What does an exercise physiologist do?

Description. An exercise physiologist is a healthcare professional who gives people information and advice about exercise to help them manage and prevent injuries and chronic conditions.

What is the difference between a PT and exercise physiologist?

The main difference between the two is that a physiotherapist offers hands-on treatment and passive treatment with joint manipulation, massage and acupuncture. An exercise physiologist is hands-off treatment, providing specific clinical exercise programs for the rehabilitation process.

Why would you refer someone to an exercise physiologist?

To help you manage a chronic condition or injury

They understand the challenges and complexities associated with a range of conditions and will work alongside your healthcare team to deliver safe and effective exercise interventions.

What does an exercise physiologist do? – Related Questions

When should I refer to exercise physiology?

When Should You Refer to an Exercise Physiologist?
  • When you need help managing a chronic disease or condition.
  • Improve your mental health.
  • To increase a patient’s physical activity.
  • Overcome chronic physical pain caused by illness and injuries.
  • Improve your cardiovascular health.

What are the two types of exercise physiology?

But the wide net of exercise physiology is best understood by breaking down your options into two primary categories: clinical and non-clinical.

What are the 5 goals of exercise physiology?

Exercise physiology encompasses exercise rehabilitation, exercise for health and complex medical conditions, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, recovery from injuries at work, postural control and improvements in sports performance.

What should I wear to an Exercise Physiologist appointment?

We always say wear loose comfortable clothing as you may be asked to do a range of movements, it is highly unlikely that you will be doing any actual ‘exercising’ so no need to pack the lycra! After this session, an AEP will provide you with a plan of action.

Can exercise physiologist help with weight loss?

Exercise Physiologists help with weight loss in the following areas: Help design appropriate and individualised strength and cardio programs based around a patient / clients strengths and weaknesses, work and home environments.

Is an exercise physiologist more qualified than a physiotherapist?

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) and Physiotherapists are both university qualified allied health professionals. However, AEPs specialise in exercise and movement for the prevention and management of chronic diseases, injuries and complex medical conditions (Healthywa.wa.gov.au, 2018).

Is an exercise physiologist a doctor?

Clinical exercise physiologists are not doctors. The educational requirements for this career are entirely different than those needed to become a physician. However, CEPs work very closely with doctors to assess patients needs and progress and to verify that an exercise program is not dangerous to the patient.

Do I have to take my clothes off for physio?

You’ll be asked to undress down to your underwear, so suitable underwear is recommended. You may choose to wear shorts, as long as they are not too restrictive. Knee and lower leg pain: Generally, only exposure below the waist is required so shorts are advisable.

Can you wear leggings to physio?

During pelvic physiotherapy sessions you may be asked to perform different exercises so it’s best to wear clothing that you’ll be comfortable in. For some that is leggings (see image above), for others it’s loose sweatpants (see image below). Go with what you’re most comfortable with!

How hard is the exercise physiologist exam?

As of 2023, the exam statistics were as follows: 66% Pass rate for the ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. 72% Pass rate for the ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist. 65% Pass rate for the ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist.

How long is the exercise physiology exam?

The ACSM-EP® exam has a seat time of 210 minutes and consists of 140 items; 125 items are scored and 15 are non-scored.

What are three differences between an exercise physiologist and a clinical exercise physiologist?

Applied exercise physiologists create workout plans for clients who are in good health and less likely to require medical attention. Clinical exercise physiologists perform the same primary function, but they assist clients who have chronic diseases or other medical concerns that hinder their ability to be active.

What is a Grade 2 exercise physiologist?

The Grade 2 Exercise Physiologist will demonstrate excellent clinical reasoning and exercise prescription skills. You will be accountable for providing quality client care through the application of clinical skills in assessment, planning, implementation, treatment and management of your clients.

How many questions are on the exercise physiologist?

The ACSM-EP® exam has a seat time of 210 minutes and consists of 140 items; 125 items are scored and 15 are non-scored.