Exercise Physiology including movement screening, musco- skeletal rehab and return to work rehab
Pilates, postural training and core strengthening
Exercise for Management of chronic conditions including cancer, diabetes, cardiac rehab, asthma
Accredited Exercise Physiologist/ Exercise Scientist (ESSA)
M.A. Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation)
B.A. Human Movement
Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction
Life Now Exercise for Management of Cancer practitioner
Cert 111, Cert IV Master Personal Trainer
With a Masters degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology and as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, I specialise in exercise prescription for clients of all ages and fitness levels including those with chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, overweight/obesity, arthritis, osteoporosis, mental illness, back pain, musco- skeletal conditions and postural issues.
The concept of exercise as medicine forms the cornerstone of my exercise physiology practice as it is overwhelmingly proven through scientific research that consistent exercise is essential to preventing and in assisting in the treatment of most chronic health conditions and essential for continued wellbeing. My mission is to achieve positive health outcomes through safe, scientifically based, and professionally monitored exercise programs.
Mob. 0414 262 124
What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are university qualified allied health professionals equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities. Pathology domains covered by the services of AEPs include cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, musculoskeletal, cancers, kidney, respiratory / pulmonary and mental health, and any other conditions for which there is evidence that exercise can improve the client’s clinical status.
'I have been a client of Nicki McMahon for ten years. I first presented to her with classic sedentary lifestyle issues of chronic restricted range of movement, stiff body, tight muscles and poor aerobic capacity. To address these issues Nicki designed and carefully supervised me in a Pilates programme tailored to my needs, varying it as my body developed and muscles began to loosen and strengthen.
Over this ten year period various acute medical situations arose such as hernia repair, fractured acetabulum from a ski accident, and radiation treatment for prostate cancer. In all these situations Nicki has helped me manage my condition with exercise programmes targeted at supporting my damaged body. She listened intently to my needs, supported me with knowledge and care, and monitored my body development. The outcome of Nicki’s skill and diligence is that my body now moves with ease, it is flexible, and I have a strong core and upright stance. A body transformed by Nicki’s carefully designed programmes and empathic supervision.'
'Wonderful Pilates class! Friendly, fun, welcoming. Thanks Nicki'