Exercise Physiology-Medically Supervised Training
“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health” – Hippocrates 390 B.C
Exercise and training are an important part of a healthy lifestyle and essential in maintaining a healthy weight, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol and decreasing the effects of aging. However, exercise can be intimidating for some people due to a number of factors such:
- previous poor results
- a lack of knowledge of correct methods
- fear of causing or aggravating an injury
- Assessing past history: before starting a new exercise program to determine any underlying risk factors for injury or specific precautions. The assessment covers all relevant history such as underlying medical problems, previous or current injury, family history, medications being used and lifestyle factors.
- Assessing current fitness and exercise levels
- Developing an individual program to achieve maximum results all while training safely to the highest potential
- Changing and adapting the program as is required to prevent exercise becoming boring or the body reaching a “plateau” during training
- Advising on lifestyle changes required to maintain the results achieved with training
- Treating the underlying injury before starting with the correct exercise program or referring to the correct specialty for further tests and examinations if indicated.
- Preventing injury and adapting exercise to be safe for all clients to exercise. This includes all medically related issues such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, SLE, back pain, joint and muscle injuries, heart or lung conditions.
- Coordinating with all health care practitioners to achieve optimum results for patients/clients. This may include GP’s, specialists, nutritionists, dieticians, trainers and podiatrists. The plan should be that everyone is aware of what is happening and work towards achieving the same goal.