Leading Exercise Physiologists
BJC Health is one of Sydney's leading exercise physiology clinics with locations in Parramatta and Chatswood.
We are unique for the following reasons:
- We pride ourselves on the ability to motivate our clients to keep active and lead healthy lifestyles
- Our exercise sessions - either group or individual - are always fun
- We work closely with practitioners from other disciplines through Connected Care
- We have a special interest in Arthritis
- We apply cutting-edge analysis and coaching to enhance function and maximise performance.
All of our exercise physiologists are FMS-certified. For those interested in achieving elite performance, one of our therapists who is NSCA-certified can help you on your way to success - strength and conditioning are some of our key focuses.
What is Exercise Physiology?
While more and more people have heard of the term “Exercise Physiologist” or “EP”, there is still a lot of confusion about what an EP actually does. An EP is a tertiary-quailified Allied Health professional specialising in prescribing exercise to prevent AND manage chronic diseases, injuries and disabilities.
While most people are aware of the importance of regular exercise, many remain unsure about the types of exercise that they should be doing and how often. Exercise, like medicine, has a dose-related response. This means that the type, intensity and frequency of exercise need to be considered and monitored to have an optimal effect and to ensure that the exercises are appropriate for each individuals condition.
As well as making sure that the exercises are both safe and effective, EP’s are trained to assist in the development and implementation of strategies to overcome motivational barriers and compliance problems.
Through tertiary training EP's gain a comprehensive understanding of the body and its physiology, learning about various medical conditions and medications and their impact on a person’s ability to exercise. In addition, EP’s complete a minimum of 500 hours of practical experience in both clinical and hospital settings under the guidence of qualified Health Professionals before they are accredited. It is this in-depth knowledge and experience that differentiates an EP from a personal trainer, and makes them the health professional of choice for anyone with an increased risk of chronic disease.
Do I need a Referral?
A referral is not necessary to visit an EP as a private patient, however it is common for EP’s to work closely with other health professionals such as GP's and Physiotherapists to develop exercise programs that can be done at home or in the community.
If you have been referred by your GP under an Enhanced Primary Care Plan you may be eligible for Medicare Rebates. If you have private health insurance that covers Exercise Physiology (Extras Cover), you may be able to claim a rebate from your provider.
Common conditions treated include (but are not limited to):
- Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes
- Cardiovascular disease including Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia
- Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
- Arthritis (Osteoarthritis, Rheumatiod Arthritis, etc.)
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Obesity and Weight Loss
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Neurological conditions such as MS, Parkinsons, etc.
If you’re ready to take the next step, let us know your issue
WE KNOW YOUR TIME IS VALUABLE, SO WE’LL GET BACK TO YOU QUICKLY TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT