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