Exercise Physiology

Enhance your workouts, improve body composition, prevent injuries, and prevent or manage chronic conditions with safe and effective exercise interventions.

Engaging in regular exercise, including both resistance training and aerobic activities, is essential for preventative healthcare and managing chronic conditions like heart disease and osteoporosis. 

Research shows that strength training can reduce the risk of all-cause mortality by up to 27%, and maintaining cardiovascular fitness can decrease the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 80%, 90% and 33% respectively.  

At Oracle Healthcare’s state-of-the-art facility in St. Leonard’s, our expert exercise physiologists create personalised exercise programs that not only enhance body function, strength, and performance, but also play a critical role in preventing chronic diseases and extending your life expectancy.  

Move Well, Live Better

Have you tried different exercise programs but struggled to find the right fit for your body and lifestyle? At Oracle Healthcare, we empower you to take control of your fitness journey through education and personalised support. Our exercise physiologists use evidence-based practices to assess your current fitness level, understand your health history, and work with you to create an exercise plan that supports your overall well-being. We’ll equip you with the tools and knowledge to make positive changes to your movement and lifestyle, promoting long-term health and vitality.

Areas of Expertise:

Our Services

Initial assessment

The journey begins with a comprehensive evaluation of your medical and exercise history, some basic functional movement assessments, and a discussion about your goals. This assessment helps us understand your needs and design an individualised exercise plan for you.

Tailored exercise plans

Based on your assessment, your exercise physiologist will help you set realistic goals and design a personalised plan that aligns with both your assessment results and your objectives, to help you achieve your fitness goals safely and effectively.

Exercise performance testing

Whether you’re an athlete, weekend warrior or just love being active, we offer a range of tests to help you understand your current cardiovascular fitness and capacity including lung function testing (spirometry), stress ECG testing and VO2 max testing.

DEXA body composition scans

If you're aiming to improve your body composition, or just get a better understanding of how your body composition is impacting your overall health, a DEXA scan provides deeper insights beyond the scales, allowing you to accurately track changes in muscle and fat mass.

Education and empowerment

Your exercise physiologist will provide practical advice and resources to help you understand how exercise impacts your body and how to make informed choices for your health and wellness.

Ongoing support and monitoring

Our exercise physiologist offers continuous support and monitoring to track your progress and make adjustments to your plan as needed. Regular follow-ups ensure you stay on track and continue to improve.

Our Team

Amanda Burdett

Exercise Physiologist

Qualifications

  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) & Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES)
  • Certified Health Coach
  • Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Associate Fellow, Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators
  • AQF level 10 (PhD equivalence of professional experience), University of New South Wales
  • B Ex Phys (Bachelor of Exercise Physiology), University of New South Wales

Elevate Your Health and Fitness

Don’t settle for generic workout routines. Let Oracle Healthcare’s exercise physiologists help you create a personalised exercise plan that suits your unique needs and goals. Begin your journey towards a healthier, stronger you!

Sources:

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  2. D’Onofrio et al. 2023. Musculoskeletal exercise: Its role in promoting health and longevity. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. 77:25-36.
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  4. Shailendra et al. 2022. Resistance Training and Mortality Risk: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Am J Prev Med. 63(2):277-285.