What is an exercise physiologist?

 

"Accredited exercise physiologists specialise in clinical exercise interventions for persons at high-risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries. These interventions are provided by exercise delivery including health and physical activity education, advice and support; and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.


AEPs are recognised allied health professionals displaying a diverse range of knowledge and skills, working across a variety of areas in the health and exercise and sports science fields. As a specialist in this field, AEPs work in areas such as public and private hospitals, primary healthcare within private or multidisciplinary clinics, population health, workplace health, workplace rehabilitation and aged care.


The aims of AEP interventions are to prevent or manage chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness." - ESSA AEP Scope of Practise 2010

 

There are two exercise physiologists available at PT Gym, Jess and Jeff.  They supervise the gym on weekdays as well as run private consults for those wanting advice on their health, exercise and fitness. 

 

For more information about exercise physiology or to make an appointment see an exercise physiologist, see the staff in the gym or phone 02 4225 9916.

 

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CLAIMING EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY ON PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE:  

27 out of 35 health funds offer rebates for services provided by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist.  To find out if your health insurance covers you for exercise physiology and for the exact rebate amount, contact your specific health fund.

 

Our practice uses the HICAPS system to provide clients with the convenience of on the spot claims processing following your appointment.