Exercise physiology

An exercise physiologist is an Allied Health professional who specialises in the benefits of exercise to help patients from paediatrics to geriatrics get fitter for all round good health, or to treat patients with a medical condition through exercise.

They are much more than an ordinary personal trainer at the gym. Exercise physiologists study at university for a minimum four years and have a wide range of knowledge about the human body and the benefit that exercise has on it, both mentally and physically. Their prescribed programs may be home, gym or aquatic based.

Exercise Physiologists are eligible for Medicare and private health fund rebates. They can also assist with Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Accident, NDIS and Department of Veteran Affairs claims.

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Epril Nossant

Epril is dual accredited, working as both an Exercise Physiologist and Remedial Massage Therapist. Epril has been working as a Qualified Remedial Therapist since 2015 with a Diploma in Remedial Massage from Australian Institute of Massage. Epril was motivated to offer more than hands on treatment so she completed a Bachelor in Exercise Science and Rehabilitation to become a Clinical Exercise Physiologist. She finds both fields compliment each other to facilitate the best outcomes for her clients.

Epril has a particular passion for helping those with the following:

- Osteoarthritis

- Rheumatoid Arthritis

- Ankylosing Spondylitis

- Gout

- Osteoporosis

- Fibromyalgia

- Chronic Fatigue

Epril is very passionate about her fitness,  currently playing soccer for Balcatta FC. Epril previously played in the United States for 2.5 years as part of a soccer scholarship. She is also part of the WA Para Football support staff.

Sarah Duinjey

Sarah is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist holding a degree in both Exercise and Health Science and Exercise Rehabilitation, as well as a qualified Pilates Instructor with a Diploma in Pilates Instruction from Pilates Fitness Institute. Sarah integrates her knowledge of the Pilates method into her Exercise Physiology work to ensure the client receives a well-rounded, comprehensive exercise experience.

Sarah is a passionate dancer with 20+ years experience. She has completed all of her CSTD Theatrical and Tapping exams, achieving high results in her Theatrical Performance Shield (2013) and Gold Cross (2016) as well as completing RAD Ballet exams. Sarah has been able to work with many young dancers to help them grow and improve.

Sarah is very passionate about identifying and helping people of all ages to improve any muscle imbalances, strength deficits and flexibility issues to help them achieve their life goals.

Corrie Johnstone

Corrie Johnstone has been a Triathlon Australia Accredited Development Coach since 2013 and is currently completing her candidacy for the Performance Coach accreditation. Corrie additionally holds Certificates 3 & 4 in Fitness. She has extensive experience in coaching beginner to advanced athletes to multiple personal bests, age group podiums, and World Championship qualification in both Ironman and Ironman 70.3 distances.

A triathlete herself for 4 years, Corrie has personal experience racing various distances of triathlon and has completed eight 70.3 distance triathlons with a number of top 10 age group results, as well placing 3rd in the Overall Pursuit Sprint Series 25-29F in the 2014/2015 season. She is currently an A grade female cyclist in WA, placed 2nd in the State Open/Elite Road Race Championship in 2017, was 1st Female at the ATTA 2018 Hill Climb Championship and Overall Female Winner of the Goldfields Cyclassic 2018.

Shane Johnstone

Shane is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist with ten years experience holding a Masters degree in Occupational Rehabilitation and Workplace Injury Management along with a Bachelor of Science (Sport Science), Bachelor of Business (Sport Management), Certificate IV in Safety, Certificate IV Healthcare (Pre-Ambulance) and Certificate IV in Training, Assessment and Evaluation. Shane draws from his diverse previous work experiences as an Exercise Physiologist in a Rehabilitation Clinic, Vocational Rehabilitation, Researcher for Edith Cowan University, Strength & Conditioning coach for WAFL Football and State teams, Lifestyle Coordinator on remote mine sites, Health Consultant for corporate companies and the Content Developer of a Men’s eHealth Network to provide a holistic health approach for his clients.

Shane’s main area of service focus is musculoskeletal injuries under the WA Workers Compensation act.

Shane is also the CEO of Be Inspired Foundation an organisation that aims to improve the health of disadvantaged youth by helping them to engage with appropriate health professionals for diet advice, exercise guidance and adjustment counselling.

Shane is an endurance sport enthusiast, primarily trail running, but also enjoys cycling, swimming and paddling. Shane has trekked to Base Camp of Mt Everest, completed the Kokoda Trail and reached the summit of Mt Rinjani. Shane in April 2018 ran the 1005km Bibbulmun Track from Albany to Kalamunda and recorded the Fastest Known Time - 11 days 7 hours and 8 minutes.

Mitchell Craig

Mitch is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist holding degrees in both Sport and Exercise Science and Exercise Rehabilitation. Mitch has developed his passion and knowledge in exercise physiology throughout experience providing customised exercise treatment at various sports clubs, gyms, private therapy practices, corporate health companies, onsite and in rehabilitation centers.

Mitch has been dedicated to offering an individualised approach with his treatment, emphasising education to improve functional independence. Mitch shows a particular interest in exercise for improving adolescent mental health and as a conservative treatment modality for over 50’s.

Mitch commits to the “exercise is medicine” philosophy, competing in endurance running, motocross, mountain biking, and powerlifting. He has also completed various local and international trekking adventures taking him through North and South America, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, and indonesia.

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Sport Performance

Assisting those who aspire to excel in their chosen sport to be fitter, stronger and faster following personalised, preiodised and progressive plans that additionally incorporate injury prevention strategies.

Group Fitness

Under the guidance of an Exercise Physiologist it is a great way to stay motivated, meet new people trying to achieve similar goals and have some fun. There are options for all levels of fitness.

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Weight Management

Education to adopt active lifestyles, healthy dietary behaviours and set appropriate goals is a key focus to achieve long lasting weight loss results. Fad diets and unsustainable exercise behaviours can be detrimental to health and result in greater weight gain.

Musculoskeletal Injuries

Preventing and treating clients with musculoskeletal conditions such as neck and back pain. Techniques include addressing underlying problems, preventing strain and injury, and prescribing exercises and other interventions to promote mobility.

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Preventing or managing chronic orthopaedic conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and amputations. They also help patients prepare for or rehabilitate from orthopaedic surgery such as rotator cuff, meniscus and ACL repairs.

Cancer & Lymphoedema

Addresses a range of patient needs, including treating, managing or preventing fatigue, pain, muscle mass loss, fat mass increase, bone density loss, muscle and joint stiffness, and fitness deconditioning.

Cardiovascular & Cardiorespiratory

Prevents, rehabilitates and supports people living with, or at risk of diseases and injuries affecting the heart and lungs, such as heart disease or asthma. Additionally helping patients prepare for or recover from surgery, and prescribe exercises and other interventions to improve quality of life.

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Preventing the progression of pre-diabetes or manage Type 1, 2 and gestational diabetes. Treatment modalities include, lifestyle education, resistance and aerobic training to decrease fat mass, increase muscle mass and insulin sensitivity. Considerations such as ulcers, poor vision and amputations are taken into consideration. Group fitness options eligible for Medicare rebates are available.

Neurology & Motor Skill Development

Modifying lifestyle behaviours and adopting new techniques to cater for more permanent impairments. Addressing losses in muscle tone and mass, coordination and function, helping to improve quality of life and capacity to perform active daily living tasks and beyond.

Mental Health

Educating how exercise plays a significant role in keeping the mind healthy to prevent and manage mental health conditions. Our focus is to design flexible yet structured programs that motivate clients to achieve their goals giving the patient a sense of achievement and empowerment.

Arthritis & Osteoporosis

Preventing the progression of bone mineral density loss that rapidly increases later in life with strength and impact exercises, diet modifications and education. Furthermore preventing the risk of falls where weak bones are at risk of fractures that often lead to further complications.

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Chronic Pain

Managing or preventing pain and its impact on function in patients by giving patients guidance on how to progress their activity levels. Treatment modalities include progressive strengthening exercises, aerobic exercises for endorphin release, stretching and mobility to alleviate tension and education on fear avoidance behaviours.

Women & Men’s Health

Guiding clients how to engage their pelvic floor which is important for preventing incontinence. For women understanding suitable exercises and intensities pre, during and post pregnancy. For men understanding suitable exercises for pre, during and post prostate treatment / surgery, which can have many side effects treated very effectively with strength and aerobic training.

Occupational Health

Supporting the health and wellbeing of workers, reducing safety risks in the workplace, preventing and managing injuries and diseases, and supporting workers in returning to work. Options include: seminars, workshops, health promotion materials, health assessments, group fitness and consulting.

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