After extensive feedback from our members, we’re pleased to announce we now cover group sessions under our Exercise Physiology Extras benefit.
We understand your job impacts on your physical and mental health while you’re protecting our community, and we hope this explainer helps.
What is Exercise Physiology?
Exercise Physiology is all about delivering safe and effective movement and exercise programs for people who want to improve their wellbeing, or who live with a chronic medical condition, injury or disability.
Accredited exercise physiologists offer a range of services which include behavioural coaching, health education, exercise counselling and physical rehabilitation.
Services include the prescription of tailored exercise programs, promoting leisure-time and incidental activity, and counselling to reduce sedentary behaviours.
What are Exercise Physiology Group Sessions?
Generally, they are a cost-effective way to complete supervised and safe exercise programs which are individually designed to each participant.
Depending on your individual needs you could be completing an exercise program which works to improve your cardiovascular fitness, strength, bone density, balance, or any combination of these.
Usually these are recommended by a Exercise Physiologist following at least an initial 1:1 consult to understand your unique needs and recommended treatment.
Why should you attend a session?
There are a range of reasons why, including;
- You have attended a 1:1 consultation with an Exercise Physiologist and they have recommended Group Sessions as part of your treatment plan.
- You’ve recently had an injury or health concern and understand that regular exercise is an important part of your recovery or rehabilitation.
- You want expert guidance and to confidence that you are performing exercises correctly for your unique needs and level.
- You need an expertly supervised session due to health or physical concerns
What is my Exercise Physiology Group Benefit?
Our members who have Rolling Extras or Gold Combined* cover enjoy a benefit of 80% up to $25.80 per session. This is covered under our Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology combined annual limit of $850 and unique Rollover Benefit of up to $1,700*.
When can I start claiming from?
The benefit is available now. Just present your membership card at the provider and receive your benefit on the spot through HICAPS. Or, if HICAPS isn’t available, you can log claims via our mobile app.
Can you claim on any other similar services?
*Rollover Benefit is available on the majority of extras services and is subject to Waiting Periods, Annual Maximums and other conditions. Rollover Benefit is available after 12 months membership with Extras cover, except major dental which requires 2 years of membership.