Learn how to exercise safely and right to improve your quality of life!
Our exercise physiology team can work with you to do this.
Here's all you need to know about the program before you start!
What’s an Exercise Physiologist?
An Allied Health professional specialising in preventing and managing health conditions and injury treatment.
An Exercise Physiologist works with consumers in areas such as diabetes, obesity, asthma, chronic pain, cancer, heart disease, chronic pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, COPD, impaired balance and rehabilitation for injury or before and after surgery.
Regular exercise can:
- Reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes by almost 60 per cent.
- Reduce the risk of obesity, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, stroke and heart disease.
- Prevent certain cancers.
- Improve recovery from cancer.
- Improve breathing for those with lung disease.
- Combat depression and reduce stress.
- Prevent and alleviate lower back pain.
- Manage pain and increase movement for people with osetoarthritis.
- Reduce your blood pressure and decrease total cholesterol.
- Improve balance and reduce the risk of falls.
What services are offered?
- Falls and Balance Exercise Group
- Type 2 Diabetes Exercise Group
- Chronic Disease Management
- Injury rehabilitation.
One on one sessions for health coaching, self-management support, exercise advice and physical rehabilitation.
What do sessions cost?
Healthcare card/concession Initial consultation - $15
Subsequent/group sessions - $10
Initial consultation - $20
Subsequent/group sessions - $12
Falls and Balance Exercise Program $6 per session
Note: There is no out-of-pocket cost for Medicare.
Will I need a referral?
A referral is preferred so we can get a better understanding of your health background.
If you have a significant medical condition you will need a medical clearance from your GP before starting group exercise sessions.
A referral from a GP is needed to obtain Medicare rebates for Type 2 diabetes sessions.
A GP Management Plan must be in place.
MBS item numbers: 81110 and 81115.
How do I ask a question about Exercise Physiology sessions?
Call the Bendigo Community Health Services Active Living team on 5406 1200.
VIDEO: A virtual exercise session with our Exercise Physiologists
We appreciate you taking the time to learn more about Exercise Physiology services.
This service is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health and the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services. Visit www.health.gov.au and www.health.vic.gov.au for more information on these agencies.
Exercise physiology program brochure
To download and print out our Exercise physiology program brochure pdf click here (749 KB)
To learn more about our Active Living Program which also features strength training, walking groups and diabetes support groups click here
To learn more about our strength training program click here
To learn more about our Falls and Balance group click here
To learn more about our walking groups click here
To learn more about our Diabetes Group Exercise Sessions click here
Last updated: October 2020