Contact Details

Exercise Physiologist

Phone: (03) 5857 0200

What is Exercise Physiology?

Exercise Physiologists specialise in the prevention and management of chronic disease and injuries through physical exercise, with a strong focus on changing behaviour and self-management strategies.

Our Exercise Physiology department provides treatment and care to outpatients, pre-operative patients and is also involved in community education and exercise programs. Services may be provided individually or in a group setting.

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

Both professions are university-qualified health professionals who have undertaken at least 4 years’ study of the human body.

Physiotherapists can diagnose an injury or condition and usually specialise at the time of injury. Physiotherapists can also use hands-on therapy.

Exercise Physiologists are often integrated into treatment after injury and work with ongoing conditions and lifestyle management.

Both professions may crossover in the treatment of many conditions, injuries and illnesses. Patients are therefore often be seen by both Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists.

Outpatient Services

Patients are commonly referred for exercise treatment of conditions such as:

  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis
  • Mental health conditions
  • Cancer and cancer treatment recovery
  • Chronic pain and fatigue
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Neuromuscular exercise therapy
  • Pulmonary disease and more

Community Education Programs

The Exercise Physiologist can give expert advice in many health programs conducted by Community Health, including:

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Diabetes Education
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Life! Program
  • Strength & Balance
  • Independent Gym Group

Referrals

Ask your doctor, specialist or other health professional for a referral.