Exercise Physiology – an accredited exercise physiologist, specialises in clinical exercise interventions for people with a broad range of health issues. At IOT, our exercise physiologist forms an integral part of our multidisciplinary team. They work closely with our physiotherapists and occupational therapists to ensure each participant has a tailored approach to achieving their goals. The aims of exercise physiology interventions are to:
Prevent or manage acute, sub-acute or chronic disease or injury
Assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function
Assist in restoring one’s health or wellness
These interventions are exercise-based and include health and physical activity education, advice and support, and lifestyle modification, focusing on achieving behavioural change.
When should I see an IOT Exercise Physiologist?
There is a wide range of reasons why a person may benefit from consulting an accredited exercise physiologist. These include:
Strength and conditioning in the context of your disability
What services do IOT exercise physiologists provide?
Accredited exercise physiologists offer a range of intervention options to assist our participants to achieve their goals. These include but are not limited to:
Prescription of tailored exercise programs
Exercise Physiology and the NDIS
In the 2019 NDIS Support Catalogue, Exercise Physiology is now included in the Improved Daily Living Skills Category in addition to the Improved Health and Wellbeing Category, creating more opportunity for choice and control for NDIS participants. This allows IOT participants to maximise the funding available in their plan with maximum return for benefit. With all your practitioners under one roof, IOT is active in managing NDIS Plans to ensure the participant receives the benefit from all the professions involved.
How do IOT Exercise Physiologists work?
IOT Exercise Physiologists are able to deliver service:
At your home
In the state-of-the-art Capacity Building Centre at IOT
IOT is a group of highly experienced occupational therapists and physiotherapists, servicing the Illawarra and Shoalhaven, with extensive clinical experience who provide occupational therapy to participants in the NDIS.