Exercise Physiology Services: Your Path to Wellness

What is Exercise Physiology and How Can it Benefit You?

Exercise Physiology is an evidence-based practice that focuses on the study of how the body responds and adapts to physical activity. At Core Healthcare, we offer comprehensive Exercise Physiology services at our convenient Brisbane, Beenleigh and Gold Coast locations. Our highly skilled Exercise Physiologists are dedicated to helping you achieve your health and fitness goals through tailored exercise programs. 

When it comes to Exercise Physiology, there truly is something for everyone. Whether you’re aiming to improve your balance and prevent falls, strengthen your bones to prevent osteoporosis symptoms, recovering from an injury and are struggling with deconditioning and weakness, or you simply want to improve your overall fitness, our Exercise Physiology services will benefit you. 

Specific benefits of Exercise Physiology include:

  • Injury Management and Prevention: All our exercise physiologists work in close collaboration with our physiotherapy and rehabilitation team. To develop individualised programs tailored around your specific injury requirements and targeted towards your return to work and activities of daily living goals. 
  • Weight Loss and Improved Health and Fitness: Get assistance in weight loss, improve health, and enhance fitness through aerobic exercise, resistance training, and lifestyle modifications.
  • Bone Strengthening (Osteopenia / Osteoporosis): Focus on bone strengthening through weight-bearing exercises, resistance training, and balance exercises to improve bone density and reduce fracture risk.
  • Diabetes Management: Engage in aerobic exercise and resistance training to regulate blood sugar, improve insulin sensitivity, and enhance overall diabetes management.
  • Balance and Proprioception: Improve balance, coordination and proprioception to enhance mobility and prevent falls, especially pertinent in older adults.
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure): Lower blood pressure, improve cardiovascular health, and reduce complications related to hypertension through carefully devised aerobic exercise, resistance training, and lifestyle modifications.
  • Back Pain / Core Strength Restoration: Get relief from back pain and restore core strength through programs focused on core stability, strengthening muscles supporting the spine, and improving function and quality of life.
  • Post-Cancer / Oncology Treatment Energy Recovery: Be supported through your post-cancer treatment to gradually increase exercise capacity, enhance energy levels, and support overall well-being.
  • Pre and Post-natal Fitness: Engage in safe and effective exercise programs for pregnancy and postpartum recovery, helping maintain fitness and promote healthy outcomes for both mother and baby.

Exercise Physiology services at Core Healthcare extend beyond these specific benefits. We also offer a range of services to help you improve your sporting performance, achieve your fitness goals, and provide support for individuals with specific conditions such as NDIS participants.

Meet Our Expert Exercise Physiologists

Our team of Exercise Physiologists have extensive knowledge and experience in exercise program design, rehabilitation, and health improvement. We’ve completed rigorous education and training, and hold relevant qualifications and certifications. 

We are well-versed in the latest research and best practices in exercise physiology, ensuring that you receive evidence-based interventions tailored to your individual needs. Our dedicated Exercise Physiologists are:

  • Joel McPhee
  • Jon O’Dwyer
  • Callum Gall
  • Levin Poropat
  • Natalie Lever

When you choose Core Healthcare, you can trust that you’re in the hands of professionals who are passionate about helping you achieve your goals and improving your overall health and well-being.

Exercise Physiology Services in Gold Coast, Beenleigh and Brisbane

You can receive our Exercise Physiology services at multiple convenient locations. We have exercise centres at our Brisbane, Beenleigh and Gold Coast “Hub” locations, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to provide comprehensive exercise programs that meet your goals.

We also understand that convenience is important, which is why we offer the flexibility of accessing gym-based programs at our own facilities or at external gyms located near your home or workplace. This ensures that you can continue your exercise program seamlessly, no matter where you are.

If you’re seeking an Exercise Physiologist in Brisbane, Beenleigh or on the Gold Coast, you can find them at our clinic locations:

Tailored Exercise Programs for Your Specific Needs

At Core Healthcare, we believe in the power of personalised exercise programs. We understand that each person is unique, with different goals, abilities, and limitations. That’s why our Exercise Physiologists take the time to thoroughly assess your individual needs and develop a tailored exercise program that addresses them comprehensively.

Your exercise program will be designed based on a detailed understanding of your medical history, current health status, fitness level, and specific goals. Our Exercise Physiologists will work closely with you to ensure that the program is achievable, safe, and enjoyable. As you progress, your program will be regularly monitored and adjusted to continue challenging you and promoting further improvement.

Our integrated programs typically start with low-impact exercises such as hydrotherapy and mat-based exercises, gradually building fitness and strength. As you progress, your program may evolve to include Clinical Pilates and gym-based rehabilitation, depending on your specific goals and needs.

The Role of Exercise Physiology in Injury Rehabilitation

Exercise Physiology plays a crucial role in injury rehabilitation, working in collaboration with physiotherapy to ensure a comprehensive recovery process. Our Exercise Physiologists are trained to understand the complexities of different injuries and the unique exercise needs of individuals during rehabilitation.

When you work with our Exercise Physiologists, they will carefully design an exercise program that facilitates healing, restores function, and minimises the risk of re-injury. By combining their expertise in exercise physiology with physiotherapy principles, they will guide you through a targeted and progressive rehabilitation program that can lead to a faster and more complete recovery.

Enhance Performance with Sports-Specific Exercise Programs

If you’re an athlete looking to enhance your sports performance, Core Healthcare can provide you with the support you need to excel. Our Exercise Physiologists have experience working with athletes from a variety of sports and can create a sports-specific exercise program tailored to your unique requirements.

Whether you’re a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or just starting out in your chosen sport, our Exercise Physiologists will help you improve your performance, prevent injuries, and achieve your athletic goals. They’ll develop a program that focuses on strength, power, agility, endurance, and sport-specific skills to maximise your potential.

As an athlete, you can expect Exercise Physiology programs that:

  • Assess your movement patterns
  • Analyse your sporting and movement techniques
  • Assess your biomechanics
  • Identify areas for improvement
  • Devise structured, goal-oriented, and targeted exercises
  • Support you through lifting, load, and squat technique to name a few
  • Optimise your form
  • Maximise the effectiveness of your training

Sports-specific programs are particularly helpful during pre-season training and in injury rehabilitation. You can find trusted and experienced Exercise Physiologists on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane to suit your needs.

Exercise Physiology for Chronic Disease Management

Exercise Physiology has been proven to be highly effective in managing and improving various chronic diseases. At Core Healthcare, our Exercise Physiologists are trained to work with individuals with chronic conditions, providing them with tailored exercise programs to help manage their conditions and improve their quality of life.

Whether you have diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory conditions, musculoskeletal disorders, or other chronic conditions, exercise can play a significant role in managing symptoms and improving overall health. Our Exercise Physiologists will collaborate with your healthcare team to develop an exercise program that complements your existing treatment plan and addresses your specific needs.

Through carefully selected exercises, our Exercise Physiologists can help improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility, balance, and functional capacity. They will also educate and empower you to take an active role in your own health, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to continue exercising safely and effectively on your own.

Exercise Physiology vs. Personal Training: Understanding the Differences

Exercise Physiology and personal training are two distinct professions, each with its own unique focus and expertise. It’s important to understand the differences between the two to make an informed decision about which service best suits your needs.

While personal training typically focuses on improving fitness, strength, and endurance, Exercise Physiology encompasses a broader scope. Exercise Physiologists are specifically trained to work with individuals who have medical conditions, injuries, or other health concerns. They have a deep understanding of human physiology, biomechanics, and nutrition, allowing them to develop safe and effective exercise programs tailored to the unique needs of each individual.

The main differences between Exercise Physiology and personal training include:

  • Education and qualifications
  • Focus and expertise
  • Scope of practice

If you’re unsure whether you’re best suited to Exercise Physiology or personal training, feel free to get in touch with us for expert recommendations.

Benefits of Exercise Physiology for Mental Health and Well-being

Did you know that Exercise Physiology has a significant impact on mental health and overall well-being? Our team attests that the mental health benefits of an exercise program that best works for your circumstances are equal to the physical benefits.

Regular exercise has been proven to have numerous mental health benefits, including: 

  • Stress reduction
  • Anxiety management
  • Management of depression 
  • Mood improvement
  • Relaxation promotion
  • Boosted self-esteem

Our Exercise Physiologists can tailor exercise programs that specifically target the release of endorphins, the improvement of sleep quality, the reduction of stress hormones, and the enhancement of your overall mental well-being. It’s important to remember that Exercise Physiology doesn’t need to be approached only through a physical or sports-related need; if you’re seeking to improve your mental health and well-being, our programs can assist you.

Targeted, specific and focused exercise physiology for health improvement and injury recovery.


Multiple locations across Brisbane,Logan and the Gold Coast


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