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  • Writer's pictureJeremy Pucheta

What Is An Exercise Physiologist? How Can They Help You?

Updated: Nov 25, 2023

Meet Maryanne: How Move 2 Thrive's Exercise Physiologists Can Transform Your Health

Imagine being Maryanne, a vibrant 55-year-old who juggles her career and the joys of being a young grandma. She's in good health but has nagging knee issues from her netball days. She tried a bootcamp at her local gym, but it only worsened her knee pain. A visit to a physiotherapist offered some relief but didn't provide a comprehensive solution. She wondered, "Isn't there something more tailored for me?" That's when she discovered the Exercise Physiologists at Move 2 Thrive Clinic, and her life changed for the better.

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What Makes Exercise Physiologists at Move 2 Thrive Clinic Unique?

At Move 2 Thrive Clinic, our exercise physiologists aren't just healthcare providers; they're your personal health strategists. They have the academic background and the hands-on experience to design exercise programs that are as unique as you are and your goals.

Qualifications You Can Trust

Our exercise physiologists have completed rigorous 4-year university degrees and have clocked in a minimum of 500 hours of supervised clinical experience. They're not just qualified; they're committed to lifelong learning to serve you better.

The Role We Play in Your Health

We go beyond the one-size-fits-all approach. After a thorough assessment of your medical history, fitness level, and personal goals, our exercise physiologists at Move 2 Thrive Clinic create a bespoke exercise program just for you. And we stick with you, offering ongoing support and guidance.

Exercise Physiologists vs. Physiotherapists: What's the Difference?

While physiotherapists focus on treating specific injuries often through manual therapy, exercise physiologists like those at Move 2 Thrive Clinic take a more holistic approach. We design comprehensive exercise programs that not only address chronic conditions but also aim to improve your overall health and prevent future injuries.

Who Should Consider Our Services?

  • Chronic Condition Warriors: If you're managing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or obesity, we're here to support you.

  • Post-Injury Comebacks: Recovering from an injury or surgery? We'll help you bounce back stronger.

  • Age-Defying Seniors: Enhance your physical function and minimise fall risks with our tailored programs.

  • Empowering Diverse Abilities: Customised exercise plans for individuals with cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, and intellectual disabilities.

  • Competitive Edge Seekers: Athletes or fitness enthusiasts aiming to up their game.

  • Mums-to-Be and New Mums: Specialised programs for women during and after pregnancy.

  • Wellness Warriors: If you're on a weight loss journey or simply aiming for better overall health, we've got you covered.

  • Mental Health Advocates: Exercise plans to manage mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.

  • Joint & Muscle Guardians: Managing musculoskeletal conditions like arthritis? We can help.

  • Total Wellness Enthusiasts: Anyone and everyone looking to elevate their overall health and well-being.

Common Conditions Exercise Physiologists Can Help With

Exercise Physiologists are your go-to experts for a diverse array of conditions. Here's just a snapshot of what we tackle at Move 2 Thrive Clinic:

  • Heart Health: Programs designed to manage cardiovascular disease and support a healthy heart.

  • Sugar Control: Tailored exercise plans to help you manage diabetes effectively.

  • Joint Comfort: Exercise regimes aimed at managing arthritis-related discomfort.

  • Bone Health: Strategies to manage osteoporosis and improve bone density.

  • Respiratory Wellness: Exercise plans to help you manage symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

  • Cancer Support: Exercise programs that complement your cancer treatment and manage symptoms.

  • Mental Well-being: Targeted exercise to help manage mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.

  • Neurodiversity: Customised programs for individuals such as those with Cerebral Palsy and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  • Nerve & Muscle: Exercise plans designed to manage the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.

  • Movement Management: Programs to help manage mobility challenges associated with Parkinson's Disease.

  • Post-Stroke Care: Exercise strategies to manage and improve function after a stroke.

At Move 2 Thrive Clinic, we're here to empower you in managing your health conditions through evidence-based exercise programs.

The Game-Changing Benefits of Partnering with an Exercise Physiologist at Move 2 Thrive Clinic

  • Zeroing in on Your Health Goals: Think of a customised exercise program as your personal roadmap to wellness. At Move 2 Thrive Clinic, our exercise physiologists don't just give you a one-size-fits-all plan; they design a strategy that's uniquely yours, setting you on a path to long-lasting success.

  • Mastering Chronic Conditions: If you're grappling with chronic issues like diabetes, arthritis, or cardiovascular challenges, exercise is your secret weapon. Our accredited professionals create targeted programs that do more than just manage symptoms—they transform your quality of life.

  • A Guiding Hand Through Your Health and Wellbeing Journey: Let's face it, embarking on a new exercise routine can be intimidating. But with the consistent support and expert guidance from our team, you'll find the motivation and confidence to stick to your program and achieve your goals.

  • Rehab with Confidence: Whether you're recovering from an injury or a surgical procedure, our exercise physiologists are adept in rehabilitative exercises. They'll help you regain your strength and mobility, so you can get back to living your best life, faster.

How to Connect with an Accredited Exercise Physiologist

  • The Doctor Knows Best: If you're keen to elevate your health game, your healthcare provider (GP) is a fantastic starting point. They can refer you to trusted, accredited exercise physiologists who can guide you on your wellness journey.

  • Go Digital: If you prefer doing your own research, the online world is your oyster. You can find accredited exercise physiologists, like our stellar team at Move 2 Thrive Clinic, with just a few clicks.

  • ESSA's Treasure Trove: For an extra layer of assurance, the Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) website offers a comprehensive directory. You can search by location to find an accredited exercise physiologist near you.

So, what are you waiting for? Your ideal exercise physiologist is out there, ready to help you thrive. Why not let it be one of our experts at Move 2 Thrive Clinic? Contact us!

Your First Step to Wellness: What Awaits You on Your Initial Visit with an Exercise Physiologist

Get Ready for a Deep Dive:

Your first visit is all about you. Expect a comprehensive assessment of your medical history, current fitness level, and your personal health goals. Don't be surprised if the conversation gets detailed; we're keen to know about any chronic conditions or injuries that might be part of your health journey.

Your Personalised Blueprint:

Armed with this valuable information, your exercise physiologist will craft an exercise program that's as unique as you are. It's not just about the workouts; you'll also receive expert advice on nutrition and lifestyle choices that can amplify your results.

Pro Tips for a Successful Experience

  • Be transparent about your health history

  • Clearly articulate your goals

  • Stick to the program

  • Keep the lines of communication open


Just like Maryanne, you too can transform your health journey with the help of the Exercise Physiologists at Move 2 Thrive Clinic. We're not just about treating conditions; we're about enhancing your quality of life.

Ready to transform your life and thrive like never before? Don't miss out! Click below to secure your spot with an expert Exercise Physiologist at Move 2 Thrive Clinic. Your future self will thank you!


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