Exercise Physiology – BETTER LIVING

Exercise Physiology – BETTER LIVING 2018-09-13T15:34:04+00:00

Our Exercise Physiology services are provided by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and are accessible by people of all ages and fitness levels. Whether you are suffering from a chronic health condition or looking to excel in your chosen sport or activity, we have a program that will suit your individual needs and goals. Our Accredited Exercise Physiologist also works alongside our Physiotherapy team to provide you with an holistic and rounded exercise rehabilitation program for your musculo-skeletal injury.

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP’s) are University-qualified allied health professionals with a four-year degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology. AEP’s specialise in the prescription and delivery of exercise for people with, or at risk of developing, chronic health conditions.

chronic disease management
Diabetes & metabolic conditions
Cardiovascular / Cardiac rehab
Respiratory Problems
Neurological / Neuromuscular
Mental Health
Arthritis
Cancer
Chronic Pain
Health, Well-being and Fitness
Weight loss / management
Strength and Conditioning
Bone Health
Sedentary Behaviours
Healthy ageing / lifestyle
Falls prevention / balance
Sustainable Independence
Aged Care
Injury Rehabilitation
Pre-exercise Screening
Strength and Conditioning
Recovery Techniques
Tailored Exercise Programs
Hydrotherapy / Aquatic Therapy
Chronic Pain Management
Core Stability
Functional Restoration Programs
Sport and High Performance
Athletes
Teams
Athletic Functional Assessment
Sports Specific Training Programs
Injury Prevention + Management
Player Performance & Monitoring
Recovery Techniques
Strength and Conditioning
Work Health
RTW/Injury management
Individual/ Group Exercise
Corporate fitness / wellness
Sedentary behaviours
Injury prevention
Pre-employment screens
Workplace health promotion
EP management plans + reports
Regional Outreach
Facilities
Community connections
Telehealth consultation
Referral forms / referrers
Enquiries / appointments
Events / Presentations
Annual health & fitness check up
Regional outreach
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Our Exercise Physiologists are registered allied health professionals. Rebates for their services may be covered partially or fully through:

  1. Private Health Insurance
  2. Medicare
  3. Department of Veteran’s Affairs
  4. Worker’s Compensation

 

 

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Private health insurance rebates

Almost all private health insurance funds offer rebates for Exercise Physiology, Dietitian and Physiotherapy services. It is advised to contact your fund to determine your level of cover. All of our clinics have HICAPS facilities, enabling on the spot claiming of your private health insurance.

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Work health and return-to-work

We are a recognised Return-To-Work SA provider, and deliver a comprehensive range of services for injury management and physical rehabilitation. If you require a physical conditioning program to successfully return to work, a referral from your GP or Physiotherapist can initiate the process.

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Return-to-work services

There is an abundance of research to support the benefits of early return to work of injured workers. We use an early intervention approach to injury management and occupational rehabilitation, based on a sports injury model.

Far from being an end goal in itself, there’s sufficient evidence to suggest that work is actually an important part of the rehabilitative process after injury or illness.

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Strength and conditioning

Our Accredited Exercise Physiologist can deliver individual or group personal training sessions for people looking to improve their overall fitness or increase their performance in a sport or activity. Areas of focus include:

 

 

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  • Weight loss
  • Muscle tone
  • Muscular strength, power and endurance
  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Balance and coordination
  • Flexibility
  • Speed and agility
  • Motor control

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Medicare Individual sessions [EPC]:

If you suffer from a chronic medical condition and/or complex care need, you may be eligible for funding through Medicare under the ‘Enhanced Primary Care [EPC] plan’ upon suitable referral from your GP. We utilise Medicare Online, and bulk bill for these Medicare service if the appropriate referral and paperwork has been received.

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Medicare Group sessions [DCP]

If you have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, you may be eligible for an initial consultation and up to 8 group classes rebated through Medicare per calendar year upon suitable referral from your GP. We utilise Medicare Online, and bulk bill for this Medicare service if the appropriate referral and paperwork has been received.

Medicare is a publicly funded universal health care system in Australia. Operated by the Department of Human Services, Medicare is the primary funder of health care in Australia, funding primary health care for Australian citizens and permanent residents including Norfolk Island. Residents are entitled to subsidised treatment from medical practitioners, eligible midwives, nurse practitioners and allied health professionals who have been issued a Medicare provider number, and can also obtain free treatment in public hospitals. The plan was introduced in 1975 by the Whitlam Government as Medibank, and was limited to paying customers only in 1976 by the Fraser Government. Hawke reintroduced universal health care in 1984 as Medicare.

Since 1999, the public health plan has been supplemented by a Private Health Insurance Rebate, where the government funds up to 30% of any private health insurance premium covering people eligible for Medicare. Including these rebates, Medicare is the major component of the total Commonwealth health budget, taking up about 43% of the total.

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Health and Fitness assessments

Your people are an asset worth protecting. Improving your workforce health will improve your business! We provide a range of work-related assessments for preventing and managing work injury.

Call us on 08 8331 1557 to find out how our work assessment services can help you or your business.

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One Small Choice

 Our 12-week ‘One Small Choice’  program is designed to move you toward your goals, one small choice at a time.

At Aim, we understand that wanting to make changes to your life is an extremely daunting process, where do you start? With so many areas of your lifestyle that might need a little or a lot of improvement, it can often seem too overwhelming to even begin. With our new 12 week program, we guide you through the process of making one small manageable change to your lifestyle per week. As you progress through the program, these small changes gather momentum and add up to make a significant difference to your quality of life.

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Our 12-week ‘One Small Choice’ program is run by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist [AEP], who not only specialises in the prescription of exercise for people of all ages, but also in behaviour change techniques and strategies to ensure that you are well prepared for any hurdles you might encounter along the way. We run a beginner, intermediate and advanced program to ensure you don’t feel out of your depth.

 

What’s included?

An initial consultation with an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, consisting of:

  • Comprehensive lifestyle assessment [physical activity, nutrition, sleep, well-being].
  • Goal-setting
  • Guidance and advice re goal attainment
  • Planning for the initial 6 weeks of the program

 

PLUS

  • 2 x review assessments with an Accredited Exercise Physiologist at the 6 week and 12 week mark to monitor progress, re-adjust goals and plan the final 6 weeks of the program.
  • Access to the MEMBERS ONLY Facebook group, with regular posts featuring information and advice on all lifestyle aspects, plus the opportunity for Q & A with our program directors and Accredited Exercise Physiologist
  • Access to 1, 2 or 3* x exercise sessions** per week, supervised by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist

*Depending on your program level. **Hydrotherapy available

A personalised program diary is used to:

  • Track your changes across all aspects during the 12 weeks
  • Reflect on your progress and keep you focused on your goals

Call now 8331 1557 and ask to speak with our Wellness Team.

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Integrated Physiotherapy & Exercise Physiology service

At Aim Physiotherapy and Eastside Pilates, our team of expert Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists work together to identify problems, manage risks and implement effective solutions for your problems. Together, they provide the support, guidance and encouragement that drives rehabilitation success.

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Our team approach is underpinned by excellent communication and a coordinated delivery of services that helps identify and set realistic goals, overcome barriers, monitor progress and exercise safely, in order to achieve results quickly.
Our physiotherapists work with you in the early phase of injury management. Their initial focus is to diagnose your problem or injury based on detailed musculoskeletal examination, relevant history and available scans, reports and medical opinions. The Physio’s implement a treatment plan that helps to reduce or manage symptoms and resume daily activities at the earliest opportunity, regardless of whether this is going for a walk with the dog, playing with the kids, running for fitness or returning to your sport. It is at this ‘functional’ or ‘performance’ phase of rehabilitation that our exercise physiologists have input to your program. They work with the Physiotherapists to develop tailored exercise programs with a component of strength and conditioning, in order to optimise recovery and prevent recurrence. The exercise physiologists also perform pre-exercise screening focused on cardiovascular risk factors.

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National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Our Physiotherapists and Accredited Exercise Physiology team are NDIS providers. The NDIS is an Australian government scheme designed to support people living with disabilities to access high quality healthcare.

For more information on NDIS please visit their website www.ndis.gov.au

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Our Affiliations

At Aim Physio we understand that a multi disciplinary approach will achieve the best results for our clients.

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·                    Aim Physio and Eastside Pilates
·                    ESSA  &  ACSM
·                    Windsor Village Medical Centre and Oakden Medical Centre
·                    Cancer Centre
·                    University of South Australia
·                    AC Podiatry
·                    Dietetics
·                    Psychology

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Exercise is medicine

Exercise is Medicine Australia’ is an organisation that aims to make physical activity a standard component of chronic disease prevention and management.

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Exercise Right

What is Exercise Physiology and Exercise Science?

An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) holds a four-year equivalent university degree and specialises in exercise and movement for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries. AEPs provide support for people with:

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  • obesity
  • cardiovascular disease
  • diabetes
  • osteoporosis and arthritis
  • mental health conditions
  • cancer and cancer treatment recovery
  • chronic pain and fatigue
  • post-surgical rehabilitation (ACL reconstruction, hip/knee replacement)
  • neuromuscular problems (multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease)
  • pulmonary disease and more

Read more…       http://exerciseright.com.au/what-is-an-accredited-exercise-physiologist/

What makes accredited exercise physiologists [AEP’s] different to other exercise professionals?

AEP’s:

  1. Are university qualified.
  2. Meet strict accreditation requirements.
  3. Are eligible to register with Medicare Australia, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and WorkCover to help fund services.
  4. Are recognised by most private health insurers.
  5. Treat and work with all types of people, from those who want to improve their health and wellbeing to those suffering chronic illness.
  6. Possess extensive knowledge and skills in clinical exercise delivery and their ability to provide health modification counselling for people with chronic disease and injury.

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Motivation to Move

This Exercise Right Week, inspirational everyday Australians share their Motivation to Move, and tell us how exercise has improved their life and changed their future…

By sharing these exercise journeys, we hope to inspire Australians who may be living with or at risk of a chronic condition to seek the support of an accredited exercise expert such as an exercise physiologist or exercise scientist, and find their motivation to move.

Read more at: http://exerciseright.com.au/exercise-right-week-2018-journeys/

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The American College of Sports Medicine [ACSM]

With more than 50,000 members and certified professionals strong from 90 countries around the globe. Representing 70 occupations within the sports medicine field, ACSM is a credible organization that offers a 360-degree view of the Exercise Physiology and science profession. From academics to students and from personal trainers to physicians, our association of sports medicine, exercise science, and health and fitness professionals is dedicated to helping people worldwide live longer, healthier lives.

 

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Read more at:  http://www.acsm.org/acsm-membership/about-us

Aerobic fitness –  your best health predictor!

 

Research has confirmed that Aerobic fitness is your best health predictor (Williams 2001).

References

Williams, PT (2001) Estimated relative risk of cardiovascular disease by fitness and physical activity. MSSE 33:754-761.

Williams PT 2001 Physical fitness and activity as separate heart disease risk factors- a meta-analysis. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2001 May; 33(5): 754–761.

Read more at:  http://www.acsm.org/acsm-membership/about-us

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