What is an Exercise Physiologist?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists [AEPs] are university-qualified allied health professionals who are specialised in designing and delivering safe and effective exercise interventions.
An AEP specialises in prescribing clinical exercise programs to prevent or manage chronic disease or injury and assist in restoring physical function, health, or wellness of an individual. AEPs are experts in exercise rehabilitation and play an important, irreplaceable role as physical activity and exercise specialists within healthcare.
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Meet our Ex Phys, Lucia
Since graduating from Australian Catholic University in 2018 with a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology, I have been working independently with clients applying my clinical skills to a primarily musculoskeletal population.
This has become one of my passions, helping my clients set, maintain and achieve lifestyle modification to enable them to fulfil a greater quality of life.
My areas of special interest include:
- Musculoskeletal/Metabolic Syndrome
- Mental Health
- Women’s Health (Pre & Post-Natal)
- Mobility Restoration
- Pre-diabetics and Diabetes Prevention
What can an AEP help manage?
AEP’s can provide support for clients with:
- Surgery Prehabilitation and rehabilitation
- Lower back pain
- Arthritis (Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis)
- Persistent pain caused by injury or overuse
- Women’s Health
- Antenatal and Postnatal
- Children’s injuries and conditions
- Cancer management and rehabilitation
- Post-heart attack or stroke
- Cardiovascular disease
- Asthma and respiratory conditions (COPD)
- Diabetes – prevention and management
- Overweight and obesity
- Metabolic syndrome
- Acquired brain injury
- Parkinson’s disease
- Cerebral palsy
- Balance and falls prevention
- Enhance functional abilities
- Motivation and adherence to lifestyle
How It Works
In the Initial Consult with Lucy you will answer questions about your health and then complete assessments based on your goals and current function.
These assessments will provide a baseline or starting point will be used to help build a plan especially tailored for you.
From there you work the plan in one of the following ways that suits you best…
We create you a program to follow, and you can Work on it at home in your own time or at the Peachi Studio during our ‘Open Gym’ time.
Catch up for private 30 or 45 minute sessions to work on your program.
This can be done weekly, bi-weekly or on a casual basis.
Join timetabled Shared EP sessions and work through your own individualised program (just like in one-on-one sessions) in a group of 3-5 people.
Services delivered by an AEP are also claimable under compensable schemes such as Medicare and covered by most private health insurers.
No referral required. Private health funds available on site.
- Enhanced Primary Care Plans (EPC).
- Type 2 Diabetes Group Referral.
- Self managed and plan managed participants.
- DVA healthcare cards (gold & white) are accepted upon a GP referral.
- No referral required. Private health funds available on site.
Workcover and TAC
- Upon written approval from funding Workcover or TAC.