WHAT ARE AEPs?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are experts of movement and exercise. They are the highest trained movement experts in Australia.
AEP's are Accredited Exercise Scientists as well.
Whilst the benefits of exercise have been known for a long time it has taken the health and university sectors just as long to create a pathway for people that are interested in using exercise as a therapeutic tool.
AEP's to be registered have spent a minimum of 360 hours of practical experience with clients with clinical conditions (eg. cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, musculoskeletal, neurological)
Health & Clinical Exercise Conditioning For Your Specific Fitness Needs
Clinical exercise physiologists (AEP's) manage conditions including but not limited to:
Diabetics and issues related to the metabolic system
Nerve and/or neurological complaints
Low back pain
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Physical activity & mobility
If you'd like to know more about AEP's and whether they can help please get in touch with us.
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY CLASS OPTIONS IN FITZROY
Prices below are as full fee; concession prices are available (please ask at reception)
All new clients (or clients that have had a long break between sessions) must complete a one-on-one initial assessment with an Exercise Physiologist.
Please enquire at Reception to book this in.
Participation in groups to be determined based on safety and suitability.
1 person, to 1 EP
Semi-private (1 hr)
2 people to 1 EP
Price: $70 per person
Small group (1 hr)
4 people to 1 EP
Single session: $45
5 pack of sessions
$200 ($40 p.session)
10 pack of sessions
$350 ($35 p.session)
Up to 8 people to 1 EP
Exercise Right for Active Ageing Program
Please enquire at Reception
Exercise Right for Active Ageing - This group is designed to be low tech, with a strong focus on movement and exercises that are safe, these groups are performed with minimal equipment and within a social environment and being a part of a community. This group is also funded under the Exercise right for active ageing (ERAA) grant.
Diabetes Group Program - session program aimed at improving skills of people living with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
One initial consult and 8 group sessions.
Information on diabetes, nutrition, exercise, adherence and goal setting
Predominately Medicare funded.
Small Group Class - individualised, goal focussed training in a supportive environment (4 people to 1 AEP).
Appropriate and optimal dosing of exercise for results
Move purposefully and safely to optimise your wellbeing and in a social environment
Sports & Clinical Exercise Physiology to Keep You Fit
Do I need another fitness assessment to attend a class? If it has been longer than 2 months since your last visit with an EP, we are required to re-assess you before you can attend a group class.
If I am a private patient or a semi-private patient, can I attend a small group? Absolutely.
Can I attend more than 1 class per week? You can attend as many classes per week as you like!
Do I need to attend the same semi-private or classes each week? You have the flexibility to move between classes week by week, and between practitioners.
Do I need to stay with the same practitioner every week? No, you are free able to move between practitioners week by week.
Our EP's schedules are getting busier and busier, meaning, commonly we have waitlists for patients in need of care. Unfortunately, if you cancel late, it also means our EPs will not be paid for that session, and someone else misses out on their treatment. Therefore our cancellation policy is as follows:
For private and semiprivate sessions, a late cancellation under 24 hours notice will incur a $50 charge.
For small group classes, a late cancellation of under 24 hours will incur a full fee charge. This means if you have a pack, a session will be deducted, and if you are a single, pay-as-you-go user, you will be charged a late cancellation fee of $45.
Your Clinical Exercise Physiologist in Fitzroy
Providing Clincal Exercise Physiology to Fitzroy North, Fitzroy, Carlton North, Carlton, Abbotsford, Clifton Hill, Collingwood, Northcote, Thornbury, Brunswick, Brunswick East, Preston and Fairfield.
PhD, B Ex Sci & M Ex Reh
B. Ex. & Sp. Sci., Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Please remember that
you MUST bring a towel for use during your sessions
Exercise Physiology Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between an exercise physiologist and a physiotherapist?
An exercise physiologist can work with people who have a wide range of acute or chronic medical conditions and specialises in the utilising of exercise, education and lifestyle interventions.
Some of the conditions that an exercise physiologist can assist people with include –
Musculoskeletal conditions - Spine or joint pain, falls, strains and sprains
Cardiovascular conditions – High blood pressure, heart disease
Respiratory conditions - COPD, asthma
Neurological conditions - Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease
What is the difference between an exercise physiology session and a personal training session?
Personal trainers have completed a certificate 4 in fitness. Personal trainers are able to assess fitness, provide instruction and supervision to individual clients and groups. Their qualifications and insurance enable them to work with the general “healthy’ population.
To become an accredited exercise physiologist (AEP) you must complete an Undergraduate Degree in Exercise or Sports Science and a master’s degree of Clinical Exercise Physiology and achieve accreditation through the governing body Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).
AEP’s are qualified to work with people with a whole range of injuries and medical conditions but can also provide expertise and advice for people who are healthy and want expert advice and guidance on how to get the most from their exercise.
Is Exercise Physiology hard?
As part of an initial consultation, an exercise physiologist will conduct an assessment of your medical history, your goals and physical ability to ensure that the intervention is tailored to your needs and ability.
This program will be progressive and as you improve the program will be modified to continue to challenge you and help your reach your goals.
Do exercise physiologists specialise in sports medicine?
Exercise physiologist’s studies includes the pathophysiology of conditions and diseases, and the effective exercise prescriptions to assist with the rehabilitation, however, do not specialise in sports medicine, it is best to consult with a sports medicine Doctor who can assess whether an exercise physiologist is appropriate for you.
Do I need a Doctors referral to see an exercise physiologist?
Your GP may refer you to exercise physiology services where you may be able to claim a Medicare rebate. However, you do not need a referral to see an exercise physiologist and if you have health insurance, you may be able to claim a rebate.