Do I need a referral to see an exercise physiologist?
You do not need a referral to see an exercise physiologist. You can simply self refer and make your appointment.
What makes an exercise physiologist different to other exercise professionals?
An exercise physiologist is an allied health professional who has obtained university qualifications and is accredited with Exercise Sports Science Australia who follow stringent professional guidelines. Their qualifications allow them to have the knowledge to understand the physiology of the body to work in a clinical setting with complex medical conditions and injuries. In comparison to other exercise professionals such as personal trainers, whom require a minimum of 6 weeks training and are qualified to work within healthy populations only. They are also registered with Medicare, Department of Veterans Affairs, WorkCover and most private health insurers.
Can I claim on my private health insurance?
Yes, ProHealth EP is registered with major private health funds. Your private health rebates will be dependant on your level of cover
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY INITIAL APPOINTMENT?
At your initial consultation, our exercise physiologists will assess all or some of the following depending on your reason for referral:
- Medical history
- Posture and biomechanics
- Flexibility and mobility
- Muscular strength
- Pain measurements
- Anthropometric measurements
- Falls risk
- Personal goals
From the above, our exercise physiologists will prescribe the most effective treatment plan in accordance to your assessment results, personal and clinical goals.
A referral is not necessary to see an exercise physiologist, however you may be eligible for a Medicare referral from your GP if you have a chronic condition. If you are eligible (at the digression of your GP), Medicare rebates are available under the Enhanced Primary Care Plan Referral.