Exercise Physiology Clinic

The University of South Australia's Exercise Physiology  Clinic

The UniSA Exercise Physiology Clinic works with you to identify and maintain individual exercise plans for the long term.

The Clinic offers specialist exercise testing and prescription services to members of the community to assist with the management and prevention of chronic health conditions, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, medical conditions, disabilities and mental health conditions. Treatment is provided by undergraduate students under the supervision of an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, or directly by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist.

Our services are beneficial for the management of:

  • cardiovascular disease/dysfunction
  • chronic fatigue pathologies
  • hormonal dysfunction
  • metabolic disease/dysfunction
  • musculoskeletal disease/dysfunction
  • neurological
  • psychological
  • respiratory diseases.

We offer practical exercise advice and programs that focus on equipping you with the skills to maintain appropriate exercise habits for the long term. Changes to everyday behaviour including the addition/modification of physical activity habits are not easily achieved. Our staff recognise this and will assist by helping to identify and work around the barriers in order to achieve your specific health goals.

Our service is tailored to suit your individual needs and preferences, and is designed to be performed by you from home or within an exercise training facility – including at our adjacent Health and Fitness Centre.

To provide additional motivation and guidance, we also offer weekly group exercise classes specialising in the management of different health conditions.

Services & Fees

Our services are located on campus at UniSA City East, Monday to Friday, and in most instances a referral from your General Practitioner or medical specialist is required.

Student Clinic Services
Student services are supervised by Accredited Exercise Physiologists. Appointments are essential.

Initial individual consultation $20
Individual exercise sessions $15
Small groups exercise sessions (max 3) $10
Small groups exercise sessions (max 12) $5

Accredited Exercise Physiologist Services
When consulting with an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, all referrals under Medicare and the Department of Veteran Affairs are bulk billed. WorkCover services are available on referral. Appointments are essential.

Initial individual consultation $120
Subsequent consultation $70
Small groups exercise sessions (max 3) $20
Small groups exercise sessions (max 12) $15

FAQs

What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist? Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP) are allied health professionals that specialise in the prescription and monitoring of exercise behaviour for the management and prevention chronic diseases and disabilities. The accreditation and professional conduct of the AEP is overseen by Exercise & Sports Science Australia. AEPs base exercise prescription for disease management and prevention on up to date scientific evidence and tailor it to accommodate an individual's capacity and goals.

What conditions can exercise physiology services be helpful for?
Exercise has been found to be beneficial in the management of numerous conditions including:

  • Cardiovascular disease/dysfunction
    • Coronary vessel disease
    • Chronic heart failure
    • Rhythm or valvular abnormalities
    • Peripheral vascular diseases
    • Hypertension
  • Chronic Fatigue Pathologies
    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Cancer & cancer treatment
  • Hormonal dysfunction
    • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
    • Post Menopause Syndrome
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Androgen deprivation therapy
  • Metabolic disease/dysfunction
    • Obesity
    • Metabolic syndrome
    • Impaired glucose tolerance/insulin sensitivity
    • Diabetes (Types 1 and 2)
    • Dyslipidaemia
  • Musculoskeletal disease/dysfunction
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Postural syndrome
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Musculoskeletal Injury Rehabilitation
  • Neurological
    • Stroke
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Psychological
    • Depression
  • Respiratory diseases
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    • Asthma

 

Teaching & Learning

In addition to providing valuable patient care to the community, the Clinic delivers quality clinical education to UniSA students — the next generation of healthcare professionals. Educated in state-of-the-art facilities, students gain invaluable practical experience and exposure to a community with unique needs.

Contact

Location
UniSA City East Campus
Corner of North Terrace and Frome Road
Centenary Building
Level 2, (C2-08)
Adelaide, SA 5000
Telephone
(08) 8302 2078
Email
exercisephysiology.clinic@unisa.edu.au

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