Reach Optimal Health with Exercise Physiology

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are university qualified, allied health professionals with the knowledge and skillset to use exercise to treat medical conditions and injuries.If you have Private Health Insurance or you're currently under WorkCover, Motor Vehicle Accident, DVA or NDIS funding streams you may qualify for rebates under these compensable schemes.

Is Exercise Physiology right for me?

Exercise Physiology is suitable for anyone who has a sustained injury or medical condition that can be improved with exercise treatment or management.

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 (warm water therapy) and through education via individualised health counselling and facilitated group programs.

Exercise Physiologists can also work with healthy individuals to assist them in optimising their health and fitness goals, leading to improved function and ability to complete activities of daily living.


Do I need a referral?

You don’t need a referral unless you're being treated by one of our Exercise Physiologists through a compensable scheme; you may pay for your session as a private client or claim through your Private Health Insurance.

You can drop of a hard copy of your referral to Reception or your GP can send your referral to gwwcalliedhealth@belgravialeisure.com.au.

Partners in Health

Our Partners in Health program provides disadvantaged members with access to health care benefits as well as the support of our health care professionals.  

We offer additional services to those who require health care and support. Whilst also providing access to educational and state funded programs to help support members with injuries and/or medical conditions. 

Assisting members with disabilities, injuries and chronic and or medical conditions. Those who need medical attention but may not necessarily be able to afford treatment.

The Partners in Health program is also offered to members who are looking for rehab or recovery professional assistance. 

Those individuals experiencing disabilities or chronic conditions that have previously been unsupported will now have the ability to receive funding through compensable schemes with Partners in Health.


Our Team of Exercise Physiologists at Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing Centre:


Accredited Exercise Physiologist (Part time)


Accredited Exercise Physiologist (Part time)


Accredited Exercise Physiologist (Part time)

FAQs about Exercise Physiology @ Gurri Wanyarra Expand all

Services we offer - Please read prior to visiting us

Individual appointments (1:1)

Initial Appointment - up to 60 minutes:

  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your appointment.
  • Report to reception at the Exercise Physiology Desk and they will direct you to our waiting area and for you to fill out our Patient Registration Form including: Privacy, Consent and Cancellation Policy.
  • This is ESSENTIAL to the smooth operations of our centre. If you have any concerns regarding filling out our paperwork, please notify us in advance.
  • Your Exercise Physiologist will go through a series of questions to get to know you and the reason for your visit. You will discuss information such as medical history and your goals (it will be handy to bring a list of your current medications)
  • Please wear comfortable clothing, runners/sneakers are HIGHLY recommended, as you will also be asked to complete a range of Exercise Testing.
  • You may also be going through some exercises on the day in association with your treatment plan (time permitting).
  • If you are intending to complete hydrotherapy, bringing your swimming attire is not essential for the first appointment, however time permitting your Exercise Physiologist may be able to take your through some exercises in the warm water.

Review/Follow Up Appointments - 30-60 minutes
  • When you have an appointment with one of our Exercise Physiologists, you MUST report your attendance to reception at the Exercise Physiology Desk. This is important for your health and safety so our Exercise Physiologists are aware of your presence and can locate you. If you are unsure where to meet your EP, you are welcome to wait in our waiting area, or tell reception where you will be. 
  • These 1:1 sessions are designed to go through your treatment plan supervised and adjust your exercises as neccessary including a current independent/group/home exercise program
  • If you are running late to your appointment, we appreciate you letting us know in advance. This however may affect the quality and duration of your session. Our Team do our very best to stay on schedule to avoid any disruptions and delays.

Group Exercise Physiology sessions (60mins):

  • Gym/EP Hour or Hydrotherapy (Warm Water)
  • Semi-supervised by our Exercise Physiologists completing your individualised exercise program semi-independently
  • You must have completed an Initial Consultation prior to joining the group sessions


Please note that there is a fee associated with this service. If there are any concerns with your appointment/s' billing under a scheme, please let us know.

This service is not associated with a gym and/or swim membership at Gurri Wanyarra. With regards to membership options/casual visits, please see the reception team for more information about what we offer.

Please feel free to speak to one of our friendly team members for more information. You can visit us in centre or contact us by phone on (03) 4431 100.

Scan the QR code or click the 'Enquire now' button to reach out to our Exercise Physiologists.


For General Practitioners, Specialists and Allied Health Professionals

Please send any referrals to gwwcalliedhealth@belgravialeisure.com.au

Once you have sent your referral to us, we appreciate you encouraging your patients/clients to contact the centre on (03) 4431 1000 to arrange an appointment time.

Please use the following information when setting up referral:

Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing Centre
9 Browning St, Kangaroo Flat, VIC 3555
(03) 4431 1000


As of Monday July 3rd 2023 we are moving forward with a gap payment of $21.70, instead of bulk billing

Exercise Physiology - 10953
Assessment for Diabetes Group - 81110
Type 2 Diabetes Group - 81115
Follow-up allied health services for People of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent - 81315

To access the EPC form click the link below, your General Practitioner shoulr have access to these forms.

*please note that all information on the referral form is correct: patient details including Medicare Number (with IRN) and a contact number (we are unable to get in contact with your patient/client if there is no contact number on the referral). Please ensure that EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY is allocated sessions and NOT Physiotherapy or any other Allied Health Practitioner. If there are details which are incorrect we may have to send your patient/client back to you to retrieve an updated copy of the referral.


For all DVA referrals plese click on the link below to access the referral form

DVA Referral form

We appreciate you and your practice being a part of our ever expanding referral network.

For NDIS Participants/Support Coordinators


NDIS funding MUST be allocated to Exercise Physiology.

You may send any referrals to gwwcalliedhealth@belgravialeisure.com.au.
Please encourage your Participant to contact us to book in for an appointment, or you may also contact us on behalf of them to set up an appointment

We currently bill under the following item codes:

Improved Health and Wellbeing

12_027_0126_3_3 Advice provided by an Exercise Physiologist regarding exercise required - Individual
12_027_0126_3_3 Advice provided by an Exercise Physiologist regarding exercise required  - Group

Improved Daily Skills

15_200_0126_1_3 Assessment Recommendation Therapy or Training - Exercise Physiologist - Individual
15_200_0126_1_3 Assessment Recommendation Therapy or Training - Exercise Physiologist  - Group 


3rd Party Insurance Claims


Requirements to access services: please use above link for further information from TAC
  • Must have a TAC claim number
  • Ideally pre-approved sessions, however we will need to complete an approval after your Initial Appointment to request future sessions.
  • If you have Approval for a Gym/Swim Membership, please follow these steps on the website

Excerpt taken from the Work Safe Vic Website


The agent can pay the reasonable costs of exercise physiology services that meet all of the following criteria:

  • treatment is for a work-related injury or illness
  • the provider is currently registered as an exercise physiologist with WorkSafe
  • a medical practitioner has provided a referral for treatment
  • the service is in line with the principles of the Clinical Framework
  • the treatment is safe and effective
  • treatment does not become part of general well-being once rehabilitation has been completed

The agent will periodically review an injured worker's entitlement to exercise physiology services to ensure the treatment and services remain reasonable for the work related injury and/or illness and are payable under the legislation."

"Referral requirements

  • A medical practitioner must provide a referral for exercise physiology services prior to commencement of treatment.
    • Referred services include all approved health services with the exception of medical, chiropractic, physiotherapy, osteopathic, optometry, dental and podiatry services.
  • No referral to other health services:
    • WorkSafe does not allow exercise physiologists to provide referrals to other health services."

My Aged Care - Home Care Packages

We are currently accepting clients under a 'Home Care Package'.
Please reach out to your Case Manager to express your interest in Exercise Physiology.

Allow your Case Manager to send an email to us with your details, package details and funding availability.

Email: gwwcalliedhealth@belgravialeisure.com.au

Chronic Conditions Exercise Physiolgists work with Expand all



  • Breast
  • Bowel
  • Prostate
  • Bone Metastases

Cardiovascular Disease


  • Coronary heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Hypertension
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Post myocardial infarction (Heart Attack); stents, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
  • Atrial Fibrillation



  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive PulmonaryDisease)
  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Management of Long COVID Symptoms

Mental Health


  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Stress

Metabolic Diseases


  • Type 1 and 2 Diabetes
  • Obesity/Weight Management
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Fatty Liver
  • Obstructive Sleep Aponea (OSA)


  • Muscle strains/tears - Sporting Injuries
  • Back pain - low back pain, bulging discs
  • Joint pain - tendinopathies and bursitis
  • Neck/Shoulder/Hip/Knee/Ankle Injuries
  • Post fracture injuries

Neurological Conditions


  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Traumatic/Acquired Brain Injury

Other Conditions/Diseases


  • Post surgical - Knee or hip replacement, Arthroscopes, Laminectomy/discectomy/spinal fusion
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Postnatal
  • Falls Prevention
  • Disability & NDIS
  • Paediatrics 
  • Adolescent
  • Elderly/Older Adults
  • Menopause
  • Chronic Kidney Disease

Get in touch today!

Click Enquire now to get in touch with our Exercise Physiologists. They can answer your questions prior to your first visit. Call us on (03) 4431 1000 or email gwwcalliedhealth@belgravialeisure.com.au

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