EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY AND MEDICARE - WHAT IS COVERED?

How Medicare funded Exercise Physiology and Dietetics can apply to you? 

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Last week we discussed patient eligibility in relation the GP led care plan system. Over the next two articles we will provide information on appropriateness of our two main services and how they may apply to your personal situation, these service being Exercise Physiology and Dietetics.  

 

These services both help prevent, manage, mitigate and potentially cure many chronic conditions, illness and injuries and also assist with lifestyle intervention and health and well-being.

Exercise Physiology
 

‘The aims of an exercise physiologists’ interventions are to prevent or manage acute, sub-acute or chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness. These interventions are exercise-based and include health and physical activity education, advice and support for lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change. “

 

Essentially exercise physiologists utilise education, exercise and lifestyle modification to assist in the management of the following core areas: 
 

  • Cardiovascular health – Heart attacks and disease, blood pressure control, strokes and cardiac health. 

  • Respiratory health – Management of asthma, COPD, COAD and sleep apnoea. 

  • Metabolic health – Management of weight, diabetes, thyroid issues and other metabolic issues.

  • Cancer management – Pre, post and during therapy to assist with management. 

  • Digestive and Renal issues – IBS, digestive conditions, kidney disease etc.

  • Mental Health – Management of anxiety, depression and PTSD.

  • Neurological – Parkinson’s, MND, MSA, Sciatica etc. 

  • Musculoskeletal – Prevention, management and rehabilitation for MSK conditions from acute, sub-acute and chronic. 

  • Health and Wellbeing – Maintain or improve activity levels to assist with QOL, social interaction and manage health. 

  • Falls prevention – Assistance with balance and stability to maintain strength and confidence, which reduces the risk of falls. 

 

If you currently have or feel you are at risk of needing assistance in relation to any of these areas exercise physiology therapy is appropriate for your situation. Exercise physiology can be used to prevent, manage and potentially cure these above areas and is a cost effective self managed method that is provided within our current healthcare system. 

 

If you would like more information on how Exercise Physiology could assist you please feel free to call us on 5456 1599, or send an email, and we can assess what is appropriate for you.

OUR TEAM OF EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGISTS

Courtney Mallet Exercise Physiologist Gympie

Tristan Hall

Exercise Physiologist

Courtney Mallet Exercise Physiologist Gympie

Courtney Mallett

Exercise Physiologist

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Wian van Heerden

Exercise Physiologist