Exercise Physiology

Reach Optimal Health with Exercise Physiology

Michael Clarkes accredited Exercise Physiologists deliver you safe and effective exercise interventions to help you reach your optimal health. Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are university qualified, allied health professionals with the knowledge, skills and competencies to serve those with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities.

If you have Private Health insurance or you're currently under WorkCover, TAC, DVA or NDIS funding streams you may qualify for rebates under these compensable schemes. Pathology domains covered by the services of AEPs include:

  • 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.

To speak to our fully accredited exercise physiologist about any questions you may have or to book an initial assessment, simply follow the link below to make an enquiry:

Partners in Health

At Michael Clarke Recreation Centre, we want all of our members to be in tip top shape and especially members struggling to afford health services. It can be disheartening when you're struggling to get help with medical conditions or injuries. If you're ill and don't have access to care, our team of health professionals will assist you during your recovery.

We've made it our mission to ensure each and every member has access to health care services including of benefits including our exercise physiology services. We're working towards providing an opportunity for access and inclusion to all individuals regardless of your circumstances. 

FAQ's Expand all

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 and 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/CTP
  • Medicare
  • 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 Fund

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/CTP
  • NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)
  • DVA (Department of Veterans Affairs)

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