Accredited exercise physiologists (AEPs)
AEPs hold a four-year university degree and are allied health professionals who specialise in the delivery of exercise for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries.
At Ballan District Health & Care, our AEPs provide support with conditions such as:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Mental health problems
- Pulmonary disease
AEPs are eligible to register with Medicare Australia, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and WorkCover, and are recognised by most private health insurers.
Our AEPs also provide training in safe manual handling, hydrotherapy programs, perform functional assessments, carry out sub-maximal and maximal fitness tests, perform body composition tests and musculoskeletal assessments, and provides lifestyle education to help people manage their health conditions.
Please enquire about your eligibility for these programs by calling Teagan, our Exercise Physiologist on (03) 5366 7999.
Chronic Condition Model of Care
Since July 2017, a number of Ballan District Health & Care’s allied healthcare services are being funded to deliver a chronic condition model of care. This model of care focuses on community members living with:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Chronic obstructive airways pulmonary disease
- Asthma, or
- Musculoskeletal conditions
When and where?
Appointments are available Monday to Friday between 8am – 4pm at Ballan District Health & Care’s Centre for Community Health. To make an appointment to see our Accredited Exercise Physiologist, please call (03) 5366 7999.
The purpose of this Commonwealth Government model is to empower community members with high quality evidence-based information, allied healthcare support and timely referrals to strengthen self-management.
The model is likely to benefit community members living with the identified conditions and the funding allows Ballan District Health & Care to continue to employ allied healthcare providers.
It is a condition of this Government funding that a fee is charged. New fees will therefore apply to some allied healthcare services from 31 July 2017.
Fees are based on self-reported income brackets and are capped. There is also a provision to waive fees for community members experiencing financial hardship.
If you are an existing allied healthcare patient or would like more information about how these changes may affect you, please contact your provider in the first instance about the 31 July 2017 fee changes and the changed model of care. If you are unable to speak with your healthcare provider, please call (03) 5366 7999.
Physiotherapy fees for private patients remain as charged by the physiotherapists.
We understand that changes to services and changes in fee arrangements can be challenging and we want to assure you that these changes are a funding body requirement.
The information below outlines the self-reported income brackets that will be used to assess the fees that will be charged for allied healthcare services from 31 July 2017.
|Income Level||Income Range|
|Pension/Health Care Card||Low||< $37,405|
|Medium||> $37,405 – < $82,225|
|Medium||> $57,268 – < $109,922|
|Family with one child
(plus $6,195 per
|Medium||> $63,463 – < $113,070|
The information below outlines the fees that will be charged for allied healthcare services from 31 July 2017.
|Service Type||Low Fee||Medium Fee||High Fee|
|Allied Health||$10 per visit||$15 per visit||30 minute visit – $50
60 minute visit – $100
|Groups||$5 per session
(book 10 sessions and get one for free)
|Private Allied Health (excluding private physiotherapy by
|30 minute visit – $60
60 minute visit – $100
|Private Groups||$20 per session|
|Allied Health Enhanced Primary Care||Nil|
Financial Hardship: If you are experiencing financial hardship you may be eligible for a fee waiver or a capped monthly fee. This is at the discretion of the service provider.
If you are an existing allied healthcare patient or would like more information about how these changes may affect you, please contact your provider in the first instance about the 31 July 2017 fee changes and the changed model of care. If you are unable to speak with your healthcare provider, please call (03) 5366 7999 and ask to speak with Maria-Anna.