Our OCV Accredited Exercise Physiologist...

Lachlan Terry AEP

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What is an accredited exercise physiologist (AEP)?

An AEP is an allied health professional who specialises in prescribing exercise to help treat, prevent and manage various acute and chronic conditions.

AEP's are university qualified health professionals who undergo continuing education to provide the highest quality service to their patients under the guidelines of their governing body – Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

There is a growing body of evidence that suggests exercise prescription should be part of every treatment plan when providing best practice services to patients suffering from all cancer states.


The benefits of structures exercise include:

  • Diminished fatigue
  • Increased Strength
  • Improved quality of life throughout treatment
  • Reductions in depression and other mental states
  • Faster post-operative recovery
  • Improved survivorship rates
    vs non-exercise groups



Lachlan is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Exercise Scientist who specialises in prescribing exercise for cancer patients. 

Lachlan completed his degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) before moving into private practice, prescribing exercise for a variety of conditions including:

  • Post-Operative Rehabilitation
  • Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
  • Metabolic Disease Management
  • Weight Management
  • Muscle Wastage
  • Fatigue Management

Lachlan has vast experience in prescribing programs across a number of exercise modalities to individualise exercise prescription to a patients needs utilising home-based programs, hydrotherapy-based programs, gym-based programs, group exercise programs and many more.

Exercise prescriptions for cancer patients needs to be highly individualised as no experience is ever the same between cancer patients. The knowledge, versatility and quality Lachlan brings to Oncology Clinics Victoria make him a valued member of our team and an essential component in providing the highest quality service to our patients.

How can an Exercise Physiologist help you?

In relation to cancer treatment, exercise prescription needs to be highly individualised. Exercise prescription is based on a patient’s medical history, exercise and physical activity history, treatment plan and severity of condition. Some of the benefits of exercise prescription include:

  • Improve Energy/Fatigue Reduction
  • Improved Range of Motion/Function
  • Weight Maintenance
  • Maintenance of Muscle Mass
  • Improved Hormonal Regulation
  • Regulation of Bone Density

Exercise prescription is provided by our Accredited Exercise Physiologist and can encompass a number of treatment methods such as home-based exercise, gym-based exercise, hydrotherapy and many more. The methods are based on your physical needs.

Once a physical assessment has been conducted, our Exercise Physiologist will devise a number of programs to best maintain your health during treatment, minimise the side-effects of your cancer treatment and maximise your rehabilitation and survivorship chances post treatment.

Catalyst: Exercise and Cancer

Season 17, Episode 14.

Catalyst looks into how targeted exercise can help fight cancer and meets a group of cancer patients that is experiencing extraordinary benefits from prescribed targeted exercise programs.