Esme Soan - Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Esme Soan – Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) with Pear Exercise Physiology: Pregnancy & Women’s Health
Exercise physiologists study the effect of exercise on the body, and the mechanisms by which exercise can reduce or reverse disease, support optimal health, and aid in recovery from injury or surgery.
We believe exercise is medicine, and prescribe exercise to treat, or prevent health conditions and injuries in the same way a doctor might prescribe medication.
At Pear Exercise Physiology, we are Women's Health specialists, and our Exercise Physiologists have a great understanding of changes in your body brought on by pregnancy, birth, menopause, injury and surgery.
Our appointments include exercise delivery, education and support to help you both within the gym and at home.
Since graduating with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology from QUT, Esme has had a passion for Women’s Health – from pregnancy and postnatal health, to pelvic floor dysfunction and conditions like PCOS & endometriosis.
Esme has used her knowledge base from a short stint in maternal health research to begin work as a clinician specializing in Women’s Health at Pear Exercise Physiology: Pregnancy & Women’s Health, and is also Women’s Health Expert with Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA).
ABOUT EXERCISE AND ENDO
As an exercise physiologist, I believe that exercise is medicine! I use it to help manage many elements for patients living with endometriosis.
1. PAIN RELIEF
Although it may feel like the last thing you feel like doing – exercise helps manage pain. When your brain responds to pain, it causes muscles to contract and become tight. If we help release and move through these muscles, we can help relieve back & pelvic muscle pain. Exercise also helps you to better manage pain flares, and also releases those sweet sweet endorphins!
Exercise and rehabilitation is often recommended to endometriosis patients - especially after surgery (I have helped ladies recovery post laparoscopy and hysterectomy). It is a super important step as it can increase blood flow (aiding healing time), help break up scar tissue and be used as a pain relief!
3. ESTROGEN & HORMONES
Exercise also (importantly for endo) lowers estrogen. Formation of endometrial tissue is fuelled by estrogen, and exercise helps to balance these hormones, along with insulin (a hormone that responds to blood sugars) and cortisol (stress hormone, also released when in pain).
Pear Exercise Physiology: Pregnancy & Women's Health
Westfield Chermside, Cnr of Gympie & Hamilton Road, Chermside, 4032
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