Exercise Physiology

At Macarthur Natural Health Clinic, we know exercise is critical in restoring health, confidence and function in clients with injuries or pain. Physical activity is essential to achieving and maintaining good long-term health, mobility and body composition - as well as in preventing and managing a myriad of chronic health conditions.

Our Exercise Physiologists start by assessing the physical capabilities, goals and needs of each client. Holistic and individualised approaches follow, assisting clients to regain endurance, strength, control and mobility, after injury or surgery, or to more effectively manage specific concerns.

Programmes also incorporate tailored education regarding optimal body mechanics, ergonomics, safe manual handling, injury prevention and active self-management principles. They are designed to enable ongoing self-managed exercise regimes, although personalised, supportive coaching enhances patient motivation and consistency.

Clients referred after surgery are provided with individualised post-operative rehabilitation programmes, in consultation with their treating doctor, or based on up-to-date research evidence.

Thus our programmes assist with pain management and rehabilitation; provide tailored exercise regimes, and offer health coaching and self-management advice.

Our services include:

  • Chronic disease management - including chronic pain, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, arthritis, cancer recovery, and cardio-respiratory conditions,
  • Nutrition and weight loss
  • Personal training
  • Sports-specific conditioning
  • Exercise for older adults - including mobility enhancement, falls prevention and osteoarthritis
  • Exercise for mental health improvement - including conditions of anxiety or depression.
  • Exercise to assist medical treatment of heart disease, cancers and mental illness.

Please note while exercise programs have demonstrated improvements to many of the symptoms of the above, and improvements to quality of life, there is no evidence that it has the ability to cure these conditions. Thus, patients must continue to follow their doctor's advice.