The scientific research supporting movement and exercise therapies is overwhelming and is changing the landscape of our current medical practices as we learn more about the incredible power of the brain, body and mind to heal itself faster with more lasting effects. To stay on top of the latest medical science EP’s must adhere to strict on-going learning requirements in order to remain accredited.
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGISTS COMMONLY ASSIST PATIENTS WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:
- Aches and pain management. Including arthritis, knee pain, hip pain, low back pain, plantar fasciitis, shoulder pain, headaches and chronic pain.
- Injuries. Including falls, workplace injuries or sports related
- Surgical rehabilitation (and ‘prehab’) including orthopaedic and cardiac procedures
- Mental health conditions. Including using exercise to treat anxiety and depression
- Chronic conditions. Including diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, chronic fatigue syndrome (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)
- Cardiovascular conditions. Including hypertension (high blood pressure), heart failure, peripheral vascular disease
- Neurological conditions. Including Parkinson’s disease, Cerebral Palsy, stroke, ABI, spinal cord injury, Multiple Sclerosis, developmental disorders.
- Cancer management
- Reducing falls and balance training
- Maximising independent function and reducing physical deterioration
- And many more
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGISTS ARE RECOGNISED BY MOST PRIVATE HEALTH INSURERS AND CAN ALSO AID THE FOLLOWING:
- Medicare plans (EPC / TCA / CDMP)
- WorkCover injuries and return to work
- Workplace ergonomics and safe manual handling
- DVA Health Cards (Gold and White) are accepted as payment upon a GP referral