Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology for Better Health Today

Exercise Physiology

Exercise physiology is a service that can be covered by Medicare, at least in part, with some private health funds also offering rebates. Anyone with the following chronic conditions should check with their Doctor or private health fund to see whether they are eligible to book in for exercise physiology. Of course, anyone can opt to have the sessions, without the need for a referral, by simply booking in.

  • Diabetes Type 1 and Type 2
  • Alzheimers
  • Parkinson’s
  • Insulin resistance
  • Acute brain injury
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Chronic pain
  • Respiratory conditions including COPD and asthma
  • Musculoskeletal injury, joint mobility, back problems
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cancer
  • Some Mental Health Disorders including Depression

Even things like falls prevention strategies may be covered. Simply speak to your local GP.

Medicare can cover up to 5 sessions of exercise physiology at a maximum (current) value of $52 / session. The small additional gap charge will depend on the appointment type (initial or follow up).

What does a session involve? An initial consultation involves our therapist observing and assessing the body, going through your history and asking lots of questions. They will assess things like ROM (range of motion), mobility and strength. From here, an appropriate exercise interventions are designed and taught to get you moving better physically, which often sees a person improving mentally too.