About EPR Clinic
EPR Clinic is a boutique exercise physiology and rehabilitation clinic. We are passionate about helping people rehabilitate from disease, injury or illness, and also helping those awaiting surgery maximize their fitness and strength, aiding a quicker and less complicated recovery.
Our service prides itself on tailoring exercise to each clients' goals and needs, and ensuring exercise is safe and effective! We are stringent on health screening and adequately assessing you prior to starting exercise, and will put a clear plan put in place for your rehabilitation journey to help you achieve your goals.
We are situated inside CREO gym Pukekohe and utilize their facilities for our one on one training.
Clinical Exercise Physiologists
Clinical exercise physiologists (CEPs) are allied health professionals. They are skilled in providing exercise rehabilitation programs for people with disease, injury, and illness, as well as pre-habilitation and prevention programs.
They specialize in health screening and counseling, clinical fitness and strength assessment, individualized exercise prescription, and are stringent on monitoring of clients for safety.
The CEP industry is new in NZ but is an emerging and essential industry, using exercise to enhance the rehabilitation of disease, injury, and illness. CEPNZ helps govern the quality of CEPs within NZ, those registered will have RCEP-CEPNZ alongside their name. Another governing body is the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) those registered with ACSM hold a minimum of a Masters degree and a minimum of 600 hours' experience, they will have RCEP-ACSM alongside their name.
The EPR Team
MSc, RCEP-ACSM, RCEP-CEPNZ
Chloe is the owner and founder of EPR Clinic. She has been a Clinical Exercise Physiologist for over 4 years and has helped develop and teach the Clinical Exercise Physiology program at the University of Auckland. She has over 10 years' experience in corporate health and wellbeing as an exercise physiologist and health coach performing health, medical and ergonomic checks, as well as health coaching and seminars. She has a wealth of experience using exercise as medicine to help rehabilitate and heal the body from injury, illness, chronic disease and conditions such as pregnancy and postural changes with sedentary lifestyles. With her recent qualification in human nutrition, she believes in long term, sustainable lifestyle changes using an individualised approach as no one body is the same!
In her previous life, Chloe was a competitive horse rider in eventing and still dabbles in horse riding, she also loves to cook and watch good films.
BSc, PGDipSci (CEP)
Rachel has a Bachelor of Science, a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology, and is currently working towards her master’s degree. She is trained in cardiac and lung function assessment, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, musculoskeletal assessment, and exercise prescription for chronic conditions.
Her special interests are cardiovascular disease, cancer, and fatigue.
Having personally lived with a chronic illness for 12 years, Rachel understands the importance of exercise. “My passion is helping people achieve their full potential within the bounds of their condition.”
Rachel enjoys bush walks, yoga, reading and spending time with friends and family. She used to be involved in competitive gymnastics, dancing, and netball.
BNurs, PGDip, PhD
Rita, originally from China, holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Because of her passion for seniors and promoting their good health, she recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Auckland. “It gives me great fulfillment to see more senior aged people improving their independence and quality of life through exercise programs.”
Rita heads up group classes with seniors, specializing in strength and balance and also works one-on-one helping create exercises for people with different mobility levels.
She has also recently completed the training to become an instructor in Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Arthritis Falls Prevention and Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis. “I’m very excited and looking forward to helping more people live longer and stronger.”