About Exercise Physiology
What 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
- 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.