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Exercise Physiology FAQs

Exercise Physiology FAQs

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What is an Exercise Physiologist?

EPs (exercise physiologists) are university qualified allied health professionals equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities.

How are they different to a Physio?

Physiotherapists are often used in the more acute stages of injury, for purposes of diagnoses and where any hands on treatment that may be required (taping. Massage, ultrasound etc). Physio’s may also include exercise in their treatment; however, Exercise Physiologists specialise in individualization, modification & progression of exercise given a particular disease or disability and in the sub-acute and advanced stages of an injury. EP’s treatment purely consists of the use of exercise, lifestyle change, and self-management techniques in managing injury, disease, disability or a combination of these.

What types of clientele do you see?

Exercise Physiologists assist in individualizing exercise for anyone & everyone! This may include those with:

– Acute or chronic injury (recurring ankle sprains, lower back pain, rotator cuff injury & others)
– neurological conditions (stroke, MS, spinal cord injury), cardiovascular/respiratory
– Cardiovascular conditions (Coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, COPD, emphysema, asthma)

-Mental health (depression, anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder)

-Other disabilities- down syndrome, autism, amputees,
-Sporting populations (for high performance sports specific training, athletic development & injury prevention)

What can I expect from an initial consult with an Exercise Physiologist?

In an initial consult your Exercise Physiologist will gather information regarding your medical & injury history, your experience with exercise (including likes/ dis-likes) and assist in setting achievable and realistic goals with you. You can expect some form of exercises in the consult, mainly for assessment purposes – to gauge your current levels of strength, aerobic fitness, flexibility and anything else relating to goals you or your EP may have for you. Your EP may and prescribe some home exercises and assist with other lifestyle advice & self-management techniques to help you to achieve your goals.

Do I require a referral to see an Exercise Physiologist?

No, you do not require a referral to see an Exercise Physiologist; however, your GP or Allied Health Professional may refer you to see an Exercise Physiologist.

Do you offer bulk billing?

Yes, bulk billing is available if you have a Chronic Disease Management Plan from your GP or are a Department of Veteran Affairs health card holder.

Can I claim Exercise Physiology on TAC?

Yes, TAC will pay for your treatment immediately after your accident. You don’t need to contact TAC for initial approval. Exercise Physiology appointments through TAC are Gap Free.

Can I claim Exercise Physiology on Worksafe?

Yes, our Exercise Physiologist are registered by Worksafe. Worksafe considers Exercise Physiology to be a referred service. A request from a medical practitioner must therefore be provided. Appointments through Worksafe are Gap Free.

Can I claim Exercise Physiology on Health Insurance?

Yes, providing you have relevant extras on your health insurance. Most health insurance companies will cover an amount or percentage of your appointment cost and you are required to pay the gap at the time of the treatment. We have on the spot claiming through HICAPS.

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