Exercise Physiology for the LGBTQIA+ Community

Exercise Physiology for the LGBTQIA+ Community

Exercise Physiology for the LGBTQIA+ Community: Working inclusively with trans, non-binary and gender diverse individuals

With a new generation moving forward, this comes with it the need for conventional health services to be revolutionised to ensure there is inclusivity for all consumers, including those who are gender diverse. This presentation focuses on the emerging role of exercise physiology intervention for trans, non-binary and gender diverse individuals. The presentation explores some of the challenges for these consumers to engage in physical activity, the physiological effects associated with gender-affirming treatment, and the current exercise recommendations.

This is a recording of an ESSA webinar presented on 10 November, 2021. 

Presented by Jade Ellings, B.ClinExPhys (Hons 1), AES, AEP, ESSAM

Jade Ellings, pronouns: she/her, is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), a member of the LGBTQI+ community, and proud ally of trans, non-binary and gender diverse individuals. Jade is currently employed through Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service, within their Child and Youth Mental Health Service, and has previously worked within the Queensland Children’s Gender Service. Jade was awarded ESSA’s 2020 Exercise Physiologist of the Year for her work providing exercise physiology intervention for trans, non-binary and gender diverse young people. Jade now advocates for inclusive practice, equal participation in sport, and for all AEPs to be educated on how to provide care to meet the physical and mental health needs of trans, nonbinary and gender diverse individuals.

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