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Madeleine Linton is our qualified and accredited Exercise Physiologist.
Throughout her studies, employment and clinical experiences Maddy has developed a strong repertoire of knowledge and skills in the field of Exercise Rehabilitation. Her aim is to help those living with acute and chronic conditions to improve their functional capacity and quality of life by providing specific, functional and relevant exercise prescription.
What is Exercise Physiology?
Exercise Physiology specialises in the design and implementation of tailored exercise programs to assist in the treatment and management of acute, complex and/or chronic conditions, and other health related concerns. Our Exercise Physiologists are Allied Health Professionals, who can help to improve your health and wellbeing and achieve personal goals using behaviour change and a clinical exercise approach.
About Exercise Physiologists:
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are university trained, allied health professionals, accredited with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). AEPs specialise in the prescription of exercise and lifestyle interventions for the prevention and management of injuries and chronic conditions and to assist with restoring optimal health and physical function. AEPs are recognised by most private health insurance funds as they are eligible to register with Medicare Australia, TAC, DVA and Workcover.
How can an Exercise Physiologist help?
Our Exercise Physiologists are able to assist patients with:
- Musculoskeletal and joint problems including osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
- Cardiovascular disease/dysfunction including chronic heart failure, rhythm abnormalities and hypertension.
- Respiratory conditions including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
- Metabolic diseases and dysfunctions including obesity, the metabolic syndrome, impaired glucose tolerance/insulin sensitivity, diabetes (type 1 and 2) and dyslipidaemia.
- Neurological conditions including stroke, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
They can do this by:
- reducing pain and improving function following injury or overuse
- advising on ways to increase your physical activity participation and increase your functional fitness
- advising on ways to help improve your general health and wellbeing