Exercise Physiologist Melbourne
If you’re searching for an exercise physiologist in Melbourne, you’ve found the right place. Our Melbourne exercise physiology service can clinically help increase your health, fitness as well as treat and prevent injuries, musculoskeletal disorders, and management of sports medicine related health diseases you may have.
Fortify Fitness Exercise Physiologists hold a Master’s degree graduate and are university qualified allied health professionals who have completed post graduate studies in Clinical Exercise Physiology and are accredited through Exercise Sport Science Australia.
When should I see an Exercise Physiologist?
You should see a certified Exercise Physiologist when you need an outcome and result from undertaking a specific exercise program, or when you have a medical condition or injury that calls for a specialist health care and professional exercise advice.
What is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist?
An Accredited exercise physiologist specialise in clinical exercise interventions for people with a broad range of health issues. Our Melbourne Exercise Physiologist has the expertise, skill, education, experience and can provide individual medical prescription and therapy when diagnosed for the following health issues:
- Chronic disease
- Movement restrictions
- Musculoskeletal injuries and disorders
- Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)
- Impaired Glucose Tolerance
- Neuromuscular exercise therapy (multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease)
- Poor Balance and falls
- Weight Loss & Obesity
- Strength & Conditioning
- Cardiovascular (heart) disease
- High blood pressure
- Pulmonary Disease (including COPD and Asthma)
- Bone diseases, including Arthritis, Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
- Mental health conditions – (including Depression and Anxiety)
- Cancer and cancer treatment recovery
- Chronic pain and fatigue
- Post-surgical rehabilitation, including (ACL reconstruction, hip/knee replacement, etc)
What Can I Expect From My Initial Exercise Physiology Assessment?
An Exercise Physiology Initial Assessment at Fortify Fitness will include a thorough discussion about your diagnosis, medical history, previous and current injuries, health conditions and treatment based on your medication. We will also conduct an AxIT fitness and movement assessment to provide a clinical postural and analysis of your body to assess risk management and improve your everyday life.
This full assessment information is important in order to prescribe an individual exercise program that’s tailored and designed for your body. Then, with your certified exercise physiologist, your goals are discussed and a treatment plan is designed and developed for you. Then, depending on your exercise conditioning needs, you’ll begin an individual exercise program in either a 1:1, group setting or via a Telehealth call.
Your exercise therapy program will be reassessed and adjusted every 3-4 weeks to ensure your program reflects your clinical goals. If required, a structured home exercise program via a Telehealth call can be programmed to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your exercise physiology sessions.
From your initial assessment, you’ll have a clear management plan for your clinical condition. And you’ll be supported in a professional manner and care is taken to achieve your goals. Your Fortify Fitness Melbourne exercise physiologist will also collaborate with any other treating and allied health practitioners to ensure each member of your healthcare team is collaborating and working towards the same health goals.
All sessions delivered by Fortify Fitness exercise physiology are accredited. This means, you’re eligible for private health rebates, depending on the terms and conditions of your coverage with your private health insurance provider.
Do you accept referrals?
Yes, we work with patient referrals from GP’s, specialists, hospitals, medicare TAC, DVA and WorkCover patients. Self-appointed referrals are also welcome. We work with all allied health and collaborate as a team to make sure you get the best training and exercise treatment possible.
Do you also offer Fitness Training with your Exercise Physiology?
Yes, Fortify Fitness has clients involved in ongoing fitness and personal training for improving wellbeing, increasing fitness, weight loss and strength. If you wish to become a customer and client of Fortify Fitness, then enquire or contact us to find out more about our personal training services.
What Can I Expect From a 1-1 Private Exercise Physiology Session?
Your 1-1 sessions are based on your initial assessment results. Your exercise physiologist will tailor and base each session around an exercise program, working towards your goals and outcome, progressing at each exercise session.
Your private session allows dedicated time with our Exercise Physiologist, who’ll guide and help you to develop good exercise technique and understanding. Sessions typically go for 60 minutes.
Are Group Sessions Available?
Yes. Fortify Fitness has group exercise physiology sessions for 60 minutes per class. Each group has a max of 3 patients to ensure that you’re receiving a tailored, supervised and safe program to meet your outcome and goals.
How do I book an initial assessment or consultation with Fortify Fitness exercise physiologist?
Initial assessments and exercise physiology consults will need to be booked in advanced. You can do that below. If you need to speak with us, you can call us at any time to organise and discuss appointment times.