As a fully accredited exercise physiologist, I can help you address health and fitness issues that are related to injury, chronic illness or ageing. With an appropriate referral from your doctor, you can claim for up to five of these consultations per year (a 12-month period dating from the referral) on Medicare and some health funds (please check your policy wording). With these consultations, I make a detailed assessment of your goals and requirements and tailor a remedial exercise and lifestyle regimen for you to follow.
Consultations can be carried out in either my gym/studio or at the premises of select medical practitioners, including Professor John Ireland at the Sydney Bone & Joint Clinic in Chipping Norton.
Past clients have included a 77-year-old man helped back to full mobility following double knee-reconstruction surgery, and a lady in her 20s who was able to manage the impact of fibromyalgia and an auto-immune connective-tissue condition through a bespoke fitness package.
If you would like to organise a referral to have a consultation with me, please click the link below to open a PDF of the referral form. Print the form, complete the patient's particulars, then take the form to your GP for approval and completion.
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These sessions are a highly advanced version of personal training and range in suitability from clients seeking effective weight-loss plans to those in training for top-level competitive sports and activities. Clients for fitness training often keep regular ongoing sessions, or can be provided with a take-home regimen.
Clients have included a champion female bodybuilder; a young mother who went from being an unfit 90kgs to 73kg and able to run 7km in 38 minutes; a lady who started with low fitness and is now a mountaineer with several of the world’s highest peaks to her credit; plus the members of an 18-foot skiff team.
Gestalt therapy is the ideal discipline for anyone seeking a more holistic approach to their wellbeing. It is a well-regarded psychotherapeutic technique that balances the client's physical regimen within their psychological framework. Based on a German word that loosely translates as "the whole being", Gestalt therapy integrates the person's emotional and spiritual needs into the context of their fitness goals. For example, a person's heart-rate response to a particular workout can differ markedly from one occasion to the next, as the heart might be responding to both a physical and an emotional workload. This physiological feedback gives the client an understanding of their physical response to emotional or spiritual issues.
Gestalt operates on the understanding that the relationship between client and therapist is one of equality, mutual respect and trust.