What does an AEP do?

Are you confused as to what AEP’s do or what conditions we treat? I have found this is often brought up in conversation. Well, to put it simply we use exercise as medicine! Therefore, we personalise all exercise &/or rehabilitation to one’s condition or injury. Injuries or conditions are not always the same; not all exercises work here as there may be other underlying conditions, which changes the way we treat someone.

We hold a University Degree & are accredited with ESSA (Exercise & Sport Science Australia). We specialise in graded exercise therapy and lifestyle interventions for persons at risk of developing conditions and injuries, or with existing chronic (long term) and complex medical issues (i.e. ‘specific populations’).

So how do we differ from a Physio? Physio’s specialise in physical therapy techniques to help reduce and rehabilitate acute (short term) musculoskeletal pain and injury. They can diagnose injuries and conditions whereas an AEP cannot.

To make it simple, here is a list of examples which we treat:

  • Injuries – all forms including workers compensation
  • Back Pain
  • Women’s health
  • Joint replacements
  • Chronic pain
  • Cancer patients – who are going through treatment & post treatment
  • Arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid & ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) & Fibromyalgia
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Osteoporosis
  • Mental health & much more!

If you are unsure whether or not we can help you, just give us a call & we can then advise you either way, or point you in the right direction!

To contact us please call (08) 9401 3395!