Exercise physiologist are qualified allied health professionals equipped with the 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.
The aim of exercise physiology is to assist in restoring optimal physical function, health and wellness. These interventions are exercise-based and include health and physical activity education, advice and support and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change. Exercise physiologist can provide you with advice on how to exercise right for your specific needs.
Why consult an exercise Physiologist rather than a Physiotherapist?
The 2 professions usually get confused. They usually work alongside each other.
Along with rehabilitation for musculoskeletal injuries, exercise physiologists can also provide treatment and advice for diseases and conditions not traditionally treated by a physiotherapist.
Exercise Physiology for Chronic disease and condition management:
These can include:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Pulmonary disease
- Metabolic disease
- Neurological disease
- Musculoskeletal disease (including arthritis, osteoporosis/osteopenia, acute and/or chronic musculoskeletal issues)
- Depression and other mental health conditions
Exercise Physiology for Sports injury and musculoskeletal Injuries:
Exercise plays an important part of recovering from injury. Early rehabilitation aids a faster recovery, less weakness due to inactivity and an earlier restoration of function as the body recovers.
Exercise helps to improve flexibility, restore muscle strength, endurance and power. It also plays a major part in preventing re-injury. A thorough assessment allows our therapist to address any deficiencies that may increase risk of re-injury. We will also look at the requirements of your sport and provide a functional rehabilitation program.
Exercise Physiology for Workcover and CTP injuries:
Chatswood Allied health Exercise Physiologists are Workcover and CTP accredited. They are trained to provide functional exercise prescription designed to return injured workers back to work as quickly as possible. Exercise rehabilitation provides a good transition from Physiotherapy to returning an injured worker to demands required of their occupation.
This may range from postural exercises and stretches for an office worker to a gym program that may be required for an occupation that involves a lot of strenuous activity.
A long-term program will be set up to help reduce the probability of re-injury.
Initial Consult (30 Minutes): $80 (Health fund item number: 102)
Follow Up (30 minutes): $70 (Health fund item number: 202)
You may be entitled to a health fund rebate, please check with your fund for details.
If you have a chronic medical condition, you may be entitled to a Medicare enhanced primary care plan. You should check with your Doctor for eligibility. Your Doctor will need to provide the appropriate Medicare paperwork and referral.
Clients with an EPC plan will be bulk billed.
Workcover and CTP patients: The insurance company will be billed directly once treatment has been approved. A medical certificate and referral will be required from your Doctor.