What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP)?
An AEP is a university degree qualified allied health professional who specialise in the delivery of exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs for the prevention and management of chronic diseases an injuries.
Exercise physiologists gain accreditation through Exercise and sport science Australia (ESSA) and are required to abide by a strict code of practice and to participate in continuing education to retain their accreditation.
What can an AEP help with?
type 2 diabetes
weight loss and management
chronic fatigues syndrome
stroke and heart attack recovery
pre and post orthopaedic surgery (hip and knee replacements)
and much much more
AEP's also specialise in clinical exercise interventions to help with prevent or manage acute an sub-acute injury and chronic disease to help restore an individual's optimal physical function, health, wellness an quality of life
How many appointments will I need and for how long?
The first appointment is an initial consultation and assessment can take 60 minutes, however if you have multiple health conditions to discuss it may take multiple appointments to cover both the Initial Consultation and the Assessment
Your first appointment may then followed by a second appointment a week or two later where you and Kimberley will run through your program recommendations to make sure you are performing the exercises correctly and safely. This added session will be discussed at your first session as some may not require this.
After 6 -10 weeks - a full re-assessment is recommended in order to progress your program further.
In between these appointments you can schedule a review session to discuss your program, run through your exercises , or to reboot your motivation.
Kimberley also offers one-to-one training sessions, which many clients find beneficial when returning back to exercise or when new to exercise - this helps with building good movement habits as well as developing a regular routine .
Only during the assessments, program run throughs or 1-1 trainings will you be exercising, so please come wearing something comfortable and in your runners.
What happens at the first appointment?
At your first session, Kimberley discuss with you the information you have provided on the online intake form and this may be followed by physical assessments based on your goals, needs, medical and exercising history.
Tests may include: range of motion, muscular strength and endurance, balance, aerobic capacity and functional tests which are essential to your everyday activities and fitness needs. Recommended sessions with Kimberley: 1. Initial consultation and assessment - video is used 2. Program run through - going over your program - video is used 3. 10 weeks later - re-assessment and new program run through 4. These timelines are just guidelines as everyone's goals and programs will be different and this will be discussed with you at your initial consultation
What are my appointment Fees? Prices are inclusive of GST
The 30 and 45 minute appointments are for reviews, check ins, 1-1 sessions and for quick health updates, small program adjustments or brief exercise coaching.
Telehealth appointments are also available - contact Kimberley for details and to see if this is appropriate for you.
What is included in my Fees?
With your Initial Assessment or Reassessment -
8 weeks of daily monitoring and correspondence with Kimberley regarding your program.
You also have direct contact with Kimberley via the program app and email; in order to monitor pain, exercise intensity and exercise performance.
Do you offer Rebates?
Exercise Physiology sessions are often covered under private health insurance and you may be eligible for a rebate on your session fees. Please check with your insurer to see if you are covered
Should you have a chronic health condition for which exercise physiology would be of benefit, you may qualify for a rebate under a Medicare health plan, so please consult your GP if this applies to you.
CANCELLATIONS - if you cancel within 24 hours of your appointment you will not be charged for the session, however there may be a fee charged when it is less than 24 hours.
We understand that life and emergencies happen, but we have held your time slot we may have turned others away.
So please let us know as soon as you can and cancellations fees will be determined on a case by case basis