Exercise Physiologist Rehab Penrith

Exercise Physiology

If you don’t do rehabilitation exercises soon after a major injury, illness, or surgery, you may lose fitness, strength, endurance, and your general health could suffer. This is called “deconditioning” and it can make you more likely to fall, make it harder for you to move around, and make you more reliant on others.

Exercise physiology is a field that uses physical activity and exercise to improve your overall health and wellbeing, reduce pain, and help you function better after an injury, illness, or surgery.

Our exercise physiologists in Penrith will create a personalised exercise plan for you that includes physical activity and advice on healthy habits to keep you as fit, strong, and healthy as possible.

A patient and healthcare professional during an Exercise Physiology session at LifeWorks Cairns
A patient using advanced technology for therapy at Royal Rehab LifeWorks

What are the benefits of Exercise Physiology?

  • Improved Fitness: Enhances overall physical fitness levels.
  • Chronic Disease Management: Helps manage conditions like diabetes, heart disease, etc.
  • Injury Rehabilitation: Assists in recovering from injuries through tailored exercises.
  • Weight Management: Supports weight loss or maintenance goals through exercise plans.
  • Enhanced Mobility: Improves flexibility, movement, and range of motion.
  • Strength Building: Builds muscle strength and endurance.
  • Cardiovascular Health: Boosts heart health and improves circulation.
  • Mental Wellbeing: Positively impacts mood and reduces stress.
  • Functional Capacity: Improves ability to perform daily activities.
  • Lifestyle Modification: Assists in adopting healthier habits for long-term wellbeing.

We’ll work together to understand what’s right for you. Depending on your needs and objectives and to ensure you get the best possible results, your personalised program may also incorporate additional therapies, such as occupational therapy, speech pathology and more.

What’s involved in your rehab at Royal Rehab LifeWorks Penrith?

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Before you start your program, your therapist will ask you to perform some fitness and capability tests, to understand your fitness and abilities. They will then use this information to tailor your exercise plan and track your progress. They will also determine your suitability for work.

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Depending on your needs, your program will involve different activities. To improve fitness, your therapist may include things like walking, biking, running, or swimming. If it's strength, they may incorporate resistance training using things like dumbbells, medicine balls, or even just your own body weight. If its balance, then, they will consider suitable exercises to improve this area.

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To complement your program, your therapist may include special equipment available in our clinic, such as a special exercise bike or stepper, a medical treadmill, or a machine that helps your arms or legs while you exercise.

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Your therapist may also use a body weight support system and a walking hoist. This equipment will help you to safely and confidently perform exercises that are important for walking better, improving balance, strengthening your legs, and moving more easily.

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Your Exercise Physiologist can teach you how to safely move around at home and when you're out and about. They'll show you how to use helpful tools, watch where you're walking, make sure someone's around if you need help, and manage tiredness.

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Your Exercise Physiologist will work with you to safely practice everyday activities like getting up from a chair, lifting things up over your head, carrying things, and even getting up off the floor.

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As part of your personalised plan, your exercise physiologist can suggest changes in your routines and assist in planning for a positive lifestyle. The goal is to help you live a life where you can do the things you enjoy.

What can I expect as a Royal Rehab LifeWorks client?

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A team of skilled therapists and clinicians.

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A program that is tailored to your unique needs and goals.

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A genuine partnership between you and your clinical/therapy team so you have choice and control.

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A warm and friendly environment where you feel safe and cared for.

I’m interested, what's next?

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Contact us

The first step is to complete the online referral form or contact our friendly team on 1800 966 209.

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Discuss your needs

Once we receive your information, we will contact you to discuss your needs and specific goals.

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Our team will tailor your therapy

Following your detailed assessment, we will tailor a therapy program to your specific needs.

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Start your therapy

We will commence your therapy and support you to achieve your goals.

How can I fund my program?

There are several funding options available, including NDIS, private health insurance, Medicare with the payment of a gap and self-funding.

NDIS funding

Self-funding

Private health insurance

Medicare (gap payment)

Other insurers

Ready to get started on your Royal Rehab LifeWorks journey?

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