What is the difference between an Exercise Physiologist and a Personal Trainer?
Exercise Physiologists are university qualified and experts in designing and prescribing exercise and lifestyle interventions for people with chronic medical conditions and chronic injuries. Whereas personal trainers aren't university qualified and prescribe exercise programs for apparently healthy people.
Why see an Exercise Physiologist and not a Physiotherapist?
An Exercise Physiologist will work closely with you to reduce your reliance on allied health professionals and empower you to help self manage your pain and chronic conditions. Physiotherapist's will diagnose your injury and help treat your pain with a hands on approach. A combination of seeing both a Physiotherapist and an Exercise Physiologist may be the best option for you.
Do I require a referral to attend Exercise Physiology services?
If you are attending a Medicare rebated program such as the Enhanced Primary Care Program (EPC), Type 2 Diabetes Program, or DVA, then a referral from you local GP is required. Finally if you wish to have your work injury or motor vehicle accident covered by a third party insurer, a referral from your GP or physiotherapist would be required.
However if you wish to pay privately and possibly be rebated with your health insurer then no referral is required.
Are Exercise Physiology services covered by Health Insurance?
Yes they can be, dependent upon your level of cover. If you wish to find out directly, then contact your health insurer and quote the specific Exercise Physiology item codes to determine your level of rebate. Please see services Private Health Fund Rebates.
What are the benefits of seeing an Exercise Physiologist?
There are numerous health benefits to gain by seeing an Exercise Physiologist see about. Exercise Physiologists are experts in assessing your health concerns and working with you to overcome these concerns and manage a safe and effective exercise routine. Exercise Physiologists look at the bigger picture, helping empower you to self manage your health and prevent the reoccurrence of health concerns and injuries.
How to pay for my appointment, is cash or credit card accepted?
Either cash or card is accepted as we have full eftpos facilities on site, and if a third party insurer is providing compensation for a work injury or motor vehicle accident then there is no out of pocket expense, also no out of pocket expense to attend DVA rebated sessions.
Are there discounts if I purchase bulk sessions?
If purchasing private session packages for 1:1 or group based sessions then yes there are discounts dependent upon the number of sessions purchased. If purchasing a 5 pack of sessions then a 5% discount is applied and a 10 pack then a 10% discount is applied.
Will I receive a reminder text or call before my appointment?
Yes an SMS reminder or email (if preferred) will be sent to you 48 hours prior to your appointment. Please contact our team more than 24 hours prior to your appointment if you are unable to attend and need to reschedule. If notice is less than 24 hours prior to your booking or if no notice is provided you may be required to pay a cancellation fee, as we respect our health professionals' time and services.
What to bring to my appointment? What do I need to wear to my appointment?
Please ensure you bring your Medicare card if you are attending under a Medicare rebated program, bring your health insurance card and also bring a copy of your referral, if you have a copy. Comfortable clothing that you are able to move freely, safely and perform exercises in with no restrictions and most importantly enclosed comfortable shoes (no thongs or sandals).