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  • What is the best way to contact us?
    You can fill out our contact form by clicking here to submit your query or contact us on: Email: Phone: (03) 9813 2189 Fax (for referrals): (03) 8672 3104 Book an appointment online by clicking here
  • How do I book an appointment online?
    You can book your appointments online by clicking here.
  • Where are you located?
    Our Camberwell Clinic is located at 3A, 55-59 Avenue Road, Camberwell, VIC 3124. The entry is right on the corner. Click here for a map
  • How do I reach the Camberwell Clinic on Public Transport?
    You can reach us via Tram, Bus and Train. Tram 7​5, Stop 43 - Camberwell Civic/Camberwell Rd (110m walk to our clinic) Tram 70, Stop 42 Fermanagh/Riversdale Rd (400m walk to our clinic) Bus 612, Stop Seymour Gr/Camberwell Rd (150m walk to our clinic) Train to Camberwell Station (1km walk to our clinic)
  • When are you open?
    Our reception is open Monday to Friday: Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm Thurs: 9:30am - 5:00pm Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Is there parking at the Camberwell Clinic?
    Yes! We have 3 dedicated car parks out the front of the studio on Avenue Road. There is other parking available around the studio area in Camberwell. Please refer to our parking indicator below.
  • How does a practitioner refer someone to MEPG?
    Practitioners can refer a client by filling out the Practitioner Referral form (click here).
  • How much does an individual session cost?
    Please note: The below prices are inclusive of GST. Any clients under a Medicare Care Plan do not have to pay GST and will have a smaller gap payment. The prices of individual sessions are:
  • How much do group sessions cost?
    Please note: The below prices are inclusive of GST. Any clients under a Medicare Care Plan do not have to pay GST and will have a smaller gap payment. Group sessions can be purchased on a "Pay Per Class" basis, or they can be purchased for a term. The prices of group sessions are: For Term Memberships, the term timings are: Term 1: January, February & March Term 2: April, May & June Term 3: July, August & September Term 4: October, November & December
  • Are gift vouchers available for your services?
    Yes! If you know someone who you think could benefit from our services, you can purchase a gift voucher by clicking here.
  • What rebates are available for your services?
    Depending on you situation, rebates may be available with: Medicare Private Health Insurance NDIS TAC WorkSafe DVA Christina Ghobadi Foundation
  • What is a Chronic Disease Management Plan?
    You may have been referred to us by your GP under a Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDMP). This plan gives you a medicare rebate on up to 5 services per calendar year. A CDMP is for someone with a chronic medical condition which is defined as one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer, for example, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions and stroke. The CDM items are designed for patients who require a structured approach and to enable GPs to plan and coordinate the care of patients with complex conditions requiring ongoing care from a multidisciplinary team.
  • What rebates are available with Medicare?
    Medicare rebates are available for people with a chronic disease such as arthritis, cancer, osteoporosis etc. if they are referred by a GP with an EPC/CDM (Enhanced Primary Care/Chronic Disease Management). With this referral, you can receive up to 5 partially funded sessions under Medicare in a calendar year. Medicare currently contribute a rebate of $58.30 leaving an outstanding out of pocket amount. However, if you have exceeded the threshold on the Medicare safety net you can receive up to 80-100% back. The Medicare Safety Net is a threshold in which if you spend over a certain amount of verified gap/out of pocket costs in a calendar year, the amount you get back from Medicare increases. You must obtain a referral from your GP (lasts 12-months) prior to your first appointment with us. The GP will complete this form to accompany your medical history and a consent form for your EP to sign. These forms are usually faxed to us but feel free to bring a hardcopy just in case. When you have utilised all your sessions, you may then use private health insurance to provide rebate, but they cannot be used together to cover the cost of the appointment. If you have any further questions, feel free to call our lovey reception staff.
  • What rebates are available with Private Health Insurance?
    You may be eligible for a private health rebate, depending on your health fund and level of cover. • We provide on the spot rebates using our Tyro terminal. • Please contact your private health fund to discover what rebate you will get back for Exercise Physiology. Private health insurance rebates cannot be used together with a EPC/CDM (Enhanced Primary Care/Chronic Disease Management) Plan to cover the cost of the appointment.
  • What rebates are available with NDIS?
    We are registered NDIS providers for self-funded, plan-managed, and NDIA-managed participants. Exercise physiologists are tertiary-qualified allied health professionals that specialise in using exercise as a powerful tool to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals with chronic health conditions of all kinds. We can assess your physical fitness, discuss your NDIS goals, and provide an individualised exercise program that helps you towards your goals, such as: Improving independence and ability to complete activities of daily living Falls prevention and balance Reconditioning or strength programs Managing persistent pain or fatigue Increasing movement confidence and participation in the community Improving flexibility and mobility Reducing the impact of your disability by improving your overall function Managing the side effects of long-term medication, such as weight gain, reduced bone density, and poor sleep. You can access an exercise physiologist through your Improved Daily Living Skills or Improved Health and Wellbeing NDIS funding. At Melbourne Exercise Physiology Group/Moving Beyond Cancer we see excellent results with our NDIS clients. We have helped individuals with many different chronic and complex conditions, including autism, schizophrenia, depression and anxiety, Marfan syndrome, intellectual disability, brain injury (traumatic or acquired).
  • What rebates are available with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC)?
    We are an approved TAC exercise physiology provider. We prescribe safe, effective and appropriate exercise program to help you recover from your accident injuries. We also provide advice on how to stay active. There is a gap, please contact clinic for more details. TAC will pay for exercise physiology services immediately after your transport accident. You don’t need to contact TAC for initial approval, however you will need to provide us with your TAC claim number, date of accident and claim manager
  • What rebates are available with WorkSafe?
    We are registered with WorkSafe to provide exercise physiology services. We have been helping people on WorkSafe for many years. We do not charge a gap. The Exercise Physiology Clinical Framework for WorkSafe is based on the following principles: Measurable treatment effectiveness must be demonstrated. A biopsychosocial approach is essential for the management of pain. Treatment must focus on empowering the worker to manager their injury. Treatment goals must be functional and focused on return to work. Treatment must be based on the best evidence available. Referral requirements A medical practitioner must provide a request for exercise physiology services prior to commencement of treatment.
  • What rebates are available for DVA?
    We are registered to provide exercise physiology services through DVA. Exercise physiology (EP) services help through: The delivery of clinical exercise to manage chronic disease Post-hospital exercise rehabilitation for treatment of a major injury or illness EP services may contribute to the management of: Diabetes Cardiovascular disease Osteoporosis Arthritis Cancer Chronic muscular conditions Who can receive exercise physiology services through DVA? You may receive EP services if you have an assessed clinical need and a: Veteran Gold Card; or Veteran White Card and your treatment is for an accepted service-related condition And you: Have a chronic disease; or Are recovering after a hospital stay for treatment of a major injury or illness What you can receive: If you are eligible for EP services, your exercise physiologist may: Provide you with a treatment plan, including the type, number and frequency of services you require Teach you the skills to independently manage your health condition through an exercise regime EP services are not intended for ongoing treatment. From 1 October 2019, referrals to this service will be under the Allied Health Services treatment cycle. This means that a referral will last for up to 12 sessions or 1 year, whichever ends first. These treatment cycles place you at the centre of your care and the general practitioner (GP) as your care coordinator. There are no limits to the number of treatment cycles you can have. You can also have: A separate treatment cycle for each allied health service you need; and Treatment cycles for different allied health services at the same time The treatment cycle does not apply to physiotherapy and exercise physiology services for clients who have a Totally and Permanent Incapacitated (TPI) Gold Card. Exercise physiology or physiotherapy services for TPI clients must still be clinically necessary, evidence based and goals oriented. The treatment cycle will apply to TPI clients for referrals to all other allied health services. How you access: Get a referral to an exercise physiologist covered by the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS) from your: General practitioner (GP) Medical specialist Treating doctor in hospital Hospital discharge planner If you have a current referral your exercise physiologist may refer you to another exercise physiologist. Contact us to make an appointment. We accept your Veteran Gold Card or Veteran White Card for our services.
  • What grants are available from the Christina Ghobadi Foundation?
    In 2021, Moving Beyond Cancer partnered up with The Christina Ghobadi Foundation to support young Victorians living with cancer be more physically active & reach their health & fitness goals. The Christina Ghobadi Foundation is a charity that provides wellness grants to young people living with cancer. Grant applicants must be 18-30 years old, Victorian residents who are currently receiving or recently completed oncology treatment. If you know someone who may be eligible & benefit from a wellness grant please reach out. Grant supports can go towards many support services including exercise physiology with us at Moving Beyond Cancer, other allied health services, gym memberships, dance classes, yoga & more! To find out more about the amazing work The Christina Ghobadi foundation visit the Christina Ghobadi Foundation website The Christina Ghobadi Foundation shares a passion & understanding of the benefits of being physically active during and after cancer treatment, you can read more about it here. To find out more about the benefits of exercise during & after cancer treatment have a look at “Moving Beyond Cancer” program in the Services section of this website.
  • What is Exercise Physiology?
    Exercise Physiology is a branch of healthcare that focuses on using exercise prescription and lifestyle modifications to prevent and manage injuries and chronic conditions. Click here to learn more
  • What is an Exercise Physiologist?
    Exercise Physiologists prescribe exercise as medicine! Our Accredited Exercise Physiologists are university qualified allied health professionals who are recognised by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners as the most appropriate allied health professionals to prescribe exercise. We have extensive knowledge of the human body and its response to exercise. We take a holistic approach focusing on managing your condition and improving your quality of life long-term. We don't just treat symptoms; we look at the "how" and "why" of your situation, addressing the root causes of your problems. Click here to learn more
  • What is the role of an Exercise Physiologist?
    To use exercise as medicine to treat numerous chronic conditions. Exercise Physiologists design and oversee individuals’ exercise plans based on their unique health conditions, fitness levels, and personal objectives. In creating exercise plans that are safe, efficient, and enjoyable, they play a crucial role in assisting people in achieving their health goals. Working with an exercise physiologist begins with a thorough evaluation of your current health and fitness level. You will be tested for things like blood pressure, heart rate, muscle mass percentage, and general fitness level. Your exercise physiologist will use the results of this evaluation to design a routine tailored to your unique requirements and objectives. Typical training sessions will integrate cardio, strength training, and stretching. Neuromuscular re-education, plyometric training, and balance training are just some of the additional methods that the exercise physiologist may employ, depending on your specific requirements. Working with an exercise physiologist is beneficial because of the individualised attention and direction you obtain. They will keep tabs on your development and make necessary changes to your program to make sure you reach your objectives. Moreover, they will instruct you on how to execute exercises safely and effectively to maximise your results and minimise the risk of injury. In general, an exercise physiologist’s job is to help you feel more confident in making decisions about your health and fitness by giving you the information, tools, and encouragement you need to make positive changes. Gaining the assistance of an exercise physiologist can boost your health, your quality of life, and your general sense of well-being. Click here to learn more
  • How is Exercise Physiology different to Physiotherapy?
    Exercise Physiology focuses on exercise prescription and lifestyle modifications to prevent and manage chronic conditions, while Physiotherapy focuses on assessing, diagnosing, and treating musculoskeletal injuries and conditions through manual therapy, exercise therapy, and other techniques. Both work together and complement each other in providing comprehensive care.
  • How does Exercise Physiology benefit people with a Cancer diagnosis?
    Going through cancer can be brutally challenging on your body, and mental health. In the past it may have been advised to rest exclusively following a cancer diagnosis, but now evidence shows that carefully controlled supervised exercise with an Accredited Exercise Physiologist is recommended as standard best-practice care. Evidence shows that carefully controlled supervised exercise with an Accredited Exercise Physiologist is recommended as standard best-practice care. We work together with your specialists and care team to make sure that your exercise is carefully designed and controlled depending on your goals, and what you can tolerate at any given time in your journey. There are many benefits of exercise for people with a cancer diagnosis. Some include: Click here to learn more about how we can help you
  • How does Exercise Physiology help with Arthritis?
    We understand that the pain, stiffness and swelling from arthritis prevents you from engaging in the life you want. The good news is, correctly prescribed exercise can combat the symptoms of arthritis by decreasing pain and increasing function, building stability and strength around affected joints, easing joint stiffness, facilitating joint nourishment, and improving flexibility. This allows you to confidently get back to doing the things that are important to you. In addition, if you are considering surgery and have not tried targeted exercise, best-evidence strongly recommends holding off and giving exercise a go. The GLA:D program is well recognised as a successful way to manage chronic knee and hip osteoarthritis. We run the GLA:D program from our studio in Camberwell. Please click here to find out more. Read more about the GLA:D program by clicking here
  • How does Exercise Physiology help people with their management of a Chronic Disease?
    Regular exercise has been proven to be a valuable intervention in managing many chronic diseases. Evidence has shown that regular exercise has been shown to*: Reduce cardiovascular risk (that is, decrease your risk and/or slow the progression of heart disease) Increase insulin sensitivity and glucose control in those with diabetes (therefore, reducing or eliminating the need for diabetic medication) Increase life expectancy, and manage common treatment side-effects in cancer patients Improve management of many arthritis conditions, through improving joint mobility and flexibility, decreasing pain and/or muscle tension/stress Improve quality of life in those with chronic pain Improve aerobic capacity (that is, the lung’s ability to take in and utilise oxygen in the body) in those with asthma, COPD, as well as many other chronic conditions Reduce blood pressure in those with Hypertension Improve lipid profile in those with dyslipidaemia *The benefits of exercise are not just limited to those listed, and often the benefits correlate with each other! Click here to learn more about our Rehab Programs for chronic illness: Link:
  • How does Exercise Physiology help athletes?
    Exercise Physiology helps athletes improve performance, prevent injuries, and overcome obstacles through tailored training programs, performance analysis, injury prevention strategies, and specific exercises to enhance strength, endurance, and agility. Our exercise physiologists can help athletes with: Tailored training programs to improve strength, endurance, speed, and agility Performance analysis to identify areas of improvement and potential injury risks Injury prevention strategies to minimise the risk of future injuries Nutritional guidance to support athletic performance and recovery Mental skills training to enhance focus, concentration, and overall mental well-being
  • How does Exercise Physiology help with Injury Prevention?
    One of the major advantages of exercise physiology is its ability to reduce the risk of injury. Working with an exercise physiologist can help you reduce the likelihood of injury by targeting specific areas of weakness or imbalance in your exercise regimen. Proper form and technique are essential to exercising safely and effectively, and exercise physiologists can help you with both. It is especially useful for athletes and other people who regularly engage in physical activity because it can help them maintain their health and fitness for longer. Exercise physiology has multiple applications, including injury prevention and injury rehabilitation. By working with an exercise physiologist, you can get back to your regular routine as soon and safely as possible after an injury by regaining strength, mobility, and function through a carefully planned and monitored program.
  • How does Exercise Physiology help with Diabetes?
    Our exercise physiologists can get you moving whilst working around any personal barriers and/or physical limitations that have made it hard for you to exercise in the past. Whether you are at risk, or you have already been diagnosed with diabetes, correctly prescribed exercise will improve glucose control, decrease the risk of heart disease, help you to lose weight, and lower your blood pressure. We often find that after consistent training, medication doses can be decreased or even eliminated. Exercise can also reduce the incidence of developing T2DM by 60% in people at risk.
  • How does Exercise Physiology help with Chronic Pain?
    You’ve seen a host of physios, chiros, osteos and massage therapists in the past. You’ve tried a variety of manual therapies, dry needling, taping, ultrasound and pilates. Things feel better after a day or so, then reliably, your pain returns. Maybe you’ve tried a few “rehab exercises” in the final minutes of your consult but weren’t sure if you were doing them right or how to progress them. You may even have had surgery. It hurts even more to think of all the money, time and energy spent on your long-term pain. You’re frustrated, have no confidence in your body, and are starting to lose hope. Our understanding of long-term pain has evolved considerably over the years. We now know that pain is multifactorial and we need to consider so much more than just the painful region in question. Individualised exercise is essential for managing persistent pain and getting you back to the meaningful activities in your life. We will: Show you how “movement is medicine” for your pain Help you understand your pain and what contributes to it Reverse the vicious cycle of pain → lack of movement → deconditioning/weakness → more pain → repeat Decrease pain and increase function Help you return to doing things that are important to you, so you live a better life
  • How does Exercise Physiology help with Osteoporosis?
    Are you post-menopausal, have an inactive lifestyle, or have low Vitamin D? These are just some of the risk factors for osteoporosis. Osteoporosis occurs when bones lose minerals more quickly than the body can replace them, leading to a loss of bone density. The most common affected areas are the hips, spine, wrists, and arms. The good news is, the correct kind of exercise can greatly reduce the rate of bone loss. On the other hand, an overzealous exercise program that is built up too quickly, or is too high impact may increase the risk of injury and fractures. Osteoporosis usually has no symptoms until a fracture occurs – this is why it is often called the “silent disease”. As bones become thinner, even a sudden strain, or a minor bump or fall can cause a serious fracture. Bones, just like muscles, are adaptable structures. Exercise can help bones modify their density, shape and size so they become stronger. This can prevent injuries. Exercise also increases muscle strength and improves balance which further reduces the risk of injury or falls. We will help you to: Start at a safe and appropriate level for your current fitness level Maintain your existing bone density, and build new bone tissue Improve your overall strength, balance and coordination Decrease fracture and falls risk Get back to doing the things that are important to you – with confidence!
  • How does Exercise Physiology help with PCOS?
    Not every woman with PCOS will have every symptom, and each woman will be individual in her experience. Likewise, exercise plans should be individualised to target your specific presentation. You may be dealing with weight gain, anxiety and depression, acne, hirsutism, fertility problems and associated health conditions. These can affect your mood, self-esteem, and sense of self. This can be confronting especially if you do not have the support you need to manage these symptoms. Exercise plays a vital role in improving the health, symptoms, and fertility of those with PCOS. We will guide you to: Manage your weight Improve your body composition (less fat, more muscle) Reduce insulin resistance, keeping your glucose levels stable Stabilise your mood Reduce your risk of associated health conditions such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease Improve sleep quality Improve cholesterol levels If desired, prepare your body for pregnancy Confidently manage your symptoms for life
  • How does Exercise Physiology help with Mental Health?
    Once perceived as simply a distraction from negative thoughts, exercise is now recognised as an evidence-based, fundamental component of treatment for a range of mental illnesses. Although not a cure, exercise should be seen as a key tool in the toolbox for people living with mental illness. Even one workout a week is known to have great benefits. We will guide you to: Manage your individual symptoms Improve your mood Counteract weight gain from medication side effects Improve physical health Improve sleep quality Set realistic goals for exercising that fit in with your lifestyle Be your best self, and live a richer life
  • How does Exercise Physiology help with Back Pain?
    A strong, stable and flexible back can withstand the stresses of life. The majority of back problems/injuries can benefit from properly prescribed exercise. A stronger, more flexible back, combined with greater endurance capabilities of the supporting muscles is able to cope a lot better if a vertebrae or disc is injured or stressed. The idea of wearing a back brace is to support the spine and its many structures while it is subjected to load stresses. The use of a brace is appropriate when the stress is beyond what your own muscles can cope with. Through exercise we aim to develop the strength and endurance of your own muscular corset to actively protect you all the time. You may have heard of Pilates or Lumbar stabilisation exercises. These types of exercises are designed to strengthen the muscular corset. We teach you the correct technique in activating these muscles and applying this technique to other exercises and activities within your daily life. In the gym Some people may have even injured their back while performing exercises in the gym. This is why an Exercise Physiologist is so important. We will design you a program that will not only rehabilitate your current injury, but significantly reduce the likelihood of reoccurrence.
  • How does Exercise Physiology help with Balance issues?
    Balance is extremely important to us all, but we don’t realise it until we start to lose it a little (or a lot). Your balance can be effected by many things, such as age, deconditioning, injury or cancer treatment. It is particularly important to train to improve your balance if you have low bone density or bone metastases. We offer a comprehensive balance assessment, including tests of postural sway, dynamic balance, and static balance. We then prescribe a specific exercise program to address the findings of your assessment. Balance sessions can be undertaken in a group (our Strong & Stable class or cancer class) or individual session.
  • How does Exercise Physiology help with Postural Problems?
    A correct posture not only looks good and makes you look confident and strong, but also allows your body to function in the best possible movement pattern that will prevent injuries from occurring. Our postural assessments look at: Static posture – any obvious problems such as kyphosis lordosis (excessive curvatures of the spine) Muscular Range of Movement Strength of gravity-resistant muscles. With these results we are able to prescribe an exercise program that will have you stretching the tight muscles and strengthening the weak ones in order for your body to function the best, and most pain free, way it can.
  • How does Exercise Physiology help with Deconditoning?
    noun: deconditioning 1. cause to lose fitness or muscle tone, especially through lack of exercise. “sedentary lifestyles that decondition their bodies” The deconditioning process can effect all people suffering with an injury or condition that prevents them from doing normal activities. We all know how unfit we feel if our injury prevents us from doing our normal exercise or activities. Exercise Physiologists prescribe exercise so that the deconditioning process does not occur, or reverse this process if it has already begun. People with chronic injuries (i.e. they have been around for 3 months or more) are often afraid to start exercising as the pain and disability the injury brings them is too much to bear. A graduated, well monitored program prescribed by exercise professional who have helped many people in your situation before should alleviate your concerns and get you back into exercise, feeling good about yourself and taking control of your situation. Time and time again the psychological benefits of getting into exercise for a chronic injury sufferer are just as great as the physical benefits.
  • How does Exercise Physiology help with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be severely debilitating, but the effect it has can be vastly different case by case. Our patients have experienced improved energy levels, state of mind, fitness, and strength through graded and gradually progressed exercises programs. There are always good days and bad, with wild fluctuations, but overall their progress is positive. Please refer to the ME/CFS website for more information :
  • What do we do at Melbourne Exercise Physiology Group?
    At Melbourne Exercise Physiology Group we: Help you to exercise regardless of your injuries, health conditions, weight, age, and level of fitness. Work with you to develop safe and effective individualised exercise programs which take into account your physical, emotional and mental aspects and are tailored to your individual needs, budget and preferences. Ensure you are supported every step of the way by our experienced clinicians, in a supporting and non-intimidating environment. If you have a chronic and complex disease, including a cancer diagnosis, an injury, ongoing pain, or just want to start exercising but don't know where to start - we can help you! Click here to learn more about our services.
  • Why choose us?
    Highly skilled and experienced clinicians: Our team are all university trained and highly experienced practitioners with a combined 70 years of experience in exercise physiology. Individual programs: We offer a personalised exercise design – one size does not fit all. Flexibility in delivery: You have the choice of individual and group sessions. You can chose to attend as often or as infrequently as you like. Many people consult with us to update their exercise programs to be performed at their local facility or at home. Others prefer regular supervision and modifications with weekly or biweekly sessions. We also offer telehealth when needed. Caring approach: We really listen, pay attention and figure out the best approach to help you achieve your goals. Our Expertise: We have experience catering for all levels of fitness and physical capacity We deliver programs that are based on scientific principles, and refined for real-world results We are all Accredited Exercise Physiologists with postgraduate Master’s degrees Training studio: Access to a private and fully equiped training studio Feel part of a lovely friendly community.
  • What are the benefits of Exercise Physiology?
    Please have a look at the "Benefits of Exercise Physiology" section of these Frequently Asked Questions.
  • How does the process work? Where do I start?
    Click here to learn more about Exercise Physiology. Scroll down to "How does our service work?" section to understand how our process works and how to get started.
  • How do I book an appointment online?
    You can book your appointments online by clicking here.
  • Do you offer Telehealth?
    Yes we do! Video consultations allow you to attend your appointment from the comfort and safety of your home. We have been delivering video telehealth consultations for many years and find it to be an excellent way to receive your exercise prescription when an in-person appointment is not suitable. Combined with our exercise prescription software PhysiTrack, we can take you through your program easily whilst correcting your technique along the way. We can monitor your adherence to the exercise program and can easily modify your existing program as required. Microsoft Teams is so simple and straightforward. We will send you a link that you click on at the time of your appointment. It will take you to your exercise physiologists’ private appointment that was created just for you. Medicare and private health insurance rebates are available on all Telehealth/video consultations.
  • What does the Exercise Physiology assessment at MEPG entail?
    At MEPG, our Exercise Physiology assessment is a comprehensive evaluation designed to ensure that we can prescribe the safest and most effective exercises to help you meet your health and fitness goals. The assessment begins with a health screening, allowing us to understand any pre-existing conditions or health concerns that may impact your exercise program. We also take measures such as blood pressure, oxygen levels, and body composition to gain a holistic understanding of your current health status. Additionally, we conduct strength measurements to identify any areas of weakness or imbalance that need to be addressed in your exercise plan. By undergoing this thorough assessment, you can rest assured that the exercises prescribed to you will be tailored to your unique needs and conducted in the safest manner possible.
  • When and how do I receive my exercise prescription?
    You will receive your personalised exercise prescription at the end of your session, in either printed, print at home, or online format based on your preference. We use the latest technology, PhysiTrack and PhysiApp, to design, implement and monitor your exercise program. PhsiApp will provide you with video, audio, and written explanations of each exercise. We continue to support you throughout the process, and you can message us through the app regarding questions in relation to your exercises.
  • Do you liaise with my treating doctors and medical team?
    After your individual assessment, and future re-assessments, we provide a detailed report to everyone on your medical team that you have given consent for our team to communicate with. We communicate with your treating practitioners to ensure the best health outcomes for you.
  • How often is my Exercise Prescription reviewed?
    The frequency of exercise program reviews can vary depending on individual needs, goals, and progress. Regular reviews ensure that the exercise program remains effective, safe, and aligned with the your goals. To prevent plateau, the maximum time between reviews should be 3 months.
  • What type of sessions do you run? Group or Individual?
    We offer both group and individual sessions, in person and via Telehealth. Click here to select the program that matches you, to learn more about the individual and group classes available.
  • How many people are in the group sessions?
    Our group classes are limited to six clients, to ensure the safe supervision and best attention for your individual exercise prescription.
  • What services do you offer for people with a Cancer Diagnosis?
    Click here to read about our Moving Beyond Cancer program to empower people with a cancer diagnosis.
  • What services do you offer for people with a Chronic Illness?
    Click here to read about our Rehab Programs for people with chronic illness.
  • What services do you offer for healthy people who want to prevent injury and stay fit?
    Click here to read about our Ageless Program for people who want to minimise injury, illness, and be fit for life.
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    Just read our Google reviews. We all care.
  • How do I learn more about Dale Ischia?
    Dale Ischia Accredited Exercise Physiologist (ESSAM). BAppSci (PE) Grad Dip (Ex Rehab) ACSM Cancer Exercise Trainer (CET) With over 20 years in private practice, Dale is one of the most experienced Accredited Exercise Physiologists currently operating in Melbourne. In 2012, Dale gained her Cancer Exercise Trainer certification with the American College of Sports Medicine, and in 2013 trained with the Vancouver Prostate Centre and private exercise oncology practices. In 2014 Dale returned to Melbourne and established the Moving Beyond Cancer program. Dale has developed and contributed to Exercise Oncology programs for several prominent organisations, including The Cancer Council's survivourship program; The Alfred Hospital's cancer related fatigue program; The Olivia Newton John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre's Wellness program and many other support services Victoria wide. Dale is regularly invited to write articles and speak at local and national conferences on the benefits of exercise as a medicine for cancer. Dale is also a sessional lecturer at Australian Catholic University, lecturing master students in Exercise Oncology
  • How do I learn more about Lauren Young?
    Lauren Young Accredited Exercise Physiologist (ESSAM). MClinExPhys. ACSM Cancer Exercise Trainer (CET) Lauren is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology. Lauren is enthusiastic about further education and improving her skills having recently gained her Cancer Exercise Trainer qualification with the American College of Sports Medicine. Since graduating several years ago, Lauren has demonstrated a relentless commitment to ensuring she implements best practice exercise prescription intending to improve the lives of Australian men and women with cancer and other chronic conditions. She has worked in private practice prescribing exercise for a wide range of conditions, including cancer, and has previous experience working in both public and private hospitals. Lauren is a rising star in the field of exercise oncology with invited speaker presentations in 2019 at the Leukaemia Foundation and the Olivia Newton-John Wellness Centre on the benefits of exercise for those with a cancer diagnosis. Lauren is an outstanding Exercise Physiologist who is passionate about providing treatment that is evidence-based, client-centered, and improves the quality of life of the individual. When away from work, Lauren keeps active through running and rock climbing and spends her downtime with family and close friends.
  • How do I learn more about Stephanie Gill?
    Stephanie Gill Accredited Exercise Physiologist (ESSAM). BAppSci (PE), Grad Dip (Ex Rehab), Master of Exercise Medicine (Oncology) Steph is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with a Master of Exercise Medicine (Oncology) and Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation. Completing her master’s degree with high distinctions in 2023, Steph is passionate about keeping up to date with the latest research in exercise oncology. Steph has 13 years’ experience in both private practice and hospital settings, with passion and extensive knowledge in many different cancer streams. Steph also has comprehensive experience in neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. Over the past 3 years, Steph has presented to various organizations, included the Ovarian Cancer Association. She is keen to empowered those affected by cancer with the knowledge of how exercise can enhance treatment, reduce side effects and best support their long-term health. Outside of work, Steph enjoys spending time outdoors, tending to her veggie patch and dabbles in a little painting and drawing for her creative outlet.
  • How do I learn more about Benjy Taylor?
    Benjy Taylor Accredited Exercise Physiologist (ESSAM).PGDipSci (ClinExPhys) MClinExPhys. Benjy is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology. Hailing from New Zealand, Benjy is our resident Kiwi, having moved to Melbourne to complete his Masters at Deakin University. Benjy is our clinic’s GLA:D certified clinician, specialising in the management of hip and knee osteoarthritis, to help people restore confidence in using their bodies. Benjy comes to us with excellent attention to detail, care, and genuine interest and passion in helping his clients achieve their goals. He has a passion for exercise oncology, cardiac rehabilitation and chronic pain. Benjy brings with him a sense of community, having worked with the Sweet Louise foundation in Auckland, to help women with metastatic breast cancer exercise. He now looks to grow in his local community through holding talks at prostate cancer support groups. Outside of work Benjy likes to keep active at the gym and local trails. In the summertime you will find him trying to find the best beach spots Victoria has to offer.

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