Exercise Physiology

Reach Optimal Health with Exercise Physiology

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are university qualified allied health professionals equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions.

Exercise physiology is for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities.

Pathology domains covered by the services of AEPs include:
  • NDIS
  • Kidney
  • Cancers
  • Metabolic
  • Neurological
  • Cardiovascular
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Respiratory/pulmonary and mental health
  • Any other conditions for which there is evidence that exercise can improve the client’s clinical status.

If you have Private Health insurance or you are currently under WorkCover, MAIB, DVA funding streams you may qualify for rebates under these compensable schemes.

Learn more about the resident Exercise Physiologist at Swirl

Stephen Stone

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For more information read our list of FAQs below. 


Exercise Right | For Active Ageing

Exercise Right has been awarded funding from the Australian Government through the Move it AUS – Better Ageing Grants Program. Through the Better Ageing Grant, we’re able to deliver subsidised exercise classes to older Australians over the age of 65.

The aims of the project are to:

  • Provide affordable access to exercise classes led by university qualified professionals
  • Provide education to enhance understanding of health, weight management, and managing chronic diseases and depression
The program is open to inactive older Australians over the age of 65 years. You must complete a pre-screening assessment prior to commencing the classes.

Each participant may be eligible for:

  • 1 x pre-exercise screening
  • 1 x pre-assessment
  • 12 x 1-hour sessions
  • 1 x post-assessment

Each class will be run by a university qualified Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) or Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES). The classes are delivered either at a physical facility or via an approved Telehealth provider.

The benefits of attending a class run by an accredited exercise professional include:

  • Improved safety during exercises
  • Exercises that are better targeted to your needs
  • Ongoing health and advice to help you stay active
  • Referral pathways to other health professionals or services that may suit your needs

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Our Mission 

We want all of our members to be in tip top shape, especially members who are struggling to afford health services. We understand how hard it can be when struggling to get help with medical conditions or injuries.

That's why we have made it our mission to ensure each and every member has access to health care services. 

When our members are ill and have no access to care, our team of health professionals will assist you during your recovery. Delivering a range of benefits including exercise physiology services.

Working towards providing an opportunity for access and inclusion to all individuals who previously haven't had the ability to seek such treatment due to the associated financial burden. 

What is an Exercise Physiologist?

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are recognised and registered by the Australian Government as allied health professionals that specialise in the prescription of exercise to treat and manage acute, sub-acute and chronic medical conditions, musculoskeletal injuries or disabilities.

With University degree education, an Exercise Physiologist can work with patients from post-surgery in hospital settings to return to work/sport at community level in private practice. Exercise Physiologists can also assist with athletic development and work in elite sport.
 
 

Why should you see an Exercise Physiologist?

Exercise Physiologists are qualified to prescribe exercise for health, rehabilitation and fitness.  The skills and knowledge of an Exercise Physiologist are developed over 5 years of University education which enables them to treat proficiently in a variety of settings. This includes land-based exercise, water-based exercise (hydrotherapy) and through education via individualised health counselling and facilitated group programs

Who is Exercise Physiology for?

Exercise Physiology is for people who a have high risk of developing or diagnosed with:

  • Cardiovascular conditions
    • Coronary heart disease
    • Stroke
    • Hypertension
    • Peripheral artery disease
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
    • Muscle strains/tears
    • Back pain
    • Joint pain
    • Arthritis/Osteoarthritis/Osteoporosis
  • Respiratory conditions
    • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
    • Asthma
    • Emphysema
  • Post-surgery Rehabilitation
    • Knee or hip replacement
    • Arthroscopes 
    • Laminectomy/discectomy/spinal fusion
  • Type 1 and 2 Diabetes
  • Cancers
  • Mental Health
  • Obesity

Exercise Physiologists can also work with healthy populations to assist them to optimise their health and fitness goals, leading to improved function and ability to complete activities of daily living.

Do I need a referral?

You don’t need a referral unless you are being treated by our AEP’s through the following compensable schemes

  • WorkCover/WorkSafe
  • Medicare
  • MAIB (Motor Accident Insurance Board)
  • NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)
  • DVA  (Department of Veterans Affairs)

Can I claim for Exercise Physiology services at your facility?

You certainly can. Once the session is completed with the Exercise Physiologist, we process these via our HICAPS machine terminal at reception so that you receive your rebate as quickly as possible.

Rebates offered via HICAPS:

  • Medicare
  • Selected Health Funds

Are there any other compensable schemes that your Exercise Physiologists see?

Anyone approved for support through the following compensable schemes can be treated by our Exercise Physiologists.

  • WorkCover/WorkSafe
  • TAC (Transport Accident Commission)
  • NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)
  • DVA (Department of Veterans Affairs)

How do I book in to see an Exercise Physiologist?

If you desire ongoing private individual sessions to fast track your rehabilitation, you are best to discuss this with reception or the Exercise Physiologists themselves via contacting our reception or via our Contact Us page. 
 

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