What are Exercise Physiologists?

An Exercise Physiologist is an allied health professional who specialises in delivering specific exercise programming for the management and prevention of chronic diseases. All Exercise Physiologists are educated at a tertiary level, usually in a medical faculty, and complete over 500 hours of training in various fields of rehabilitation including; musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and neuromuscular rehabilitation.


What can Exercise Physiologists help with?

They can help in the management and prevention of virtually all chronic diseases which include:

  • Obesity and Weight Loss

  • Metabolic Syndrome

  • Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

  • Poly Cyctic Ovarian Syndrome

  • High Blood Pressure

  • High Cholesterol

  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain

  • Arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis)

  • Osteoporosis

  • Neuromuscular conditions

  • Falls risk

  • Post-operative rehabilitation


Type 2 Diabetes and Exercise

Type 2 Diabetes is one of the most under diagnosed diseases in Australia today. Type 2 Diabetes develops when blood sugar can no longer be effectively controlled by the hormone ‘insulin’, therefore blood sugar rises which leads to increased frequency of urinating, thirst and general fatigue. Over the long term, untreated Type 2 Diabetes can lead to heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, stroke, cancer and even amputation.   The good news is that Type 2 Diabetes is preventable and if it’s diagnosed early it can be even reversed with the help of exercise! Many studies have shown that exercise can help normalise blood sugar levels. How can exercise help? Well it’s all about your muscles. Skeletal muscle is involved in over 80% of sugar metabolism in the body, so if you’re not using your muscles then you are less likely to control you blood sugar levels.  The best type of exercise to control your Type 2 Diabetes is resistance or strength training 2-3 times per week. Along with daily walks and a healthy diet, resistance exercise is the key to managing your Type 2 Diabetes.   At Back To Health Clinic we provide you with tailored exercise programs to help manage your Type 2 Diabetes. You can exercise with Paul one-on-one or join one of our many group exercise classes. Let us help you get your health back, at Back to Health Clinic!

What Exercise Services do we offer?

At Back to health Clinic we offer a wide range of exercise management services to help you get back to health. These include:

  • Group classes: Are a great and affordable way to help you stick to your exercise program. We run daily group exercise classes that are all supervised by our Exercise Physiologist. All classes run for 1 hour and there are no more then 6 people in each class which means you can exercise in a safe and comfortable environment.

  • One-on-one Sessions: Are available in both 30 min and 60 min sessions where you will get expert supervision and guidance on your exercise sessions

  • Treatment & Exercise Sessions: Unique to Back to Health Clinic are sessions where you can receive treatment for a problem area in the form of massage, joint mobilizations and muscle releases during your exercise sessions! These sessions are perfect for people who want to exercise but can’t due to pain!

  • Exercise Reviews: Many people already have access to gym equipment and all they need is someone to guide them through their program. Periodic review sessions enables you to meet with our Exercise Physiologist and discuss your exercise program in detail as well as progressing your existing exercise program.

Exercise Physiology, Medicare and Private Health Rebates

Exercise Physiology services are recognised by most private health funds in Australia and at Back to Health Clinic you are able to claim rebates on the spot with Hicaps.

All Medicare plans that are given by your GP are ‘bulk-billed’ at our clinic which means you don’t need to pay for Medicare services.



Chiropractic at Back To Health Clinic

At Back To Health Clinic, our Chiropractor and Exercise Physiologist Paul has studied 7 years at a tertiary level to provide you with the knowledge and expertise for the most comprehensive Chiropractic Care available. He is uniquely positioned to be able to individualise Chiropractic treatment to resolve your pain and educate you to keep the pain away for good!


What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a proven and safe form of manual therapy for the treatment of muscle and joint pain.

What makes Chiropractic effective is the focus on correcting restricted and painful joints which can impact the way muscles and nerves communicate to each other which can eventually result in pain and injury.

In order to get your body moving better and out of pain, Chiropractors perform gentle adjustments to both spinal and peripheral joints which helps remove structural imbalances from the body and improve overall posture. In addition Chiropractors also combine massage, muscle releases, dry needling and exercise to help treat muscle pain.

What can Chiropractors treat?

Chiropractors can help in the treatment of a wide range of muscle and joint pain including:

  • Low Back Pain

  • Neck Pain

  • Headaches & Migraines

  • Shoulder and Knee Pain

  • Wrist and Ankle Pain

  • Sport Injuries

  • Workplace Injury & Assessment

  • Repetitive Strain Syndrome

  • Pain and posture in children

Chiropractic, Medicare and Private Health Funds

Chiropractic services are recognised by most health funds in Australia and you are able to claim on services up front through the convenience of HICAPS.

All Medicare plans that are given by your GP are ‘bulk-billed’ at our clinic which means you don’t need to pay for Medicare services.


Active Release Techniques - What is ART?


Active Release Techniques is a patented technique that is used by Chiropractors as well other health professionals which involves both soft tissue massage and muscle lengthening to help break down scar tissue and remove adhesions caused by injury or repetitive strain.

Scar tissue can build up in muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and even nerves which reduces joint movement and can entrap peripheral nerves which can cause pain, burning, numbness and pins & needles.

Active Release Techniques allows the practitioner to target the main cause of your pain and movement restriction by specifically manipulating a part of the muscle that is not activating correctly. As a result, people from manual laborers to professional athletes who develop repetitive strain due to their work or activity will notice dramatic improvements in pain reduction and flexibility.