Bendigo Exercise Physiology Clinic

What is an AEP?

What is an AEP?

An Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP’s) specialise in the prescription and delivery of exercises for those at risk of, or living with chronic disease, injury and illness’

AEP’s services include;

  • Assessment of health status and physical activity history
  • Discuss patient’s exercise and health goals to remove barriers against lifestyle modifications
  • Explain exercise benefits and therapies to improve QOL and patient conditions
  • Development and implement exercise programs for clinical and home-based programs
  • Ongoing assesments to track patient progress, monitor adherence and exercise effectiveness
  • Written reports and correspondence with referring GP’s, practice nurses and other allied health professionals; detailing specific patient exercise plans and progress.

Who should see and AEP?

AEP’s treat and manage a broad range of common health conditions and preventable diseases such as;

  • Cardiovascular and Cardiorespiratory Diseases
  • Obesity
  • Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder
  • Asthma and Bronchitis
  • Musculoskeletal conditions including orthopaedic rehabilitation
  • Cancers
  • Depression, Anxiety and PTSD
  • Falls and Balance risks
  • Reduced mobility and physical restrictions
  • Reduced motivation and adherence to individual exercise regimes

Exercise Physiologist VS Physiotherapist

Both Allied Health Professionals (AHP’s) have completed tertiary education for 4 years.

Both AHP’s are governed and accredited by a professional body to monitor ongoing professional development and continuing education

AHP’s are recognised by Medicare, DVA, NDIS, TAC and WorkSafe


Exercise Physiologist




Prescribe exercise to treat chronic conditions

Use manual therapies

Improve mobility and flexibility through stretching modalities

Use joint mobilisation and manipulation to reduce stiffness

Exercise and lifestyle modifications to treat chronic disease and illness

Dry needling and soft-tissue mobilistation

Education and health advise to support lifestyle changes

Assist with using gait aids

Both have a role in helping to maintain health, wellness and quality of life


What is an AEP?