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Exercise Physiology

How can an Exercise Physiologist help you?

An Exercise physiologist is a medical professional who is an expert in how the human body responds to physical activity and how they adapt to that physical activity over time.

An Exercise Physiologist has the ability to treat and help manage chronic conditions and injury. Below are just some of the reasons to see Ben!

Our Exercise Physiologist

Ben Hibberd

Do you have Type 2 Diabetes?

An Exercise Physiologists can help reduce your blood sugar levels, assist in maintaining a healthy body weight and make your muscles stronger to help you complete activities of daily living.

Have you been told you have Osteoporosis?

Exercise Physiologists help management the progression of osteoporosis by using the following:

Strength-training exercises that help strengthen the bones themselves and the muscles surrounding them
Balance exercises
Body awareness training
Aerobic physical activity

Osteoporosis often has no symptoms until it is too late and you have a fracture.

Are you worried about your balance or have a fear of falling? Our Exercise Physiologist Ben is here to help!

The role of our Exercise Physiologist Ben is to help you feel safer on your feet, reduce fear of falling, increase your walking speed and improve your overall quality of life.

 

Services offered by our Exercise Physiologist

  • One-on-one studio exercise
  • Exercise for the elderly
  • Time-to-Move group exercises (general fitness, weightloss)
  • Type 2 Diabetes group (group exercise)
  • Balance retraining
  • Weight management for adults & children

Who needs to practice their balance?

Everyone! Did you know that your balance starts to decline after the age of 30?
Improving your balance can help you with your walking, getting dressed in the morning and even going up and down stairs.

Do you have Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 Diabetes is a condition in which the levels of sugar are too high in the bloodstream and cannot make their way into the cells of the body due to a resistance against a hormone called insulin. This prolonged level of high blood sugar levels can result in potentially serious complications if left untreated.

Are you unsure on how to best manage your blood sugar levels?

An Exercise Physiologists role in Type 2 Diabetes is to make your body more sensitive to insulin and therefore decrease your blood sugar levels by using exercise. An Exercise Physiologist will assist by doing the following:

Tailoring an exercise program to you
Assist in maintaining a healthy weight range
Increase the ability of your muscles to use blood sugar

An Exercise Physiologists role in Type 2 Diabetes is to make your body more sensitive to insulin and therefore decrease your blood sugar levels by using exercise. An Exercise Physiologist will assist by doing the following:

  • Tailoring an exercise program to you
  • Assist in maintaining a healthy weight range
  • Increase the ability of your muscles to use blood sugar

What will be doing when I see an Exercise Physiologist?

Our Exercise Physiologist Ben can help manage your Type 2 Diabetes by using a combination of aerobic exercise, think walking, and strength exercises to make you stronger. After going through an initial consultation where Ben will assess your current fitness levels, he will work with you get your blood sugar levels under control. This can be done via 1 on 1 exercise or in our Time To Move Group exercise class.