As a disability services provider for over 10 years, Healthy Connections exercise clinic offers personalised health services for people with a range of abilities and needs.
Healthy Connections is part of the larger community centre recognised as Burnie Brae, a not-for-profit community organisation based in Chermside, QLD. Our mission is to build strong community connections by providing quality health, lifestyle and care services to seniors and people living with a disability.
At Healthy Connections, we have established a team of experienced exercise physiologists who are passionate about delivering client-focused services for people of all abilities and needs. Our exercise physiologists are specialists at designing and implementing interventions that are individualized to a person’s goals and health conditions. The exercise clinic provides a friendly, inclusive and supportive environment where people can connect with others and be part of our community. Our goal is to ensure that engagement in physical activity and/ or exercise is accessible for all people as we value the significant impact it can have on our physical and mental well-being.
What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP)?
AEPs 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 (ESSA).
As Exercise Physiologists, we work together with you to improve quality of life and daily function – effectively enhancing your level of independence. Through the means of exercise/ physical activity, we promote building on a person’s capacity to move, assist them in managing activities that are part of daily living, enhance employment capacity and be active participants in the community.
What is the difference Between Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists?
Exercise Physiologists tend to work in the long-term management of chronic conditions, whereas a Physiotherapist works more in the acute management phase. Physiotherapists have more diagnostic skills and can provide hands-on treatment for their clients if necessary. For best client outcomes we always recommend a multidisciplinary approach.
Conditions We Work With
Funding and Exercise Physiotherapy
Funding can come from either one or two budget areas within the NDIA.
How Can You Utilise Funding for Exercise Physiology Services?
What to Expect
Establish individualised treatment plan
The exercise physiologist will use this information and work with you to develop an individualized program/treatment plan to achieve your goals. The types of exercise physiology services that we offer include: