Information for Clients
Whilst Personal Trainers can receive their qualifications by completing a short 8 week course (and even more worryingly can now complete this online!), Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEPs) are university qualified allied health professionals, having completed a minimum of 4 – 5 years of tertiary education and have all met the stringent criteria for accreditation through Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) – including a minimum of 500 hours of work experience prior to becoming a practitioner. AEPs are specialists in the field of exercise and prescribe clinical exercise interventions for the treatment and prevention of a number of chronic health and medical conditions and injuries, such as diabetes, arthritis or back pain, as well as helping to improve your general health, wellness and quality of life.
Exercise Physiology treatment has been found to have a significant positive impact on the treatment of a number of health and medical conditions including, but not limited to: diabetes, cancer, asthma, COPD, osteoporosis, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, obesity, stroke, chronic heart disease, pre and post surgery rehab and low back pain, just to name a few! Not only that, Exercise Physiology can also PREVENT a number of health, medical conditions and injuries, and improve your general health and wellness, your bone and muscle health, your heart and lung health and your balance to prevent falls.
Your initial consultation will involve a comprehensive health and fitness assessment to determine your current health status, review your current medical conditions and medications, help you set your goals for your treatment, and devise an action plan to achieve your goals. From this information, we will determine your treatment plan which may be a combination of individual exercise sessions, group classes and home based exercises. Your sessions will generally be 45 minutes in duration.
At DNA health group, our Exercise Physiologists are registered to provide sessions under Medicare, Department of Veterans Affairs, Transport Accident Commission and Worksafe. You will need to talk to your GP or specialist regarding your eligibility for undertaking funded sessions, and will need a suitable referral. We are also covered by many private health funds and have a HICAPS terminal for easy on the spot claiming.
Our clinic is located at 13/148 Chesterville Road, Cheltenham. We are in the business park opposite the Waves Leisure Centre. We have car parking out the front, and there is a bus depot directly outside the business park.
- Your relevant referral completed by your doctor
- A current list of medications and dosages
- Your relevant pathology and imaging reports
- Wear comfortable clothing and closed toe walking / exercise shoes
- Avoid eating a large meal or drinking coffee 2 hours prior to your initial assessment if possible
- Avoid alcohol and cigarettes prior to your appointment