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What is Exercise Physiology

Exercise physiologists can often feel misunderstood. We offer very unique skills and we are passionate about exercise, movement, functionality, body awareness, while also being avid promoters of leading a healthful lifestyle.


We know not only how good exercise and movement feels, but how necessary it is for maintaining your physical function, that youthful feeling and sharp-mind, and just feeling at your very vital best. Sounds pretty great right?


Accredited Exercise Physiologists (or AEP’s as you’ll see through out) are university educated and comply with strict professional standards set by Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA). You can learn more about ESSA HERE.

AEP’s have a deeper understanding of the human body than many personal trainers. We specialize in prescribing exercise for populations considered to be more complex and higher risk from a medical, physical and psychological perspective. Interventions not only include the physical component but also education, support and guidance to help you create a healthy, active lifestyle that suits you.


How do we differ from physio’s….? AEP’s could be considered the step between initial acute care (from physio’s, GP’s and other allied health practitioners) and you returning to normal activity. Normal activity could range from simple functional activities of daily living like house work, gardening, doing the shopping; through to your work duties, playing sports or going to the gym.

Exercise Physiology at Clarity Massage and Wellness, North Adelaide

How Exercise Physiology can help

Motivate and educate you on positive lifestyle changes – which is always unique for you

Prescribe personalised exercise programs which may include strength, cardio, flexibility, balance and mobility

Facilitate movement into your everyday life & show you how exercise relates to many simple daily tasks

Teach you how to perform the exercises correctly – both with and without equipment

Assess any muscular weaknesses and poor movement patterns that may increase your risk of injury or be a cause of your injury

Teach you to activate your “core” ….and teach you what it is, why it’s so important and how to get the most from your deep abdominal muscles

Discuss the importance of caring for your muscles and joints – everyone should have their version of a recovery session

Show you how to stretch and develop a recovery program just for you – this may include static and dynamic stretches, utilizing foam rollers, fascia release techniques and more

Discuss health and wellbeing from a holistic perspective – nutrition, self care and emotional wellbeing

As an AEP my main goal is to educate you on your body, the way it moves and how this can improve your life in a BIG way. I want to see you doing all the things you want to do in your life – that may be as simple as playing with your kids, getting the house work done, perhaps it’s running a marathon or getting back into footy or mountain bike riding.


I don’t believe that exercise must be really hard or intense in order to achieve your health and fitness goals – often it can be counterproductive. Let’s focus on functionality.


Can you squat down and do up your shoe-laces? Do you avoid certain activities due to lack of strength or pain? Are you so exhausted at night that you struggle to even get through simple tasks like making dinner or helping the kids to bed? Or quite simply…. Can you stand on one leg? Without wobbling like crazy…?


This is the functional stuff…the stuff we so often take for granted, until it’s not there…and then…. It merely becomes our normal

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