Exercise Physiology

Reach Optimal Health with Exercise Physiology

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are university qualified allied health professionals equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions.

Exercise physiology is for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities.

Pathology domains covered by the services of AEPs include:

  • NDIS
  • Kidney
  • Cancers
  • Metabolic
  • Neurological
  • Cardiovascular
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Respiratory/pulmonary and mental health
  • Any other conditions for which there is evidence that exercise can improve the client’s clinical status.

If you have Private Health insurance or you are currently under WorkCover, MAIB, DVA funding streams you may qualify for rebates under these compensable schemes.

Book a Session with an AEP (Accredited Exercise Physiologist)

For more information on exercise physiology please see our list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) below. To book click Enquire Now.

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Our Mission 

We value our members health and want all of our members to be in tip top shape. We understand how hard it can be when struggling to get help with medical conditions or injuries.

This is why we have made it our mission to ensure each and every member has access to our services, which now includes exercise physiology services.

We are committed to continue working towards providing an opportunity for access and inclusion to all individuals at our facility, and providing a high standard of health and fitness advice and services.

What is an Exercise Physiologist?

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are recognised and registered by the Australian Government as allied health professionals that specialise in the prescription of exercise to treat and manage acute, sub-acute and chronic medical conditions, musculoskeletal injuries or disabilities.

With University degree education, an Exercise Physiologist can work with patients from post-surgery in hospital settings to return to work/sport at community level in private practice. Exercise Physiologists can also assist with athletic development and work in elite sport.

Why should you see an Exercise Physiologist?

Exercise Physiologists are qualified to prescribe exercise for health, rehabilitation and fitness.  The skills and knowledge of an Exercise Physiologist are developed over 5 years of University education which enables them to treat proficiently in a variety of settings. This includes land-based exercise, water-based exercise (hydrotherapy) and through education via individualised health counselling and facilitated group programs.

Who is Exercise Physiology for?

Exercise Physiology is for people who a have high risk of developing or diagnosed with:

  • Cardiovascular conditions
    • Coronary heart disease
    • Stroke
    • Hypertension
    • Peripheral artery disease
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
    • Muscle strains/tears
    • Back pain
    • Joint pain
    • Arthritis/Osteoarthritis/Osteoporosis
  • Respiratory conditions
    • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
    • Asthma
    • Emphysema
  • Post-surgery Rehabilitation
    • Knee or hip replacement
    • Arthroscopes 
    • Laminectomy/discectomy/spinal fusion
  • Type 1 and 2 Diabetes
  • Cancers
  • Mental Health
  • Obesity

Exercise Physiologists can also work with healthy populations to assist them to optimise their health and fitness goals, leading to improved function and ability to complete activities of daily living.

Do I need a referral?

You don’t need a referral unless you are being treated by our AEP’s through the following compensable schemes

  • WorkCover/WorkSafe
  • Medicare
  • MAIB (Motor Accident Insurance Board)
  • NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)
  • DVA  (Department of Veterans Affairs)

Can I claim for Exercise Physiology services at your facility?

You certainly can. Once the session is completed with the Exercise Physiologist, we process these via our HICAPS machine terminal at reception so that you receive your rebate as quickly as possible.

Rebates offered via HICAPS:

  • Medicare
  • Selected Health Fund

Are there any other compensable schemes that your Exercise Physiologists see?

Anyone approved for support through the following compensable schemes can be treated by our Exercise Physiologists.

  • WorkCover/WorkSafe
  • MAIB (Motor Accident Insurance Board)
  • NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)
  • DVA (Department of Veterans Affairs)

How do I book in to see an Exercise Physiologist?

Our Exercise Physiologists can be booked by members at reception for private individual sessions or group sessions (if applicable).

Individuals who are not members of the facility can still access our Exercise Physiologists via contacting our reception on our Contact Us page. 

What are the fees and charges to see an Exercise Physiologist?

Fees and charges for individual sessions are below (current as of 07/10/19, and subject to change).

Scheme Type Duration Fee
Medicare  30/60 mins $60.00/$80.00*
WorkCover 60 mins $108.01
MAIB 60 mins $95.42
DVA 60 mins $64.25
Private Health Insurance 30/60 mins Dependent on coverage*
Paid personally by patient 30 mins $60
Paid personally by patient 60 mins $80
*rebate available if eligible

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