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EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

Move into Better Health

Have you been having some health issues?

Are you keen to get back into exercise post injury?

Have you had a long break since hitting the gym and are not quite sure where to start?

Are you concerned about your risk of falling?

Do you like exercising in groups or under the guidance of a trained eye?

If you've answered yes to any of these questions, EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY is definitely for you! Our exercise physiologist at EVOLVE HEALTH ILLAWARRA will work with you to understand your individual health goals and will create an individualized program or set you up in a  group class to get you on your way to being a fitter, stronger, safer version of you.
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WHAT IS EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY?

Exercise Physiologists use exercise as a treatment to improve health and wellbeing and specialise in developing personalised exercise programs to prevent and manage chronic conditions or injury.

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WHO IS EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY SUITABLE FOR?

Exercise Physiologists work with people living with a range of medical conditions which may include:

· Cardiovascular disease (e.g. hypertension, coronary heart disease)

· Respiratory diseases

· Metabolic disease (e.g. diabetes, prediabetes)

· Neurological disease (e.g. MS, Parkinsons, stroke)

· Musculoskeletal disease (e.g. arthritis, osteoporosis, lower back pain, sarcopenia)

· Depression and other mental health conditions

· High risk of falls

· Cancer

· Persistent pain

· Obesity

· Recovery from illness, injury or operations

· And people who simply want advice on lifestyle modification to improve health

WHAT SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT EVOLVE?

· Small Group Exercise Therapy (individualised programs in a group setting)

· Individualised exercise sessions

· Older adults exercise groups

· Diabetes management programs

· Chronic Disease Management programs

· Falls Prevention programs

· LSVT Big Therapy (this is an intensive physical therapy program for people diagnosed with Parkinson's)

ARE REBATES AVAILABLE?

The following rebates are available for all our programs

· Medicare (Chronic Disease Management plan and Type 2 Diabetes group exercise)

· DVA

· Private Health insurance

· NDIS (self and plan managed clients only)

· Aged Care Funding

· Workers Compensation

· CTP insurance

DO I NEED A GP REFERRAL LETTER?

No – no referral is needed.

 

If you wish to claim back the cost of your treatment through either the Medicare EPC program, Work Cover or Third Party Insurance, a referral from your nominated treating doctor is required.

EXERCISE RIGHT FOR ACTIVE AGEING

Maintaining an active lifestyle is vital as you get older.

Keeping your muscles strong and joints healthy, allows you to carry on doing the things you enjoy.

Contact us about the variety of exercise programs we have on offer and book your initial assessment today!

  • Stronger for Longer

  • Pure Stretch

  • Falls Prevention

  • Men's over 50 Staying Active

  • Core and Floor

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JULIE KINSEY

Exercise Physiologist
 

Julie is originally from the UK and has been involved in the health, sports and fitness industry for over 30 years. She taught Physical Education for 15 years before completing a Masters in Exercise and Health Science. This led to a change in career path and she created a gym offering personalised exercise programs and group classes. She ran the gym for 8 years before moving to Australia.

 

Recognising the benefit of exercise in treating illness and restoring and maintaining health, Julie completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation at the University of Wollongong. After graduating she worked as an Exercise Physiologist in Kiama before joining Evolve Health. She is also a certified therapist for the LSVT BIG® program, an intensive 4-week physical therapy intervention to help people at all stages of Parkinson's Disease.

Julie is passionate about the value of exercise as medicine and has experience prescribing evidence-based exercise to people of all ages, fitness level levels and needs.

Angelique Papadopoulos

Exercise Physiologist
 

Angelique has spent most of her life in Wollongong, growing up enjoying the coastal beaches and exploring the Illawarra. She finished her Bachelor of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation in 2021 at the University of Wollongong. She enjoys hanging out with family and friends and has always had a passion for helping people.

 

Angelique finds value in helping people through exercise to improve function and wellbeing to improve quality of life. She believes in evidence-based exercise that is tailored to each individual based on their goals and physiological needs.

Wilson Farrar

Exercise Physiologist
 

Wilson is an accredited Exercise Physiologist that grew up in Wollongong. After Graduating in 2019 from UOW,  he worked with Spinal Cord Injuries Australia which allowed him to further his passion for treating Neurological Conditions and disabilities such as stroke, SCI and Cerebral Palsy. 

 

He has a particular interest in Musculoskeletal rehab which was developed in previous private practice roles and as an Intern for the Dragons NRL Squad. As a keen rugby league and basketball player growing up, he enjoys implementing Rehabilitation and Strength + Conditioning interventions to develop not only functioning of the athlete, but return to work and chronic disease management as well. 

He is also currently completing his Masters in Physiotherapy at UTS. 

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