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What is an exercise physiologist?

An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) specialises in providing exercise interventions and behavioural modifications to help manage, treat and prevent the onset of a broad range of chronic conditions and injuries.

What conditions does an Exercise Physiologist treat and manage?
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Osteoporosis and Arthritis
  • Muscular conditions
  • Falls and poor balance
  • Stroke
  • Lower back pain
  • Workplace injuries
  • Cancer
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Pulmonary disease (Asthma, COPD etc)
  • Post surgical rehabilitation (ACL Reconstruction, Joint replacement etc)
  • Sports injuries
  • Pre and post natal.
  • Mental health / Anxiety / Depression

..and more.

What services does an Exercise Physiologist provide?

An Exercise Physiologist provides services which are based on exercise interventions. We provide services under the following schemes;

  • Medicare
    • Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDM)
    • Type 2 Diabetes – Group Allied Health Services
  • Department of Veteran Affairs’
  • Workcover NSW (SIRA)
  • NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)
  • Private Consultation
How are Exercise Physiologist different from Personal Trainers?

Exercise Physiologists;

  • are university qualified and have extensive knowledge in treating and managing clients with chronic disease.
  • require 500 hours of onsite clinical practice before becoming accredited.
  • are able to register with Medicare Australia, Departments of Veterans’ Affairs, Workcover NSW, NDIS and are recognised by most private health insurers.
  • require annual continuing education to maintain their accreditation and stay up to date with clinical based practises.
Do I need a referral from my doctor?

You will only require a referral from your doctor if you are accessing services under Medicare or Departments of Veterans’ Affairs.

What should I bring to my first appointment?
  • Recent imaging reports (MRI, x-rays, ultrasound, CT scan).
  • Current list of medications.
  • Medical documentation from your doctor (referral, medical clearance).
  • An understanding of what goals you are trying to achieve.
What should I wear?

You will be physically active during your consultations. We recommend that you wear;

  • Closed in shoes (joggers).
  • Comfortable active clothing.
  • Bring a towel and drink bottle.
How long will a consultation take?

Consultations are usually 30-40 minutes in duration.

If you are receiving specific service durations then consultations may take longer.

What payment methods are accepted?

We accept cash, EFTPOS, VISA or MasterCard.

Do you bulk bill consultations?

Yes. We bulk bill services under Medicare and Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Please note that these services are limited and once they have been completed you will be required to pay for any additional consultations.

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