What is Exercise Physiology?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are university-qualified allied health professionals who are trained to prescribe exercise to prevent or treat chronic health conditions or injuries, helping you to keep your health on track and maintain or improve your quality of life.
AEPs are set apart from other allied health or fitness professionals by their extensive knowledge, skills and experience in clinical exercise delivery and health behaviour change counselling for people with chronic disease or injury.
AEPs are recognised by Medicare, Department of Veterans Affairs and other health funds.
How can Exercise Physiology help me?
Exercise can help anyone looking to increase their physical activity levels in a safe way and can assist in achieving optimal physical function, health and wellness.
More specifically, exercise can help with the following:
Chronic disease management and prevention e.g. Heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes, lung disease
Musculoskeletal conditions e.g. Osteoarthritis, injury and joint replacement rehabilitation and surgery prehabilitation
Mental health e.g. Depression, anxiety, PTSD
Preventative health, health optimization and anti-ageing
Metabolic and aerobic capacity testing (VO2Max)
What does a session involve?
During your initial exercise physiology session, a comprehensive health history and assessment will be conducted in order to develop an exercise plan based on your unique requirements.
Subsequent sessions will be spent carrying out your exercise programme, which may be regular supervised sessions or teaching you exercises to do at home or in your own gym. Re-assessments will be conducted at regular intervals to track your progress and ensure you are on track to achieve your goals.
At Good Vibes Health & Wellbeing we use exercises informed from Pilates, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) and functional movements as well as traditional strength and conditioning principles. The selected exercises will be chosen according to your goals, current condition and personal circumstances (time, budget, available equipment and preferences).
In some situations, a referral to another health or medical professional may be advised. Good Vibes Health & Wellbeing works in conjunction with the physiotherapists at Robina Physio Pilates & Rehab (RPPR) and the integrative/natural medicine doctors at Dr Jaa’s Medical Health.
How much does it cost?
One-on-one sessions start at $82.50.
Rebates may be available through your Private Health fund, or Medicare upon a GP referral. DVA Health Cards (Gold and White) are accepted as payment upon a GP referral.