Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) hold a university degree and a masters qualification that specialises in clinical exercise interventions for persons at high risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries. AEPs provide support for clients with conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, mental health problems, cancer, arthritis, pulmonary disease and more. AEPs are eligible to register with Medicare Australia, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, TAC, WorkSafe, and WorkCover and are recognised by most private health insurers.
These interventions are provided by exercise delivery including health and physical activity education, advice and support; and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.
AEPs are recognised allied health professionals and are specialists in their field, displaying a diverse range of knowledge and skills, working across a variety of areas in health, exercise, and sport.
Exercise Physiology at Unified Fitness
Here at Unified Fitness, we believe in proactive health management. We prefer where possible to prevent the many injuries, ailments, and afflictions that many of us face in modern times before we find ourselves in the chronic stage. Prolonged bouts of sitting at a desk, too much couch time, a car accident or a sporting injury can all lead to ongoing issues….
At Unified we feel the most constructive approach is to have an expert design and oversee a specific and individualised program earmarked for getting you moving effectively and efficiently.…
Regardless of your profile of needs, our EP’s have the capacity and educational platform to aid you towards improving your quality of life by assisting you to realise and reach your optimal physical function. An EP can provide you with exercise options and solutions to cater for improvements in any and every area your general and overall health; some of which include increased mobility, flexibility, bone density, cardiovascular capacity, weight loss/management, muscular endurance, and strength.
Exercise Physiology Session Types
1st session with AEP, where they review the client’s history & current presentation. This involves appropriately assessing the client subjectively & objectively. Subjective assessment may include questions on exercise history, lifestyle, pre-injury/ post injury or condition abilities (if relevant). Objective assessment may include a range of motion testing, muscular strength and endurance, exercise screening and cardiovascular testing. Taking these into consideration and via the method of goal setting, the AEP prepares an appropriate and client specific treatment plan that match their needs.
This session involves the delivery of the treatment/service with an ongoing review of the client’s specific treatment plan and goals.
This is when the AEP is required to travel offsite to provide clinical services or attend professional meetings regarding the client e.g. home visits, work sites, pools/gyms, aged care facilities, hospitals
Chronic Disease Management (CDM):
Progressive functionality, optimal well-being
Participants in these group sessions are programmed, progressed and managed individually to cater to the specific needs of each client in the group. Each client’s program will be challenging, designed to increase their functional capacity and help them to return to full functioning and optimal well-being. The prerequisite of 5 individual sessions is required before commencing in these group sessions.Group sessions with program objectives/management
FEE SCHEDULE, REBATES, AND REFERRAL PATHWAYS
OR ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
UNIFIED FEE SCHEDULE | OUT OF POCKET MARGIN
A gap payment applies. Medicare requires
referral from GP via Item Numbers:
GP to Ep Referral Form for Medicare
•GP management plan – item 721
•Team Care arrangement – item 723
•RACF-multidisciplinary care plan – item 731
MEDICARE Initial allowance
= x5 sessions at bulk bill rate
** Note – Once annual Medicare
Safety benefit is reached, excess
funds are released
Fee: $115 Out of Pocket: $62.05
Fee: $82.95 Out of Pocket: $30
Depends on health
fund and level
of cover; please
contact your health
for further info.
Initial Assessment $115
Standard Consultation $82.95
$300 upfront for 10 pack
NOTE: Please refer to health fund for
out of pocket costs
WHAT MAKES ACCREDITED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGISTS DIFFERENT TO OTHER EXERCISE PROFESSIONALS?
The differences are:
They are university qualified
They undertake strict accreditation requirements
They are eligible to register with Medicare Australia, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, WorkCover and are recognised by most private health insurers
They can treat and work with all people. From those who want to improve their health and well being, or at risk of developing, a chronic illness
Accredited Exercise Physiologists are different by the possession of extensive knowledge, skills, experience in clinical exercise delivery and their ability to provide health modification counselling for people with a chronic disease or injury.
WHY SHOULD YOU SEE AN ACCREDITED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists are the experts in prescribing the right exercise to help you prevent/manage your chronic disease, help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
ACCREDITED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGISTS CAN HELP TREAT AND OR/MANAGE:
Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes
Different forms of cancer
Depression and mental health conditions
Arthritis and osteoporosis
Chronic respiratory disease and asthma
And many, many more…
The Unified Team
'As a team of University educated Exercise Specialists, to draw upon a scientific knowledge base that well exceeds industry standards. - Our dedication to the pursuit of health science is more than a 'fad' hobby; it encompasses our lifestyles such that we view standards of excellence in personal training as more than a theoretical application.'