Health Smart provide specialised exercise rehabilitation programmes and injury management for clients under the Workers’ Compensation and Motor Vehicle Accident (CTP) schemes.
Working as part of your healthcare team, our Accredited Exercise Physiologist will prescribe and manage tailored exercise programmes to accelerate your recovery and improve your health following illness, injury or surgery.
What is an Exercise Physiologist?
An Exercise Physiologist or "EP", is an allied health professional who specialises in the benefits of exercise to help patients get fitter for all around good health, or to treat patients with a medical condition through exercise.
They are knowledgeable about the effects that exercise has on the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and endocrine systems, and can prescribe a course of exercises for either fitness or rehabilitation, and advise on behavioural modification programs.
Exercise Physiologists can treat clients with medical conditions such as obesity, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, depression, asthma and cardiovascular diseases, as well as many other conditions.
Do I need a referral?
To access exercise physiology services under Workers Compensation or Motor Vehicle Accident (CTP), we require a valid referral from your consulting doctor and pre-approval for the requested exercise physiology ervices from your insurance provider / case manager.
How will an Exercise Physiologist help me?
An Exercise Physiologist will be part of your health care team once you start a rehabilitation program. They may provide
- Information on how to start an exercise program and how to maintain this into the long term
- A personalised exercise plan.
- Expert advice on the best exercises for your condition and goals
- Information on behavioural changes that will benefit your health and wellbeing in the long term.