Exercise Physiology, WorkCover QLD, Department of Veteran' Affairs' (DVA), National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), GP Management Plans, Pre/Post-Operative Rehabilitation, Personal Training
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) AEPs are university qualified allied health professionals equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities. Pathology domains covered by the services of AEPs include cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, musculoskeletal, cancers, kidney, respiratory / pulmonary and mental health, and any other conditions for which there is evidence that exercise can improve the client’s clinical status. Each exercise program is tailored to the client and is designed to improve your condition and quality of life. As clients improve the exercises will match their progression.
Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) is the peak professional body and sole accrediting authority for Accredited Exercise Physiologists.
Allied health providers (Exercise Physiologists), play a vital role in helping workers stay at or return to work after an injury. Allied health providers:
treat and manage the clinical care of the injury/illness
make a significant contribution to improving health and return to work outcomes, under the direction of the treating medical practitioner.
Before an Allied Health provider can provide any medical treatment, the worker must have a current medical certificate or have been referred by a registered medical practitioner.
Organising treatment remains the responsibility of the treating medical practitioner.
DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS
(DVA) Gold & White Cards
Gav is registered with Medicare and DVA to provide Exercise Physiology services for DVA entitled clients that hold a Gold or White card. A Gold Card entitles the holder to DVA funding for services for all clinically necessary health care needs, and all health conditions, whether they are related to war service or not. The card holder may be a veteran or the widow(er) or dependant of a veteran. A White Card entitles the holder to care and treatment for accepted injuries or conditions that are war caused or service related.
To be able to claim these services the entitled DVA card holder will need to visit their GP and obtain a completed D904 form. Once this form is completed simply call and make an appointment to get started.
NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME (NDIS)
Self Managed Participant
The NDIS is a new way of providing individualised support for people with disability, their families and carers. The NDIS will provide all Australians with a permanent and significant disability, aged under 65, with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.
Exercise Physiology services fall under the category of 'Improved Daily Living' & 'Improved Health and Wellbeing'.
Self-management is when you manage your NDIS funding. It gives you the flexibility and choice to decide what supports you buy to meet your plan goals.
It lets you think creatively about how you can use your funds to best meet your needs.
GP MANAGEMENT PLANS
(GP Referred Medicare)
Regular exercise has been proven to slow progression and help manage chronic diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Heart Disease, Arthritis or Diabetes. By following an evidence based progressive exercise program, the risk of injury or agrivation are decreased and improvements in function, strength, fitness, mood and quality of life are increased. You may qualify for a GP referred Chronic Disease Manage Plan covered by Medicare Australia. Ask your GP for more information.
PRE/POST SURGERY & INJURY REHABILITATION
Injuries can be caused by accidents, muscle imbalances, sports etc. some requiring corrective surgery. Achieving optimal recovery outcomes following surgery are increased when correct rehabilitation measures and guidelines are followed. Gav has experience with post-op ACL-Reconstruction, Total Knee Replacements, Hip Replacements, various Shoulder pathologies and Back Pain. Gav will work inline with your physiotherapist to ensure safe and progressive exercise treatment is delivered to achieve the best outcome for you.
Regular exercise is important for optimal health and function. Gav offers training options for beginners who just don't know where to start to experienced individuals that are training for a particular sport and require more tailored training.
Small Group training sessions (up to 3 people) are also available and has been shown to increase exercise adherence and regularity resulting in improved results. All sessions/programs are individualised according to specific needs and goals.