Are Exercise Physiology consultations covered by Medicare or Private Health Insurance?
Yes. If you get a referral from your GP for a management plan then Medicare rebates are available. With a Medicare plan in place, the Medicare Rebate is $55.10 off the consultation fee. In addition, the majority of private health insurers do offer rebates for Exercise Physiology consultations. Please check with your private health insurer to see what you are covered for. ONERO group exercise classes are $18.50 per class.
What can I expect when I see an exercise physiologist?
During your first session, we will undertake a comprehensive assessment in order to develop an exercise and lifestyle plan based on your unique requirements. This session will involve lots of questions about your health and history. A lot of people are concerned about what to wear for this appointment: wear loose comfortable clothing as you may be asked to do a range of movements and light exercise. After this session, you will be provided with a plan of action.
YOUR PLAN IN ACTION:
The next step is actually undertaking the exercise and lifestyle management plan. This can be a combination of home based exercises and/or exercises at the clinic.
KEEPING YOU ON TRACK
This is the point where you will have a catch up with us to monitor and check out how you are tracking. We will compare your current health status with previously established results. This catch up will determine the next course of action – this could be more sessions under our direct guidance or a plan for you to do in your own time.
TEACHING YOU HOW TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH
Throughout the entire process, we will work with you to implement a number of strategies to help you manage your health now and for the future.
What are some of the common injuries and conditions managed at Exercise Matters?
Exercise Matters will design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities. These include: cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, musculoskeletal, cancers, respiratory / pulmonary and mental health; as well as any other conditions where there is evidence that exercise can improve health.