Get to know your NDIS exercise physiologist, Emily Smith
We’ve asked another of our exercise physiologists, Emily Smith, a couple of questions so that you can get to know her a little better!
Why did you become an exercise physiologist?
I always loved exercising and staying active, I loved playing sport at school with my friends and then going to the gym later in high school. I knew how amazing it made me feel and wanted to learn more about why being active was so important to help others do the same.
What has led to your passion for disability?
Working as a support worker for 2 years before commencing my exercise physiology career has really made my passion and love for working in disability grow. Everyone is so kind and passionate and every day and every individual you support has different interests and needs. It really feels like you are making a difference in people’s lives through increasing their physical activity and aiming to be a kind presence in their day.
Do you have a memorable experience of assisting a client to achieve their goals that you’d like to share?
Weight management is always a significant goal for most of my clients. It feels so rewarding when you help to encourage a healthy lifestyle change through diet and exercise and then receive a text message at their next weigh-in to say that they have lost weight and are feeling strong and healthy following a session.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I love to be outdoors whether that be going to the beach, for a walk or being in the garden. I love spending time with my friends and family, and having my dog involved in every aspect of my life as much as possible – if she could join me for a day of seeing clients it would be the best! I also love to clean, organise and declutter, it makes me feel so clear-minded and ready to take on the week.
What is your favourite sport or physical activity?
I love most activities – I enjoy strength training, walking and pilates when I train on my own, but I also love social sports with my friends like basketball, netball and tennis (not that I am very good at them!)
In another life, if you weren’t an exercise physiologist, what do you think you’d be doing?
I would love to be an interior designer or house flipper! I have always had such an interest in home improvement, and it has always been my dream to go on the block with my friend.
What is one thing that people would be surprised to learn about you? Do you have a hidden talent?
It is probably not a surprise to any of my clients but I love reality TV – it can be anything, the trashier the better!
What is your favourite movie, book and holiday?
Movie: I am more into TV shows and I was binging Greys Anatomy for the first time this year
Book: How not to die
Holiday: Anywhere tropical – I loved Hawaii because it was a great mix of sun and the beach, and shopping.
Thanks so much to Emily for sharing more about herself with our community!! We hope that you’ve enjoyed getting to know her! If you’d like to arrange services with Emily or another of our therapists, please contact us today!
Emily Smith provides Active Ability’s exercise physiology services ion the North Shore of Sydney. Specifically, you could work with her if you live in or around Epping, Macquarie, Ryde, Lane Cove, Greenwich, Neutral Bay, Milsons Point, Mosman, Northbridge, Willoughby, Roseville, Killara, Gordone, Pymble and Chatswood.