Community programs

Community Exercise Clinic class with students

Extensive research over several decades shows that exercise works like medicine and is a highly effective treatment for the management of a variety of health and medical conditions. 

Our unique services are provided by Accredited Exercise Physiologists who are experts in exercise therapy for specific conditions and our fourth-year Exercise Physiology students, bringing you cutting-edge treatments from the latest research to improve your health and quality of life. 

Our services

We treat people of all ages with health conditions that have been shown to benefit from exercise therapy, including: 

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease (including Chronic Heart Failure)
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Cancer 
  • Neurological & neuro-muscular disorders (e.g., Stroke, Multiple Scelorisis, Parkinson's Disease, Dementia)
  • Arthritis (osteoarthritis & rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Osteoporosis & osteopaenia
  • Depression & other mental health disorders
  • Overweight, obesity & metabolic syndrome
  • Musculoskeletal disorders/injuries
  • Chronic Pain
  • Respiratory Disorders (asthma, bronchitis & emphysema)
  • Poly-cystic ovarian syndrome 

How does it work?

During your initial consultation, we will assess you and discuss your health condition. Then we’ll work with you to design a personalised exercise therapy program for you to do at a venue of your choice (e.g., home, outdoors or at a local exercise facility). Alternatively, many of our clients attend our own fully equipped AEP Exercise Clinic. 

  • Step 1: AEP Exercise Clinic orientation (second consultation). You will undergo an induction with the equipment with one of our student EPs supervised by our AEPs. Your exercise program will be written and fine-tuned.  

    Step 2: Attend 2–3 one-on-one supervised strength sessions per week.  

    Step 3: At 8–12 weeks your AEP will re-assess your progress to measure your results and achievements. A report is created for referring health professionals (GPs, specialists, etc), and a new personalised program is designed for you to continue following each visit at the AEP Exercise Clinic. Ongoing reviews are set for every 8–12 weeks and depend on your progress. You will have a student EP looking after you at each session, whilst being supervised by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and your AEP will often be supervising on the floor, so you will see them frequently and can always ask questions.

  • As you start your program, your AEP will guide you through the various phases and arrange periodic follow- up sessions as required. Most clients will require between 2–5 consultations during the first 3–6 months. As your program progresses, your activity level will be progressively increased.

Lifestyle Kids

Lifestyle Kids is offered to kids of all ages in person at the Clinic or virtually via Microsoft Teams. The program aims to increase fitness, strength and physical activity levels, whilst also aiming to reduce screen time.