Exercise Physiology

Accredited Exercise Physiologists are university trained allied health professionals with extensive knowledge in the clinical use of exercise for rehabilitation. They specialise in the design and delivery of safe exercise interventions to optimise your health, function and quality of life.


At Nova Health Co, our Accredited Exercise Physiologists have additional training and extensive experience managing a broad range of women’s health issues, and are passionate about empowering women to feel confident leading more active lifestyles. It doesn’t matter whether you prefer exercising at home, in a gym setting or in the pool, an Exercise Physiologist will tailor your program to your individual goals.


Exercise Physiology services are beneficial at a variety of life stages, including but not limited to:

In conjunction with individual programs, our Accredited Exercise Physiologists instruct a variety of group exercise classes. This allows you to perform clinical exercise rehabilitation in a social atmosphere while having your technique monitored closely. You can feel safe and supported knowing the Accredited Exercise Physiologist understands the complexities involved with your health conditions or injuries and they will provide individualised modifications for each participant where necessary.


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Exercise Physiologists are accredited with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). In order to maintain accreditation, members are required to undertake continuing professional development to ensure they are up to date with current research and exercise prescription guidelines. Exercise Physiology services at Nova Health Co are eligible for claiming with Medicare, Department of Veterans’ Affairs and private health fund rebates are also available depending on your level of cover.

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Do I need a referral to access Exercise Physiology services:

A referral isn’t required however if you have a complex medical history then a letter from your GP/specialist can be incredibly helpful.


What should I expect in an initial Exercise Physiology assessment:

We will discuss your overall health including injuries, medical conditions and any current limitations or pain. Depending on your stage of life, we will also discuss pregnancies, births, menstruation, hormones and pelvic floor function. You can expect to complete a series of functional tests to gain baseline measures which will be re-assessed over time to monitor progress. Together, we will develop short and long term goals and you will be provided with foundation level exercises and/or stretches to get started. It’s important to understand that there typically isn’t enough time to prescribe a full program at the initial assessment, this will occur at your follow up appointment.

What should I wear and do I need to bring anything to an Exercise Physiology session:

We recommend for both individual and group exercise sessions that you wear comfortable clothing that allows you to stretch and move, along with wearing closed in footwear. Bring a towel and water bottle to stay hydrated.


Note: For Pilates classes, we will take shoes off but you are required to wear socks.


Are Exercise Physiology services claimable on private health:

Yes, both individual and group Exercise Physiology services are eligible for rebates through private funds depending on your chosen level of cover.

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