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Exercise Physiology

North West Tasmania's Leading Physiotherapy Clinic

Specialists in Solving Musculoskeletal Injury and Pain with Physio, Exercise Physiology & Clinical Pilates

What is an Exercise Physiologist (EP)?

An accredited Exercise Physiologist (EP) is a university-qualified allied health professional who specialises in the assessment and prescription of exercise for healthy individuals as well as patients with chronic health conditions, injuries, and disabilities. Accredited EPs are registered to practice through the peak organisation body, Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA).

Exercise & Sports Science Australia

Both Exercise Physiologists at Coastal Physio are qualified as Pilates instructors and run group classes along with individual sessions.

The Value of Exercise Physiology 

Exercise Physiologists are well paced to provide the highest level of health-care to people with chronic disease at a favourable cost-benefit ratio. The report below details the value of Exercise Physiologists:

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Why a qualified Exercise Physiology (EP) provider rather than, say, a personal trainer?

  • They are university qualified.
  • They undertake strict annual accreditation requirements with ESSA.
  • They are eligible to register with Medicare, DVA, Worker’s Compensation and are recognised by most private health insurance companies.
  • Their scope of practice allows them to work with all people; those who have goals of simply improving their health, to those with, or at risk of developing, a chronic illness.

Why Should You See an EP?

Due to their qualifications, an EP has a wide knowledge base with respect to how the human body functions, what can go wrong (and how it can go wrong), and what the best solution to treat or manage that problem. Therefore, an EP can assist in the prevention and management of a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Mental health issues (i.e., depression, anxiety, stress)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic respiratory disease (i.e., asthma, COPD)

Why Should You See an EP?

EPs work in a variety of public, private, clinical, and non-clinical settings; these include:

  • Private physiotherapy or multi-disciplinary clinics
  • Public and private hospitals
  • Primary, secondary, and tertiary health care
  • Workplace health and rehabilitation
  • Fitness centres and gyms
  • Residential Aged-care facilities
  • Sporting environments

Simon, Jarrod and Lachie are experienced Exercise Physiologists, both of whom work out of our Burnie clinic, and can help with any problems that you may have.

For more information about how we can help you here at Coastal Physiotherapy, call our Burnie clinic on 64314586.

Living With a Disability - How Exercise Physiology Can Help:

At Coastal Physiotherapy, we are registered industry leaders in providing Exercise Physiology and Physiotherapy services for those living with a disability. 

Our Accredited Exercise Physiologists have extensive knowledge and training in providing life changing services for those living with a disability. Through personalised, client-centred exercise prescription based on individual goals, we assist people to manage their condition/(s) and build capacity for activities of daily living. Our EPs can assist people to live a healthier lifestyle, gain independence, obtain/maintain employment and participate within the community. 

We provide exercise for people with a wide variety of disabilities including: Cerebral Palsy; Spinal Cord Injuries; Multiple Sclerosis, and acquired brain injuries. Our Exercise Physiologists are registered with the NDIA and can provide services to anyone who qualifies under the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). For more information about NDIS services, visit


Below are some resources that show how Exercise Physiology can help a range of conditions:

Did you know that Exercise Physiologists are classified as primarily health care practitioners? This means you can make an appointment as a private patient without requiring a referral from a GP or specialist.  Book an assessment to activate your health