What is Exercise Physiology?

Exercise Physiology is an allied health service which aims to prevent or manage chronic disease or injury. We use exercise prescription and rehabilitation programs to improve your health and quality of life, increasing strength, reducing pain and manage signs or symptoms of many conditions. Our exercise physiologists are university qualified and use evidence based research for their treatment plans to ensure a well-rounded, individual service.

How do I make an appointment?

Please contact our friendly team on (08) 7081 2033 to book an initial assessment with one of our exercise physiologists or follow the link at the bottom of the page (Private paying clients only).

What is your cancellation policy?

If you are unable to attend your appointment or class, please let us know as soon as possible. We understand that emergencies happen and will do our best to reschedule your appointment. However, we require notice prior to 9am on the day of your appointment or you may be charged a cancellation fee. For more information, please chat to our friendly team.

Can I get a care plan through Medicare?

We regularly see clients who have an Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC) with Medicare. Your doctor will determine your eligibility for a care plan but we accept all valid referrals. EPC care plans help to subside the appointment cost and a gap fee will be required.

Do I need a referral to see an exercise physiologist?

No, you don’t need a referral for a private consult. Your exercise physiologist may ask for your doctor’s details to provide treatment correspondence. However, if you are claiming services through Medicare, Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Work Cover or Motor vehicle insurance claim, you will need the relevant referral. For information regarding specific referrals, please contact your GP or our clinic.

I have an appointment – what now?

In order to ensure a full assessment, please arrive 10 minutes prior to your initial appointment to fill in new patient forms. Please bring all relevant paperwork including any referrals, medical history or funding details. Your initial appointment will be a discussion with the exercise physiologist who may get you to perform some fitness tests, so please wear something you feel comfortable moving in.

How long will my appointment be?

Typically, your initial appointment will be between 45-60 minutes for a comprehensive medical history and testing. Subsequent appointment duration will depend on your treatment plan but are usually 30-45 minutes. Our hydrotherapy and Pilates classes are 45 minutes in duration, and exercise classes are 60 minutes.

When are you open?

Gawler Clinic
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 12:30pm

Tanunda Clinic
Monday 8:00am – 4:00pm

How much will an appointment cost?

Please contact our friendly team on (08) 7081 2033 for cost of services.

Can I use my private health?

Depending on your provider and level of extras cover, you may be eligible for a private health rebate. Please contact your private health care provider for more information.

Can I attend any class?

To ensure our programs are individualised, it is a requirement for all clients to have an initial assessment with an exercise physiologist prior to attending a class. At your initial assessment, your exercise physiologist will help choose a class best suited to your needs and lifestyle.

I am a Department of Veterans Affairs card holder – can I attend services?

Yes – we happily see DVA card holders with a valid GP referral. We require your referral prior to your appointment and will site your DVA card at your initial appointment.

I have Type 2 Diabetes – what services do you offer?

We offer individual sessions and group classes for Type 2 Diabetics. Through Medicare, you may be eligible for both an Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC) and a Type 2 Diabetes Group Services Referral. This additional referral entitles you to an initial assessment and 8 group classes fully funded through Medicare. For more information, please contact our friendly team or your GP clinic.