Reach Optimal Health with Exercise Physiology
BOOK A SESSION WITH AN EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST
MOVE Moonee Valley's accredited exercise physiologists deliver you safe and effective exercise interventions to help you reach your optimal health. Accredited exercise physiologists (AEPs) are university qualified, allied health professionals with the knowledge, skills and competencies to serve those with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities.
If you have Private Health insurance or you're currently under WorkCover, TAC, DVA or NDIS funding streams you may qualify for rebates under these compensable schemes. Pathology domains covered by the services of AEPs include:
- Respiratory/pulmonary and mental health
- Any other conditions for which there is evidence that exercise can improve the client’s clinical status.
Here at MOVE we are able to provide the Mooney Valley community with access to locally available, low-cost affordable healthcare via our Exercise Physiology services.
Exercise Physiologists are accredited allied health professionals who can treat injuries, illnesses and conditions through the prescription of exercise therapy. With a 700sqm gym and warm water therapy pool at their disposal, our Exercise Physiology team can treat a broad range of conditions. Patients seeing our Exercise Physiologists can sign up to a membership here at MOVE to help with their ongoing treatment and to self-manage their condition. If you are experiencing pain or have an injury, illness or condition that you would like treated by our Exercise Physiology Team, give our team a call on 9283-6402.
Meet our KELC Exercise Physiologist:
With a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree and M. App. Sc - Clinical Exercise degrees to his name, Ali is a highly qualified Exercise Physiologist with over 12 years experience working in different settings, delivering exercise interventions for people with actue, sub-actue and chronic medical conditions and disabilities.
He is also an Allied Health professional with the knowledge, skills and expertise to evaluate, design and deliver safe and efective exercise interventions.
Ali delivers evidence-based exercise intervention post thorough assessment to reach designed goals.
Download Ali's Bio.
Exercise Physiology FAQs Expand all
What is an Exercise Physiologist?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are recognised and registered by the Australian Government as allied health professionals. Specialising in the prescription of exercise to treat and manage acute, sub-acute and chronic medical conditions, musculoskeletal injuries or disabilities.
With university degree education, an exercise physiologist can work with patients from post-surgery in hospital settings to return to work/sport at community level in private practice. Exercise physiologists can also assist with athletic development and work in elite sport.
How can I see an Exercise Physiologist at KELC?
If you are a member of Keilor East Leisure Centre (KELC) you can access our Exercise Physiologist’s as part of your membership where they can help determine the best course of exercise treatment for your injury/illness or condition.
If you are not a member of KELC you can still access our Exercise Physiologists via a referral from your GP or local Allied Health Professional.
If you would like to book in with our Exercise Physiologist call us on 03 9283 6402.
Do I need a referral?
You don’t need a referral unless you're being treated by one of KELCs AEP’s through the following compensable schemes:
- TAC (Transport Accident Commission)
- NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)
- DVA (Department of Veterans Affairs)
Is exercise physiology right for me?
Exercise Physiology is for people who a have high risk of developing or diagnosed with:
- Cardiovascular conditions
- Coronary heart disease
- Peripheral artery disease
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Muscle strains/tears
- Back pain
- Joint pain
- Respiratory conditions
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
- Post-surgery Rehabilitation
- Knee or hip replacement
- Laminectomy/discectomy/spinal fusion
- Neurological Conditions
- Type 1 and 2 Diabetes
- Mental Health
Exercise Physiologists can also work with healthy populations to assist them to optimise their health and fitness goals, leading to improved function and ability to complete activities of daily living.
Why should I see an exercise physiologist?
Exercise physiologists are qualified to prescribe exercise for health, rehabilitation and fitness. The skills and knowledge of an exercise physiologist are developed over five years of university education which enables them to treat proficiently in a variety of settings.
This includes land-based exercise, water-based exercise (warm water therapy) and through education via individualised health counselling and facilitated group programs.
What are the fees and charges to see an Exercise Physiologist?
Fees and charges for individual sessions are below (current as of 01/07/2023, and subject to change).
|Medicare||60mins||Gap Payment is $43.30|
|NDIS||60 mins||Fully rebated|
|DVA||60 mins||Fully rebated|
|Private Health Insurance||60 mins||Dependent on coverage|
|Standard Consultation (60mins)||$99.30|
|Standard Consultation (30mins)||$76.45|