Welcome - The ExerScience Clinic is now Medifit

Meet the team

All of our Clinical Exercise Physiologists at the clinic have attained post graduate qualifications in Clinical Exercise Physiology and are registered with CEPNZ.

All clinic staff also have current life support certifications. The clinic has strict health and safety protocols.

Clinical exercise physiology is well established in Australia, the US, Canada and South Africa but is only just emerging in NZ.

Recognising its potential here, a number of tertiary institutions have developed courses in Clinical Exercise Physiology to meet the growing trend for this as an alternative therapy after intervention which is not presently being answered.

CEPs complete a 2 year post-graduate degree which equips them to apply the science of exercise to improve health outcomes. CEPs learn how to accurately assess, interpret and monitor clinical signs, symptoms and measurements such as ECG, expired gas analysis, spirometry and hemodynamics to monitor fitness of patients across a wide range of medical conditions.

Based on that information, they can then prescribe appropriate and safe exercise programmes designed to reduce the risk of disease and to rehabilitate patients.

Our Team

Eleanor Nattrass

Clinic Manager, Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Qualifications: MSc (Hons), CEPNZ-RCEP, ACSM-RCEP

Special interest in: Women's Heart Health (SCAD/Takotsubo); Pregnancy; Mental Health

Aalia Desai

Assistant Clinic Manager, Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Qualifications: MSc, CEPNZ-RCEP, ACSM-RCEP

Special interest in: Women's Health

Jaimee Brown

Senior Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Qualifications: MSc, CEPNZ-RCEP

Special interest in: Metabolic Conditions including Kidney Disease and Bariatric Surgery

Ellie Rickman

Senior Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Qualifications: PhD (candidate), CEPNZ-RCEP

Special interest in: Heart Health including Coronary Artery Disease and Heart Failure; Cancers

Avyn Rowlands

Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Qualifications: MSc, CEPNZ-RCEP, ACSM-RCEP

Special interest in: Diabetes; Osteoporosis; Men’s Health

Sarah Peek

Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Qualifications: MSc, CEPNZ-RCEP, ACSM-RCEP

Special interest in: Immunological Conditions; Neurological Conditions; Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

Michael McIlvride

Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Qualifications: MSc, CEPNZ-RCEP, ACSM-RCEP

Special interest in: Musculoskeletal Conditions & Orthopedic Surgeries, Neurological Conditions