Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology at Forge

Accredited Exercise Physiologists are university qualified allied health professionals equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions. They also treat those without any known conditions and help design an exercise program to achieve specific goals and better health.

At Forge, our Exercise Physiologists will sit down with each client and complete a thorough assessment so that an appropriate program is created specific to your needs and goals. Whether you are suffering from an injury, chronic condition or are just looking to improve your strength, performance and fitness, they are here to help.

Our Strength and Conditioning services include: Home Exercise Program Design, Gym Program Design, One on One Session training and Group Fitness Sessions at Forge. For ease of program teaching, our EPs are also able to come to your gym where you are a member and teach you your program where you feel safe and comfortable.

Each client presents differently, and if required our team of Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists at Forge will work together to deliver an appropriate program and treatment.

What can Exercise Physiology Help with?

  • General health and fitness (using safe functional techniques)
  • Weight loss
  • Improving balance and posture
  • Reducing your risk of injury
  • Increasing flexibility and coordination
  • Improving muscle memory for sports-specific exercises
  • Improving overall physical performance
  • Improving confidence and self esteem

As Tertiary qualified rehabilitation specialist, they deliver specific, individualized exercise therapy to sufferers of health conditions such as:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint and Tissue Injury and Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Postural Dysfunction
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes both Type 1 and 2
  • Hypertension
  • Weight gain and obesity
  • Cancer Rehabilitation

Initial Exercise Physiology Assessment

Our initial assessment enables our Exercise Physiologists to conduct a thorough medical history specifically looking at previous and current injuries, medical conditions and medications as well as discussing your previous or current physical activity patterns. This is to ensure our clinicians have an in-depth understanding of your health to be able to prescribe and tailor an individualised treatment plan. You will then be taken through a series of assessments which are tailored to your condition and this may include strength, flexibility or cardiovascular assessments. Following assessment your clinician will discuss your personal goals and work with you to plan how you can effectively achieve these goals. At the completion of the assessment you will have a clear understanding of your treatment plan moving forward.

1:1 Sessions

Our one on one sessions provide you with an opportunity for individualised guidance through an exercise session which is developed around your assessment results and goals. During your sessions you can expect to be guided through correct technique to ensure you are exercising safely and effectively. You may also be provided with a home exercise program to further assist you reaching your goals outside of the gym.

Small Group Training (4:1)

Upon the completion of your initial assessment, your Exercise Physiologist will design your individualised exercise program. During the small group training sessions, our Exercise Physiologists will guide you through this program ensuring you work towards your rehabilitation goals whilst working technically correct. Quality of service is of upmost importance to Forge, this is why we limit these group to a maximum of 4 people. Whilst perfect for individualised attention and working through injury rehabilitation, our goal is to get you moving with enough confidence to add one (or more) of our ‘Performance Classes’ into your workout schedule. Under complete guidance from your Exercise Physiologist, your movement progression is in very competent hands! We can’t wait to improve your movement.
Exercise Physiology at Forge West End

Medicare and Private Health Rebate

An EPC referral is required from your GP for your sessions to be covered with an Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist through Medicare. Please consult your Doctor to see if you are eligible.

 

Exercise Physiology sessions can be claimed by most Private Health Insurance Companies, however you as a client are required to check if you are covered. Please call your insurance company prior to booking an appointment to see if you are eligible.

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What to Expect

We recommend that you arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment to fill out our initial client form. At forge, we use i-pads for our client registration forms however if you prefer to use paper to fill out your details please let our Receptionist know. You can also speed up this process by downloading our Forge Pilates App of the App or Android store and fill out your details here.

What to Wear

Please wear soft and comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely and easily. During your initial assessment, you will be in the private room with an Exercise Physiologist. During your assessment you will be required to complete a range of fitness assessments so it is important you dress appropriately. Forge requires that you also bring a water bottle and gym towel to your appointments. Please be aware that there may be other clients in the studio working with our other therapists at the time of your assessment.

Bookings and Payments

Bookings can be made by our ‘Book Online’ tab on our website. You can also download our Forge Pilates App and book here. Please select the Initial Exercise Physiology Assessment (60mins). If you prefer to speak to someone and discuss your options please call us on (07) 3844 0686 or visit our studio during reception hours.

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