Exercise Physiologist Jack Carter answers a few questions about his role at ACH Group.
Q: What is an Exercise Physiologist (EP)?
A: Exercise Physiologists have a broad knowledge of health conditions and how those affect the body during times of exercise. We have the skills to deliver safe interventions for people who have a range of medical conditions. This is not limited to musculoskeletal, but also includes cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory and neurological conditions.
Q: Tell us about your typical working day.
A: EPs are often the first point of contact for anyone new to ACH Group who wants to start exercising. I complete health assessments with people who may have come to us from a hospital rehabilitation program, community service such as their GP or have heard about us from a friend. I tailor exercise programs to suit their needs and support people to complete them on an individual basis or in a group. This can be at one of our ACH Group locations, or sometimes in their own home.
Q: Why is it important to see an EP?
A: We have a specialised knowledge of health conditions and exercise and we can ensure that you start a journey towards better health in a way that is best for you.
Q: What do you love about your job?
A: I love seeing people achieve their goals and get results (health, physical and emotional). I’m passionate about people being their best at any age and seeing someone make life-changing improvements in their health is amazing. I’ve seen people do things they thought they’d never get back to or had given up on. With the right exercise program, you can regain and even go past what you used to be able to do.
Jack is based at ACH Group’s Health Studio 50+ at Glenelg.