HOW ARE ACCREDITED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGISTS DIFFERENT FROM PHYSIOTHERAPISTS?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists are both allied health professionals, however AEPs primary focus is to use exercise to prevent, manage and treat complex medical conditions. AEPs typically work with conditions such as (but not limited to): heart disease, diabetes, mental illness, delaying cognitive decline, some cancers, lower back pain, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.
AEPs will utilise their skills in exercise prescription, combined with their training in behaviour change, to empower clients and assist them to manage their health independently. Their skills are particularly well received by clients who are looking to age well and age independently.