Frequently Asked Questions – Exercise Physiology
Do you have a question you would like to ask us about our Exercise Physiology Services we offer in Melbourne? If so, please contact us via our email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond to you personally, but before you ask your question, we may already have an answer for you below in our frequently asked questions about clinical exercise physiology.
- Cardiovascular conditions
- Coronary artery disease (ischemic heart disease)
- Chronic heart failure
- Peripheral vascular diseases
- Metabolic conditions
- Metabolic syndrome
- Impaired glucose tolerance / insulin resistance
- Diabetes (Types 1 and 2)
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Osteoarthritis (OA)
- Joint replacement
- Musculoskeletal injury
- Postural issues
- Lower back pain
- Respiratory conditions
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Hormonal conditions
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Post Menopause Syndrome
- Hashimoto’s disease
- Androgen deprivation therapy
- Psychological conditions
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Fatique conditions
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- HIV / AIDS
- Cancer & cancer treatment
- Neurological conditions
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Developmental Coordination Disorder
- Cardiovascular conditions
If you are recovering from an injury or suffering chronic pain and still want to lose weight and get fit, we can help you train, as well as rehabilitate. Get the most out of personal training with an Exercise Physiologist.
The great thing about Moonee Valley Health and Fitness is that our Personal Trainers are not your typical trainers. All our trainers are either Accrediated Exercise Physiologists or have Bachelor of Exercise Science degrees.
An AEP studies at university for 4 years and completes 500 hours of clinical practice to gain accreditation. All our personal trainers who have exercise science degrees also studied at university for 3 years. An AEP tends to work in a clinical setting. They provide advice to the general ‘healthy’ population as well as those with medical conditions. They form part of a multi disciplinary team which can include doctors, physiotherapists, dietitians and diabetes educators.
Make an enquiry below, or call (03)9996-0790 and we can check whether we can offer in-home or mobile exercise physiology in your suburb of Melbourne.
The Exercise Physiologist performs an assessment and sets a strength and conditioning program relative to your functional level. They deal with medical patients through to the weekend warrior and elite athletes.
After you initial consultation, your Accredited Exercise Physiologist will discuss whether and when you need to return for review of the program. Review appointments are generally 45 minutes in length.
We are registered to provide sessions for Medicare Australia, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Worksafe and TAC. You will need to discuss this with your GP to find out if you are eligible.
Moonee Valley Health and Fitness provides Exercise Physiology services that are recognised and funded by the following:
- Enhanced Primary Care Plans (5 visits)
- Group sessions for Type 2 diabetes clients
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- Transport Accident Commission
If you are elligable, a GP referral will be required to claim Medicare Rebates.
Consultations with an AEP may attract a rebate from your private health fund as Exercise Physiology is listed under extras. The rebate available does differ for each health fund, so check with your provider as to your entitlements.
Moonee Valley Health and Fitness is proud to be part of the Exercise is Medicine Australia Network (EIM).
To claim any Medicare benefits that are available, a referral is required from your GP to access these subsidised programs. To find out if you are eligible, contact our clinic on (03)9996-0790 or visit your doctor and ask about your options.
If appropriate, this can be arranged through your GP. Referred participants will receive a rebate from Medicare for each of the 5 sessions. Full payment is required at the time of consultation and you will be provided with a receipt to claim at Medicare. The nearest 3 Medicare offices that are located within 5km of the Moonee Valley Health and Fitness studio are.
Newmarket Service Centre (about 1.2km from the studio)
482-490 Racecourse Road
Flemington VIC 3031
Footscray Service Centre (about 3.5km from the studio)
75 Moore Street
Footscray VIC 3011
Moreland Service Centre (about 3.8km from the studio)
172-186 Moreland Road
Brunswick VIC 3056
All our exercise physiologists are WorkCover accredited to provide return to work services under WorkCover and CTP schemes
- Australian Unity
- Australian Health Management
- Commonwealth Bank Health Services
- GMF Health
- Grand United (GU) Health
- BUPA Australia
- HCF / Manchester Unity
- Medibank Private
- Teachers Health Fund (THF)
- Reserve Bank
- …plus other Health Funds
You can view a full list of the available health funds and what type of rebates for exercise physioloy and fitness services you can receive here – Private Health Funds
Anyone can see an Exercise Physiologist. A referral is not a necessity. Most private health funds recognise Exercise Physiology allowing for private health rebates.
A referral from your doctor is required when using Medicare (CDM) funding or for insurance claims (Workcover/CTP). Eligibility requirements will need to be discussed with your Doctor.
In addition to our Exercise Physiology services, many people use the service similar to Personal Training but with the additional benefit of using the Health Fund rebates that are available.
Session costs vary, but keep in mind that besides Health Fund claims you may also be eligable to get a GP referral under a Medicare Chronic Disease Management plan which entitles you to a Medicare rebate for up to 5 Exercise Physiology sessions.
You may be able to claim a higher rebate than Medicare from your private health fund. In this case, we recommend using these funds first as you it will reduce the costs to you for your initial appointments. You will still be able to use the Medicare rebate for subsequent visits.
Our Exercise Physiologists promise to take the time to accurately assess your current medical, physical and lifestyle status and to take the time to explain our recommendations in a way that you understand. Your long term health and well-being is our main objective.
We promise to do everything we can to get help you meet your exercise goals. We have a great team of AEP’s, personal trainers and nutritionists in our team and you won’t be rushed in for a quick fix – we take the time to understand what motivates you and use this information to help you get there as quickly and safely as possible.
We promise to greet you with a smile and make you feel part of the MVFit Community. It might not sound like much, but our patients tell us that the relaxed and friendly staff help them feel more comfortable to attend other personal training and boot camp exercise classes we have on in the studio.
We promise to work as part of your medical team. We always liaise with your GP to keep them informed of your progress. We are also have a great network of Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists, Strength Coaches and Nutritionists in our team who we work closely with.