About Exercise Physiology

patient imagesWhat do typical exercise physiologist services include?

  • An Initial assessment to determine health status, and exercise/physical activity history;
  • An explaination as to how exercise therapy will help to treat or improve your condition and quality of life;
  • Discussing your exercise and health goals, and strategies to achieve these goals;
  • Completing a physical assessment to determine your current physical abilities to enable a program to be designed;
  • Development of an exercise program, clinical or home based, individual or group;
  • Instruction on how to complete the exercise program, including discussion on the role of the exercise and how to achieve good technique;
  • Written reports to your GP, Practice Nurse or specialist, detailing the exercise plan and progress; and
  • Ongoing assessment to track progress and identify changes to the program that need to occur.

Who should see an AEP?

AEPs treat and manage a broad range of conditions, including:

  • Diabetes and Pre Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Obesity
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Osteoporosis
  • Chronic Respiratory Diseases and Asthma
  • Chronic musculoskeletal injuries
  • Physical restrictions or mobility issues
  • Difficulty maintaining motivation and adherence to exercise routines

Medicare Benefits Schedule and Private Health

Session costs vary, however you may be eligible for up to 5 individual exercise physiology sessions per year on a Medicare Benefits Schedule or up to 8 group sessions for those with Type 2 Diabetes.

If you believe an Exercise Physiologist can assist in your health management, please speak to your General Practitioner or contact Core Principles to speak to one of our AEPs.

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