AEP’s are university qualified allied health professionals equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities. Our current residential Clinical Exercise Physiologist holds a 4-year University Master’s degree and has a speciality in treating all brain injuries.
We offer many different services from individual clinic use to group Exercise Physiology, so prices vary according to individual circumstances. Please contact us so that one of our friendly staff members can provide you with more information. The vast majority are NDIS funded, followed by Medicare (ask your GP/Dr to see an Exercise Physiologist) and private health funds offer rebates for Exercise Physiology treatments (although it’s always wise to check directly with your insurance provider). We have TYRO facilities onsite, enabling us to process the health fund rebate on the spot for most major funds.
Being able to stand is NOT essential when doing you’re therapy at Wings. Initially the Exercise Physiologist will be with you to do an assessment to determine your treatment type, and in fact, depending on your condition you won’t have to get out of your wheelchair. As you progress there are several possibilities. These may include group opportunities, reduced supervision, buddy situations, or independent exercise. Depending on your condition, exercise confidence and movement ability we will discuss the best option for you.
Department Veteran Affairs (DVA)- Get a referral to an exercise physiologist covered by the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS) from your:
- general proctitioner (GP)
- medical specialist
- treating doctor in hospital
- hospital discharge planner
Contact Wings to book in your initial assessment.
Yes, the centre is fully air conditioned to suit all brain inured people as we know all too well that the ability to control body temperature is limited after a brain injury.
There is parking situated on the same level as the Wings centre. So, car or maxi taxi accessible. There is a café across the road where you can grab a coffee, drink or something to eat.
Yes, there are wheelchair accessible facilities on site for all genders.
Covered shoes, shorts and shirt are best suited for physical exercise here at Wings. There are airconditioned premises so the temperature is always at a nice setting.
The easy answer to this is yes. And if you don’t try you will never know. Anecdotally you will hear lots of stories of people improving years after events such as a stroke or ABI (acquired brain injury), yet mainstream medicine is often required to cut funding/treatment for rehabilitation very early on in the course of rehabilitation after such an event. As with any therapy discuss with the therapist, plan goals, and if you don’t see improvement or some benefit don’t continue with the therapy. Having said that, no therapy will be astonishing and sometimes gains are small but worth working for. Just never give up trying as the gains are small as you live with them every day and won’t see much difference but they will develop so just give it time. My name is Scott and if you read my story you will see what I have come back from. So never give up.
Frequency and length of sessions will depend on your condition and the goals you discuss with your therapist. Other treatments you may be having will play a role in planning the optimal frequency. Some conditions benefit from 2 or 3 sessions weekly initially, others may need only one or 2 sessions a week. We have a special centre to accommodate brain injured people of all abilities.