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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.
All of our treating physiotherapists are WorkCover accredited and can help you recover and rehabilitate from your work injury. Please bring with you your GP referral, WorkCover Medical Certificate and the relevant details of your insurer (claim number, case manager, contact details, etc). If all of these details are provided correctly, we can invoice the insurer directly for you.
We can provide treatments for Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) Gold card patients, and for approved areas on a DVA White Card. Please ensure that your bring a current DVA referral from your GP when you attend our clinic.
Our clinic can cater for your rehabilitation from any Compulsory Third Party motor vehicle accident claims. Please bring your GP referral and current acceptance of insurer liability specific for exercise physiology, and if all details are correct, we can invoice the insurer directly for your care.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are a couple of our most frequently asked questions. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for please contact us and we will be more than happy to answer any further questions.
Exercise Physiology is a clinical exercise intervention for people with a broad range of health issues. Those people may be at risk of developing or having existing, medical conditions and injuries. The aims of exercise physiology interventions are to prevent or manage chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring optimal physical function, health or wellness. These interventions are exercise-based and include physical activity education, support and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.
At Terrace Physio Plus we strive for excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injury and movement dysfunction. All our clinicians are educated and trained in some of the countries best universities. They have many years of professional experience and are constantly improving their skills and techniques with on-going education. The latest scientific research is incorporated into treatment plans. At Terrace Physio Plus you will receive personalized treatments in your own private room in our modern facility. We work closely with your Doctor, personal trainer, team coach or employer to help you through your injury and return to your best as soon as possible. More importantly we listen to your needs and goals and we care to help you.
No. In Australia, Exercise Physiologists are Primary Care Clinicians qualified and skilled in the management of musculoskeletal injury, dysfunction or derangement. You do not need a referral to see an Exercise Physiologist. However, your Exercise Physiologist will normally ask about who your Doctor is so that your Doctor is informed about your condition and progress. Your Doctor will also help identify any crucial information that can assist the Exercise Physiologist planning your treatment course. If your problem is related to WorkCover, DVA, EPC or CTP, you will require a GP referral and appropriate proof of liability.
Appointments can be made by contacting our reception staff on (02) 4983-1765 or by booking online here at our website (click “Book Online”).