Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?

An Exercise Physiologist is a university qualified allied health professional. Our study focuses on the interaction of physical activity and different medical conditions or medications. Our goal is to help clients choose appropriate exercises and activities that will work towards their specific goals and the healthy recommendations for physical activity. 

What can I expect at my first Exercise Physiology Consultation?

In your initial appointment we will discuss your medical history, reason for your visit, medications, as well as your goals for physical activity. We may get you to complete some short assessments and take some measurements to help guide our exercise programming. We will set you up with an appropriate program or course of action from what we have assessed. 

What should I wear to my first appointment?

Wear clothes that you are comfortable to move in. We may go through some assessments as well as movements and exercises. 

What is the difference between an Exercise Physiologist and a Physiotherapist.

We are both university trained allied health professionals. You would generally see a Physiotherapist for an acute or new injury or flare up of a condition with requires assessment, diagnosis, immediate management and potentially some hands on treatment. You would see an Exercise Physiologist for appropriate exercises if you are unable to complete your normal exercise routine due to injury OR if you have had a chronic or ongoing condition and need an appropriate, tailored exercise program.

What is the difference between an Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer?

Personal Trainers do not complete a university degree and their study does not include in-depth medical conditions and medications. They will generally work with clients who have no serious medical conditions or medical conditions that are very stable. Some Personal Trainers may specialise in certain areas and can work to manage a program set up by an Exercise Physiologist. 

Do I need a GP Referral?

You do not need a GP referral to access private services. However, if you have an Enhanced Primary Careplan from your GP the referral will need to be provided prior to your initial consultation and a small gap fee will apply. 

Can I jump straight into gym or hydrotherapy group classes?

No, you will need to have an initial consultation prior to any group services, if you have been away for sometime or there has been a change in your medical status. 

What do you charge and how long are the sessions?

Private Initial Assessment: $80.00 (prior to Private Health Rebates) -45mins

Medicare Initial Assessment: $20 gap payment - 45mins

Type 2 Diabetes Group Service Initial Assessment: $10 gap payment - 45mins

NDIS Initial Assessment: $120 - 60mins

Private Subsequent Session: $55 - 30mins (or $80 for 45mins)

Medicare Subsequent Session: $5 gap payment - 20-30mins

Gym Group Class: $13.00 (prior to Private Health) - 60mins

Hydrotherapy Group Class: $20.00 (prior to Private Health) - 45mins

When are your group classes?

*HYDRO is at State Swim Unley