The primary aim of service delivery is to encourage lifestyle changes that are sustained in the long term.
EP s offer a range of services which include individual and group based lifestyle counselling, self-management support, exercise advice and monitoring of behaviour changes with a view to promoting independent lifestyle management. The primary modes of treatment for EPs are behavioural coaching, health education, exercise counselling and physical rehabilitation.
EPs specialise in exercise prescription including individualised exercise programs, promoting leisure-time and incidental activity, and counselling to reduce sedentary behaviours. Initially a range of assessments would be conducted to ensure the activity prescription is safe, effective and likely to be maintained in the long term.
The patient will then be given the option of receiving a home based program, ongoing support in an exercise clinic, or a referral to an appropriate local physical activity provider with follow up help provided by the EP.
EPs work with people on a range of conditions, including:
Dale has been an Exercise Physiologist since 2010 after graduating from the University of South Australia. Dale has developed a keen clinical interest in developing weight loss programs for people suffering from a chronic condition, osteoarthritic pain management and rehabilitation post surgery. Dale has had extensive experience developing tailored exercise programs for people suffering from a variety of chronic conditions including arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and COPD. Dale is currently the team Exercise Physiologist for the Playford Aquatic Club.