Exercise Physiology

Our Mission 

We want you to be in the best shape possible, and in particular we want to ensure health services are available to everyone.

It can be disheartening when you're struggling to get help with medical conditions or injuries. If you're ill and don't have access to care, our team of health professionals will assist you during your recovery.

We're working towards providing an opportunity for access and inclusion to all individuals regardless of your circumstances. 

Reach your optimal health with exercise physiology

Accredited exercise physiologists (EPs) are university qualified allied health professionals equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions.

Exercise physiology is for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities.

Pathology domains covered by the services of EPs include:
  • NDIS
  • Kidney
  • Cancers
  • Metabolic
  • Neurological
  • Cardiovascular
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Respiratory/pulmonary and mental health
  • Any other conditions for which there is evidence that exercise can improve the client’s clinical status.

Our Exercise Physiologists at Knox Leisureworks work with a wide range of clients, including those with:

  • Diabetes and other metabolic conditions
  • cardiovascular and pulmonary disease,
  • arthritis, osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal conditions
  • neurological conditions
  • cancers, and
  • mental health conditions.

If you have Private Health insurance or you are currently under WorkCover, TAC, DVA funding streams you may qualify for rebates under these compensable schemes. You'll find a guide to our fees below.

Interested in Exercise Physiology?

Fees for Exercise Physiology

Type of Payment/Funding 30 mins 60 mins Referral required?
Paid Personally $65.00 $99.40 No
Private Health Insurance Dependant on cover Dependant on cover No
NDIS Rebated Rebated No
TAC Rebated Rebated Yes
Workcover Rebated Rebated Yes
DVA Rebated Rebated Yes
Medicare $7 out of pocket $41.40 out of pocket Yes

Clinical Reformer Pilates

Did you know? We offer clinical reformer Pilates at Knox Leisureworks. Clinical reformer Pilates involves specialized Pilates exercises performed on a reformer machine in a clinical setting, tailored to address individual rehabilitation or therapeutic needs under the guidance of a trained professional.

FAQs Expand all

Can I claim exercise physiology services at Knox?

You certainly can. Once the session is completed with an exercise physiologist, we process these via our HICAPS machine terminal at reception so you receive your rebate as quickly as possible.

Rebates offered via HICAPS:

  • Medicare
  • Selected Health Fund

Do I need a referral?

You don’t need a referral unless you're being treated by one of our AEP’s through the following compensable schemes:

  • WorkCover/WorkSafe
  • Medicare
  • TAC (Transport Accident Commission)
  • NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)
  • DVA  (Department of Veterans Affairs)

Is exercise physiology right for me?

Exercise physiology is right for people who have a high risk of developing or are diagnosed with: 

- Cardiovascular conditions

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Hypertension
  • Peripheral artery disease

- Musculoskeletal injuries

  • Muscle strains/tears
  • Back pain
  • Joint pain
  • Arthritis/osteoarthritis/osteoporosis

- Respiratory conditions

  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Asthma
  • Emphysema

- Post-surgery Rehabilitation

  • Knee or hip replacement
  • Arthroscopes 
  • Laminectomy/discectomy/spinal fusion

- Type 1 and 2 Diabetes
- Cancers
- Mental Health
- Obesity

Exercise physiologists can also work with you if you're healthy yet require assistance in optimising your health and fitness goals. Working with an AEP can lead to improved function and ability to complete daily living activities effortlessly. 

What is an Exercise Physiologist?

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are recognised and registered by the Australian Government as allied health professionals. Specialising in the prescription of exercise to treat and manage acute, sub-acute and chronic medical conditions, musculoskeletal injuries or disabilities.

With university degree education, an exercise physiologist can work with patients from post-surgery in hospital settings to return to work/sport at community level in private practice. Exercise physiologists can also assist with athletic development and work in elite sport.

Why should I see an exercise physiologist?

Exercise physiologists are qualified to prescribe exercise for health, rehabilitation and fitness. The skills and knowledge of an exercise physiologist are developed over five years of university education which enables them to treat proficiently in a variety of settings.

This includes land-based exercise, water-based exercise (hydrotherapy) and through education via individualised health counselling and facilitated group programs.

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