An Accredited EP is a university qualified allied health professional, who specialises in clinical exercise interventions for persons at high-risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries.

These interventions are provided by exercise delivery including health and physical activity education, advice and support and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.  

EPs are the most qualified health professional to prescribe exercise for people with chronic disease.

Exercise Rehabilitation

  • Effective treatment for muscle weakness and muscle imbalances
  • Movement retraining, motor control and postural correction
  • Pain management with activity
  • Functional restoration post injury or surgery
  • Reconditioning and restoring fitness
  • Back and joint pain
  • Address cardiovascular and metabolic conditioning impacting on musculoskeletal injuries

Chronic Disease Management

  • Cardio-respiratory disease or associated risk factors such as hypertension and heart disease;
  • Diabetes, metabolic syndrome, high cholesterol and obesity;
  • Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia;
  • Asthma and COPD

Strength and Conditioning

  • Sport specific conditioning program
  • Junior elite sport management: balancing performance enhancement with injury prevention
  • Work conditioning and functional restoration
  • Running gait training
  • Motor control and learning

Regular exercise at the correct intensity can:

  • Significantly improve overall health
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease by 40%
  • Lower the risk of stroke by 27%
  • Reduce the incidence of high blood pressure by almost 50%
  • Lower the risk of colon cancer by over 60%
  • Reduce Alzheimer’s disease by one-third
  • Decrease depression as effectively as medications or behavioural therapy

Ref: Exercise is Medicine (US) brochure 2009

Lifecare Croydon Sports Medicine is a partner with Active EP to provide this quality service and continuing professional development

Lifecare Croydon Sports Medicine is a partner with Active EP to provide this quality service and continuing professional development