As mentioned above Accelr8 Rehab is the best place for you if you need to start exercising and management when you have a DVA Card. Exercise Physiology prescription is a great way to get you moving.
Exercise Physiology for DVA
Exercise physiology services | Department of Veterans' Affairs
Exercise physiology services
On this page
- What are exercise physiology services
- Who can receive them
- What you can receive
- How you access
- Things you should know
- What to tell us
What are exercise physiology services
Exercise physiology (EP) services help through:
- the delivery of clinical exercise to manage chronic disease
- post-hospital exercise rehabilitation for treatment of a major injury or illness
EP services may contribute to the management of:
- cardiovascular disease
- chronic muscular conditions
Who can receive them
You may receive EP services if you have an assessed clinical need and a:
- have a chronic disease; or
- are recovering after a hospital stay for treatment of a major injury or illness
What you can receive
If you are eligible for EP services, your exercise physiologist may:
- provide you with a treatment plan, including the type, number and frequency of services you require
- teach you the skills to independently manage your health condition through an exercise regime
EP services are not intended for ongoing treatment.
From 1 October 2019, referrals to this service will be under the Allied Health Services treatment cycle. This means that a referral will last for up to 12 sessions or 1 year, whichever ends first.
These treatment cycles place you at the centre of your care and the general practitioner (GP) as your care coordinator.
There are no limits to the number of treatment cycles you can have.
You can also have:
- a separate treatment cycle for each allied health service you need; and
- treatment cycles for different allied health services at the same time
The treatment cycle does not apply to physiotherapy and exercise physiology services for clients who have a Totally and Permanent Incapacitated (TPI) Gold Card. Exercise physiology or physiotherapy services for TPI clients must still be clinically necessary, evidence based and goals oriented. The treatment cycle will apply to TPI clients for referrals to all other allied health services.
How you access
1. Get a referral to an exercise physiologist covered by the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS) from your:
- general practitioner (GP)
- medical specialist
- treating doctor in hospital
- hospital discharge planner
If you have a current referral your exercise physiologist may refer you to another exercise physiologist.
2. Contact your exercise physiologist to make an appointment. Check that they will accept your Veteran Gold Card or Veteran White Card for their services.
Things you should know
- We don't pay for gym memberships or general exercise programs outside of your treatment sessions.
- You will not need to pay access fees for gyms or pools if they are part of your treatment plan.
- If you live in permanent residential aged care your eligibility for EP services may change.
- If you have seen another exercise physiologist in the last 12 months be sure to let your current exercise physiologist know.
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) - Canberra ...
We are proud to be a DVA service provider registered through the Department of Human Services and offer treatment to all DVA gold and white card holders. We liaise directly with DVA to cover the cost of your physiotherapy treatment.We provide a range of treatment that is covered by DVA including but not limited to:To access this service all we need is a physiotherapy referral from:
Each referral creates one treatment cycle that last up to 12 sessions or 1 year,
- General practitioner (GP)
- Medical specialist
- Treating doctor in hospital
- Hospital discharge planner
whichever comes first.There are no limits to the number of treatment cycles you can have, though you will require a new referral at the end of each cycle. If you would like anymore information please do not hesitate to contact us.
DVA, EPC, NDIS and Workplace Injury Exercise Physiology ...Make an appointment online...or you can call us!All clinics: (02) 6253 2388Our services are eligible for:Private health care claims
Department of Veterans Affairs*
Medicare rebates* (ExPhys only).*requires appropriate approval documentsKelkiah Appartments
43/21 Wiseman St
Macquarie ACT 2614For all enquiries
Phone: 02 6253 2388
Fax: 02 6251 9369Mon-Thurs 8am-7pm
Sat 9am-1pmFitness First Gym (Inside)
81 Macgregor St
Deakin ACT 2600Phone: (02) 6253 2388Mon-Thurs 8am-7pm
Fri 8am-5pmSkypark Multistory Car Park
1/12 Furzer St (Cnr. Furzer and Worgan St.)
Phillip ACT 2606Clinic entrance on Worgan streetPhone: (02) 6253 2388Mon – Thurs 8am-6pm
Fri 8am-5pm2A Lawry Place
Macquarie ACT 2614Phone: (02) 6253 2388For current studio hours please check our time table.Book Now!Clinic 88 offers exercise rehabilitation programs by our Exercise Physiology experts. The rehabilitation programs are tailored to suit the individual needs of the client. All exercise programs are conducted by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, within Clinic 88’s specially designed rehabilitation gyms. DVA white and gold card holders are accepted payment when referred by a GP. Either speak to your GP for a referral to Clinic 88 or call our front desk for some help. We offer all kinds of mobility, strength, balance, fitness and injury rehab programs to DVA personel. Want to know if you can access Exercise Physiology through your DVA card – press here
FAQs | Physiotherapy & Pilates Classes in Canberra
No, you do not need a referral to attend a physiotherapy appointment. Physiotherapists are first contact practitioners so you may book in without a referral from your GP. We do accept CDM plans from your doctor.
Canberra Allied Health — Services — Dietitian and Exercise ...
MEDICARE, DVA & HEALTH FUND REBATES AVAILABLE!
If you are referred by your GP under a Chronic Disease Management Plan you are entitled to a rebate from Medicare of $55.10 per consultation.
Private health fund rebates are also available depending on your health care fund and level of health care cover.
We have dietetic and exercise physiology services for all Gold and White Card holders covered by DVA’s health care arrangements. To be eligible you will need a referral from your GP.
Exercise Physiology - Flex Out Physiotherapy
What is an exercise physiologist?
An accredited exercise physiologist (AEP) is an allied health professional who holds a four-year university degree and specialises in the delivery of exercise for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries.
They can help guide, educate and rehabilitate their clients towards better outcomes through prescribing the appropriate dose of exercise ‘as a form of medicine’. Although most interventions are exercise-based, they may also provide health and physical activity education, advice, support and lifestyle modification. AEPs are recognised allied health professionals displaying a diverse range of knowledge and skills, working across a variety of areas and target pathologies such as:
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Cardiovascular disease
- Mental health problems
- Pulmonary disease
- Neurological Conditions