An Exercise Physiologist is a health professional who can help with a range of different conditions and utilise their skills in exercise prescription, combined with their training in behaviour change, to help you manage your health independently.
With several years experience in the Exercise Physiology field, Andrew and Brad actively assist their clients with their health and improving their quality of life.
At Active Fitness HQ we will provide a helping hand and a warm smile every step of the way.
An exercise physiologist plays a crucial role in developing and implementing a healthcare plan focused on improving an individual’s physical well-being. Here’s how an exercise physiologist can assist you and how bulk-billed sessions may apply:
Assessment and Evaluation: An exercise physiologist will begin by conducting a thorough assessment of your overall health, medical history, and fitness level. They may also perform specific tests to evaluate your cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility, and body composition. This information helps them understand your current physical condition and identify areas for improvement. These may be conducted in the gym at Active Fitness HQ, at home or in a group class setting.
Goal Setting: Based on the assessment results and your personal health goals, the exercise physiologist will work with you to establish realistic and achievable objectives. These goals may include weight management, cardiovascular fitness improvement, strength building, injury rehabilitation, or managing chronic conditions such as diabetes or hypertension.
Individualized Exercise Prescription: Using their expertise in exercise science and chronic disease management, the exercise physiologist will design a personalized exercise program tailored to your specific needs, preferences, and capabilities. This program may include aerobic exercises, resistance training, flexibility exercises, and functional movements, depending on your goals and current abilities.
Education and Instruction: During your sessions, the exercise physiologist will guide you through proper exercise techniques and ensure you understand how to perform each exercise safely and effectively. They will also provide valuable information on topics such as nutrition, lifestyle modifications, and behaviour change strategies to support your overall health improvement.
Monitoring and Progress Evaluation: Throughout your healthcare plan, the exercise physiologist will closely monitor your progress, making adjustments to the exercise program as needed. They may use various methods like fitness assessments, body measurements, and exercise tracking tools to objectively measure improvements and ensure you are moving toward your goals.
Ask your doctor or call us to find out how you could qualify under a Medicare Health care plan and receive 5 Bulk-Billed sessions today.
30 Minutes bulk-billed or optimise your session to 1 hour for a $34 Gap Fee.
We believe in the transformative power of exercise tailored to your goals. With a client centered approach, we take pride in crafting personalised exercise prescriptions that adapt to unique conditions. Together, we’ll create the perfect environment for you to achieve remarkable outcomes. Let’s unlock your full potential!
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We believe in maximising client outcomes by adopting a low fee structure that optimises NDIS funding.
Our experience extends across a wide spectrum of pathologies, including down syndrome, multiple sclerosis, TBI, cerebral palsy, and hearing impairment.
Exercise Physiology falls under the categories of ‘improved health and wellbeing’ and ‘improved daily living,’ making it accessible and beneficial.
We apply our expertise in a large state of the art gym, offering exceptional clinical care for individuals with chronic and acute conditions.
We understand the unique needs of individuals with social anxiety or difficulty in busy environments, by providing an inclusive experience along with private rooms and accommodating wheelchair access.
We prioritise flexibility in session times, aligning with our clients’ needs and busy schedules.
Our greatest pride lies in guiding our clients to achieve their goals, enhancing their functionality, and elevating their overall health and well-being.
We inject joy and excitement into exercise by incorporating game-based approaches, making it a fun and enjoyable journey for everyone involved.
Benefits of exercise:
· Aerobic fitness
· Reduction of comorbidities
· Increased coordination
· Management of symptoms
· Improving/maintaining independence
· Improvement/maintenance of cognition
An Exercise Physiologist is a health professional who can help with a range of different conditions and utilise their skills in exercise prescription, combined with their training in behaviour change to help you manage your health independently.
Once you have confirmed that your health insurance covers exercise physiologists and is compatible with HICAPS, you can search for healthcare providers who offer HICAPS services. HICAPS has a provider directory on their website where you can find participating providers in your area.
Alternatively, you can inquire with your health insurance provider for a list of HICAPS healthcare providers. Please see below:
Contact Your Health Insurance Provider: If you are unsure about your coverage or have specific questions regarding exercise physiologists, it’s best to reach out to your health insurance provider directly. They can provide accurate and up-to-date information about the specifics of your coverage and any associated costs.
Initial consultation- 60mins
Follow up consultation-30mins or 60mins
If you are supported by the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) in Australia and seeking the services of an Exercise Physiologist, a D904 referral can be obtained from your General Practitioner (GP). The D904 referral form is specific to the DVA healthcare system and is used to authorize and document referrals for services such as exercise physiology.
To initiate the process, you should schedule an appointment with your GP. During the appointment, discuss your need for exercise physiology services and express your desire to obtain a D904 referral. Your healthcare provider will assess your condition/s and determine if exercise physiology is an appropriate intervention for you.
If exercise physiology is deemed suitable, your healthcare provider will complete the D904 referral form, which will outline the specific details of the referral, including the diagnosis, recommended frequency and duration of sessions, and any other relevant information. Once the referral is completed, you will receive a copy of the referral, and a copy will be sent to the DVA.
With the D904 referral, you can then seek the services of an Exercise Physiologist who is recognized by the DVA. They will be able to provide you with exercise programs, rehabilitation services, and ongoing support tailored to your specific needs.
It’s important to note that the process and requirements may vary, so it’s recommended to consult with the DVA or your healthcare provider for the most accurate and up-to-date
information regarding referrals and coverage for Exercise Physiologists under the DVA system.
If you are a Workcover patient or covered under a Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance claim and wish to see an Exercise Physiologist, it is a requirement to obtain approval from your insurance provider before attending your first session. Here are the general steps you can follow:
Notify Your Employer/Insurer: If you are a Workcover patient, inform your employer or supervisor about your intention to seek exercise physiology services. They will guide you on the appropriate steps to take and provide you with the necessary forms or contact information for your insurance provider.
For CTP insurance claims, contact your insurance company or the relevant claims department to notify them of your intent to engage an Exercise Physiologist for your rehabilitation needs.
Obtain Referral/Prescription: Request a referral or prescription from your treating healthcare professional such as your general practitioner. The referral should outline the need for exercise physiology services and any specific treatment goals.
Contact Insurance Provider: Get in touch with your insurance provider or claims department to inform them about your referral and your intention to see an Exercise Physiologist. They will guide you through the approval process and inform you about any specific forms or documentation required.
Submit Required Documentation: Provide your insurance provider with the necessary documentation, which typically includes the referral/prescription, the Exercise Physiologist’s details (such as their qualifications and provider number), and any additional information requested by the insurer.
Await Approval: After submitting the documentation, wait for the insurer’s approval. The time it takes for approval may vary depending on the specific insurer and their internal processes. It’s important to follow up with the insurer if you haven’t received confirmation within a reasonable timeframe.
Commence Sessions: Once you receive approval from your insurance provider, you can schedule an initial consultation with the approved Exercise Physiologist. Be sure to keep your insurer updated on your progress and any changes to your treatment plan.
It’s essential to communicate directly with your insurance provider or claims department to understand their specific requirements and processes, as these can vary. They will provide you with the most accurate information regarding coverage, approval procedures, and any associated costs.
Working with those with special needs and making exercise a fun, enjoyable experience. I’m also interested in promoting behaviour change to invigorate people to exercise.
I enjoy anything sport. I also enjoy playing sport with friends or training in the gym.
You can either choose to have a bad day or a bad moment.
Dispelling misinformation within the exercise and health spaces to assist in guiding my clientele towards evidence-based information surrounding exercise, nutrition and behaviour change.
A self-proclaimed nerd who enjoys the pursuit of knowledge, reading, gaming and watching anime alongside maintaining an active lifestyle. It’s all about balance.
Pressure is a privilege.
An Exercise Physiologist is a health professional who can help with a range of different conditions and utilise their skills in exercise prescription, combined with their training in behaviour change to help you manage your health independently, injuries, or disabilities.
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38 of the 43 Private Health insurers in Australia now cover Exercise Physiology. The differing levels of extras cover (Bronze, Silver and Gold) will vary the rebate you receive back. Unsure if you are covered? See reception who can run your Private Health Card and see what you would get back.