Exercise is Medicine
Exercise can help with a range of conditions
At our Hindmarsh Physiotherapy Clinic we also provide Exercise Physiology Services. Unlike a Personal Trainer, an Exercise Physiologist is a 4 year University qualified Allied Health Professional who specialises in the delivery of exercise, rehabilitation, lifestyle and behavioural modification programmes for the prevention and management of chronic disease.
Additionally we are qualified to provide strengthening and conditioning for personal fitness programmes and performance enhancement.
If you're living with a chronic condition, injury or illness, our Accredited Exercise Physiologist can help get you moving again. We understand the challenges and will work with you, and your other health professionals, to prescribe safe and effective exercise interventions.
What services do we offer
Rehabilitation from acute or chronic injury is undertaken in combination and consultation with your Physiotherapist, coach and other health practitioners.
Chronic Disease Management (CDM)
Enhanced Primary Care Medicare visits
Medicare offers 5 visits to an Allied Health Professional which can be your Exercise Physiologist through an Enhanced Primary Care Plan. Eligible patients will need a referral from their GP.
Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, recovery from cancer, obesity management, lung conditions are all recognised areas that exercise will be beneficial.We currently Bulk Bill these visits for Exercise Physiology with no out of pocket expenses.
Our Exercise Physiologist runs our Medicare funded classes for help with Diabetes ll management. This requires an initial assessment and 8 fully funded classes.The aims of these classes are to assist in maintaining healthy blood glucose levels and to reduce the possibility of secondary chronic conditions.
Department of Veterans Affairs
We provide clinically necessary Rehabilitation services for DVA entitled clients( Gold and white card holders with a chronic condition) with a GP referral.These can be done individually or supported in a group session.
Strengthening and Fitness
Strengthening and fitness programs can be done in our onsite Hindmarsh Gym or off site. Our Exercise Physiologist has experience in creating exercise programs for the gym, fitness centres, home-based exercise programs, swimming pools, and programs aimed at improving your functional capacity.
We provide and support you with a tailored exercise plan based on your assessment to get you back to your best as soon as possible.
Return to Work Services
Our Exercise Physiologist helps empower injured workers with appropriate exercise support services, programmes, overall job fitness and self management options.
Helping to develop physical well being programmes for clients with disabilities through Self Managed and Care Managed Plans
Life Insurance and Motor Vehicle Accident Clients
Our Clinic provides caring rehabilitation, wellness services and functional recovery solutions for life insurance clients aiming to return you to how you were before the accident or illness. If this is not possible, rehabilitation focuses on obtaining new skills or new ways of doing things.
Many Private Health Funds offer rebates for Exercise Physiology Services. Find out more from your private fund as some policies also offer bonus payments and health prevention initiatives. No referral is needed for Private clients.
You might see our Exercise Physiologist to help you:
- Control your diabetes
- Start a programme for Bone health and Osteoporosis prevention
- Overcome persisting pain caused by injury or overuse
- Recover from a work related injury to assist you return to full duties
- Assist with loosing weight
- Improve your heart health
- Rehabilitate following a cardiac event
- Prevent pre-diabetes from progressing to full diabetes
- Improve your recovery following cancer treatment
- Improve your general health and wellbeing.
- Develop a strength and conditioning programme
Please call 8346 2000 to make an appointment and we would love to help you.