Exercise Physiology

What is an Exercise Physiologist?

An Exercise Physiologist is a health professional that specialise in prescribing exercise and physical activity in to aid in the management of chronic medical conditions, chronic pain or injury rehabilitation.

Accredited Exercise Physiologists are allied-health professionals with Medicare Provider numbers and are trained members of the health and medical sector.

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Who can see an Exercise Physiologist?

Anyone can book an Exercise Physiology session at any time! We specialise in prescribing based on how you present there is no such thing as a one size fits all.

It is common for people that are bed bound due to complex medical conditions to request home visits for specialised exercises to reduce the negative effects of bed rest on the body right through to high level athletes who may need sports specific exercises to reach a goal. If you are wondering whether exercise physiology is right for you please book a free chat to discuss your personal requirements.


Private paying:


Single Session

12 Session Package

EP 60 mins


$120 per session

EP 30 mins


$78 per session

EP Mobile (30 mins)


$130 per session



Single Session

NDIS Initial session


NDIS 60 mins


NDIS 30 mins


NDIS Mobile (30 mins)


• Private Health insurance rebates may apply depending on the provider and level of cover
• Work cover, TAC and DVA services available, no gap fee applies
• Medicare rebate applies for Chronic Disease Management

Private Health Insurance

Individuals who have Exercise Physiology cover on their health insurance can book Exercise Physiology sessions any time.

The item numbers available to be claimed are: 102, 202 and 502

What can I expect

You will have an initial session that is slightly longer to really get to the bottom of what you need.

During this session we will have an informal chat about your experience, how you are feeling, what you want out of your sessions and your past medical history. We may give you a few physical tests (if appropriate) to determine what you can do safely and provide us with a base line so we know when you have improved.

These tests may include Blood pressure, resting Heart rate and specific outcome measures relating to your individual condition and goals.

The Exercises you are given will be based on the results or the outcome measures your individual variables and your goals. Home exercises are often recommended to help you progress between sessions. On discharge we will be aiming to integrate you into a long term solution that is right for you so that you can make ongoing positive changes to keep you on track to a happier healthier life.

What to Bring?

In addition to specific referral documents/case numbers/claims individuals should bring:

  • Water bottle
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Any applicable medical documents/ referrals
  • EFTPOS card for Medicare rebates if applicable
  • Medicare Card if applicable
  • Health Insurance cards if applicable

Medicare (Dr. Referral)

Individuals who have a chronic (long term) medical condition or who have a lasting injury effecting their health may be entitled to a Team Care Plan referral from your GP

Referrals are valid for 24 months, clients are eligible for a new referral of up to 5 sessions each new calendar year.

Doctors can either fax the referral through to us by Fax 03 8672 7703 or you can bring the referral with you

You will need to bring your Medicare card and a card that has a “savings” or “cheque” account available as Medicare does not rebate onto a “credit” account.

NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)

Individuals with an approved NDIS plan (studio and home visits available).

Plans can be through intermediary bodies (case managers) or individually managed by the client.

There are 3 types of funding that can be used to fund Exercise Physiology services:

  1. Improved Health and Wellbeing
  2. Core support
  3. Social Inclusion

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DVA (Department Veteran Affairs)

Individuals with a Gold card require a GP referral letter and can have 10 sessions for all conditions.

Individuals with a White card require a GP referral every 10 sessions and can only be treated for the specific conditions listed on the GPs referral. The referral can be updated and modified if needed.

TAC (Transport Accident Commission)

TAC Clients with an active claim number with approval for Exercise Physiology services

Work Cover

Individuals with an active work cover claim with approval for Exercise Physiology services

What benefits can I expect to see?

Through participating in regular, specific and safe physical activity you can expect to see improvements in your physical capacity, improvements in the symptoms related to your chronic medical condition and a significant change in your psychological wellbeing.

Do I need a Doctors referral?

No, you can see an Exercise Physiologist as a private client. Some private health funds provide coverage for Exercise Physiology services, depending on your level of cover.  If you are suffering a chronic medical condition or have a claim through WorkCover, TAC or DVA you may be eligible to receive funding. Ask your GP if you qualify for a chronic disease management plan or Enhanced primary care plan 

How can they help?

Research has shown that Exercise, Physical activity and Movement play a large role in returning from an injury, increasing our physical capacity and especially in managing complex chronic medical conditions.

An Exercise Physiologist can use advanced assessment techniques to determine the right exercise type, frequency, duration and intensity that is safe and beneficial for you to perform. They can provide you with coaching and motivational strategies to help you step closer to your own success. Talk to us to see how we can help you

You might see an AEP to help you:

  • Overcome persisting pain caused by injury or overuse
  • Improve your heart health
  • Rehabilitate following a cardiac event
  • Control your diabetes
  • Prevent pre-diabetes from progressing to full diabetes
  • Improve your recovery following cancer treatment
  • Improve your general health and wellbeing.