Exercise Physiology

Reach Optimal Health

Albany Creek’s Accredited Exercise Physiologists deliver you safe and effective exercise interventions to help you reach your optimal health. Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are university qualified, allied health professionals with the knowledge, skills and competencies to serve those with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities.

As allied health professionals we are able to treat the following compensable schemes:

  • Private Health Funds
  • WorkCover
  • DVA
  • NDIS
  • Medicare EPC and TAC plans

Consult with your private health fund provider to see your level of coverage with Exercise Physiology.

Pathology domains covered by the services of AEPs include:

  • Kidney

  • Cancers

  • Metabolic

  • Neurological

  • Cardiovascular

  • Musculoskeletal

  • Respiratory/pulmonary and mental health

  • Any other conditions for which there is evidence that exercise can improve the client’s clinical status.

  • Sports development and injury prevention/rehabilitation.

Our Mission 

At Albany Creek, we want all of our members to be in tip top shape and especially members struggling to afford health services. It can be disheartening when you're struggling to get help with medical conditions or injuries. If you're ill and don't have access to care, our team of health professionals will assist you during your recovery.

We've made it our mission to ensure each and every member has access to health care services including of benefits including our exercise physiology services. We're working towards providing an opportunity for access and inclusion to all individuals regardless of your circumstances. 



Meet Emma Riggs

Exercise Physiologist and Sports Scientist

Emma has recently joined the centre as one of our Exercise Physiologist and Reformer Pilates instructors. Emma has been welcomed into our community and looks forward to working with you!

"I am a qualified Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Sports Scientist who graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 2022. During my practicum placements, I gained experience working with a variety of clients in a clinical and hospital setting. I am passionate about working with a wide range of conditions with particular interest in neurological, metabolic and women’s health conditions. I love being apart of each client’s health journey, helping them to set and reach each goal no matter how large or small whether that’s in the gym or in the reformer pilates studio.

In my spare time you’ll find me out in nature or near some type of water, either water skiing, surfing or swimming."

▫️Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (ESSA accredited)
▫️Pilates Equipment Level 1, 2 & 3 (Pilates Institute of Queensland accredited)
▫️Level 1 Strength and Conditioning (ASCA accredited)
▫️Certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness

To book in with Emma please call 3264 9900 or email at eriggs@belgravialeisure.com.au

Book an Appointment Today

You can book in to see an exercise physiologist free of charge as part of your full access membership. Individuals who are not members of the facility can also book an appointment with an exercise physiologist simply get in touch!

FAQs Expand all

What is an Exercise Physiologist?

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are recognised and registered by the Australian Government as allied health professionals. Specialising in the prescription of exercise to treat and manage acute, sub-acute and chronic medical conditions, musculoskeletal injuries or disabilities.

With university degree education, an exercise physiologist can work with patients from post-surgery in hospital settings to return to work/sport at community level in private practice. Exercise physiologists can also assist with athletic development and work in elite sport.

Can I claim exercise physiology services at Albany Creek?

You certainly can. Once the session is completed with an exercise physiologist, we process these via our HICAPS machine terminal at reception so you receive your rebate as quickly as possible.

Rebates offered via HICAPS:

  • Medicare
  • Selected Health Fund

Do I need a referral?

You don’t need a referral unless you're being treated by one of Albany Creeks AEP’s through the following compensable schemes:

  • WorkCover/WorkSafe
  • Medicare
  • TAC (Transport Accident Commission)
  • NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)
  • DVA  (Department of Veterans Affairs)

Is exercise physiology right for me?

Exercise physiology is right for people who have a high risk of developing or are diagnosed with: 

- Cardiovascular conditions

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Hypertension
  • Peripheral artery disease

- Musculoskeletal injuries

  • Muscle strains/tears
  • Back pain
  • Joint pain
  • Arthritis/osteoarthritis/osteoporosis

- Respiratory conditions

  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Asthma
  • Emphysema

- Post-surgery Rehabilitation

  • Knee or hip replacement
  • Arthroscopes 
  • Laminectomy/discectomy/spinal fusion

- Type 1 and 2 Diabetes
- Cancers
- Mental Health
- Obesity

Exercise physiologists can also work with you if you're healthy yet require assistance in optimising your health and fitness goals. Working with an AEP can lead to improved function and ability to complete daily living activities effortlessly. 

Why should I see an exercise physiologist?

Exercise physiologists are qualified to prescribe exercise for health, rehabilitation and fitness. The skills and knowledge of an exercise physiologist are developed over five years of university education which enables them to treat proficiently in a variety of settings.

This includes land-based exercise, water-based exercise (hydrotherapy) and through education via individualised health counselling and facilitated group programs.

What are the fees and charges?

You can view our fees and charges for individual sessions below (current as of 18/2/19, and subject to change).

Scheme Type Duration Fee
Medicare  30/60mins $7.05/$27.05
WorkCover 60mins Fully rebated
TAC 60mins Fully rebated
NDIS 30/60 mins Fully rebated
DVA 30/60 mins Fully rebated
Private Health Insurance 30/60 mins Dependent on coverage
Paid personally by patient 30 mins $60
Paid personally by patient 60mins $80

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