FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY WOULD YOU SEE AN EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST?
If you are having trouble with an injury, disability, or activity. We create an individualised exercise plan together based on your current capacity. Human beings are plastic and adaptable - our job is to help you grow and change so you get back to the things you want to do.
WHAT TYPES OF HEALTH INSURANCE DO YOU ACCEPT?
Some patients may be eligible for compensible schemes under Medicare, DVA, Private Health Insurance, the NDIS or Third Party Insurers. Speak with your doctor or call us to find out.
WHAT CONDITIONS DO YOU TREAT?
Exercise is evidence-based treatment or management option for many chronic illnesses. We are experts in prescribing you the right dose for many conditions, particularly:
- Cardiometabolic (diabetes, heart conditions, stroke)
- Neurological (Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy)
- Musculoskeletal (injury rehab, persistent pain, fitness)
- Older Adults (independence tasks, bone strengthening)
- Cancer rehabilitation (before, during and after treatment)
- Intelectual disability (ASD, Down syndrome, cognitive impairment)
- Mental Illness (Depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis)
WHAT IF I AM NOT A 'GYM PERSON'?
Most of us are not gym people. However, everyone should have access to a simple, approachable, supportive environment to help maintain their physical health. We have a beautiful, welcoming community of older adults who attend our classes every week to help keep up with their grandkids and keep their property maintained.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST AND PHYSIOTHERAPIST?
Both professions are allied health providers under Medicare, Private Health, NDIS, DVA and more. Both requre 4+ year university degrees, registration with a national governing body, and ongoing professional development. Both professions are designed to help you move more and hurt less. Both professions demand evidence-based options and shared decision making around your health.
Exercise physiologist training focuses on using exercise, lifestyle and behaviour change to manage chronic health conditions. We are experts in making physical activity accessible for those with health barriers.
Physiotherapist training is heavily focused on diagnostic proceedures, management strategies and rehabilitation pathways for musckuloskeletal and neurological conditions or injuries. Physiotherapists are experts in working out what has happened, what we can do about it, and how we get back to the activities we love.
There is significant overlap between the professions, and variation between individuals within both professions. Give us a call to discuss your individual needs/goals and we can help point you to the right practitioner.