Current evidence supports physical activity and exercise as an integral treatment for both primary and secondary prevention and the treatment of chronic disease. Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) play an important, irreplaceable role as physical activity and exercise specialists within healthcare.
An AEP can provide local services for:
- patients at high-risk of developing or currently with chronic disease;
- patients at risk of developing, or currently with existing injury, that require rehabilitation to improve physical function; and
- patients in need of lifestyle change through risk factor modification, at all levels of readiness to behavioural change.