Keith

Keith-Individual-ST-MARYS-39Keith Whitcher, Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Keith is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and has been employed with AEP since May 2011. Prior to this he completed clinical training as an Exercise Therapist where he gained experience assisting patients with multiple chronic diseases and co-morbidities in both a gym and hydrotherapy environment.

Keith is the co-manager of the Noarlunga clinic and regularly consults with new patients to educate them on the importance of regular structured activity and the impact this has on improving one’s health. He has broad experience working with patients who have multiple co-morbidities, establishing tailored exercise plans that can be developed for use at home or in a clinical setting.

Keith has a special interest in workplace rehabilitation, aboriginal health, pre and post bariatric surgery consultations and sports specific testing and prescription for athletes.
Qualifications: ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), Bach. App. Science (Human Movement & Health Studies), Current Senior First Aid & CPR.

 

I have been working in the health and fitness industry since 2005 where I starting working as a Personal Trainer and Exercise Therapist, delivering gym based and hydrotherapy rehabilitation programs.

I commenced working with AEP Health Group in 2011 where I have experience in prescribing and delivering exercise for management of chronic conditions including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis, weight management and exercise interventions for positive mental health and PTSD management.

In recent years I have developed further experience and specialising in implementation of workplace injury management programs, aboriginal health exercise programs and fitness testing and prescription for athletes in a range of sports including cycling, running, swimming and triathlon.

The focus of my exercise prescription is to empower individuals to make sustainable lifestyle changes through implementing gradually progressive exercise routines and ensuring that exercise programs are specific to individual needs.

Personally, I enjoy staying active through participation in triathlon including membership to the Meteors Triathlon Club, completing local races and Ironman Triathlon races interstate including Port Macquarie and Busselton. I also enjoy participating in local cycling and running events, including completing the Adelaide Marathon 5 times. I enjoy spending time with my wife and young family, having coffee with friends and playing the occasional round of golf.