EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY


Accredited Exercise Physiologists are university qualified Allied Health professionals equipped to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective evidence-based exercise interventions to individuals at high risk of developing, or with existing, acute, chronic and complex medical conditions, injuries and disabilities. Exercise Physiologists specialise in the effect of exercise on pathology, and the mechanisms by which scientific evidence-based exercise can reduce or reverse disease progression, treat complex conditions and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health, and quality of life.


WHAT DOES AN EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST DO?

In your initial consultation (up to 1 hour) your exercise physiologist will understand your goals and needs by taking full medical history, assessing movement dysfunction, posture, biomechanics, lifestyle habits, psychological behaviours, physical function and fitness, while working together with you to design the most effective and safe evidence-based exercise prescription. Depending on your needs this plan may include seeing the exercise physiologist weekly to supervise your exercise sessions, or periodic support to keep you on track and address any concerns.





An exercise physiologist can help a client realise their potential to take control of their condition. We use a range of methods including planning, motivation, goal setting and education to help a client modify once negative behaviours into new, positive health outcomes.

We implement exercise as a medical treatment strategy to assist clients with:
• Heart Disease
• Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
• Fibromyalgia
• Depression, anxiety, PTSD
• Neuromuscular conditions (multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease)
• Osteoporosis
• Chronic pain
• Musculoskeletal Injury
• Post operative Rehabilitation
• Asthma
• Chronic fatigue syndrome
• Diabetes
• Obesity
• COPD
• Cancer and cancer treatment recovery
• And many more!

REBATES


Rebates can be available for exercise physiology services from the following organisations:


Medicare



Medicare rebates are available via referral from your GP through a Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plan, which was formerly known as an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan. To qualify for a CDM plan you must have a chronic injury, condition or health issue. If you are unsure as to whether you are eligible for this referral, please consult with your GP.

Clients with type 2 diabetes also qualify for an additional referral under Medicare (Allied Health Group Services Referral). This referral entitles you to an initial assessment plus eight structured exercise class sessions with our Accredited Exercise Physiologists. Please ensure that you have a current referral from your GP prior to booking a consultation.

Private Health Funds



Rebates can be available from all major private health funds depending on your level of cover. Ring your provider to enquire how much you are eligible to receive and what level of cover is required. 


Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)



All clients who hold a Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) gold card (and eligible white card holders) are bulk billed for exercise physiology services. Our exercise physiologists assist in the prevention, treatment and management of many health conditions and injuries, providing much needed support for our veterans. See your General Practitioner to enquire if you are eligible. 


WorkCover



Our exercise physiologists are WorkCover registered and can provide rehabilitation for occupation injuries and work conditioning programs. See your Nominated Treating Doctor to enquire as to whether exercise physiology will be useful for your work injury.


National Disability Insurance schee (NDIS)



Our Exercise Physiologists are registered NDIS providers. We provide services under the support category of “Improved Health and Well-being” (if funding has been allocated to the wrong category please contact us as this can be amended). We provide the option of home based, gym based or clinic consultations for our NDIS clients. Our exercise physiologists work closely with all team members to ensure each client’s specific needs and goals are achieved.