Reach Optimal Health with Exercise Physiology
Ascot Vale's accredited exercise physiologists deliver you safe and effective exercise interventions to help you reach your optimal health. Accredited exercise physiologists (AEPs) are university qualified, allied health professionals with the knowledge, skills and competencies to serve those with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities.
If you have Private Health insurance or you're currently under WorkCover, TAC, DVA or NDIS funding streams you may qualify for rebates under these compensable schemes. Pathology domains covered by the services of AEPs include:
- Respiratory/pulmonary and mental health
- Any other conditions for which there is evidence that exercise can improve the client’s clinical status.
At Ascot Vale, we want all of our members to be in tip top shape and especially members struggling to afford health services. It can be disheartening when you're struggling to get help with medical conditions or injuries. If you're ill and don't have access to care, our team of health professionals will assist you during your recovery.
We've made it our mission to ensure each and every member has access to health care services including our exercise physiology services. We're working towards providing an opportunity for access and inclusion to all individuals regardless of your circumstances.
Exercise Physiology FAQs Expand all
What is an Exercise Physiologist?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are recognised and registered by the Australian Government as allied health professionals. Specialising in the prescription of exercise to treat and manage acute, sub-acute and chronic medical conditions, musculoskeletal injuries or disabilities.
With university degree education, an exercise physiologist can work with patients from post-surgery in hospital settings to return to work/sport at community level in private practice. Exercise physiologists can also assist with athletic development and work in elite sport.
Can I claim exercise physiology services at Ascot Vale?
You certainly can. Once the session is completed with an exercise physiologist, we process these via our HICAPS machine terminal at reception so you receive your rebate as quickly as possible.
Rebates offered via HICAPS:
- Selected Health Fund
Do I need a referral?
You don’t need a referral unless you're being treated by one of Ascot Vale's AEP’s through the following compensable schemes:
- TAC (Transport Accident Commission)
- NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)
- DVA (Department of Veterans Affairs)
Is exercise physiology right for me?
Exercise Physiology is for people who a have high risk of developing or diagnosed with:
- Cardiovascular conditions
- Coronary heart disease
- Peripheral artery disease
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Muscle strains/tears
- Back pain
- Joint pain
- Respiratory conditions
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
- Post-surgery Rehabilitation
- Knee or hip replacement
- Laminectomy/discectomy/spinal fusion
- Type 1 and 2 Diabetes
- Mental Health
Exercise Physiologists can also work with healthy populations to assist them to optimise their health and fitness goals, leading to improved function and ability to complete activities of daily living.
Why should I see an exercise physiologist?
Exercise physiologists are qualified to prescribe exercise for health, rehabilitation and fitness. The skills and knowledge of an exercise physiologist are developed over five years of university education which enables them to treat proficiently in a variety of settings.
This includes land-based exercise, water-based exercise (hydrotherapy) and through education via individualised health counselling and facilitated group programs.
What are the fees and charges to see an Exercise Physiologist?
Fees and charges for individual sessions are below (current as of 18/2/19, and subject to change).
|Medicare||60mins||Gap Payment is $32|
|NDIS||60 mins||Fully rebated|
|DVA||60 mins||Fully rebated|
|Private Health Insurance||60 mins||Dependent on coverage|
|Paid personally by client||60mins||$85.80|