Dale Wheare

Accredited Excercise Physiologist

Dale completed his bachelor’s degree in applied science (Human Movement and Health Studies) in 2009 (UniSA) and completed a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Science in 2011 (UniSA).

Dale has worked in a variety of different environments in his 8+ years of clinical practice including private practice specialising in metabolic conditions (obesity and diabetes), as well as high end training focusing on strength and conditioning.

Currently Dale works as our Exercise Physiologist at Mani Physiotherapy working with our clients to achieve their later stage rehabilitation or health goals, often after they have seen our physiotherapists. Dale also manages most of our hydrotherapy programs.

Dale has a special interest in the management of chronic musculoskeletal conditions and pain management. Dale uses a biopsychosocial model for the management of chronic pain and believes in treating the individual in a holistic way.

Dale also has a strong interest in team sports. Heis a current player within the South Australian Amateur Soccer league and enjoys helping amateur athletes get the most out of themselves, whilst also preventing injuries through injury-prevention exercise plans.

Exercise Physiologist
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP) specialise in clinical exercise interventions for persons at high-risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries.

Intervention aims to prevent or manage chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness.

Clinical Rehab
Exercise Physiology can help clients manage many chronic and complex conditions including

Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes
Musculoskeletal injuries
Cardiovascular disease
Metabolic conditions
Obesity
Arthritis and osteoporosis
Different forms of cancer
Depression and mental health conditions
Chronic respiratory disease and asthma
Neuromuscular disease
Women’s Health including PCOS and pre/post-natal And many more…

Workplace Rehab (RTWSA) and Motor Vehicle Accidents
Our Exercise Physiologist works in both the Return to Work SA and Motor Vehicle Accident insurance schemes.

Using expertise in physical functioning, the goal of our programs is always to promote a prompt return to client’s employment or normal activities of daily living.

The Exercise Physiologist will start with a thorough assessment looking at a person’s functional capacity and current limitations.

Following this an individualised exercise program will be developed and the Exercise Physiologist will work closely with the client to ensure safe and effective treatment, whilst empowering the client with education and confidence to eventually self-manage. Exercise prescription is very functional, utilising equipment and movements to mimic client’s normal work duties and demands.

The Exercise Physiologist will also work closely with your treating doctors, other allied health professionals and insurance claims manager.

Sports Rehab
Our Exercise Physiologist uses current best practice and up-to-date treatment approaches for optimal injury prevention programs and return to sport following injuries.

Injury prevention programs are used to reduce the chances of an athlete sustaining an injury and should be utilised by everybody competing in sports, from amateur to a professional level.

If a player does sustain an injury or requires surgery the correct rehabilitation following is crucial. The Exercise Physiologist will use an individualised and graded approach to ensure the player is fit and ready to perform at their best, whilst reducing the chances of further injury.

Personal training
Do you want to exercise to achieve some personal goals for your health and wellbeing but need a little help? Are you put off by large commercial gyms? Do you find it hard to find the motivation to exercise regularly? Do you have some health issues that need to be considered when exercising?

Then Personal Training with our Exercise Physiologist may be just the thing for you!

Our Exercise Physiologist offers personal training sessions with anyone looking to improve their health and fitness

An initial assessment will be conducted first to discuss your health history and goals
Sessions are individualised to your goals and requirements
Sessions can be 1:1 or run in a small group of 2-3
We can run your session in our clinic or nearby at our local parklands