Exercise Physiologist

What is an Exercise Physiologist?

Exercise physiologists use evidence-based practice to provide exercise intervention for chronic disease management, musculoskeletal injuries, and weight management. Exercise physiologists often work as part of a team of doctors, physiotherapists, and other allied health professionals to ensure the best treatment plan for the patients targeting their specific goals. They prescribe safe exercise and individualised programs to your specific needs. Areas covered by our exercise physiologist.

·       Arthritis, osteoporosis

·       Chronic disease management (Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders)

·       Musculoskeletal injury rehabilitation-lower back, neck/shoulder, knee, and hip pain.

·       Falls prevention programs - Classes Coming soon

·       Pre -Postnatal support

·       Weight management

·       Functional exercises for return to work

·       Pre -Post-surgery rehabilitation

·       Mental health support ( PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders)

Classes available - health rebates apply

Our Exercise Physiologist

Veronica Lindqvist is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science from the University of the Sunshine Coast (2008) and a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology from the University of Queensland (2014).  

Veronica has a broad knowledge in exercise science, human physiology and exercise prescription and programming.  She enjoys working with all aspects of musculoskeletal and neurological impairments as well as experience with cardiac rehabilitation and falls prevention programs. Area of interest includes exercise prescription for mental health disorders with the main focus on eating disorders as well as women’s health including pelvic floor health and PCOS.

Through exercise prescription, Veronica facilitates treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and chronic disease while supporting the development of a healthy relationship to movement.

 She sees patients under EPC referrals, DVA referrals, Workcover rehabilitation as well as, private patient.

What Can Exercise physiology help you with?

  • General health and fitness (using safe functional techniques)

  • Weight loss

  • Improving balance and posture

  • Reducing the risk of injury

  • Increasing flexibility and coordination

  • Improving joint stability/strength

  • Improving muscle memory for sports-specific exercises

  • Improving overall physical performance

  • Improving confidence and self-esteem

What can I expect from my first session?

  • Your EP will undertake a comprehensive assessment in order to develop an exercise plan based on your unique requirements. This session will primarily consist of discussing your health, exercise, medical and injury history. By the end of this session, you and your EP will have a plan of action, including the start of an appropriate exercise program, and in some cases, a referral to another health or medical professional – just to make sure you’re working towards getting better, not worse! Assure you wear comfortable clothing as musculoskeletal assessments may be required such as checking, joint range of movement and muscle flexibility.

During your first follow up visit

  • Your EP will take you through your exercise program. They will guide you through exercises that will be of benefit to you, making sure you feel safe and confident to do them well on your own. You’ll receive a copy of your exercise program to take home and your EP will inform you of when a follow-up appointment would be most beneficial for you. This varies depending on the patients presenting injury or issues and individual goals. The follow-up appointments will be important to assure you get the most out of your program, correct technique for injury prevention and best results, the progression of exercises to make sure we use the FITT principle for best and fastest results.

Medicare – Chronic Disease Management

  • Chronic Disease Management Program is formerly known as (EPC)
    If you have a chronic medical condition you may get Medicare benefits for allied health services to help manage your condition.

  • Our Accredited Exercise Physiologists specialise in the delivery of exercise & lifestyle modification programs for people with chronic conditions. The Chronic Disease Management (CDM) program which was formerly known as (Enhanced Primary Care – EPC) is designed to provide specialised individual treatment services to patients who have a chronic medical condition and complex care needs.

  • Most Chronic health condition is subsidised by Medicare or your private health insurance

  • The Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) program was originally introduced to provide more preventative care for Australians and improve the coordination of care for people with chronic conditions and complex care needs. The program provides a framework for a multidisciplinary approach to health care.

  • All chronic conditions are subsidised by Medicare.

  • You may also claim on your private health insurance.

  • Go to the Department of Health for more information 

Consultation Fees

  • Our prices vary so it would be best to call ahead 

 

* There is a choice of either home visits or our personal training studio visits. Our personal training studio is the suggested venue for your consultations, but home visits can be arranged in some situations. Clients must be on an Enhanced Primary Care Plan to receive a Medicare Rebate.

 

How do I get started?
 

  • What you first need to do is speak to your local GP about whether you qualify for a CDM plan and then get a referral from your doctor.

  • Evolve Health and  Fitness Exercise Physiology Services is proud to collaborate with general practitioners in the delivery of high-quality allied health services. We offer a safe and innovative service that specialises in the delivery of exercise, lifestyle, and behaviour modification programs at our fully equipped studio as well as the patients' place of residence.

  • The following forms need to be taken to and completed by your doctor. You then bring these completed forms with you to the first exercise session, or your local GP may be able to fax the completed form to the studio.  A Medicare Rebate can only be received when the EP has the referral form.

  • Click Here to Download the Form

  • Rebates also available from most Private Health Funds, check with your individual health fund if unsure.

  • Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) gold cards and white cards excepted.

  • If it's your first time with us, please contact us prior to booking online to discuss the right program for you.

  • Click Here

Please reload

Ready to evolve your health?

If you're ready to improve your health and fitness and have a chronic condition or have a referral from the Doctor and would like to speak to our Exercise Physiologist first, contact us and let's get your journey started.

EVOLVE Health & Fitness​

 

We are a specialised personal training and pilates studio in Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast providing personalised, progressive programs in a small, private space. We support our clients in evolving their health and fitness for rehabilitation, balance and wellbeing.

CONTACT

EVOLVE Health and Fitness

Phone: 0416 257 721

2/12 Williams St,

Coolum Beach QLD 4573

CONNECT
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • G+ - Grey Circle

© 2019 by EVOLVE Health and Fitness. Site by Alison Jane