People who have ongoing health conditions are now able to receive Medicare rebates for a number of sessions with an Exercise Physiologist – you just need to see your GP and ask them!
From Department of Health:
The Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC) — GP services on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) enable GPs to plan and coordinate the health care of patients with chronic or terminal medical conditions, including patients with these conditions who require multidisciplinary, team-based care from a GP and at least two other health or care providers.
A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer, for example, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions and stroke. There is no list of eligible conditions; however, the CDM scheme is designed for patients who require a structured approach, including those requiring ongoing care from a multidisciplinary team.
For more information on CDM and Medicare see: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/mbsprimarycare-chronicdiseasemanagement
GP referral form see:http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/health-medicare-health_pro-gp-pdf-ahs-cnt.htm