Active Health Clinic has a team of Exercise Physiologists and Dietitians that specialise in treating a range of complex chronic health conditions such as OI/POTS, fatigue, pain, sleep disorders and connective tissue related disorders.
The consultations are designed to be education based and include information on the physiology of your condition. They will also comprise implementation of different tools and strategies to improve management of your symptoms and increase general well-being. The Exercise Physiologist will set a movement baseline for you and will guide, monitor and help you to progress your movement levels. Movement prescription can be part of your specific path back to health. Our program is designed for patients to start implementing the movement component at home so that it becomes part of your routine and will assist in your recovery. It will be tailored to you and generally prescribed to be done outside appointments. Movement will only be done in the clinic if the Exercise Physiologist specifically advises this will be the case.
Consultations with a dietitian offer guidance on eating to best support your specific chronic health condition, addressing gut symptoms through food-based approaches like the low FODMAP diet, and employing strategies related to the nervous system. Additionally, consultations cover managing reactions to certain foods, understanding and enhancing appetite, and ensuring adequate nutrition intake tailored to your body's needs as required. They also aim to foster a more supportive relationship with food, reduce anxiety surrounding dietary choices, and improve overall quality of life. Practical strategies are discussed to make food more 'fatigue friendly' and integrate it seamlessly into your daily routine, while advice regarding supplements may also be provided to complement your dietary needs.
As we are very heavily booked, we generally recommend booking in for a series of appointments. Ideally, 8 sessions are booked with an Exercise Physiologist and 6 sessions with a Dietitian. These appointments can be changed or cancelled; however, setting these up in advance allows the practitioner to provide continuity of care.
Claims made with Medicare are only eligible with a Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan referral from your GP. The CDM referral entitles you to a subsidised rebate of $58.00 from Medicare for a maximum of 5 one on one sessions in a calendar year. If you have hit the Medicare safety net threshold, you will be eligible for a rebate of approximately 80%. Please be aware this rebate does not cover the full cost of the appointment and there will be a gap payment.
To get a Chronic Disease Management Plan you will need to contact your GP/Medical Practice and ask them how to go about getting one made, as every practice has a slightly different process. You will need at least 3 health professionals to sign off on a plan inclusive of your GP. We offer both Dietetics and Exercise Physiology which can help to make up your care team of 3. Your GP/Medical Practice will be able to help you with this.
You may be eligible to receive rebates from your Private Health Insurance. We are unable to estimate what you will receive from your private health insurer as it varies depending on your cover and insurer. To find out what rebate amount you are entitled to, please contact your private health insurance provider and reference the below services & codes as appropriate.
102 and 202 for an in clinic consultation
710 and 712 for a telehealth consultation
500 and 600 for an in clinic consultation
301 and 302 for a telehealth consultation
502 for group classes
Fees (Applies to Exercise Physiology & Dietetics): Initial Consultation
Full Fee $247.00
Full Fee $227.00
Please note concession rates apply for Australian concession or health care card holders only. A deposit of $85.00 is required at the time of booking an initial appointment with Active Health Clinic. This deposit comes off the total cost of your initial appointment.
Our movement classes are designed for people of all capacities and capabilities, they are paced and tailored to your needs to ensure you don't feel worse.
The classes will help you to move with less pain and decrease fatigue and dizziness so that you are able to take control of your health rather than your health controlling your life.
8 Class Pack
Access to 8 group classes ($320.00)
Complimentary theraband for first 8 class pack purchase
Individual reassessment within ALG classes as required
Casual Payment option
Casual class attendance ($50 per class)
Private Health Insurance You may be eligible to receive rebates from your Private Health Insurance. To find out what the rebate amount would be, please contact your private health insurance provider and quote the billing code 502.
We understand that finances can be a big pressure, especially in these times.
One of our core values is Access and more importantly your health and supporting you to reach your health goals is really important to us. For this reason we have developed our Health Improvement Assistance Program (HIAP). A way we can support you to continue your health journey with us at Active Health Clinic without the pressure of the financial burden.
The HIAP is an opportunity for you to begin a payment plan for the cost of your appointments, or to access the concession discounted rates if you are not already eligible.
If this is something that you are interested in, please contact our admin team: email@example.com or 03 9878 5394.
What happens if you live remotely or are too unwell to come into the clinic?
We also offer appointments on Zoom for patients that live remotely or are too unwell to attend the clinic.
What work is required?
You will be given tasks/takeaways at the end of each session to get you practising and implementing the tools and strategies at a pace that is specific for you.
Have further questions or would like to make an appointment?
Should you have any further questions or would like to book in for an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact the clinic - 03 9878 5394 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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