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Exercise Physiology

What is Exercise rehab or Exercise Physiology?

Accredited Exercise Physiologists are university qualified health professionals who work towards the prevention and management of musculoskeletal injury, chronic diseases and all round health conditions.

With the use of movement and exercise intervention, Exercise Physiologists assist people who have existing, or are at risk of developing, ongoing medical conditions and injuries, including:

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cancers
  • Mental health issues
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Chronic Pain
  • Hearth Disease, and much more.

What happens in an Exercise Physiology session?

This depends on your goals, but will generally involve cardio exercise as well as resistance (weight) training. Each exercise program is tailored to the client and is designed to improve their condition and quality of life. As clients improve the exercises will match their progression.

The Exercise Physiologist performs an assessment and sets a strength and conditioning program relative to your functional level. They deal with medical patients through to the weekend warrior and elite athletes.

The comprehensive assessment process takes approximately 1 hour with a review follow up taking 1 hour. This would usually take place a couple of days to a week after your initial appointment, during this time your Accredited Exercise Physiologist will  provide you with an exercise program based on your discussions and requirements and take you through a supervised session for completing these exercises.

What should I wear?

Exercises tailored to you and your body will be a part of all sessions. Wear anything that you feel comfortable in while exercising, as well as comfortable shoes (sneakers are ideal).

How much does it cost?

Cost for an Initial Assessment is between $145 – $155 or $200 – $210 depending on the seniority of the clinician and the length of the assessment. Review appointments range between $125 – $135 per hour.  Aspire Fitness and Rehabilitation requires payment at the time of consultation. We also have HICAPS available onsite.

Session costs vary, but keep in mind that a GP referral under a Medicare Chronic Disease Management plan entitles you to a Medicare rebate for up to 5 Exercise Physiology sessions.

You may be able to claim a higher rebate than Medicare from your private health fund.  In this case, we recommend using these funds first as you it will reduce the costs to you for your initial appointments.  You will still be able to use the Medicare rebate for subsequent visits.

Our reception staff will assist you to claim via HICAPS from your private health fund on site or provide you will the appropriate receipt for either Medicare or your Health Fund stating all relevant information for claiming. This receipt will need to be taken into a Medicare or Health Fund centre for you to claim your rebate where relevant.

In essence the Exercise Physiologist is there to facilitate your rehabilitation, strength and conditioning to allow you to return to full function. Our friendly staff will assist you in gaining the most from Medicare and your Health Fund to facilitate a healthier you.

Medicare Chronic Disease Management Plan

Medicare Australia have developed a ‘chronic disease management plan’ which is set out by your medical practitioner (including general practitioner, but not a specialist or consultant physician). To be eligible for Medicare support you must be referred from a GP to one of our Exercise Physiologists and placed on a Chronic Disease Management Plan. To be eligible for that Plan you must have a chronic disease or injury (an issue longer than 3 – 6 months). Your GP will determine practitioner support for you which may include a maximum of 5 Medicare rebate services per each calendar year for services like Exercise Physiology.

Private Health Insurance

Exercise Physiology services are now recognised by almost all private health funds and substantial rebates are available. We recommend you contact your health fund to ensure you are eligible for Exercise Physiology services dependant on your level of cover.

How do I book an appointment?

For further information about Exercise Physiology or to book an appointment, please book online, contact our team via phone or email, or send us a message on our contact page.

Strength and Conditioning

What is Strength and Conditioning?

At Aspire we are at the forefront of Strength and Conditioning training in the private sector of Brisbane. Our Strength and Conditioning service that is delivered by our expert Accredited Exercise Physiologists offers an innovative and all encompassing approach to sports performance.

We work with athletes of all abilities from the elite to weekend warrior by helping them to build a solid athletic foundation and resilience towards preventing injury.

Our philosophy focuses on developing efficient athletes that can move well, preventing and rehabilitating injury, developing strength and explosive power and improving specific energy system capabilities.

All program are Individually tailored after a comprehensive assessment which ensure each athlete will get the most out of their program

How do I book an appointment?

For further information about Exercise Physiology or to book an appointment, please book online, contact our team via phone or email, or send us a message on our contact page.

Medical Rehabilitation

What is Medical Rehabilitation?

Our medically certified Accredited Exercise Physiologists at Aspire Fitness and Rehabilitation have designed comprehensive rehabilitation programs to assist clients with ongoing medical issues. Programs are based on evidence based research to facilitate and empower patients to achieve a return to functional independence and an improved quality of life.

Patients with medical conditions including, but not exclusive to the following can benefit from involvement in the program.

Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease characterised by deficiency of insulin leading to hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar levels). Insulin insufficiency reduces the body’s ability to use glucose as fuel and transport it to muscles, therefore accumulating it in blood. Research has shown that even light to moderate resistance training can have a large impact upon blood glucose control for type 2 diabetics. It promotes uptake of this glucose from the blood to be utilised by exercising muscles.  It has a similar physiological effect upon the body as insulin. These benefits not only last for the duration of exercise, but for several hours afterwards. Therefore, regular physical activity is encouraged to help diabetics reduce their blood glucose levels with less reliance upon medication.

Cancer

Cancer and its treatment affects people in different ways. Exercise Physiologists can help you with your physical rehabilitation by focusing on:

  • Restoring your independence
  • Preventing other physical or functional problems you may get from inactivity
  • Assisting with adjustments from physical changes
  • Preparing and assisting you to physically handle day to day activities.

Older Adult

As you get older it is vital that you stay as fit and healthy as possible to help ward off many nasty age related conditions (eg. Osteoporosis, Alzheimers, Diabetes, Cardiac Complications, Loss of Physical Function).

An individually prescribed program is an innovating and fun way to enhance older adult participation in resistance activity at a low to moderate intensity. Our accredited staff are experienced in the field of musculoskeletal rehabilitation chronic disease management, and are passionate about working with older adults. Exercise programs are individually prescribed and are suitable for all individuals, easy to commence and provide variation and progression.

Benefits of Programming in this way include:

  • Prevention of age related complications
  • Improve bone density/reduce bone loss
  • Improved cardio-respiratory fitness
  • Increased strength
  • Improved balance and stability for falls prevention
  • Improved gait pattern
  • Improved oxygen delivery
  • Reduction in blood glucose
  • Weight loss
  • Improved blood lipid profile (cholesterol)
  • Increase muscle hypertrophy and capilerisation to improve circulation
  • Improved sense of sense
  • Reduce stress and anxiety levels
  • Improve activities of daily living
  • Improved quality of life

Cardiac conditions

Our Accredited Exercise Physiologists at Aspire Fitness and Rehabilitation have designed rehabilitation programs to assist clients with ongoing care following a cardiac event.  Programs are based on evidence based research to facilitate and empower patients to achieve a return to functional independence and an improved quality of life, through improving fitness, strength and most importantly – confidence.  Our Exercise Physiologists have developed comprehensive programs to assist patients in all stages of rehabilitation, with primary focus on fundamental areas to improve cardio-respiratory fitness and reduce the risk of another cardiac event.

Benefits of Programming in this way for any medical condition include:

  • Experienced medically certified Exercise Physiologist
  • Supervised, medically based programs
  • Appropriate for a range of conditions
  • Improve fitness and general wellness
  • Improved strength and flexibility
  • Individual and small group numbers
  • Rebates available

How do I book an appointment?

For further information about Exercise Physiology or to book an appointment, please book online, contact our team via phone or email, or send us a message on our contact page.

Fitness

Aspire Fitness & Rehabilitation know that group classes are the perfect way for you to get your workout and enjoy the social interaction and camaraderie of training with others. Aspire have a variety of group training sessions tailored to meet the needs of a variety of fitness levels and interests on a fully supervised basis. This ensures that you get the maximum benefit out of every group workout.

Our Group Sessions include:

Cardio Circuit

Cardio Circuit training (CCT) is a fantastic way to get fit and healthy while burning your way to a fitter and toned body.

Sessions will be conducted inside or outside and include methods such as circuit style training, high intensity interval training and FARTLEK designed to enhance your cardiovascular capabilities whilst improving your general fitness. Included in these sessions will be the use of treadmills, ergo rowers, Arc Trainer, Ski Erg, bikes, body weight exercises and much more.

Total Body Conditioning

Aspire’s Total Body Conditioning sessions are designed to increase muscle strength, endurance and power whilst assisting to improve your flexibility, posture and boosting your metabolism.

You will experience a full body strength workout using a variety of equipment such as free weights, cable machines and total body resistance exercises (TRX).

Cross Train

Cross Training Fitness is a mixture of Cardio and Resistance training using different forms of equipment such as kettlebells, battle ropes, tyres, sledge hammers as well as free weights, cable and cardio machines.

Whether you are aiming to gain strength, improve your cardiovascular capacity or general weight loss Cross Train will help you achieve these goals.

Boxing

Boxing Classes are an amazing tool in our fitness armoury. Boxing is a fantastic way to get fit and burning through 500-800 calories per session! In a safe but challenging environment you will learn correct boxing technique and apply training methods that give boxers a lean, ripped physique.

Womens

At our women’s sessions all fitness levels are welcome, but it is just for the girls! Work within your limits while enjoying the fun, competitive edge that’s created when everyone pushes themselves a little bit further than they would on their own.

How do I book an appointment?

For further information about Fitness or to book an appointment, please contact our health team via phone or email, or send us a message on our contact page.

Personal Training

Aspire Fitness & Rehabilitation has industry leading personal trainers whose knowledge and experience will get you moving in the right direction.

Our Personal Training services involve an individual assessment process to:

  • Establish your fitness goals
  • Assess your body composition
  • Measure your strengths and weaknesses
  • Formulate a tailored program designed to achieve your goals
  • Continually reassess and modify your program as improvements are made

How do I book an appointment?

For further information about Personal Training or to book an appointment, please contact our health team via phone or email, or send us a message on our contact page.

Remedial Massage

What is Remedial Massage Therapy?

Remedial Massage therapy is a discipline that uses touch to manipulate the soft tissues of the body with the aim of increasing health and well-being.

Massage involves a manual application of pressure and movement to soft tissues – the skin, muscles, tendon, ligaments, and fascia (membranes surrounding muscles). Massage is believed to increase blood circulation and flow of lymph (fluid from body tissues that flows into the blood stream). Remedial Massage Therapy promotes the flow of blood and lymph, stimulating nerves, conditioning the skin, and stretching and loosening muscles.

Will I benefit from Remedial Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is ideal for athletes or casual sports people because it frees out tight muscles, helping the body recover in preparation for more sport. Massage can also help you if you have an injury, postural problems, pain associated with tension, following surgery or if you just have a hectic lifestyle.

What techniques are used in Remedial Massage Therapy?

There are dozens of specialised massage techniques in use today. The most common types are:

Sports Massage– uses massage to help the body recover after exercise or to prepare the body before exercise. It focuses on the use of massage to assist training, prevent injury, and treat sports injuries.

Deep Tissue Massage– uses deep finger pressure and slow strokes on long standing tissue tightness in various areas of the body.

Swedish Massage– uses long strokes, kneading and pressing, friction, and drumming hand movements applied to the muscle groups to promote circulation and relaxation. This technique is often used for a full body massage.

Shiatsu / Acupressure Massage– uses pressure at specific points on the body with the Eastern philosophical belief that this will enhance the energy flow through the body and restore balance.

Trigger-point Therapy– uses finger pressure on tight ‘knotted’ painful areas in muscles called trigger points.

Can Remedial Massage Therapy help me if I am stressed?

As well as a physical effect it can assist to releive tension, Remedial Massage Therapy also has a positive psychological effect. When we are stressed, our breathing becomes more rapid and shallow, our hearts work harder and digestion slows down. Chronic stress can influence a number of illnesses including migraines, depression, and hypertension. Massage therapy can help to relieve tension and counteract the effects of stress on the body.

Can I have Remedial Massage Therapy on my private medical insurance?

Many private health insurance schemes give benefits for Massage Therapy. Reimbursement will depend on the insurer and the plan you have chosen.

How do I book an appointment?

For further information about Remedial Massage or to book an appointment, please contact our health team via phone or email, or send us a message on our contact page.

Physiotherapy at Queensland Sports Medicine Centre

How can Physiotherapy help me?

Physiotherapy aims to identify the cause of your symptoms and the area that is responsible for causing your pain or dysfunction. Once the source has been identified, your first steps to regaining optimal physical function and relieving your symptoms is to receive treatment that corrects the primary cause.

What is the difference between Physiotherapy and Sports Physiotherapy?

Sports Physiotherapists are experienced Physiotherapists who have undertaken further training at a post-graduate university level and completed examinations by the Australian Physiotherapy Association to account for their advanced standing in the profession. Many Sports Physiotherapists also specialise in either a specific region of the body or a particular sport.

Will I need to see anyone else?

At times, several professionals working together towards a common goal can improve your result. Your Physiotherapist may suggest a referral to another discipline if it is likely to assist the resolution of your symptoms. This can be done either within the clinic or with a professional of your choice.

How do I book an appointment?

For further information about Physiotherapy or to book an appointment, please contact our health team via phone or email, or send us a message on our contact page.

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