Frequently asked questions

What is

Exercise Physiology?

Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) define an Exercise Physiologist as:

“University qualified allied health professionals equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities. Pathology domains covered by the services of AEPs include cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, musculoskeletal, cancers, kidney, respiratory / pulmonary and mental health, and any other conditions for which there is evidence that exercise can improve the client’s clinical status.”

How can an Exercise Physiologist help me?

Sometimes our bodies don't work or feel the way we want them to.

 

This might be in the form of chronic pain and disability, stiffness and fatigue or depression and anxiety.

 

We also understand that It's normal to seek other means of help such as drug therapies (sometimes necessary) and hands on treatments in an effort to mask symptoms, manage certain problems or feel a bit better for a while. 

At Movement in Mind, we are interested in a long term solution. 

We embrace the bodies ability to self heal, adapt to challenges and protect us from harm. We also know that in order to improve these abilities, we need to give it what it needs: Movement.

 

So whether you are suffering from chronic pain, live with a disability, have a chronic health disease or just want to improve your health and fitness; why not give us a go? 

What can I expect and what's involved?

At Movement in Mind, our goal is your goal. In order to achieve the best results, we want to learn who you are, what you're going through and what's important to you. Here's a rundown of how we usually conduct our appointments:

1. The initial consultation:

We discuss all things you, including your problems, goals and medical history. As part of our first appointment we will also do some assessments to see how you and your body are doing and what your capacities are. This gives us the necessary information to first and foremost ensure you are

safe to move and to then come up with the best strategy possible to achieve success. 

2. The follow-up consultation:

After we have ensured you are safe to move and learnt how you and your body works, we take you through your personally designed plan! 

A plan will involve the following:

  • A tailored movement/exercise plan

  • Practical and informative education about your condition/problem

  • Strategies to make continued progress long into the future

3. If you love someone, let them go:

At Movement in Mind our mission to empower an individual to make well informed and educated decisions about their health in the future without the constant dependance from a health professional. Our job is to provide you with all the necessary tools and guidance necessary so the moment you feel comfortable and confident to tackle your goals on your own we can celebrate your independence!