Exercise Physiology

What is an Exercise Physiologist?

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are university qualified allied health professionals specialising in exercise and movement for the prevention and management of injury and chronic disease. Our Exercise Physiologist, Kendl, has experience working with people of all ages and has a particular interest in women’s health, chronic low back pain, neurological conditions and helping those free from illness and injury realise how good your body is meant to feel.

How can an Exercise Physiologist help me? 

Some of the conditions/areas Kendl may be able to help you with include:

  • Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis
  • Chronic injury / Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Chronic pain and fatigue
  • Improving posture and flexibility
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer and cancer treatment recovery
  • Pre and Post -surgical rehabilitation
  • Maintaining mobility and decreasing falls risk in older adults
  • Managing stress & increasing energy levels
  • Neuromuscular exercise therapy (multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, parkinson’s disease)
  • Learn how to exercise right for your body

How are Exercise Physiologists different from Physiotherapists?

Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists are both allied health professionals, however EPs primary focus is to use movement and exercise to assess and treat complex medical conditions or injuries. Where a physiotherapist will treat your acute injury through a combination of manual therapy techniques, an exercise physiologist will conduct a thorough head to toe assessment and movement screen (regardless of the affected body part), and work with you to prevent injury re-occurrence. Exercise physiologists use their skills in exercise prescription, combined with their training in behaviour change, to empower clients and assist them to manage their health independently. For those who are injured, you will learn specific exercises to give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to self-manage your symptoms.

Do I need a referral? 

You do not need a referral. You can just call us at Health Balance on 035221 5751 to make an appointment.

Can I claim my appointment through private health?

Exercise Physiology is covered by most private health funds and the Medicare Chronic Disease Management Plan scheme (formerly known as an EPC plan). Talk to your doctor about your eligibility today! We also service NDIS participants.

Exercise Physiology Classes

Private sessions: A 1:1 exercise session with Kendl, with exercises tailored to your goals and abilities. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Groups: Here at Health Balance we keep our classes small (maximum of 2 people) and supervise your exercises to ensure you are using the correct technique to improve treatment outcomes. It is required that each individual have a private initial assessment to thoroughly assess your current physical fitness and establish a tailored plan, specific to your needs. You may join one of our existing group classes, or grab a friend and book in together.

Pilates: We offer both private and semi-private (class of 2) pilates, fully supervised by our Exercise Physiologist. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, whether you are looking to rehabilitate from an injury or just feel fitter, leaner and stronger!

To book an initial assessment with Health Balance’s exercise physiologist, please call us or use the online booking system.