the best outcome for their patients. Our clinicians also have the distinct added advantage to call other disciplines into consults to gain an on the spot opinion on how to best manage particular conditions or how other disciplines may be helpful to the outcome.
We strive for the absolute best results for our patients and their families across all our disciplines.
Location & Hours
Health @ Hindmarsh
334 Port Road Hindmarsh SA 5007
(Enter off Orsmond Street)
Monday - Friday: 8.30am – 6.00pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 12.30pm
Monday - Friday: 8.30am – 7.30pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 12.30pm
P: (08) 8359 2022
F: (08) 8312 3052