Conditions that can benefit from Exercise Physiology:

  • Developmental disorders – such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD

  • Neuromuscular conditions – such as Muscular Dystrophies and Cerebral Palsy

  • Respiratory conditions – such as Asthma and Cystic Fibrosis

  • Obesity

  • Diabetes

  • Epilepsy

  • Developmental Coordination Disorder

  • Developmental delays

  • Learning disorder or intellectual disability

  • Genetic conditions – such as Down Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Prader-Willi Syndrome

  • Heart Conditions such as High Blood Pressure, Congenital Heart Disease

  • Childhood cancers

  • Juvenile Arthritis

  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta

  • Mental Health such as anxiety, depression, body image

  • Physical Disabilities

  • Recovering from illness such as Glandular Fever

  • Reduced muscle tone

  • Acquired Brain Injuries


This list is not exhaustive; if a condition, or concern, is not listed here, speak to an AEP to discuss with them how tailored exercise may be beneficial.

Interested in learning more about the condition-specific role of Exercise Physiology?
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Check out some Exercise Physiology 'kid success stories' from Exercise Right, an initiative of Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)