BODY+ Physiotherapy also provides Exercise Physiology services.  Our Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists work closely to ensure optimal care and support is provided throughout injury rehabilitation and chronic disease management.

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WHAT IS AN EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST?

  • Exercise Physiologists are 4-year university qualified Allied Health Professionals who specialise in the delivery of exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries
  • Exercise Physiologists specialise in clinical exercise interventions for a broad range of pathological populations.  These persons may be at risk of developing, or have existing, medical conditions and injuries.
  • The aims of Exercise Physiologist interventions are to prevent or manage acute, sub-acute or chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness.  These interventions are exercise-based and include health and physical activity education, advice and support and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.
  • Exercise Physiologists are recognised allied health professionals displaying a diverse range of knowledge and skills, working across a variety of areas and target pathologies

 

  • Target Pathologies:
    • Cardiopulmonary
      • Hypertension, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, myocardial infarction, chronic heart failure, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis
    • Metabolic
      • Obesity, dyslipidaemias, impaired glucose tolerance and diabetes mellitus
    • Musculoskeletal
      • Arthritis (especially osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis), osteoporosis, sub-acute and chronic specific and non-specific musculoskeletal pain / injuries
    • Neurological/Neuromuscular
      • Stroke, spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy
    • Other
      • Cancers, mental illness and conditions associated with ageing

 

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INJURY MANAGEMENT

  • Sporting Injuries
  • Work Injuries

 

CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT

  • Chronic injury management
  • Weight loss programs with relation to chronic conditions such as Diabetes, Coronary Artery Disease, Hypothyroidism, and more
  • Individual and Group Allied Health Services under Medicare (subject to eligibility)

 

SPORTS TRAINING

  • On-field Sports Training and First Aid
  • On, Off, and Pre-Season Strength and Conditioning Trainingrunning50

 

INDIVIDUAL & GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

  • Pilates
  • Boxing
  • Resistance Training
  • Boot Camps
  • Walking and Running Groups
  • Personal Training
  • Strength and Conditioning

 

    • Various packages are available and Private Health Fund rebates are available from supporting funds, if applicable

 

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DEXA BODY COMPOSITION ANALYSIS & CONSULTING

  • Run through Sound Radiology
  • DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) body composition scanning
  • Exercise Physiology consulting
    • Explanation of DEXA results
    • Discussion of patient goals
    • Strategies how to implement various lifestyle changes
    • Nutritional guidelines
    • Exercise guidelines