Exercise Physiology is open for Individual Hydro and Gym bookings with an Exercise Physiologist. Please contact our reception between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm on 8198 0137 to arrange an appointment. 

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
  • Aquatic & Gym Group Session Timetable
    Monday
    8.30amPersonal Gym Program in Group
    10.30amPersonal Hydro Program in Group
    3.30pmPersonal Gym Program in Group
    Tuesday
    10.30amPersonal Hydro Program in Group
    1.00pmPersonal Hydro Program in Group
    5.00pmPersonal Gym Program in Group
    Wednesday
    8.30amPersonal Gym Program in Group
    9.00amHydro Group Exercise
    9.45amHydro Group Exercise
    10.30amPersonal Hydro Program in Group
    4.00pmPersonal Gym Program in Group
    Thursday
    8.30amPersonal Gym Program in Group
    10.30amPersonal Hydro Program in Group
    1.00pmPersonal Hydro Program in Group
    1.00pmClinical Reformers in Group
    5.30pmPersonal Gym Program in Group
    Friday
    8.30amPersonal Gym Program in Group
    10.30amPersonal Hydro Program in Group
    10.30amChair Based Mindful Movement
    Saturday
    No sessions
    Sunday
    No sessions
  • Opening Hours
    Reception opening hours
    Monday to Friday 8.00am - 4.00pm 
    Exercise Physiology Consult Times (subject to practitioner availability)
    Monday
    8.30am - 6.30pm
    Tuesday
    8:30am - 6.00pm
    Wednesday
    8:30am - 5.00pm
    Thursday
    8.30am - 6.30pm
    Friday
    8.30am - 4.00pm
  • Ways to access services

    Medicare Enhance Primary Care Plan (EPC)

    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.

    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

    Private

    Private sessions are available at the Centre with many health funds 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.

    NDIS

    The NDIS offer funding for Allied Health Services related to a person’s disability – this incorporates Exercise Physiology. Funding for Exercise Physiology can come from one of two budget areas in an NDIS plan:

    • Capacity building – Improved Daily Living
    • Capacity building – Improved Health and Wellbeing

    Accredited Exercise Physiologists can tailor programs for people with disabilities that address critical needs, such as:

    • improved daily living capabilities
    • improved mental and physical health and well-being
    • the ability to engage in the community including social activities
    • overall strength and capacity improvements.

    Department of Veteran's Affairs

    If you are an eligible Veteran with a DVA White or Gold card, you may be able to access Exercise Physiology services. Exercise Physiology can help through the delivery of clinical exercise to manage chronic disease or post-hospital exercise rehabilitation for treatment of a major injury or illness.

    Work Cover/Motor Vehicle Accident

    Our Exercise Physiologists can work on achieving the client’s rehabilitation needs and goals following a referral from a GP and case manager approval.

  • Services
    To attend any of our services, an initial assessment with one of our Accredited Exercise Physiologists must be completed. This is so we can determine your health status, exercise history and current physical abilities. A tailored exercise program will be developed following your initial assessment which can be utilised in your sessions of choice.

    Hydrotherapy

    Pool program with access to the Centre's 25 metre heated shallow-water program pool with an access ramp.

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

    Available as 1:1 sessions or group

    Gym

    Gym programs with access to cardio, strength and resistance based equipment.

    • Strength and cardio training
    • Balance and posture
    • Flexibility
    • Improves bone density

    Available as 1:1 sessions or group

    Home-Based Exercise

    Individually prescribed exercise program to improve your well-being from the comfort of your own home. Work at your pace and utilise personally tailored exercises to optimise your health and reach your individual goals.

    Clinical Reformer Class

    Classes are facilitated by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and are designed to help manage chronic conditions or continue with rehabilitation, with the aim of improving balance, mobility, and functional movement. All programs are individually prescribed and designed to suit your individual needs.

    Chair-Based Mindful Movement Class

    Our Chair-Based Mindful Movement Classes are a low impact chair-based exercise modality focussing on mind-body connection and breathing control. The purpose of this class is to improve balance, mobility, and flexibility through a mix of static and dynamic poses and breathing exercises. The class is beginner friendly and suitable for people of all experience levels.

  • 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
    NDIS Referral form Download form. To submit please email your completed copy to the above email address.

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