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What is Exercise Physiology?

Exercise Physiology is the science of prescribing specific, evidence-based and targeted movements to help people with pain and conditions associated with muscles, joints, bones, nerves and other tissues. This can include, stretches, strengthening, conditioning and isolation or general movements. Exercise prescription is one of the primary tools that physiotherapists use in their treatment approach.

Do Physios Prescribe Exercise?
Exercise prescription is the foundation of almost all physiotherapy. Physiotherapists are highly skilled and knowledgeable in the field of active, exercise based therapy for every pain and injury presentation.

What to expect in your consult?

Exercise Physiologists are ‘primary care providers’ – any member of the public can see an Exercise Physiologist, and you do not need a referral. We have an HIPCAPS terminal for on-the-spot claiming from your health fund (if you have one), and welcome anyone that we are able to help move well and feel great!

Exercise Physiologists consults will involve a comprehensive assessment to ascertain your pain history and medical history, and then a physical examination to discover the actual cause of your problem – not just the symptoms. Treatment can vary, but will often include a combination of hands-on manual therapy, massage, joint mobilisation, taping, physiotherapy, electrophysical modalities, dry needling and many other forms of treatment.

If your GP has provided you with up to 5 Exercise Physiology consults as part of your Enhanced Primary Care plan, you are entitled to a Medicare rebate on part of your consult fee. You can take your receipt to Medicare and they will rebate you, or you can claim online via the relevant Medicare portal.

Please be sure to bring your GP referral along with you when you attend our clinic so that we can process this for you.

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