Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Sunshine Coast

We Offer Exercise Physiology services from our Sunshine Coast based clinics. Helping patients to lose weight, overcome chronic pain, help manage diabetes and to improve general fitness and well-being.

Conditions and patients that EP’s can help with.
– Weight loss
– Chronic musculoskeletal conditions and pain
– Increasing strength
– Management of osteoarthritis and other inflammatory conditions
– Building bone density
– Fatigue management
– High blood pressure
– Type 2 diabetes
– High cholesterol
– Mental wellbeing through the benefits of exercise
– Improved posture
– Post-stroke strength and function
– Exercising safely after cardiac rehabilitation
– Heart failure exercise rehab
– Falls prevention
– General deconditioning and lack of fitness
– Improved sporting performance

 

A snap shot on what we offer from our Exercise Physiology services.

MUSCULOSKELETAL REHAB
NDIS
CHRONIC CONDITIONS
SENIORS HEALTH
WEIGHT LOSS
WORKCOVER & INSURANCE
GROUP CLASSES
MUSCULOSKELETAL REHAB

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP’s) develop individual rehabilitation programs for patients with chronic musculoskeletal conditions & injuries to ensure they can return to work, sports, hobbies & daily living activities faster and at the same level they were prior to injury.


Some conditions could include;


Ligament tears/sprains
Tendonopathies
Muscle tears/strains
Chronic back, hip, knee conditions
Poor core strength

NDIS

What to expect when working with us under NDIS.


Your first appointment will be 60 minutes in length with one of our health professionals. This consultation is where we implement your treatment plan, find out what you would like to achieve with your treatment and establish your treatment goals.


Throughout your treatment journey with us under your NDIS service agreement your progress and treatment will be reviewed with your treating practitioners regularly to ensure your tracking toward the goals you wish to achieve. We can adjust your plan to suit your ongoing needs.

Ongoing NDIS care.


After your initial appointment we will establish with you your ongoing treatment plan and service agreement. This way you can know what to expect at all future appointments and how your care will be delivered.

Some of the conditions we can help you with.
Physical Disabilities (Amputations, Post-Surgical)
Intellectual Disabilities
Acquired Brain Injuries
Neurological Injuries (e.g. Strokes, Multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Cerebral palsy)
Spinal Cord Injuries

In Clinic NDIS Services.
1 on 1 Physiotherapy treatment.
1 on 1 Exercise Physiology programs.
1 on 1 Hydrotherapy with a Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist.
1 on 1 Pilates with a Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist.

All our consultations will be in clinic or offsite (Hydrotherapy pool etc.) as required.


What we can provide you for achieving your health goals.


Hands on Physiotherapy treatment and programs.
In clinic 1 on 1 Exercise physiology sessions & Home Exercise Programs for Rehabilitation
Advice on the Management of your Condition
Recommendations for Mobility & Equipment Aids

CHRONIC CONDITIONS

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP’s) treat and manage a broad range of conditions that can a range of commonly preventable and treatable health conditions.

Our Team implement your exercise treatment strategy to assist you in:
Managing Chronic diseases such as;

Type II Diabetes Mellitus, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Arthritis, Cancer and Metabolic Syndromes (Obesity)
Chronic Respiratory Diseases and Asthma
Risk factor management- Hypertension, Physical Activity Levels, Dietary Education, Pre-Diabetic and High Cholesterol
Neurological conditions- Parkinson’s, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, PTSD, Anxiety and Depression.
Musculoskeletal imbalances- lower back pain, knee pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, etc.
Falls Prevention and Balance Improvement
Gait Retraining
Post surgery rehabilitative exercises
Hydrotherapy
Difficulty maintaining motivation and adherence to exercise routines
Emphasis on using exercise to help build Farmer's strength, so you can function well all day.

SENIORS HEALTH

Keeping healthy as you get older in life is one of the best ways to avoid the chances of chronic conditions or mild to severe ailments. No matter your age you can also build and maintain strength and quality of life.

Our team can implement an exercise treatment strategy to help you improve:


Bone strength and avoid the onset of osteoporosis, through weighted exercise tailored to the client’s needs.
Cardiovascular endurance to help minimise the risk of a cardiac disease, reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels.


Falls prevention and balance improvement
Weight loss classes
Gait Retraining
Hydrotherapy sessions to help reduce the stress on joints and ligaments.
Brain exercises to help with memory, proprioception, reaction/thinking speed and attention.
Musculoskeletal imbalances- lower back pain, knee pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, etc.
Quality of life and activities of daily living- something as simple as getting up and down into a chair, to hanging out a wash without pain.

WEIGHT LOSS

Our Exercise Physiologists are trained in exercise prescription for specific weight loss goals and will guide you to achieve those goals. We help you stay motivated with your weight loss journey by educating you and adjusting your lifestyle in order to achieve your goals.

Do I enrol in Group training or Private 1:1 training??


Everyone has different weight loss goals, and reasons as to why they are embarking on their new journey. To help you decide, we have highlighted winning factors to help you decide which option is best for you…..

Private Training:


This is premium training for people that suffer from a medical condition that requires precise supervision or for people who want to be pushed that little bit more.


This is premium training for people whom are not comfortable in a group setting or a complete beginner / new to exercise.


Receive individualised and tailored exercises specific to you and your current abilities, fitness level and weight loss goals!


Receive helpful education on nutrition and learn the science behind how your body utilises energy.
See results in as little as 4 weeks!


Your weight is monitored weekly by your EP and specific adjustments and coaching is provided.
Initial and Final Assessments included

Group Training:
Enjoy the social aspect of group training and become motivated by peers with common goals
Gain results as a group and share your success
Cost effective training
Circuit classes
Initial and Final Assessments included

WORKCOVER & INSURANCE

Our team is experienced in working with all types of insurance that include Workcover claims, Veteran Affairs, CTP claims and more.

We have return to work programs.

Pre-employment screening.

Return to independence programs and more.

 

GROUP CLASSES

We run personalised programmed group classes that include Diabetes management, weight loss, strength classes, Hydrotherapy, Pilates and Falls prevention.

 

 


What services do our Exercise Physiologists provide?


Our team offer a range of services which include behavioural coaching, health education, exercise counselling and physical rehabilitation.


Services include the prescription of tailored exercise programs, education to reduce sedentary behaviours.


This will include an assessment to ensure the activity is safe, effective and likely to be maintained in the long term.

What is an EP & how can an EP help you achieve great health?

An Exercise Physiologist (EP) is a 4 year, University trained Allied Health professional who is an expert in exercise prescription. They will work with you to design a specific exercise program tailored to your patients injuries, health status and goals.

Accredited exercise physiologists specialise in clinical exercise interventions for people with a broad range of health issues and also for people that want to improve their general health and well-being.

Exercise really is medicine, exercise intervention for a range of conditions and illnesses can improve quality of life and increase people general well-being for those people that may be at risk of developing, or have existing, medical conditions and injuries.

The aims of exercise physiology 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 and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.

 

Implementation of treatment pathways.

Our team will provide a treatment pathway and prescribe recommendations to help you achieve an optimal health outcome from the initial consultation.

Treatment pathways will be based on your goals, current fitness levels and what our team finds during your initial assessment to increase the chance of a great health outcome.

All of our treatment plans and pathways include measurable and agreed on milestones to keep our therapists and patients stay engaged and accountable.

What can you expect at your initial assessment.

An initial assessment with an exercise physiologist at Physio Professionals will involve taking a thorough medical history, including previous or current injuries, health conditions and medications.

We use this information and it’s is vital in prescribing exercise that is tailored to your health outcome. The assessment is specific to your current condition – which could range from cardiovascular measures through to specific strength and flexibility testing.

We then implement a treatment pathway and recommendation. The pathway will include an in clinic and home-based exercise program.

The exercise plan will include milestones and goals to help achieve a great outcome and provide motivation. These will be continually checked and adjusted to ensure that the program reflects your progress.

 

Collaborative Care.

At Physio Professionals we believe in a collaborative health care model to achieve optimal health outcomes for patients.

This includes working closely with our referral network and if required taking a multidisciplinary approach to include all of our allied health team in your health journey.

We Accept and help Private Patients, WorkCover, DVA, Insurance and Medicare.

If you want help and have a goal to improve your health we can help you achieve it.