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Kitty Chao

Kitty Chao

Exercise Physiologist Kitty graduated from the University of New South Wales (2015). Worked as a Rehab consultant, then moved into the clinical field and has a passion for women’s health.

Kitty has worked in many areas including chronic disease management, chronic pain rehab, cardiac rehab, women’s health and disabilities. She has a passion for helping others overcome the limitations and challenges of injury, chronic conditions and disabilities, to improve everyday functionality and enhance personal well-being.

• B. Exercise Physiology (AES, AEP, ESSAM)
• Cert III/ IV Fitness
• Cert IV Massage therapy
• Pilates matwork level 1
• Level 1 Australian Weightlifting Coach
Services provided
• Chronic pain rehab
• Prehab/rehabilitation
• Women’s health (including prenatal, antenatal and postnatal rehab)
• Cardiac rehab
• Chronic disease management (such as but not limited to diabetes, cancer, hypertension)
• Developmental disorders (such as but not limited to Autism, cerebral palsy)
• Mental health programs
• Weight loss


Children and Technology

In the age of technology and social media, children and adolescents are now less likely to be physically active. Research has indicated that living a sedentary lifestyle (e.g. not being physically active and playing video games or watching television) can… Continue Reading >

Exercise tips after a baby

  Once you become a parent you’ll probably find that you have a lot less time for yourself let alone exercise than you did before your child. But you have goals such as weight loss or getting back into fitness… Continue Reading >

Physical activity for children with childhood cancer

Exercise is important for long-term health and development among childhood and adolescent cancer survivors. Cancer treatments are often accompanied by several late-adverse effects (LAE), which have the potential to contribute to the development of chronic diseases. Common LAE can include… Continue Reading >

Are your kids getting enough exercise?

Exercise and regular physical activity in children and adolescents is important in promoting lifelong health and well-being. Ensuring your child gets adequate exercise can be done at home and at school.   What are the benefits of exercise? Exercise helps… Continue Reading >


There are a number of different types of Muscular Dystrophies. Most of the research into exercise and neuromuscular conditions has focused on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Becker Muscular Dystrophy. This factsheet provides a general overview of benefits for neuromuscular conditions…. Continue Reading >

Why is exercise important for kids?

Physical activity in children is important for a wide variety of reasons. It helps to reduce overweight and obesity increases strength in muscles and bones and can even improve concentration at school. Exercise is a vital component of any child’s… Continue Reading >


Epilepsy is a disorder of brain function that takes the form of recurring seizures.  Typically, epilepsy is diagnosed in children under 5 however epilepsy can occur at any stage across the lifespan. Seizures associated with epilepsy often occur when sudden,… Continue Reading >

Back to School – how much should your child’s backpack weigh?

There has been lots of controversy over how much your child’s backpack is going to weigh. How much does your child’s schoolbag weigh? It is suggested that a child’s schoolbag irrespective of their age their schoolbag should weigh about 10%… Continue Reading >


  What is incontinence? Incontinence is a term that describes any accidental or involuntary loss of urine (urinary incontinence) from the bladder or bowel motions, faeces or wind from the bowel. Incontinence is a widespread condition that ranges in severity… Continue Reading >


What is endometriosis?   Endometriosis is present when tissue that is similar to the lining of the uterus (womb) occurs outside this layer (cells are found in other parts of the body) and causes pain/or infertility.   The cause of… Continue Reading >

Gestational diabetes

  What is gestational diabetes? Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy and disappears that goes away after the baby is born. It is diagnosed when higher than normal blood sugar levels first appear during pregnancy…. Continue Reading >


What happens as we age ? We often wonder what happens to our body as we age, what intrinsic processes take place and what physical changes happen to the body as the ageing process continues. Most women reach menopause between… Continue Reading >

What is an Exercise Physiologist?

An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) holds a four-year equivalent university degree and specialises in the exercise and movement for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries. AEPs provide support for people with: obesity cardiovascular disease diabetes osteoporosis and arthritis mental… Continue Reading >

Exercise in your Third Trimester

As you enter the third trimester, you may be feeling more tired and fatigued, this is normal. Exercise during this period may be more difficult since lung capacity is decreased, as your growing baby is taking more space and your… Continue Reading >

Exercise in your Second Trimester

Continuing on from my previous post this one will focus on exercising during your second trimester. At this point, you will see and feel noticeable changes in your body. At this point in your pregnancy, your baby is growing and… Continue Reading >

Exercise in your First Trimester  

Staying healthy when you’re pregnant is one of the best things you can do. Exercise during pregnancy can regulate weight gain, prepare for the bearing of more weight gain and also helps with mood and sleep. During the first trimester,… Continue Reading >

Type 1 Diabetes and Exercise

Type 1 diabetes  (T1D) is an autoimmune condition, which the immune system is activated to destroy the cells of the pancreas, which produce insulin. Type 1 diabetes the pancreas stops making insulin because the cells cannot make insulin because they… Continue Reading >

Benefits of children being physically active

Children are our future, understanding and supporting their natural desire for physical activity will help lead them to a lifetime of happiness and healthy living. If we teach them from a young age how to include healthy exercise we would… Continue Reading >

Welcome Kitty Chao to the Kiddipedia Family

An exercise psychologist studies how exercise positively affects certain groups of people which in turn helps people enjoy better physical and mental health through recommended exercise regimes. They try to get those with poor physical and mental health to consider… Continue Reading >



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