About Sports Lab Exercise Physiology
Exercise, Lifestyle & Behavioural Modification Programs
Exercise Physiologists are university-trained, allied health professionals who
specialise in the delivery of exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification
programs for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries.
They evaluate and advise people in the areas of cardiovascular fitness, muscle
strength and endurance, flexibility, stability and body composition. They may
further specialise in working with persons with diseases such as obesity,
arthritis, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Sports Lab Exercise Physiology looks at the person from a global perspective.
Athletic participation, sedentary occupations and even hobbies can create a
number of imbalances, which may interfere with your general wellbeing over
time. Indeed most injuries occur over time and are rarely due to a single cause.
Some potential causes of injury include:
- Lack of flexibility
- Strength deficits
- Muscle imbalances
- Inadequate warm-up
- Altered biomechanics
Assessment is an important step in being free of injury. Our Sports Lab
Exercise Physiologists thoroughly examine and screen you for several ‘hidden’
dysfunctions. Through a series of tests, they typically look for joint restrictions, nerve scar tissue and muscles that might have tender knots (trigger points). All are capable of causing pain, and often appear once your exercise program has begun. This will cause a sudden, frustrating halt to your exercise regime and fitness goals. A comprehensive assessment can help uncover these hidden
pain generators. Our programs typically target individual deficits in mobility and
stability with injury-free performance the end goal.
- Does stretching prevent injuries?
- Is a 20 minute daily workout enough?
- Can I train effectively without exercise equipment?
- Will sit ups cover my core stability training?
- Weight training puts your lower back at risk?
- Walking on treadmill adequately burns body fat?
- What is interval training?
- Weight training makes you lean?
Exercise Physiologists are becoming increasingly important in the delivery of
health care. They are often integrated into other health care provider programs
and are recognised by Medicare Australia, the Department of Veterans Affairs
and numerous private health insurers.