Exercise Physiology at ORS

Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology

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What is Exercise Physiology?

Exercise physiologists specialise in clinical exercise interventions for participants with a broad range of health conditions. It involves individualised assessment, exercise prescription, and physical activity education for participants at high risk of developing, or with existing, chronic and complex medical conditions, disabilities, and injuries.

Exercise physiologists provide lifestyle modifications using behavioural change strategies to optimise function and quality of life and empower the participant to self-manage their condition through regular and appropriate exercise. These interventions are exercise-based and include health and physical activity education, advice and support.

Our experienced exercise physiologists are able to provide evidenced-based therapy due to their extensive training and qualifications, wide range of experiences, and our internal professional development program. For more specific information about our exercise physiologists’ individual experience and areas of expertise, you can view Our Expertise.

Exercise physiologists frequently work closely with other allied health professionals to provide complementary services to achieve a participant’s goals.

For anyone seeking exercise physiology services, please see our list of services below.

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Did you know that ORS currently employs a national team of over 20 physiotherapists and exercise physiologists providing clinical services to participants across the lifespan? ORS’ Team Leader Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology Services, Shabreena Mavi, shares Tammy’s journey with us and how, through ORS’ dedicated physio interventions, her life has now dramatically changed.

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Exercise physiology assessment and report outlining recommendations

An assessment of a participant’s physical and functional capacity, and a report outlining the recommendations.

An assessment of a participant’s physical and functional capacity, and a report outlining the recommendations.

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Exercise physiology assessment and supervised home exercise program

An assessment of a participant’s physical and functional capacity, and development of an exercise program. Ongoing training is provided for the participant and their support network on how to complete the program effectively. 

An assessment of a participant’s physical and functional capacity, and development of an exercise program. Ongoing training is provided for the participant and their support network on how to complete the program effectively. 

Exercise physiology assessment, report and supervised home exercise program

A full exercise physiology service involving an assessment of a participant’s physical and functional capacity, report outlining the recommendations, exercise program, and ongoing training for the participant and their support network on how to complete the program effectively. 

A full exercise physiology service involving an assessment of a participant’s physical and functional capacity, report outlining the recommendations, exercise program, and ongoing training for the participant and their support network on how to complete the program effectively. 

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Recommendation Letter to inform NDIS Plan Review

A Recommendation Letter that provides the NDIA with supporting evidence that additional support or equipment is required within a participant’s NDIS funding.
A Recommendation Letter that provides the NDIA with supporting evidence that additional support or equipment is required within a participant’s NDIS funding.

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How are these services funded and accessed?

A range of funding options are available for our exercise physiology services.

The funding types and NDIS support categories that may cover these services include:

  • Improved Daily Living
  • Improved Health and Wellbeing
  • Early Childhood Intervention
  • Privately paid
  • NSW schools funding
  • Lifetime Care (iCare)

Exercise physiology services can be provided in person or via Telehealth for certain services across Australia.

To access these services, complete a referral form and our friendly admin team will match you with a suitable exercise physiologist for your first appointment.

Frequently asked questions

NDIS support categories that may cover these services includes Improved Daily Living and Improved Health and Wellbeing. To find out more, head to the National Disability Insurance Scheme website.

Differentiating between an exercise physiologist and a physiotherapist can be quite difficult, as the two aren’t mutually exclusive. Physiotherapists can use manual and physical assessment skills to diagnose and deliver interventions. Exercise physiologists primarily utilise exercise to treat a predetermined diagnosis. Exercise physiologists often work as part of a multidisciplinary team of doctors, physiotherapists, and other allied health professionals to ensure the best clinical outcomes for their participants.

Exercise physiologists work with a range of conditions including musculoskeletal  (e.g. fractures, arthritis, chronic pain), cardiorespiratory (e.g. asthma, cystic fibrosis, COPD), neurological (e.g. cerebral palsy, stroke, epilepsy) and mental health conditions such as autism spectrum disorder, anxiety and depression, intellectual disabilities and ADHD.

We would love to talk to you about your career and how we can support you.

We are able to provide services at home, in schools, the workplace, in our offices, at supported accommodation centres and via Telehealth.

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