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Bendigo Community Health Service

Exercise Physiology

Bendigo Exercise Physiology service at BCHS

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?

  • One to one exercise physiology consultations
  • Falls and Balance Exercise Group
  • Type 2 Diabetes Exercise Group
  • Strength and conditioning exercise groups

What do sessions cost?

Please see our official Bendigo Community Health Services fees list

We provide Exercise Physiology services through the following:

My Aged Care




We welcome DVA clients, DVA Health Cards (Gold and White) are accepted as payment upon a GP referral.

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.

To access the Medicare referral form click here

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

Thank you

We appreciate you taking the time to learn more about Exercise Physiology services.

Program support

This service is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health and the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services. Visit and for more information on these agencies.

Exercise physiology brochure

To download and print out our Exercise Physiology brochure pdf click here (1.18 MB)

Related information

To learn more about our Active Living Program which also features one on one sessions with our Exercise Physiologists, strength and conditioning sessions, falls and balance groups, Type 2 diabetes exercise groups click here

To learn more about our Falls and Balance group click here

To learn more about our Type 2 Diabetes Group Exercise Sessions  click here


Last updated: July 2021

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