Adelaide Hills Recreation Centre

Exercise Physiology

Reach Optimal Health with Exercise Physiology

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are university qualified allied health professionals equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions.

Exercise physiology is for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities.

Pathology domains covered by the services of AEPs include:

  • NDIS
  • Kidney
  • Cancers
  • Metabolic
  • Neurological
  • Cardiovascular
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Respiratory/pulmonary and mental health
  • Any other conditions for which there is evidence that exercise can improve the client’s clinical status.

If you have Private Health insurance or you are currently under WorkCover, TAC, DVA funding streams you may qualify for rebates under these compensable schemes.

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For more information read our list of FAQs below. To express your interest or lock in your preferred consultation time, please complete an enquiry form on our contact page. 

Partners in Health

Our Partners in Health program provides disadvantaged members with access to health care benefits as well as the support of our health care professionals.  

We offer additional services to those who require health care and support. Whilst also providing access to educational and state funded programs to help support members with injuries and/or medical conditions. 

Assisting members with disabilities, injuries and chronic and or medical conditions. Those who need medical attention but may not necessarily be able to afford treatment.

The Partners in Health program is also offered to members who are looking for rehab or recovery professional assistance. 

Those individuals experiencing disabilities or chronic conditions that have previously been unsupported will now have the ability to receive funding through compensable schemes with Partners in Health.

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Our Mission 

We want all of our members to be in tip top shape, especially members who are struggling to afford health services. We understand how hard it can be when struggling to get help with medical conditions or injuries.

That's why we have made it our mission to ensure each and every member has access to health care services. 

When our members are ill and have no access to care, our team of health professionals will assist you during your recovery. Delivering a range of benefits including exercise physiology services.

Working towards providing an opportunity for access and inclusion to all individuals who previously haven't had the ability to seek such treatment due to the associated financial burden. 

What is an Exercise Physiologist?

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are recognised and registered by the Australian Government as allied health professionals that specialise in the prescription of exercise to treat and manage acute, sub-acute and chronic medical conditions, musculoskeletal injuries or disabilities.

With University degree education, an Exercise Physiologist can work with patients from post-surgery in hospital settings to return to work/sport at community level in private practice.  Exercise Physiologists can also assist with athletic development and work in elite sport.
 
 

Why should you see an Exercise Physiologist?

Exercise Physiologists are qualified to prescribe exercise for health, rehabilitation and fitness.  The skills and knowledge of an Exercise Physiologist are developed over 5 years of University education which enables them to treat proficiently in a variety of settings. This includes land-based exercise, water-based exercise (hydrotherapy) and through education via individualised health counselling and facilitated group programs

Who is Exercise Physiology for?

Exercise Physiology is for people who a have high risk of developing or diagnosed with:

  • Cardiovascular conditions
    • Coronary heart disease
    • Stroke
    • Hypertension
    • Peripheral artery disease
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
    • Muscle strains/tears
    • Back pain
    • Joint pain
    • Arthritis/Osteoarthritis/Osteoporosis
  • Respiratory conditions
    • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
    • Asthma
    • Emphysema
  • Post-surgery Rehabilitation
    • Knee or hip replacement
    • Arthroscopes 
    • Laminectomy/discectomy/spinal fusion
  • Type 1 and 2 Diabetes
  • Cancers
  • Mental Health
  • Obesity

Exercise Physiologists can also work with healthy populations to assist them to optimise their health and fitness goals, leading to improved function and ability to complete activities of daily living.

Do I need a referral?

You don’t need a referral unless you are being treated by our AEP’s through the following compensable schemes

  • WorkCover/WorkSafe
  • Medicare
  • TAC (Transport Accident Commission)
  • NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)
  • DVA  (Department of Veterans Affairs)

Can I claim for Exercise Physiology services at your facility?

You certainly can. Once the session is completed with the Exercise Physiologist, we process these via our HICAPS machine terminal at reception so that you receive your rebate as quickly as possible.

Rebates offered via HICAPS:

  • Medicare
  • Selected Health Fund

Are there any other compensable schemes that your Exercise Physiologists see?

Anyone approved for support through the following compensable schemes can be treated by our Exercise Physiologists.

  • WorkCover/WorkSafe
  • TAC (Transport Accident Commission)
  • NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)
  • DVA (Department of Veterans Affairs)

How do I book in to see an Exercise Physiologist?

Our Exercise Physiologists can be booked in the Health Club and at reception free of charge as part of your full access membership.

Alternatively, if you desire ongoing private individual sessions to fast track your rehabilitation, you are best to discuss this with reception or the Exercise Physiologists themselves.

Individuals who are not members of the facility can still access our Exercise Physiologists via contacting our reception on our Contact Us page. 
 

What are the fees and charges to see an Exercise Physiologist?

Fees and charges for individual sessions are below (current as of 18/2/19, and subject to change).
 

Scheme Type Duration Fee
Medicare  30/60mins $7.05/$27.05 (we only offer a 60-minute option at AVLC - our gap is $30, standard consult is $82.95)
WorkCover 60mins Fully rebated
TAC 60mins Fully rebated
NDIS 30/60 mins Fully rebated
DVA 30/60 mins Fully rebated
Private Health Insurance 30/60 mins Dependent on coverage
Paid personally by patient 30 mins $60
Paid personally by patient 60mins $80

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