AAP Exercise Physiology Services provides a comprehensive consultation service for all new patients. Medical history and personal limitations are discussed and taken into account before advice and goal setting is initiated. Ongoing exercise treatment progression sessions are available as required to ensure adherence and suitable progressions take place. To assist in achieving patient goals, AAP has a conveniently located centre that is fully equipped, and more importantly provides a safe and friendly environment that supports patients to improve health and wellbeing.
Functional Assessment Services
Measuring a patient’s function is beneficial for reviewing progress, determining exercise effectiveness and as a means of motivation. It also identifies any areas of functional deficiency so that exercise prescription can be tailored to individual requirements. A host of test batteries are utilised and chosen depending on individual capabilities and relevance for their needs. These measures are helpful to both medical practitioners and the patients alike.
Supervised Group Exercise Sessions
For continued exercise therapy AAP offer patients the ability to continue to exercise in affordable group exercise sessions. All sessions are fully supervised so allowances can be made for each individual’s specific capability or limitations. Exercise is undertaken in a group environment, however all patients complete their own individual program. These sessions are conducted from our centre located at a range of times throughout each day. It is advised to contact us for the latest schedule of group sessions.
Home Based Exercise Programs
AAP also provides patients with complete home based exercise programs when this approach is preferred or where commuting to our centre is not a viable option.
Private Health Insurance
Exercise Physiology services are now recognised by almost all private health funds and substantial rebates are available. It is advised to contact individual health funds to ensure eligibility. Private health funds that currently recognising exercise physiology services include the following:
More than 15 private health insurers recognise Exercise Physiology services with rebates available on all of the services offered by AAP. Due to the large variance in levels of cover, patients are advised to check with their private health fund regarding their personal cover for Exercise Physiology services. Some of the 15 health insurers that offer rebates include Bupa, NIB, Health Partners, AHM, CBHS, and Medibank Private.