Ms Cassie Hovey

Cassie is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA) who graduated from an initial Undergraduate Degree in Exercise & Sport Science and later a Graduate Diploma of Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2015, at Federation University in Ballarat.

As an Exercise Physiologist, Cassie’s goal is to educate the community to improve or maintain health through the implementation or adherence of an exercise routine.

What are some example conditions an Exercise Physiologist may assess?

  • Diabetes
  • Overweight/ obesity
  • Arthritis conditions
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Chronic fatigue syndromes
  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Parkinson’s disease

+ many more.

In Cassie’s spare time she plays Netball in the Ballarat Football & Netball League, enjoys going to the gym, finding local hiking tracks and spending time at the beach in summer!

An exercise physiologist is an Allied Health professional who specialises in the benefits of exercise to help patients get fitter for all around good health, or to treat patients with a medical condition through exercise.

They are much more than an ordinary personal trainer at the gym.  Exercise physiologists study at university and have a wide range of knowledge about the human body and the benefit that exercise has on it, both mentally and physically.

Exercise physiologists are knowledgeable about the effects that exercise has on the musculoskeletal system, as well as on the cardiovascular and endocrine systems.  They can prescribe a course of exercises for either fitness or rehabilitation. Pilates may be recommended, also home based or gym based exercise routines.  They can also advise on behavioural modification programs.  Exercise physiologists can treat medical conditions such as obesity, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, depression, asthma and cardiovascular diseases, as well as many other conditions.