Clinical Exercise Physiology

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What is Clinical Exercise Physiology?

Clinical Exercise Physiology is a newly emerging field in New Zealand which takes a multi- disciplinary approach to your health.

It can be considered as a vital link between the ‘acute phase’ of illness or injury rehabilitation, and the longer term ‘maintenance phase’ of rehabilitation. Clinical Exercise Physiologists provide a much needed stepping stone to ease the transition into a healthier, stronger and more balanced lifestyle, developing new habits to prevent symptom recurrence or relapse.

How Clinical Exercise Physiologists can Help You

Clinical Exercise Physiologists are trained to deal with a wide variety of health conditions, ranging from cardiovascular disease to musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders, autoimmune disease, and more. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Heart attack or other cardiovascular conditions

  • Diabetes

  • Stroke

  • Cancer

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Osteoporosis

  • Arthritis

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Chronic kidney disease

  • Lower back pain

  • Anxiety / depression

  • Pre and post surgery rehab

  • Postural correction

The treatment approach typically involves a comprehensive health history and any necessary assessments in order to provide an exercise prescription which will be effective, specific to your personal needs, and safe. While the primary focus is around optimising health through exercise, our approach tends to assess lifestyle as a whole, ensuring that all the major foundations of good health are being addressed and monitored.

Clinical Exercise Physiologists often work within a network of other health care professionals to achieve the best possible results for you.

Correct – Relax – Strengthen - Maintain

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At Velca, we approach pain with a multi-step method that aims to correct, relax, strengthen and maintain the body – supporting good health and providing permanent solutions rather than temporary fixes. Through a mix of our services, you’ll find that the Velca Method is by far the most effective to ease suffering and inspire healthy living.

Chiropractic – Through chiropractic care, we aim to correct spinal dysfunction, bad posture and habits that lead to pain. The chiropractic services we offer are the first step to identifying problems, alleviating suffering and breaking free from pain.

Massage Therapy – Helping you to relax, loosen the muscles and find relief, massage therapy is our second step that improves circulation and works pain out of the body. Relaxing is a key part of eliminating pain while it paves the way to improve your overall health and well being.

Physiotherapy - Aims to restore function and independence in people who have a condition caused by physical, neurological or cardio-respiratory disorders. Through a combination of massage, exercise and mobilisation, physiotherapy can improve mobility, functional ability, and overall quality of life.

Clinical Exercise Physiology and Personal Training – Fortifying the body through personal fitness and better health, our fitness programs are tailored to you to help strengthen the body and prevent pain from returning. We want to enable you to break free from pain to live a healthier, more enjoyable life.

Visit the Velca Health Centre in Howick for a holistic approach to your well being. We don’t just offer chiropractic services, we work to better your life in every aspect by improving your health and preventing pain from returning. Break free from pain – call us today to find relief through chiropractic care, massage therapy, physiotherapy, personal training, and a positive focus on fitness and health.


If you are unsure about which of our services is best suited to help you get better, please ask us about our complimentary no charge check ups.