Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about Exercise Physiology?

At Effect Exercise Physiology, we understand that you may have questions about our services. To assist you, we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions we receive. If you cannot find the information you are seeking, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our team is always ready to provide the support and guidance you need.

During your initial consultation with one of our highly skilled Exercise Physiologists, you will have the opportunity to openly discuss your injury, condition, relevant medical history, and current activity levels. This valuable conversation allows us to gain a comprehensive understanding of your unique circumstances. Following the discussion, we will conduct thorough assessments to gather essential information about your body and its capabilities.

These assessments, which may include strength tests, range of motion evaluations, and functional movement analysis, help us identify areas of focus and develop a personalised treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals. By considering your individual circumstances and aspirations, we can create an effective roadmap towards your desired outcomes.

Your Exercise Physiologist will collaborate with you to establish realistic and achievable objectives, ensuring that the treatment plan aligns with your preferences and abilities. Throughout your journey with us, we will provide ongoing support, monitor your progress, and make necessary adjustments to maximise the effectiveness of your treatment.

Rest assured that our goal is to empower you with the tools and knowledge necessary to achieve optimal results. Together, we will work towards enhancing your overall well-being and enabling you to reach your goals in a safe and efficient manner.

To ensure a smooth and productive session, we kindly request that you bring the following items with you:

  1. Comfortable Clothing and Shoes: Please wear attire that allows for ease of movement and exercise. Opt for clothing that is breathable, flexible, and suitable for physical activity. Comfortable athletic shoes that provide proper support are also recommended.
  2. Referral (if applicable): If you have a referral from your healthcare provider, please bring it along to your initial consultation. This referral helps us understand any specific recommendations or concerns related to your condition.
  3. Relevant Medical Reports: If you have any medical reports or documentation that are pertinent to your injury or condition, we encourage you to bring them with you. These reports can provide valuable insights into your medical history, previous treatments, and any relevant diagnostic findings.

By having these items on hand, we can gain a more comprehensive understanding of your situation and tailor our approach accordingly. Rest assured that we prioritise your comfort and aim to create an environment where you can confidently engage in movement and exercise as part of your treatment plan.

No, a referral is not necessary to see an Exercise Physiologist at Effect Exercise Physiology.

We welcome individuals to book appointments directly without the need for a referral. Whether you’re seeking to manage an injury, improve your fitness, or address a specific health concern, you can simply reach out to us and schedule your appointment. Our team of experienced Exercise Physiologists is ready to provide you with the expert care you need to achieve your goals.

The number of sessions required will vary depending on your specific circumstances and the complexity of your condition or injury. During your initial consultation, our Exercise Physiologist will carefully assess your needs and develop a tailored treatment plan that takes into account your goals, capabilities, and any relevant factors.

Throughout the treatment plan, we will regularly evaluate your progress and make any necessary adjustments to ensure optimal outcomes. The frequency and duration of sessions will be discussed with you, allowing for ongoing communication and collaboration in determining the most appropriate number of sessions required.

It is important to note that every individual’s journey is unique, and the number of sessions needed can vary. Our primary focus is to provide you with the comprehensive support and guidance necessary to help you achieve your goals and improve your overall well-being. Rest assured that we will work closely with you to determine the ideal duration and frequency of sessions for your specific needs.

Yes, you may be eligible for rebates depending on your specific circumstances. Here are two common scenarios:

  1. Private Health Insurance: If you have private health insurance with extras cover that includes allied health services, such as exercise physiology, you may be able to claim a rebate for your sessions. At Effect Exercise Physiology, we have an onsite HICAPS machine, allowing us to process your private health insurance claim conveniently and efficiently. The rebate amount will depend on your insurance coverage, so we recommend contacting your insurance provider to determine the specific details of your policy.
  2. Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Plan from your GP: If your GP has provided you with an Enhanced Primary Care Plan, also known as an EPC or Chronic Disease Management Plan, you may be eligible for Medicare rebates for a set number of allied health sessions, including exercise physiology. The EPC Plan is designed for individuals with chronic or complex conditions requiring ongoing allied health support. To determine your eligibility and the number of sessions covered under your EPC Plan, please consult your GP.

It’s important to note that rebates and coverage may vary depending on your specific health insurance policy and Medicare guidelines. We recommend checking with your insurance provider or speaking with your GP for further information on rebates and potential out-of-pocket expenses. Our team is also available to provide guidance and support in navigating the rebate process, ensuring you receive the maximum benefits available to you.

We provide convenient parking options for our clients at Effect Exercise Physiology. On our premises, we have five private parking spaces available, ensuring easy access to our clinic. These private parking spots are designed with ample width, accommodating disability parking requirements.

In addition to our private parking, there is timed street parking available on Valetta Street. Please note the timing restrictions and ensure compliance with any applicable parking regulations when utilising street parking.

Our aim is to make your visit as hassle-free as possible, and we have taken measures to provide accessible and convenient parking options for your convenience.

Absolutely! We are proud to offer a variety of group classes at Effect Exercise Physiology to cater to your fitness needs. Our group classes typically run for 45 minutes and incorporate a diverse range of exercises focused on both strength and cardiovascular conditioning.

These classes are designed to be inclusive and adaptable, ensuring that each exercise can be tailored to suit the needs and abilities of every individual. Whether you’re looking to build strength, improve cardiovascular fitness, or enhance your balance, our group classes provide a well-rounded workout experience.

In addition to our strength and cardiovascular classes, we also offer specialised balance classes. These classes are specifically designed to target and improve balance, stability, and coordination. Our experienced Exercise Physiologists will guide you through exercises and techniques that will enhance your overall balance and reduce the risk of falls.

Participating in group classes not only offers the benefits of structured workouts but also provides a supportive and motivating environment. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with fellow participants and receive guidance from our knowledgeable instructors.

For more information about our group class offerings, including schedules and availability, we encourage you to contact us directly. Our team is here to help you find the right classes that align with your goals and preferences. Join our group classes and take a step towards achieving a healthier and more active lifestyle!

Certainly! We are here to assist you in developing a personalised program that you can confidently follow at your own gym or even in the comfort of your own home. Our goal is to create a safe and effective exercise routine that aligns with your specific needs and goals.

To get started, we will assess your current fitness level, any existing injuries or limitations, and your desired outcomes. With this information in mind, we will design a program that incorporates appropriate exercises and techniques to target your areas of focus.

If you have access to a gym, we can create a program that utilises the equipment and resources available to you. This may include strength training exercises using free weights, machines, or resistance bands, as well as cardiovascular activities such as treadmill or stationary bike workouts. We will ensure that the program is tailored to your fitness level and gradually progresses to challenge you appropriately.

Alternatively, if you prefer to exercise at home, we can design a program that utilises bodyweight exercises, minimal equipment, and household items to create effective workouts. We understand the importance of flexibility and adaptability, and we will work within the constraints of your environment to provide you with a suitable program.

If hydrotherapy is of interest to you, we can also design a program specifically for water-based exercises. Hydrotherapy can be a great option for low-impact exercise, rehabilitation, and managing certain conditions.

Our team of experienced Exercise Physiologists will guide you through the program, providing clear instructions and modifications as needed. We will also monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to ensure ongoing success.

Get ready to embark on a tailored program that suits your preferences and helps you achieve your fitness goals. Contact us today to begin your journey towards a healthier, stronger, and more active lifestyle.

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