Exercise Physiology

Target Physio is excited to offer Exercise Physiology to our repertoire.

Longtime Target Physio team member, Kelly Dickson, consults as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist at our Kenmore clinic on Thursdays.

Exercise Physiology draws together the knowledge of the human body and exercise to prescribe evidence-based lifestyle interventions to manage and prevent a broad range of conditions.
These can include:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Cancer
- Neurological conditions
- Pulmonary disease
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Mental health conditions
- Injury rehabilitation and prevention
- Weight management

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP’s) are equipped to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions, as well as assess movement to “Enable fitness for every individual”.

What is the difference between a Physiotherapist and an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?
Both are allied health professionals who have done a minimum of 4 years’ study at university, however, there are differences in their areas of expertise. Physiotherapists generally focus on the diagnosis of acute injuries as well as helping to treat pain and restoring function. Exercise physiologists use evidence-based movement and exercise intervention for chronic disease prevention and management, musculoskeletal injuries and weight management.