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Exercise Physiology

An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) has the ability to assist patients in the prevention, management and treatment of chronic and complex conditions through specific exercise programming.

What is Exercise Physiology?

Exercise physiologists specialise in clinical exercise interventions for people with a broad range of health issues. Those people may be at risk of developing, or have existing, medical conditions and injuries. The aims of exercise physiology interventions are to prevent or manage acute, sub-acute or chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness. These interventions are exercise-based and include health and physical activity education, advice and support and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.

 

The benefits of Exercise Physiology

The benefits of Exercise Physiology are endless.

  • Prevent and manage chronic medical conditions, injuries and pain

  • Restore and improve function through safe and effective exercise prescription
  • Help you achieve your health, wellness and performance goals effectively and efficiently

  • Improve flexibility, mobility, coordination, self-awareness and self-confidence
  • Enhance quality of life

What to wear

Please wear something you are comfortable to exercise in, including runners.

What to expect

The team at Valley Health Group want to make the initial process easy for you. Whether you are new to the clinic, new to Exercise Physiology or a long-term patient, the process will be the same.

 

As we guide you through a personalised journey that’s  tailor-made and suited to you, our accredited exercise physiologist will first undertake an initial assessment involving history taking, exercise and performance testing and collaborative goal setting. The information gathered from the initial assessment will be imperative in designing and implementing an individually tailored exercise program to meet your needs.  The exercise program will be reviewed, evaluated and progressed over-time to achieve the greatest outcomes. Our exercise physiology service offers one-on-one sessions and small group classes (2-4 individuals), both consisting of individualised, supervised and safe exercises to meet your needs.

One-on-one sessions are recommended for anyone new to exercise or requiring assistance in developing sound technique with maximum attention. We have state of the art strength training equipment available for our patients. To help our patients stay on track with their rehab, we also provide an individualised app based exercise program for patients to follow at home. 

How can Exercise Physiology help you?

Our Accredited Exercise Physiologists are experienced in the management and rehabilitation of a wide range of complaints, including but not limited to:

  • management of osteoarthritis and other inflammatory conditions
  • chronic musculoskeletal conditions, injuries and pain
  • pre and post orthopaedic surgery rehabilitation
  • exercising safely after cardiac or heart failure rehabilitation
  • exercise for childhood and adolescent development (managing growing pains and improving co-ordination)
  • building bone density for osteoporosis/osteopenia
  • falls prevention
  • type 2 diabetes management
  • weight loss management
  • high blood pressure and/or cholesterol (cardiovascular health)
  • cancer
  • sport specific strength and conditioning
  • general de-conditioning
  • mental well-being
  • supporting patients new to exercise

Exercise Physiology pricing info

Assessments

Every patient is required to undergo at least 2 x 1:1 assessments before you can progress to a class. This is to ensure proper form and safety is achieved to our highest standards.

Claiming

Eligible patients may be seen under Medicare, WorkSafe, TAC, DVA, NDIS or Private Health Insurance

Packs

Starter Packs and Class Packs are available to purchase online or in the clinic.

Exercise Physiology timetable info

Group classes are now available. Classes can be booked online or by calling the clinic.

Our provisional timetable is outlined in the link below. It will be constantly updated as demand increases.

Exercise Physiologist

We warmly welcome Devon Juniper to the team. Dev works with the whole person, taking in to account your injury and health history, psychosocial needs and physical, mental and emotional health, to support you to maximise your health outcomes. He works collaboratively with our other allied health practitioners at Valley Health Group to help keep your Health Connected.

If you’re unsure if Exercise Physiology is for you, we encourage you to discuss this with your treating practitioner who will be able to answer any questions.

For pricing, class timetables or any other information, please speak to our friendly staff or fill out the form below.

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