Physical Exercise Specialist

Physical Exercise Specialist


Reconditioning Program

The Physical Exercise Specialists (PES) work on reconditioning ill and injured CAF personnel who are working full-time (Reconditioning Program) or part-time/on medical leave (Return to Duty Program) while the Regional Adapted Fitness Specialists (RAFS) work directly with  personnel posted to the Joint Personnel Support Unit (JPSU) and the Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) .
By providing customized fitness training plans, PES are able to support CAF personnel in regaining functional abilities, and work with them to achieve the physical fitness required to be operationally ready.
CAF personnel can book appointments with the PES/RAFS upon receiving their transfer chit from their health care provider (e.g. Medical Officer, CAF Civilian Doctor, Physician’s Assistant, CAF Nurse Practitioner, CAF Physiotherapist) for the Return to Duty Program or Reconditioning programs.

The PES acts as a: 

  • Personal Trainer 
  • Evaluator 
  • Counsellor 
  • Group Instructor 
  • Physical Fitness Programs designer for populations with: 
    • Medical conditions 
    • Functional limitations (psychological and/or physical) 
    • Disabilities 
PES Programming: 
  • Reconditioning Program
  • Return to Duty Program (RTD)

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