ALL ABOUT EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
ALL ABOUT EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are university-qualified allied health professionals. They focus on designing and delivering safe and effective exercise interventions for people with chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities. Services delivered by an AEPs are also claimable under compensable schemes such as Medicare, DVA or Workcover and covered by most private health insurers. When it comes to the prescription of exercise, they are the most qualified professionals in Australia.
A common question that gets asked is what is the difference between an EP and a Personal Trainer?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP) undergo a minimum of 4 years university study and up to 500 hours of clinic placement, compared to a Personal Trainer that generally complete courses that are 6 – 18 months long and often do not include the training for specific conditions. AEP’s can work with complex medical conditions with a thorough understanding of the anatomy and how medications and other factors can affect an individual and their progress. Unlike personal trainers, AEP’s can also offer rebates.
An Exercise Physiologist can assist with the management and prevention of a variety of health concerns, including but not limited to:
· Aging Population – Including falls risk prevention, bone health, and strength maintenance
· Musculoskeletal concerns – Including Osteoarthritis, chronic pain, injury & surgery rehabilitation
· Diabetes Mellitus Type I & II
· Cardiovascular Disease
· Exercise for Cancer – Including management of symptoms during chemotherapy treatment
· Neurological Conditions – Including Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury, Alzheimer’s Disease and Hereditary/Congenital Conditions
· Mental Health – Including Anxiety & Depression, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Bipolar Affective Disorder
· Women’s Health – Including pre and postnatal concerns
· Chronic Fatigue
Initial Assessment – 1 hour – $115: During an Initial Assessment, an Exercise Physiologist will assess, identify and discuss with you your medical history, concerns and goals and create an exercise program tailored to your needs.
Private Exercise Session – 1 hour – $100: After an Initial Assessment, your EP will thoroughly go through your program and implement your exercise prescriptions with you.
Group Exercise Sessions – 1 hour – $40: Once you have completed your first Private Exercise Session, you have the option to complete your program in a group (max 3 per session) or continue with private one on one sessions. (Timetable TBA)
Review Assessment – 1 hour – $100: During a Review Assessment, your EP will discuss with you your current program and situation and make any changes as necessary to ensure you are making sufficient progress with your goals.
We welcome all doctors referrals as well as walk ins. Medicare, Workcover, DVA, NDIS and Private Health rebates may be available.