WHY CHOOSE AN EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST?
Anyone looking for a motivating and inspiring professional to help them kick start their health and fitness journey should get in touch with an Exercise Physiologist.
Exercise Physiologists have completed a four year university degree to qualify them to provide exercise as prescription. They work with people with a wide range of medical conditions and disabilities as well as those that are healthy, in order to prevent to onset of disease.
FNQ Allied Health have highly skilled and experienced Exercise Physiologists ready to help you achieve your goals. They can provide you with the right program to improve your functional capacity and help you get the best out of your exercise regime.
FNQ Allied Health prescribe evidence based exercises for a number of chronic medical conditions, including, but not limited to:
- Falls Prevention
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
- Respiratory Disorders
- Neurological Conditions
- Mental Health Conditions
- Women’s Health
- plus much more..!
Exercise Physiologists (EPs) specialise in helping you create lifelong healthy habits. Establishing change in your lifestyle can be difficult and overwhelming at times. EPs take your personal history into consideration. Knowing what holds you back and what motivates you as an individual can make all the difference to achieving your goals. EPs give you the support you need to take the first steps in establishing new habits to create a healthier lifestyle.
Everyone has goals they want to achieve. It’s important to understand there are two types of goals people plan for – result-based goals and discipline-based goals. Result-based goals are numerically defined: a size, a weight, a time etc. Discipline-based goals are ones that require the establishment of new routines and behaviours that lead to the pursuit of result-based goals.
For example, your result-based goals might be to lose 5kg. The discipline-based goals that are required to achieve that might include:
- Finding an hour each afternoon to go for a walk
- Reducing carbohydrate intake and improving overall dietary intake
- Engaging in more social activities and reducing screen time
If you can establish and maintain the discipline-based goals long term, you’re giving-yourself the best possible chance to achieve your result based goals.
Body Composition Assessment
Body composition assessments are a great way to really understand what changes are occurring within your body when you begin a new lifestyle routine. They tell you the percentage of body fat and muscle mass, as well as other calculations.
Often clients might express something like “I’ve being going to the gym for a month now and haven’t lost any weight”. Without proper explanation this can be quite disheartening for anyone who has invested a lot of energy and discipline into their new routine. Often, the client who is engaging in more physical activity is steadily gaining muscle mass as their body fat percentage slowly reduces – but without a body composition assessment it is easy to see why people mistakenly feel they aren’t making any progress at all.
Your journey to achieving your goals takes time. Whether it be targeting weight loss, injury rehabilitation, or training for an event – the team at FNQ Allied Health can keep you supported every step of the way.
FNQ Allied Health recognises the importance of ensuring their clients understand that good results take time to achieve and they pride themselves on always being available to provide the ongoing support required for their clients as they steadily move in the right direction to achieving their goals.