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BODYFIX PHYSIOTHERAPY & MASSAGE                                  70 RACECOURSE RD, CHARTERS TOWERS QLD 4820                                                            (07) 4787 7656
Mon - Wed         8:00am - 5:00pm
Thurs                   8:00am - 8:00pm
Fri                         8:00am - 4:00pm
Sat - Sun                                 Closed
Servicing Charters Towers, Clermont and Hughenden. 

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION
 
Safe exercises individually tailored to your condition or injury whilst supervised one on one in our fully equipped rehabilitation gym.
Conditions  treated include;
​- obesity/ weight loss
- arthritis
- diabetes
- osteoporosis
- cardiovascular diseases
- musculoskeletal injuries
- low back pain
- pre & post gastric surgery
- strength and conditioning, CV fitness training
CLINICAL PILATES
 
Clinical pilates is a specialised exercise routine designed to improve core stability muscles. These programs are tailored to your individual muscle dysfunctions to target the problem areas to decrease pain and improve function. Especially effective for low back and neck pain as well as shoulder conditions. A one on one session is of utmost importance to grade your level of core strength and control and be certain you are correctly activating the right muscle groups.
HYDROTHERAPY 

 

One on one hydrotherapy sessions involve supervised treatment and specialised exercises in the heated pool (32°C). Hydrotherapy is beneficial for post surgery (e.g. total knee replacement), assisting with injury rehabilitation, arthritis, exercising sore and painful joints, general fitness/ balance and fracture recovery. The heated water encourages stiff muscles and joints to relax, whilst the buoyancy takes the load off the weight bearing joints, allowing them to be exercised painlessly.
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY FAQ'S 
WHAT IS AN EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST?
An Exercise Physiologist is a university qualified health professional who specialises in designing and delivering safe and effective exercise for chronic conditions, rehabilitation, strength and conditioning or anyone wanting to improve their health or fitness.
Gym or hydrotherapy programs can be delivered for the following:
  • Diabetes
  • Return to work conditioning
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular conditions: high blood pressure and coronary artery disease
  • Mental health: PTSD, depression, anxiety
  • Pre/post surgery rehabilitation
  • People with injuries of the body but want to get started with exercise and fitness.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST AND A PHYSIOTHERAPIST?
Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists both use exercise to help treat pain and improve movement and strength after an injury or surgery.
 
An Exercise Physiologist mainly uses a hands off approach and their area of specialty is in prescribing exercise for chronic conditions.
 
A Physiotherapist uses a combination of hands on and exercise treatment, they specialise in diagnosing injuries and provide the initial treatment after surgery or for a new injury.
 
 
HOW IS AN EP DIFFERENT FROM A PERSONAL TRAINER?
 Exercise Physiologists study at University for 4 years and complete 500 hours of clinical practice. They are qualified to prescribe exercise to healthy/low risk populations (people looking at increase fitness, strength or decreasing weight) and special/high risk populations (people with chronic conditions or injuries). Sessions completed with an EP
A personal trainer completes a TAFE course that can be completed in 6 weeks. They are qualified to prescribe exercise for only healthy populations. Their sessions are not claimable under private health.
 
 
WHAT HAPPENS IN MY FIRST APPOINTMENT?
 Your initial appointment will consist of a sit down consultation to discuss your medical and musculoskeletal history, goals for treatment and set a detailed and achievable plan. It will also involve a physical assessment looking at your range of movement and strength. Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move freely in and shoes to exercise in.
 
 
DO I NEED A REFERRAL?
No. A GP referral is only required if you have an appointment under Department of Veterans Affairs, Medicare (EPC) or Work Cover.
  • ​DVA ( Department of Veterans Affair - Gold & White Card Holders) clients are welcome, all you will require is a referral from your GP.​​​
  • Work Cover clients are welcome, all you will require is a current medical certificate from your treating doctor, claim number and you should have received a message from your case manager to let you know that the claim is open and accepted.​
  • EPC Plan clients are welcome (up to 5 Medicare rebated exercise physiology sessions per calendar year, Type 2 Diabetes clients are also entitled to group sessions.
  • Private Clients do not require a referral.​ Home visits available upon request.