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Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology

Caroline Robins

Caroline Robins

Our Exercise Physiologist Carol Robins is qualified to prescribe exercise programs that are tailored to an individuals needs depending on their health status, medical history and exercise tolerance. This can include prescribing home based walking, cardiovascular and respiratory fitness programs for conditions such as:

  • Obesity/Weight Management – High cholesterol – COPD/Asthma
  • High blood pressure – Type II diabetes – Depression/Anxiety

These programs can also include strengthening exercises to assist in toning and improving upper and lower limb strength, core stability as well as reducing waist and hip measurements.

Exercise-Physiology

Carol can also prescribe strength conditioning programs for individuals with conditions such as:

  • Osteoarthritis/Osteoporosis – Low back pain
  • Previous joint or muscular injuries – Falls prevention

These programs usually consist of performing light weight exercises or exercises where your body weight is used as the resistance.

Depending on your medical conditions or exercise needs Carol also runs our hydrotherapy classes (pool based exercise sessions) for those who may require, or prefer low impact/weight bearing exercise programs.

Carol also conducts an over 60’s exercise class 2 days per week (Monday and Wednesday’s) at 1pm. These classes consist of gentle warm up and stretching exercises followed by a circuit routine using exercise equipment such as hand weights, swiss balls and a treadmill. The class then finishes with Pilates based floor exercises.

What is an Exercise Physiologist?

An Exercise Physiologist is a university qualified allied health professional trained in the delivery of exercise programs and advice for a variety of health conditions ranging from chronic disease management, injury prevention, and workers compensation claims. All accredited Exercise Physiologists are registered with

Medicare, The Department of Veteran Affairs and most health funds to provide service to patients who are eligible.