The Exercise Physiology Clinic offers specialist exercise testing and prescription services to assist with the management and prevention of chronic health conditions, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, medical conditions, disabilities and mental health conditions. Accredited Exercise Physiologists are university qualified specialists in the use of exercise therapy for the management and/or prevention of complex chronic and medical conditions.
This service is open to the general public at minimal or no cost (no cost only where Medicare or other health fund rebates are available). In most instances a referral from a General Practitioner or medical specialist is required.
Upon attending the clinic, all clients will be provided with practical exercise advice and programming. The focus is on equipping clients with the skills to maintain appropriate physical activity habits in the long term. Changes to everyday behaviour including the addition or modification of physical activity habits are not easily achieved. Our staff recognise this, and will assist with this process by helping to identify and work around the barriers to achieving each person's specific health goals.
Exercise prescription will be tailored to suit individual needs and preferences and can be performed from home or within an exercise training facility (including at the adjacent Health and Fitness Centre). To provide additional motivation and guidance we offer weekly group exercise classes specialising in the management of different health conditions.
All clinical activities are conducted either directly by, or under the direct guidance of, an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. In addition to providing a valuable service to the community the clinic provides a facility for post graduate students studying the specialisation in Clinical Exercise Science and Rehabilitation to advance their clinical skills.
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 the Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science. 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:
- Coronary vessel disease
- Chronic heart failure
- Rhythm or valvular abnormalities
- Peripheral vascular diseases
Chronic Fatigue Pathologies
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Cancer & cancer treatment
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Post Menopause Syndrome
- Androgen deprivation therapy
- Metabolic syndrome
- Impaired glucose tolerance/insulin sensitivity
- Diabetes (Types 1 and 2)
- Postural syndrome
- Musculoskeletal Injury Rehabilitation
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson's Disease
- Developmental Coordination Disorder
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Group exercise classes
Group exercise sessions run in the clinic at various times throughout the week. Group session can be a cost effective way to maintain motivation and access ongoing supervised program progression to safely achieve your goals. Medicare rebates are available for those with diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes. Private health fund rebates may also be available. See below for session costs and times. For more information please contact us by phone or email.
Accredited Exercise Physiologists
All referrals under medicare and the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) are bulk billed. WorkCover services are available on referral.
- Individual consultations and exercise precription: $60
- Supervised small group (maximum of 3 patients) exercise sessions: $20 per session
- Supervised group sessions (maximum of 12 patients) exercise sessions: $15 per session
Student Clinic Services
Student services are provided under the supervision of Accredited Exercise Physiologists
- Individual consultations and exercise precription: $20
- Individual exercise sessions: $15
- Supervised small group (maximum of 3 patients) exercise sessions: $10 per session
- Supervised group sessions (maximum of 12 patients) exercise sessions: $5