Frequently Asked Questions

You can find our most frequently asked questions about what to expect, what to bring and how much an appointment will cost below:

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Exercise Physiologists are university-trained allied health professionals with an extensive knowledge of human anatomy.

We use specific tailored exercises that are based on scientific evidence to help treat, prevent, and/or manage injuries, disabilities, and chronic diseases.

We put great emphasis on educating our clients on how to improve their physical activities while preventing injury. It is important to us to teach our clients how to modify their current lifestyles in order to improve their health and wellbeing.

Dietitians are university-trained allied health professionals with a great understanding of the influence that food has on the human body.

We combine our passion for food and a healthy lifestyle to assist our clients in achieving their dietary needs. Whether that is losing weight, gaining healthy weight, assisting in building a nutritious diet, or determining what nutrients you need to eat and drink during intense physical exercise.

We assist professional athletes, everyday clients, as well as people with chronic diseases or disabilities to find the best and healthiest for them to follow.

The main difference between an Exercise Physiologist and a Personal Trainer is their education. Exercise Physiologists are trained at a university – a course that is completed over a period of at least 4 years.

Personal Trainers complete a diploma. This diploma is usually completed over a course that is completed within 2 to 6 months.

Exercise Physiologists’ training also allows them to work with people going through rehabilitation, anyone who has a disability or chronic disease, and educates them on how to modify their lives to live it in the best and healthiest way possible.

Personal Trainers are not qualified to work with people going through rehabilitation, or with people who have a disability or chronic disease.

Both these professions are university-trained allied health professionals.

An Exercise Physiologist uses prescribed exercises that are backed by scientific research to rehabilitate, manage, prevent, and treat injuries, disabilities, or chronic diseases. We also aim to modify a client’s behaviour and lifestyle with self-sustainable exercises.

Physiotherapists use physical techniques such as massage, dry needling, manipulation, and exercise to help their clients. They focus on diagnosing and treating intense pain as well as how to manage that injury.

Visiting an Exercise Physiologist for the first time is nothing to be nervous about. Remember, we are friendly and empathetic people who want to help you achieve a healthier and happy lifestyle.

The first visit is all about getting to know you and to see what your starting point is. We will have a chat about your medical history, see what type of exercises you do, and what your diet contains.

We’ll provide you with information about how we prescribe exercise and explain how this will help you in your next steps.

Together we will set goals of what you want to achieve. After the goal has been set, we’ll devise a strategy on how that goal will be reached.

Then things become a little more physical. You will do some simple exercises with your Exercise Physiologist at our facilities. This will give us an idea of exactly what it is you need help with, what your limitations are and how we can overcome them.

Finally, you will receive an exercise plan. This will be in line with your current fitness level and abilities. This plan will incorporate your goals and the strategy that was set to achieve those goals in the shortest time possible.

There is no need to be afraid to see a dietitian. We are also people, and we love food. We just want to teach you how to utilise food in a healthy way.

The first step is getting to know more about you. There will probably be a lot of questions, but this is just to give us a good idea of how we can best assist you. We’ll look at your current diet, your exercise regime, what dietary requirements you have, what foods you like or dislike, etc.

That is followed by helping you set a goal. You came to see us for a reason. No matter what the reason is, we want to help you set a clear goal of what you are working towards. Having the steps in place to achieve that goal, will help you remain focussed on why you started this journey. We want you to get to the finish line, not get discouraged along the way.

Finally, we put a plan together. We work on a meal plan that is enjoyable, yet healthy.

All members of DVA, Medicare, and TAC will need a referral from their GP to get a rebate for our services.

However, anyone can book an appointment with us. Clients with most private health insurance are eligible for a rebate without a referral.

With your permission, any relevant and important information that is picked by our team of Exercise Physiologists or Dietitians, will be communicated with your GP or Physician. It is important that all your allied health professionals work together for your wellbeing.

In the case of a referral, we will share a detailed written report with your GP or Physician with our assessment and preferred treatment plan.

Exercise Physiologists are trained to treat clients that have one or more health conditions. We know how to treat a variety of conditions and injuries, even if they overlap. During your first consultation we will determine what the causes of your discomfort or pain are and treat all causes with exercises specific to your situation.

We will also work in conjunction with any other allied health professional to reach your end goal of wellbeing and a healthy life.

Yes, there are rebates available for members of Medicare, DVA (white and gold card holders), NDIS, private healthcare and clients with TAC claim numbers.

Just some comfortable clothing. During your first consultation your Exercise Physiologist will require you to do some movements to determine what your range is. Clothing that is easy to move in will be best during these visits.

There is more than enough parking at the back of the Western BACE complex where we are situated. You can access this parking area through Stadium Drive.

Our premises is also walking distance from the Cobblebank Railway Station if you prefer public transport.

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