About Our EP
AEP, AES, ESSAM
What is Exercise Physiology?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are allied health professionals with the highest level of training for prescribing exercise to individuals. AEPs hold, at a minimum, a 4-year bachelor degree that meets the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Level 7 requirements. This equips AEPs with the knowledge, skills and competencies to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for people who have acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries and disabilities. These interventions include health and physical activity education, advice and support, and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.
AEPs work in a number of environments, including but not limited to:
Public and private hospitals settings
Primary, secondary and tertiary health care
Within private and multidisciplinary clinics
Workplace health and rehabilitation
Ageing and aged care
Fitness centres, gymnasiums, business
Welcome to Body Science EP!
My passion for this industry first started as a teenager when I was an Australian Representative for Figure Skating. Through my experiences with training and competition, I became infatuated with how the body moves.
Due to a combination of a variety of factors,
I was later struck down with a serious back injury in 2009, resulting in a complete inter-vertebral disc replacement in 2014. My experience of dealing with the injury, surgical procedure, and the recovery led to an even greater passion of wanting to help people in similar situations.
In 2016, I went on to have a hip arthroscopy, and my emotional and physical roller-coaster started over again.
As well as physical injuries, I have had first hand experience with Depression and Anxiety.
I have watched mental health issues challenge myself and many others, and have experienced Exercise play such a vital role in the management and rebuilding of a person - both physically and mentally.
Having completed my Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation, I am humbled to be in a position to be able help others both prevent and manage injuries and mental health conditions.
I have found it particularly rewarding working with ex-emergency services personnel. This work has allowed me to watch my clients blossom, develop self confidence, achieve, be able to better manage their moods and anger, have accountability and purpose, and feel more focussed in other areas of their lives
So no matter your physical, or psychological condition, let exercise be your medicine!