Initial Exercise Assessment, Program Design and Exercise Support
BrainFit Exercise Physiology offers bulk billing for initial consults to enable easier access to health services for those who may not be able to afford access to exercise advice otherwise. Due to the amount of information that is required to gather in an initial consult, you may be contacted prior to your initial visit to discuss your goals and heath history over the phone. This also ensures that you have been referred to the most appropriate Exercise Physiologist for your condition.. . Bulk billed sessions are 30 to 40 minutes and the time within these bulk billed sessions needs to be managed very carefully. Following your consult Exercise Physiologists are required to write a letter to your GP outlining what was discussed in the session and the initial exercise plan that has been designed for you to begin your physical activity plan.
An initial consult should result in A health history discussion, an assessment on current movement, short exercise prescription to get you started.
What to expect during your initial consultation? During a short bulk billing consult it Is important to stick to time and gather as much information as needed so as you can be provided you with an individualised plan to take home and get started on.
During your session you will complete the following:
An overview of your past health over 10 years, current health status including musculoskeletal injuries, respiratory health, metabolic health, brain health and heart health ( 10 minutes) 1-3 short assessments such as balance testing, stationary cycling to complete ( 15 minutes). These assessments are chosen depending on your health status and goals.
You will be provided the following: 1-3 exercises to complete daily to assist with improving your current health scores An overview of what your exercise week will look like ( What exercises to complete each day, how long to complete these exercises and how often) A list of support systems to help you keep motivated, eg online Physiapp Program, BrainFit Drop in Clinics, BrainFit events and other activities that support healthy movement A review date which may be at a BrainFit Clinic or an individual review session.
It is important to try stick to the time allowed to each visit Longer consults are available for 1 hour for a Gap Fee of $30 if you would like an hour appointment please let our practice managers know when you make your initial appointment that you require a longer consult including a Gap Fee
We will also discus your preferred type of exercise which may be one or more if the following:
Individual one on one exercise
Home program development
Gym based exercise program
Outdoor exercise such as walking groups
BrainFit Pop Up Clinics,
BrainFit Pilates Reformer Classes,
Initial Consults $55 (Short Visits) Initial Consults $ 85 (1 hour Visits) Review Consults $55 Drop in Clinics $5 Pilates Reformer $20 for 30 minutes, $40 for 60 minutes