Exercise Physiology

“If exercise could be purchased in a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation.” – Robert H. Butler

In order to prevent disease and maintain good health, our bodies need to move!

Compared to our ancestors, our modern lifestyles have radically reduced the amount of physical activity required to maintain our lives (due to the invention of cars, TV’s, etc.). Inadequate physical activity is shown to be a crucial factor leading to the development of many diseases. As a result, our nation faces growing health problems including a variety of chronic diseases and health complications such as: obesity, heart problems, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, depression and anxiety, arthritis and osteoporosis.

The good news is that regular exercise performed at a moderate intensity and duration, significantly reduces the chance of developing chronic health disease and greatly improves quality of life.


Conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, mental health problems, cancer, arthritis, pulmonary disease, plus many more, can all benefit under the support of an Exercise Physiologist. Other benefits may include:

✓ Assistance in positive lifestyle change
✓ Improvement in your heart health
✓ Control of diabetes
✓ Rehabilitation after a cardiac event
✓ Improvement in recovery post cancer treatment
✓ Injury rehabilitation

An Exercise Physiologist can also provide training in safe manual handling, lifestyle education to enable people to manage health conditions, musculoskeletal assessments plus more.

We accept referrals from GP’s for Veterans & Medicare eligible programs under the Chronic Disease Management Program.

Health Fund benefits are also available, dependent on your level of Extras cover.

Physiotherapy at Embrace Life

view team