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.
I have worked in conjunction with orthopaedic surgeons, including Dr John Ireland, and with referrals from general practitioners.
Past clients have included a 77-year-old man helped back to full mobility following double knee-reconstruction surgery; 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; and another lady who went from weighing 121kg to 90kg, and went from needing a knee reconstruction to only minor surgery. She can now lead an active, pain-free life.
My sessions range from effective weight-loss plans to 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.
I use my therapist qualifications to gain insight into and work with the issues that may be blocking a client from achieving their full transformation potential.