Brodie Cambourne is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and has been working in the area of the brain and exercise since 1996.
Brodie is also the founder and co-ordinator of the Shoalhaven Allied Health Network and is passionate about the health and wellbeing of her fellow health workers.
Brodie has an interest in educating health workers about recognising the signs and symptoms of Compassion Fatigue so as to help our frontline workers in the health system maintain their own health also.
Brodie became interested in brain development and brain health after working with people and families who may be experiencing depression. Her programs now extend into stroke rehabilitation, programs for Parkinson' Disease and other neurological conditions. Brodie is an Accredited Stand Up Paddle Board Instructor and has competed numerous courses on back care, posture and exercise for improved lung function.
The unique component of BrainFit programs is that BrainFit programs use the Fiteracy Framweork to to provide low anxiety learning environments for participants.
Reducing anxiety during initial consults increases engagement in health information with BrainFit participants being encouraged to participate in the development of their own health plan and reduction in clinical tests during an initial consult.
She has developed and applied the Fiteracy teaching method to develop exercise programs for people experiencing PTSD, depression, anxiety and social isolation.
More recently Brodie has been involved in ultra marathon kayak paddling and has completed 1000km of paddle racing through out Australia in 2018. Brodie has been using her paddling pursuits to demonstrate the effect of a reduced carbohydrate diet on endurance physical performance.
Brodie is passionate about providing participants with the latest evidence based guidelines on the most appropriate fuels for exercising and works in the areas pre-diabetes, weight management and exercise program development for people who have chronic injuries.
Brodie provides exercise guidelines for those experiencing injury who may not be able to complete long bouts of exercise for weight management.
Brodie works alongside Accredited Practicing Dietitians to help create a combined exercise and diet plan using evidence based research in the area of reducing carbohydrate consumption prior to exercising.
Brodie's Professional Profile
Masters of Science ( Exercise Science) Bachelor of Science ( Anatomy/Physiology)
Recent Courses Completed 2 day Chronic Back Pain Course 2 day Rehab Solutions Weekend including postural assessment, core and pelvis, neck and shoulders, knees and hip rehabilitation. Lungs in Action Stand Up Paddle Board Instructor Course
Brodie enjoys providing environments that enable people, who may have not previously been able to access exercise physiology services, to access professional and clinical exercise support.
"I enjoy being able to provide safe places both physically and emotionally for people of all ages to exercise together as a community. One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is to enable older adults to feel empowered and accepted to work alongside young adults and to witness each age group assisting each other."