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?
- back pain
- type 2 diabetes
- weight loss and management
- chronic fatigues syndrome
- stroke and heart attack recovery
- pre and post orthopaedic surgery (hip and knee replacements)
- cardiovascular disease
- sports injuries
- neurological conditions
- 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, this may take up to 2 hours.
Your first appointment will 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.
After 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, update medications or to discuss any barriers that have come up.
You can also book a program run through to go over any exercises in your program you feel you need coaching on.
You can also book a one-to-one training session with Kimberley which many clients find beneficial when returning back to exercise as it helps with building a new and regular routine and helps with motivation.
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 will take a comprehensive history and get to know you and this will then 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 exclusive of GST
30 minute - $ 75 - Brief
45 minute - $110 - Standard
60 minute - $150 - Long
90 minute - $200 - Extended
120 minute - $250 - Complex
Initial Consultations and Assessments run 60 minutes or longer depending on your situation.
The 30 and 40 minute appointments are for reviews, check ins, 1-1 sessions and quick health updates, small program adjustments or brief exercise coaching.
In addition to face to face sessions - there may be an additional programming fee :
- the fee will be charged for initial assessments, re-assessments and for ongoing clients when there has been a full or a mini assessment within the review session and the program requires more than a few in-session updates.
- it is a flat rate of $110 and includes video reviews, uploads and creating a new program or a restructuring of the existing program
What is included in my Fees?
With your Initial Assessment or Reassessment -
- 10 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.
All clients will be need to pay in full for their sessions upfront (Kimberley will invoice you) and then take their receipt to either Medicare or submit to your private health fund if applicable
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