SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre has a team of accredited Exercise Physiologists who are university qualified allied health professionals.

Exercise Physiologists specialise in the prevention, treatment and management of chronic disease and injuries through exercise. Your Exercise Physiologist will work in conjunction with your other treating health professionals (e.g. GP, physiotherapist, dietitian) to develop a tailored exercise program which includes: exercise delivery, advice and support, and assistance with successfully changing lifestyle behaviours.

Our Exercise Physiologists provide individual and small group consultations in both the gym and hydrotherapy pool onsite.

Exercise Physiologists can help with the following conditions:

  • Asthma
  • Back pain
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic heart failure
  • COPD
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Depressions
  • Diabetes (types 1 and 2)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hyperlipidaemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Obesity / weight issues
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Stroke

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  • Opening Hours
    Reception opening hours 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Exercise Physiology Consult Times (subject to practitioner availability)
    Monday
    8:00am - 7:00pm
    Tuesday
    8:30am - 7:00pm
    Wednesday
    8:30am - 5:00pm
    Thursday
    8:30am - 6:30pm
    Friday
    8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Appointments offered

    Private or non-referral: You may wish to see us without a referral and/or redeem a private health rebate for a gym, home or pool based program.

    • An initial assessment is required with one of our Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs), completed prior to group session participation
    • A standard one-on-one session with an Exercise Physiologist to be guided through your program
    • Ongoing group gym or pool based exercise sessions
    Care plan referral from your GP: If you have a chronic condition and are deemed eligible by your General Practitioner, you can receive up to 5 bulk-billed one-on-one sessions with an Exercise Physiologist per year.
    • An initial assessment with one of our Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) to determine health status, exercise history and current physical abilities
    • A tailored gym, home or pool based exercise program developed to treat or manage your condition

    Type 2 diabetes referral: For those diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, Exercise Physiology services are bulk-billed, including 1 Assessment and 8 pool and/or gym group sessions.

    • An initial assessment with one of our Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) to determine health status, exercise history and current physical abilities.
    • A tailored gym or pool based exercise program to utilise in group sessions.

    Strength for life: Non-referral: Strength for Life (SFL) provides adults over 50 years of age with affordable, tailored and supervised strength training in a group setting.

    • A SFL Assessment with one of our Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs)
    • Tailored gym based exercise program developed after your initial assessment to utilise in group SFL sessions
  • Appointment Facilities
    Depending on your service type and program you may either be using our hydrotherapy pool or gym facilities.

    Hydrotherapy

    Our 25 metre hydrotherapy pool is heated, shallow and has a access ramp.

    • Low impact environment
    • Limited joint stress
    • Resistance based
    • Rehabilitation for musculosketal injuries

    Gym

    Modern gym with cardio, strength and resistance based equipment.

    • Strength and cardio training
    • Balance and posture
    • Flexibility
    • Improves bone density
  • Bookings and enquiries
    To book an appointment or find out more about our services, feel free to get in touch with one of our friendly exercise physiology customer service team.
    Phone: (08) 8198 0137
    Email: exercisephysiology@saalc.com.au
  • Payment information

    Medicare

    Individual services (5 per year) are bulk billed provided the patient is referred by a GP with a Team Care Arrangement and GP Management Plan.

    For those diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, Exercise Physiology services are bulk billed.

    Private

    Private sessions are available at the Centre with the majority of health funds now recognising Exercise Physiology services and offering a substantial rebate. The SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre is equipped with a HICAPS terminal which allows all payments to be processed on the spot.

    Private Consultation Pricing:

    • Initial Consult - $100
    • Reassessment - $80
    • Standard Consult - $80
    • Standard Consult 10 Pack - $700

    Group Session Pack Pricing:

    • Group Session 10 pack - $120

    Strength For Life

    A one-off Initial Assessment charge and very competitive Group Class fees.

    Strength for Life Pricing

    • Strength for Life Assessment - $55
    • Strength for life 10 Pack - $100
    Department of Veteran Affairs: The SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre’s Exercise Physiology service is a Department of Veteran Affairs provider ensuring that all card holders referred to our Exercise Physiologists are covered.
    Work-cover/ motor vehicle accident: Our Exercise Physiologists are able to work on achieving the client’s rehabilitation needs and goals following a referral from a GP and case manager approval.

Meet our Practitioners