The message is simple.  Exercise is the best, cheapest, and most accessible medicine available, and in order to improve chronic disease mortality rates, people need to move more. We encourage all doctors to include a physical activity or exercise assessment as part of their interaction with every patient on each visit.

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Health fund fact sheet (for patients)


For client centered care we encourage open lines for communication regarding treatment processes. If you have more information about your referral please contact our friendly staff to assist.

  • Eligible patients can access 5 services per calendar year
  • The 5 services may be either:
    – 1 type of service (for example 5 Exercise Physiology services) or
    – a combination of different types of services (for example – 1 Dietetic and 4 Podiatry services)
  • Medical practitioners can refer eligible patients with chronic diseases to allied health practitioners
  • Allied health practitioners can claim Medicare benefits for some services
  • Costing – Bulked Billed
  • More information:

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing individualised support for people with a disability, their families and carers. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) oversees the NDIS and the NDIS Quality & Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission) regulates NDIS providers, provides national consistency, promotes safety and quality services, resolves problems and identify areas for improvement.

  • Services include one on one training, group training, hydrotherapy and home visitsTo be eligible for the NDIS , clients must be aged between 7-65 years and have an an permanent or significant disability.
  • Clients under the age of 7 may be eligible for the Early Childhood Early Intervention scheme
  • Cost – determined by treatment plan
  • In order for a patient to receive a rebate from their Private Health Insurer, the patient’s cover must include exercise physiology services and the treatment must aim to prevent, delay or ameliorate a chronic disease or injury
  • Exercise Physiology rebate providers (PDF – Healthfund Fact sheet)
  • More information:
  • Cost – varied depending on cover
  • A patient must have type 2 diabetes.
  • Before referring patients, the GP must put in place:
    – a GP Management Plan – item 721; or
    for a resident of a residential aged care facility, the GP must have contributed to, or
    reviewed, a care plan prepared by the residential aged care facility (item 731)
  • For further information – Diabetics factsheet
  • Cost –
    – Initial session bulked billed
    – 8 group sessions – bulked billed
  • AEPs can provide exercise physiology (i.e. clinical) treatment services to assist an injured worker to recover following a workplace injury.
  • Referrals should be supported by the GP or specialist, often on a referral form or on a progress medical certificate.
  • The injured worker must have an accepted claim and approval is required from the insurer prior to an initial assessment being performed.
  • Cost – varied depending on insurance scheme

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