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What is an Exercise Physiologist?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are university qualified allied health professionals equipped with the knowledge and skills to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities. All our Exercise Physiologists are accredited with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA).
How can an Exercise Physiologist help me?
Our AEPs are trained to design and deliver exercise for the prevention, management and treatment of chronic health conditions as well as injury rehabilitation and general health. All programs will start with an initial assessment where one of our AEPs discuss your goals and assess what is appropriate for you. We will then collaborate with you to get you exercising safely, regularly and more independently. Exercise has been proven to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer and many more. Individuals who complete regular exercise see a strong correlation with their physical function, physical benefits, quality of life and reduced risk of all-cause mortality.
Exercise can be used to manage and treat the following;
- Mental health (such as depression, anxiety)
- Cardiovascular diseases (hypertension, heart attack, coronary heart disease)
- Neurological conditions (such as brain injuries, stroke, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis)
- Aging (issues such as balance, falls risk & prevention of muscle and bone loss)
- Musculoskeletal (such as acute & chronic injuries, pre/post-surgery rehab)
- Cancer and related concerns
- Respiratory conditions (asthma, COPD, pulmonary rehabilitation)
- Pregnancy (pre and post-natal)
- Return to sport
- Return to work
What services do you offer?
- Functional Assessments
- Gym-based exercise programs; onsite or external
- Home-based exercise programs
- Clinical Pilates; small group fitness classes or 1:1 sessions
- Gym Memberships
Do I need a referral?
No. You do not need a referral to attend the gym, anyone is welcome. However, a referral will be required if a third party is responsible for payment (e.g. DVA or worker’s compensation). If you have a referral please bring it to your appointment so we have all the relevant information.
Do you take Enhanced Primary Care Plan (Medicare) referrals?
Yes. If you have been referred under an Enhanced Primary Care Plan (Medicare) you will need to bring your referral and your Medicare card to your appointment. Please ensure that your referral has been addressed to us and is under the category of Exercise Physiology. Please note that this is a subsidised service and there will be a gap payment on the day.
Do you take Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) cases?
Yes. To access Exercise Physiology services through DVA you will need a referral from your GP and must be a gold or white card holder. Please note that if you are a white card holder you will need to have a condition/s that can be treated with exercise. A referral to an Exercise Physiologist will last either 12 sessions or 1 year, whichever comes first. Clients can have as many treatment cycles as their GP decides are clinically necessary. Please note that DVA does not fund memberships or indefinite sessions for adherence.
Do you take worker’s compensation and motor vehicle accident cases?
Yes. To access Exercise Physiology services through your worker’s compensation or motor vehicle accident claim you will need a referral from your GP or treating specialist. We can then request approval from your insurance company directly. Just provide us with the following information and will organise it for you.
- Referral for Exercise Physiology
- Insurance Company
- Claim Number
- Case Manager (if known)
Do we take participants through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?
Yes. To access Exercise Physiology services with us through NDIS you must be either plan managed or self-managed. You do not need a referral but you must have funding for our service in one of the two categories below. Funding for Exercise Physiology can come from one of two budget areas in an NDIS plan:
- Capacity building – Improved Daily Living
- Capacity building – Improved Health and Wellbeing
Speak with your support coordinator to see what your plan includes and to find out if you have funding for Exercise Physiology.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.