What is the difference between a Personal Trainer & Exercise Physiologist?

Personal Trainers can become accredited in less than 6 weeks of training. They are qualified to design and deliver fitness programs to persons who are considered ‘low risk’ i.e. healthy people with no history of diseases or issues.

Accredited Exercise Physiologists are also known as AEP’s. AEP’s are trained at university for over 4 years giving them a comprehensive and extensive range of knowledge for persons at medium or high risk medical conditions and injuries.

What conditions do Exercise Physiologists regularly treat?

  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Post surgical rehabilitation i.e. total hip, total knee, total shoulder
  • Liver Conditions i.e.; non alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Balance and Co-ordination concerns
  • Weightlifting Technique
  • Running Technique
  • Jumping Technique
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Obesity
  • High Cholesterol (Hyperlipidemia)
  • High Blood Pressure (hypertension)

What different types of Exercise Physiology does Champion Health offer?

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP’s) are medical health professionals who specialize in applying exercise to prevent, maintain and improve client conditions & concerns. This can range from complex medical conditions such as:

  • Sports & Elite Athletes
  • Neurological
  • Pediatric
  • Orthopaedic
  • Metabolic
  • Cardiorespiratory
  • Pulmonary
  • Bone Health

What is the difference between Exercise Physiology & Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists diagnose and differentiate structures of the body to determine the underlying cause for a patient’s concern. Generally Physiotherapists focus on improving and managing pain so that clients can then see Exercise Physiology for exercise prescriptions.

Exercise physiologists on the other hand are unable to diagnose and are not trained to utilize any ‘hands-on therapy’.

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