Exercise Physiology

Reach Optimal Health with Exercise Physiology

Windy Hill Fitness Centre'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:

  • Kidney
  • Cancers
  • Metabolic
  • Neurological
  • Cardiovascular
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Respiratory/pulmonary and mental health
  • Any other conditions for which there is evidence that exercise can improve the client’s clinical status.

Our Mission 

At Windy Hill Fitness Centre, 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 of benefits including our exercise physiology services. We're working towards providing an opportunity for access and inclusion to all individuals regardless of your circumstances. 
 

Exercise Physiologist Profiles

Alex Shanks

Alex completed his undergraduate Exercise and Sport Science Degree at Deakin University in Geelong and his Clinical Exercise Physiology Master’s degree at Australian Catholic University. Click below to find out more about Alex.

Emily Camenzuli

Emily graduated from the University of La Trobe at the rural health school in Bendigo, having researched the effect of falls and balance exercise and it’s ability to maintain postural stability. Click below to find out more about Emily.

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An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) specialises in the exercise and movement for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries.

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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 Windy Hill?

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:

  • Medicare
  • Selected Health Fund

Do I need a referral?

You don’t need a referral unless you're being treated by one of Windy Hill's AEP’s through the following compensable schemes:

  • WorkCover/WorkSafe
  • Medicare
  • TAC (Transport Accident Commission)
  • NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)
  • DVA  (Department of Veterans Affairs)

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.

Is exercise physiology right for me?

Exercise physiology is right for people who have a high risk of developing or are diagnosed with: 

- Cardiovascular conditions

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Hypertension
  • Peripheral artery disease

- Musculoskeletal injuries

  • Muscle strains/tears
  • Back pain
  • Joint pain
  • Arthritis/osteoarthritis/osteoporosis

- Respiratory conditions

  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Asthma
  • Emphysema

- Post-surgery Rehabilitation

  • Knee or hip replacement
  • Arthroscopes 
  • Laminectomy/discectomy/spinal fusion

- Type 1 and 2 Diabetes
- Cancers
- Mental Health
- Obesity

Exercise physiologists can also work with you if you're healthy yet require assistance in optimising your health and fitness goals. Working with an AEP can lead to improved function and ability to complete daily living activities effortlessly. 

What are the fees and charges?

You can view our fees and charges for individual sessions below (current as of 18/2/19, and subject to change).
 

Scheme Type Duration Fee
Medicare  30/60mins $7.05/$27.05
WorkCover 60mins Fully rebated
TAC 60mins Fully rebated
NDIS 30/60 mins Fully rebated
DVA 30/60 mins Fully rebated
Private Health Insurance 30/60 mins Dependent on coverage
Paid personally by patient 30 mins $60
Paid personally by patient 60mins $80

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