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Exercise Physiology

exercise physiologyAccredited Exercise Physiologists are Allied Health professionals who specialise in clinical exercise prescription, health education and the delivery of exercise-based lifestyle and behaviour modification programs or services, for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries.

What can an Exercise Physiologist provide?

  • Screening and risk stratifying to ensure the safety and appropriateness of exercise and physical activity interventions.
  • Assessment of a person's 'movement' capacity in people of all ages and levels of health, well-being or fitness.
  • Safe and effective individualised exercise interventions.
  • Health education, advice and support to enhance health and well-being.
  • Physical activity advice and clinical exercise prescription, for those at high-risk of developing, or with existing chronic health conditions.
  • Rehabilitation and advice for patients following the acute stage of injury, surgical intervention, or during recovery to restore functional capacity and well-being.

An Accredited Exercise Physiologist is an Allied Health Professional Registered to work with clients through:

  • Medicare Australia
  • Dept of Veterans Affairs
  • Workcover
  • A number of private health funds

Southern Cross University Health Clinic provide access to these practitioners through:

  • Enhanced Primary Care plans - Medicare and Health Fund provision
  • Self referral
  • Research
  • Teaching clinic
  • Team arrangements - multidisciplinary