We believe in holistic health and well-being, where the pursuit of wellbeing transcends traditional fitness norms. At the Conscious Health Clinic we offer physical health services which are balanced and sustainable, promoting a strong and healthy relationship with one's mind and body. In a fitness landscape often dominated by unattainable and unhealthy standards, Conscious Health Clinic stands out as a safe space of inclusivity and empathy. As a clinic we recognise the intricate connection between physical and mental health and we hold the view that exercise is a vehicle for empowerment, self-love, strength and restoration.
We offer Exercise Physiology and Trauma Informed Yoga services in a super supportive, non judgemental, 1:1 in clinic environment. No #fitspo, no mirrors, no loud music, no fasting, no judgement, no impossible body standards.
Meet Jacqui Tyler, a dedicated professional whose passion lies in guiding individuals on a journey to optimal health and wellbeing. With dual degrees in Exercise Physiology and Dietetics, Jacqui is a credentialed eating disorder clinician who believes movement should be life-enhancing and embraces a weight-neutral approach.
Why Exercise Physiology at the Conscious Health Clinic?
Our clinic room provides an excellent space for anyone wanting to explore movement away from a traditional gym setting. Our exercise physiology sessions take place in a private, one-on-one setting, free from the distraction of mirrors and loud music
We offer a boutique range of exercise physiology services, with a focus on the following areas:
Movement and Eating Disorders
Exercise to support Mental Health and Wellbeing
Dysfunctional exercise and improving relationships with movement
Home exercise plans requiring minimal or no equipment
About Exercise Physiology
Exercise physiology is the study of how the body responds and adapts to physical activity and exercise. It involves understanding the short and long term effects of various types of exercise on the body's structure and function. Exercise physiologists aim to enhance performance, prevent or manage chronic diseases, and improve overall health and well-being through the prescription of appropriate exercise interventions. The specifics of a session will be designed for your individual needs, health status, and goals. Working with an exercise physiologist can be particularly beneficial if you're looking to optimise your fitness, manage a chronic condition, or receive personalised guidance on exercise programming.
FAQ about Exercise Physiology
What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?
An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) is a university qualified allied health professional who has the knowledge, skills and competency to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise programs for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries of disabilities. An AEP will collaborate with individuals to enhance their well-being through exploring and engaging with life-enhancing movement, providing relevant health education, and also providing space for individual reflection on a person’s experience with exercise.
What will happen during my initial appointment?
During your initial appointment, the AEP will gather important information from you regarding your physical and mental health history, as well as taking time to clarify and understand your individual health and fitness goals. You will be asked about your previous experiences with physical activity, and discuss your current relationship with movement. Some physical assessments (i.e. blood pressure) and fitness assessments (strength, flexibility) may be conducted, but this will depend on your individual goals.
The AEP will then consider the information collected and discussed with you, to begin developing an appropriate education and movement plan specific to you.
Will I be weighed?
There are very few circumstances where taking your weight would be necessary, and our standard practice does not include taking a client’s weight.
The main things to consider when choosing what to wear to your appointment are comfort and ability to move freely. There is no need to wear fancy activewear (unless you want to!), just make sure you are able to move around with comfort.
We do ask that you wear enclosed footwear, and bring a towel and water bottle for health and safety reasons.
What should I wear to my appointment?
How does exercise physiology fit in with eating disorder recovery?
Dysfunctional exercise habits are a common symptom of an eating disorder, and if they persist, are associated with poorer treatment and recovery outcomes. Historically, the topic of physical activity in eating disorder recovery has been poorly addressed, with advice often not going much further than to simply stop or limit exercise.
An appropriately trained Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) is well equipped to help you to explore your relationship with exercise, and provide important education and guidance for engaging in movement during eating disorder treatment. They will work collaboratively with you and your existing treatment team, including your GP, psychologist and dietitian, staying within their scope of practice and utilising evidence-based guidelines.