The Exercise Lifestyle Clinic provides specialised clinical exercise interventions for persons at high-risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries. The clinic is student-oriented, supporting student practitioners studying postgraduate clinical exercise physiology and undergraduate exercise science to gain real world experience. All students and clients are overseen by Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP’s).

Our Services  

The staff and students provide the following services in the clinic:

  • Screening, assessing and applying clinical reasoning to ensure the safety and appropriateness of exercise and physical activity interventions for each individual.
  • Assessing movement capacity in people of all ages and levels of health, well-being or fitness.
  • Development of safe, effective individualised exercise interventions.
  • Provision of health education, advice and support to enhance health and well-being.
  • Provision of clinical exercise prescription, for those at risk of developing or those with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries.
  • Provision of exercise-based rehabilitation and advice for patients following the acute stage of injury, surgical intervention, or during recovery to restore functional capacity and well-being.
  • There are also a number of conditions that an Exercise Physiologist can provide exercise intervention for, here are some listed below:
    • Cardiovascular (e.g. heart attack, heart failure, hypertension)
    • Oncology (eg cancer care)
    • Metabolic (eg diabetes type 1 and 2, weight and dyslipidaemia)
    • Musculoskeletal (eg arthritis, osteoporosis, muscle and joint injury, pre and post surgery)
    • Neurologic / Neuromuscular (eg Parkinson's disease, stroke)
    • Other (eg mental health, frailty, pain management, chronic fatigue)

At your first appointment, we will get to know you so that we can work with you to design an individually tailored exercise and lifestyle program. This program may involve the use of facilities available at the Exercise Lifestyle Clinic, at home or community facilities. To complement our individual services, we also offer group based programs.

Group based programs

Park ‘N’ Ride

This program offers individual health and symptoms assessment as well as group exercise sessions. These sessions aim to assist in maintaining fitness, reducing symptom severity and limiting the development of co-morbidities for adults with Parkinson's disease.

Sweet and Salty

Designed for people with pre-diabetes or diabetes, Sweet and Salty provides lifestyle planning and education, exercise programming and opportunities for social interactions.

Baby Steps

Baby Steps provides education and exercise programming for women who are planning pregnancy, pregnant or have recently given birth. This program provides safe and effective exercise prescription to manage the changes and challenges associated with fertility, pregnancy and post-partum.

Making an appointment

There is no referral required to attend a consultation in the ELC. Call the ACU Health Clinic (Banyo) to make an appointment.

07 3623 7740 
admin.healthbris@acu.edu.au
ACU Health Clinic
8 Approach Rd, Banyo, QLD 4014

Referral information

You may be eligible for a referral from your doctor through Medicare or Worksafe. Our fee structure is modest and as such, many of our services can be bulk-billed or similar.

Exercise Lifestyle Clinic referral information (PDF, 800KB)

 

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