Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiologists specialise in clinical exercise interventions for persons at risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries. These interventions are provided by exercise delivery including health and physical activity education, advice and support; and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioral change.

The aims of exercise physiology interventions are to prevent or manage chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness.

Eastern Health Exercise Physiologists operate across multiple sites and can provide outpatient services in the hospital, centre or at home. They often work as part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure that the highest quality of care and expertise is available to the client.

Exercise Physiology services are provided through the Community Rehabilitation Program, Ambulatory Pain Management Service, Hospital Admission Risk Program, Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and Oncology Rehabilitation Program.

Community Rehabilitation (CRP)

Offering short term, goal orientated therapy aimed at improving function and wellbeing following a recent stay in hospital.

Ambulatory Pain Management Service (APMS)

This service offers specialist medical and Allied Health services for the assessment and treatment of persistent pain.

Hospital Admission Risk program (HARP)

Aims to prevent avoidable hospital presentations and admissions by working with those clients at risk of, or already experiencing frequent emergency presentations or hospital admissions.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

A unique, five week course of twice weekly exercise and education group sessions for clients with cardiac disease.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation program

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a detailed assessment, exercise and education program for patients with Chronic Respiratory Conditions.

Cancer Oncology Rehabilitation Program

A unique seven week course of twice weekly exercise and education group sessions for clients with a primary diagnosis of cancer.