What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP)?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists are university qualified allied health professionals equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities.
Where does an AEP work?
AEPs work in a number of environments including, but not limed to hospitals, private clinics, fitness centres, gyms and in the community visiting clients at their home, school or public area.
How can an AEP support someone with an Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Many people with autism have difficulties with movement processing, low muscle tone and low motor ability (ability to perform movement skills). In a population that already faces barriers to participation in physical activity such as language and communication skills and challenges with self-regulation, inactivity is very common and poses significant risk to long-term health and well-being.
An Accredited Exercise Physiologist can support people with autism by:
– Using exercise as a means of sensory and emotional regulation
– Increasing their strength and muscle tone
– Improving motor planning and movement skills
– Providing a safe and understanding space to practice movement skills
– Increasing movement confidence and enjoyment in physical activity
– Providing safe and inclusive opportunities to participate in exercise
What area do you service?
I offer home and community visits in the Perth metro area, as well as Telehealth options for those further away!
Do you do school visits?
At this stage, I do not operate on school grounds.