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Exercise Physiologists – What do they do?

If you’re wondering what an Exercise Physiologist (EP) does, you are not alone. As an EP my goal is to help you enhance your lifestyle to facilitate long-term health and prosperity. I utilise a holistic approach, looking at current behaviours, nutrition and physical activity, to achieve optimal results. To help this process I feel that it is important to make:

  • Simple changes

  • Individualised goals

  • Enjoyable interventions – if you hate burpees than lets chose something else

Two reasons why I love doing what I do:

  • Working with a great bunch of people

  • Helping clients transform their lives

Over the years I have helped clients with goals ranging from resolving their back pain to training for a triathlon. One of my favourite clients first saw me for her ACL rehabilitation, and finished with a 100km event in the Blue Mountains earlier this year.

As an EP I work closely with individuals to achieve any of the following goals:

  • Improve general health and wellbeing

  • Prevention and/or management of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis

  • Overcome persisting pain and restoration of functional capacity following injury or overuse

  • Weight reduction and improvements in body composition

  • Performance enhancement – I have extensive experience with runners, cyclists, swimmers and soccer players

  • Postural correction to prevent and/or resolve neck, shoulder or back ailments

  • Return to sport following injury

  • Falls prevention

  • Improve heart health

What to expect from an EP?

As lifestyle enhancement is the cornerstone of Exercise Physiology, we will conduct a biopsychosocial assessment in order to develop a plan that is best-suited to you. This includes:

  • Comprehensive medical and injury history

  • Current behaviours and habits

  • What makes you happy

  • Hobbies, goals, favourite exercises (and exercises that you don’t like!)

  • Sleep quality

  • Physical activity levels

  • Eating habits

  • Functional assessment - baseline measures; identify asymmetries

  • Once our assessment is complete than we will work together to devise a program that will help you reach your goals. Where appropriate, your program will include the following:

  • Mindset training – a positive mind has enduring power

  • Behaviour modification – for sustainable improvements (i.e. eating at the dinner table)

  • I will teach you how to exercise to maximise your benefits and ensure safe practice

  • Individualised exercise program and meal plan

  • Ongoing support and reassessment to ensure that we stay on track

Whatever your goal is, we will make it an enjoyable journey!

Daniel D’Avoine

Accredited Exercise Physiologist, ESSAM

B.Sc Exercise Science & Rehab

B.Sc Exercise & Sports Science

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