Exercise Physiology & Personal Training
We were made to move, it's as simple as that!
Stop moving, and we start getting problems - muscles shrink and become weak, joints become unstable, we adopt a less than ideal posture and we start to experience pain. That's just mechanically, physiologically there are a whole lot of other bad consequences but we won't go into those because you're reading this and you're going to start moving more... yes? And don't kid yourself, there's a big difference between 'exercise' and 'physical activity'; physical activity is defined as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that results in energy expenditure i.e. including household chores! Exercise is planned, structured, and repetitive with the objective of improving or maintaining physical fitness. Your life should include both!
We have both qualified Exercise Physiologists and Personal Trainers to help you on your personal health journey.
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) specialise in using clinical exercise interventions to help treat a range of medical conditions to restore optimal physical function. AEPs assess, prescribe, supervise and monitor exercise and lifestyle programs based on your current medical status to ensure your exercise program is both safe and effective in achieving your desired health goals. AEP'S use exercise to help manage conditions such as osteoarthritis, diabetes, heart disease, lung conditions, chronic pain and musculoskeletal injuries.
An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) holds a four-year equivalent university degree and specialises in the exercise and movement for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries.
AEPs provide support for people with:
- cardiovascular disease
- osteoporosis and arthritis
- mental health conditions
- cancer and cancer treatment recovery
- chronic pain and fatigue
- post-surgical rehabilitation (ACL reconstruction, hip/knee replacement)
- neuromuscular exercise therapy (multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease)
- pulmonary disease and more
You can book in with our Exercise Physiologists as a private client* or you may be eligible for a Medicare referral under the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) scheme if you have been suffering with chronic pain. Please speak to your GP for further information.
*Health fund rebates available (HICAPS on site for immediate rebate).
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
Our Exercise Physiologists can provide clinically necessary rehabilitative treatment for DVA entitled clients (Gold card and White card holders with a chronic condition) on referral from a GP. To access these services, you must be referred by your treating GP or specialist. They can use a special referral form (D904) or a standard referral letter, which must state the medical condition you are to be treated for and your DVA member number. For more information please talk to your GP or visit the Department of Veterans Affair website- http://www.dva.gov.au
If it's purely accountability that you struggle with, or creativity with exercise training, our Personal Trainers can help keep you motivated and on track with your health goals!
Our training is tailored to your individual needs and takes into the account the results of your initial consultation - for example, if we identify you have poor hip or knee stability we focus on improving that along the way.
Personal training can:
- Prevent you getting lost in the tangle of exercises, sets and reps
- Continually progress to avoid the plateau
- Give you the motivation you need to continue
- Help you to reach your goals faster and in a safe manner with the guidance of a professional
Which do you need...? If you're still not sure just pick up the phone and call us or simply fill out an enquiry form below and we will contact you to help you find your starting point. Click here to book online for an initial Exercise Physiology or Personal Training Assessment.
We are always happy for people to come in for a chat as your health is important and we want to make sure you're starting at a level that is right for you.