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Exercise Physiology

An accredited exercise physiologist uses exercise as a means of treatment to help people manage chronic disease, injury or disability. For many different health concerns, exercise can be very beneficial, however sometimes it’s not as simple as just walking into a gym. An EP can help by assessing your current health and condition, and making exercise recommendations specific to your situation. Typical conditions that can be managed with Exercise Physiology include:

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Pregnancy & Post Natal Rehabilitation
  • Obesity
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis and falls prevention
  • Mental health
  • Heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke rehabilitation
  • Respiratory conditions such as asthma and COPD
  • Neurological conditions such as brain injury, Parkinson’s disease and MS

Although these conditions can have particular benefit from exercise, an EP can also work with the ‘healthy’ population for those who are seeking expert exercise advice. This might include:

  • People who have not exercised before, might not be confident, or simply don’t know where to start
  • Women who are pregnant, trying to conceive or looking for extra care/advice in the post natal period
  • Athletes looking for injury prevention or performance based programs

Initial assessment is required for Emily to assess your current health state and set some goals. This might involve having a chat about your medical history, medications and physical activity status, as well as looking at some light fitness testing or baseline measurements. By the end of your consult, you will have a plan in place for subsequent sessions, which might include:

Services are also available under the following funding:

  • Medicare chronic disease management plan (EPC/Care Plan)
  • Medicare type 2 diabetes group program
  • Return to work SA / TCP insurance claims
  • Private health insurance
  • Department of veteran’s affairs
  • Nuevo health’s altogether you program (psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis & ankylosing spondylitis)

Emily Turnbull (Sando)

Emily is an accredited exercise physiologist and a strong believer in exercise as a form of medicine. She has seen first-hand how movement can improve a range of health concerns, with particular interest in women's health and exercise for the management of osteoporosis,type 2 diabetes and cancer. 

Emily supervises a range of groups, as mentioned above. The groups are currently held at the timeslots indicated below. Please note, you will need an individual assessment before joining these groups.

EP Group Timetable

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