Exercise Physiology Townsville

Exercise Physiology (AEP) at TPM Townsville is a vital link between The Physio Movements Rehabilitation, Fitness and Sports Performance programs.



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Exercise Science at TPM is a comprehensive rehabilitation, health, and performance service. We use an active, exercise-based approach to help our clients and participants rehabilitate from a wide range of musculoskeletal, cardio-vascular and metabolic health conditions.  

Sessions with The Physio Movement Fitness work to restore your body’s ideal movement patterns so you are able to recover from injury & increase physical performance. Our Exercise Physiologists will help you build a solid foundation for a safe return to normal daily activities as well as higher-intensity exercise & sports.

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What is the role of an Exercise Physiologist?

An Exercise Physiologist will specialise in Clinical Exercise interventions for a broad range of individuals. These individuals may be at risk of developing, or have existing, medical conditions and injuries. The aim of TPM Fitness and Sports Physiology is to prevent acute chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring your optimal physical function, health or wellness.

Exercise Physiology is exercise-based and includes:

  • Health and physical activity education
  • Advice and support
  • Fitness classes
  • Running assessments
  • Strength programs
  • Kids coordination and athletic improvement programs
  • Lifestyle modifications with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change

At The Physio Movement our Exercise Physiologists are trained to screen, assess and apply clinical reasoning so they can ensure safety and appropriateness of exercise-based interventions. In addition, Exercise Physiologists may advance their clinical exercise practice through continuing education, competency development and professional experience. At The Physio Movement because we believe that Exercise Physiology is a crucial aspect of rehabilitation, we have built our own Private Gym. Furthermore, we offer Health Care claimable Physiology Fitness Classes for all fitness levels.

Will an Exercise Physiologist be able to assist me? 

  • Have you suffered from an injury & need to rebuild your strength & mobility?
  • Are you looking to prevent or manage recurrent or chronic problems?
  • Are you feeling apprehensive about returning to sport after an injury?
  • Do you have postural issues?
  • Maybe you are recovering from surgery?
  • Do you need an exercise program to help prevent or manage diabetes, cardiovascular (heart and lung) disease, or to lose weight?
  • Are you an NDIS patient looking to live more independently and move better?

How will an Exercise Physiology help me?

  • Assess, analyse & understand movement problems that have contributed to your current injury & increase your risk of future pain or problems
  • Fully restore your strength, mobility & stability using a personalised exercise program
  • Prevent & manage chronic injury or disease by identifying the background causative factors that are contributing to them
  • Correct posture problems by assessing & correcting patterns of muscle imbalance & ergonomics
  • Recover from surgery with a structured personalised exercise program

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How can I access Exercise Physiology in Townsville?

Exercise physiologists are able to be seen privately 1:1 or group fitness classes in Townsville, and can be subsidised through private medical insurance (refer to your own private health to see if it is covered).

At TPM we specialise in Back Pain Programs, GLA:D (Osteoarthritis), over 50’s exercise, return to sport following injury, post-operative rehabilitation.

Exercise Physiologists can be covered by your Doctor through an Enhanced Primary Care plan (EPC) or Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDM) for conditions that are lasting for longer than 6 months. As a result, you are not required to pay any out of pocket fees with TPM Fitness. You are also able to get Exercise Physiology covered through the Department of Veteran Affairs Townsville for chronic conditions for either gold card or white card holders – know as DVA exercise Townsville.

What is an accredited Exercise physiologist/what does being accredited by ESSA mean?

By being accredited with ESSA, there is a guarantee that they have covered both the theoretical and practical side of education to be considered a highly qualified Exercise Physiologist, as a result, you are also required to do continued personal development and keeping up with best method practice.

Conditions that Exercise Physiologists and Sports Physiology cover include:

Cardiopulmonary Conditions

  • Hypertension
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Chronic heart failure
  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Cystic fibrosis

Metabolic conditions

  • Obesity
  • Dyslipidaemias
  • Impaired glucose tolerance
  • Diabetes mellitus


  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Chronic specific and non-specific injuries/pain


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  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord Injury
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cerebral palsy


  • Mental illness
  • Cancers

Running Biomechanics and Running analysis 

  • Gait Training
  • Strength Training
  • Mobility and Balance
  • Video running analysis
  • Regaining lost power and Strength
  • Resolve and prevent Injuries

We also offer the following healthcare services at The Physio Movement.

 DVA, EPC, CDM, and Workcover and HICAPS claimable

If we are unable to assist your requests within our private medical clinic, we work closely with various Gyms Townsville including Hydrotherapy for you to undergo Exercise Physiology programs. If you are in need of a Clinical Exercise Physiologist

The Physio Movement proudly offer Exercise Physiology and a range of other allied health services to local Townsville residents.

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Physiotherapy Townsville - The Physio Movement


     517 Flinders Street
Townsville City Qld 4810
     1300 TPM FIT or 4740 4516
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