Exercise physiology

An exercise physiologist helps you recover and improve your health following illness, injury or surgery.

Our rehabilitation programs are delivered by specialised health care teams that plan care around your health needs. An exercise physiologist may be part of this team.

The goal of exercise physiology is to give you the tools to improve and maintain your health through exercise.

This could involve helping you adapt to new exercise programs and to change your daily routines for better long term health.

What to expect from an exercise physiologist

An exercise physiologist may be part of your health care team once you start a rehabilitation program.  They may provide:

  • information on how to start an exercise program and how to maintain this into the long term
  • a personalised plan that includes group and individual exercise sessions
  • expert advice on the best exercises for your condition and goals
  • information on behavioural changes that will benefit your health and wellbeing in the long term.

Our exercise physiologists

Exercise physiologists provide safe and specialised exercise interventions to help people manage their conditions or improve their wellbeing. They understand how the body works and how exercise can help manage acute and chronic medical conditions and disability, and improve your wellbeing after injury or trauma.

All of our exercise physiologists have completed four years of university training and are accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia.

They can assist you if you have a number of conditions, including (but not limited to):

  • type II diabetes
  • obesity
  • chronic disease
  • cardiovascular and heart disease
  • metabolic disorders
  • muscular-skeletal issues such as back pain
  • respiratory disease
  • injury or trauma
  • sprains and strains
  • recovery after surgery
  • sports injuries.

Why choose St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital exercise physiologists?

Our exercise physiologists work with both people who are living in the community and those who are staying with us in hospital. This means that you might have the same exercise physiologist when you are a patient in hospital as when you come in as an outpatient.

You also have access to a range of facilities so you can achieve your goals. These include our fully equipped gymnasium and hydrotherapy pool.

Make an appointment enquiry

You can make an appointment enquiry to see one of our exercise physiologist. No referral is needed.

Complete our enquiry form or call (03) 9788 3333 for an appointment.


Patients may be referred directly to us using our referral form: