• Exercise Physiology

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    EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

    DO YOU NEED HELP TO START YOUR JOURNEY INTO WELLNESS WITH EXERCISE?

     

    Exercise Physiologists (EP) are university qualified, allied health professionals. Rachel our EP has 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.

    physio and hydro therapies at inbalance physio and pilates, launceston tasmania

    Find the best option for your level of fitness and mobility

    EXERCISE THERAPY

    Whether you are recovering from an injury or suffering a chronic health problem, exercise therapy is one of the most consistently beneficial components of a good health management plan. Research validates the therapeutic effects of exercise which is specific for different circumstances and conditions. Rachel our Exercise Physiologist can help you with any or all of the following:

     

    - manage a chronic health condition or injury

    - improve your health, well being and fitness

    - improve your sporting performance

    - manage a range of performance services if you are an elite sportsperson

     

     

    MOVE TO IMPROVE CLASSES

    These classes are performed in a circuit, with different stations addressing different issues. Exercises selected aim to improve your mobility, cardiovascular endurance, strength, coordination and balance. Rachel's aim is to get you back to doing the things you used to enjoy prior to your health problems. When your joints are supported with good muscle control, participating in daily activities such as gardening, walking, squatting and hobbies are much easier and more enjoyable.

     

    OSTEOPOROSIS CLASSES

    Osteoporosis or brittle bones is a disease which affects over 1 million Australians. Demineralisation of the bones causes a reduction in bone density often leading to compression or loss of height, stooping posture and fractures. Fractures commonly occur in the spine, ribs, hips and wrists. Often fractures can occur with minimal trauma or force. There is also often poor balance associated with Osteoporosis which can further increase risk of fractures from falls. Osteoporosis can be easily diagnosed with a bone density test.

    Latest research shows that specific types and intensity of exercise can help prevent osteoporosis by encouraging bone building at a rate which is greater than bone loss. The content of an Osteoporosis exercise program need to include the following components which are appropriate for the level of fracture risk and frailty of the individual concerned:

    1. Impact loading eg. jumping, skipping, walking
    2. Progressive resistance training eg. lifting weights, Pilates reformer
    3. Balance training eg. uneven surfaces or on one leg

    Our classes help you safely exercise with this specific aim in mind. Before undertaking classes, you are required to undergo a thorough assessment in order to ascertain risk factors for osteoporotic fractures and baseline measures of things such as strength and balance. A personal program can then be determined with appropriate exercises and education. This includes exercises to avoid which may be harmful or not effective if you have osteoporosis. You will also receive instruction on some simple home based exercises.

     

    Courses run for 6 weeks after which you are reassessed to gauge your improvement. We can also inform other health practitioners of your status. Once you have completed the 6 week course you are then encouraged to either continue classes and/or a home based or gym program to further improve bone mass by continuing to gradually increasing weights and loads.

     

    If you suffer a chronic health problem which has contributed to the development of osteoporosis then you may qualify for an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) referral which may cover some of the costs of your program. You will need to talk to your GP about this.

    To book an appointment or secure your place in these classes please call us on 63344766.

    physio and hydro therapies at inbalance physio and pilates, launceston tasmania

    Pricing

    AS OF JAN 2019
    Every attempt is made to provide current and up to date information regarding our fees, however they are subject to change and we encourage clients to check with reception regarding treatment costs at time of booking.

     

    If you have multiple issues or a complex, long standing problem, it is advised to book a 45 or 60 minute Initial appointment.

     

    CONSULTS

    Initial consult (30 Min) $73.00

    Initial consult (45 Min) $100.00

    Initial consult (60 Min) $125.00

    Standard consult (30min) $65

    Standard consult (45min) $88

    Standard consult (60min) $115

     

    MOVE TO IMPROVE CLASS INTRO PACKAGE

    $160.00

    Consists of an initial assessment and 6 classes

     

    OSTEOPOROSIS CLASS PACKAGE

    $210.00 Consists of assessment before and after plus 6 classes

     

    If you have a chronic health issue, you may be eligible for an EPC referral to assist with the costs of your assessments. Speak to your GP about this.

     

    Our Exercise Physiologist Rachel is registered with private health funds and therefore a HICAPS rebate may be available- please ask at reception or check with your fund to confirm.

     

    NON ATTENDANCE FEE $40

     

    Prior to your consultation date a text confirmation is sent to you. Please respond quickly to accept or a minimum 24 hours notice for cancellation. Otherwise a non attendance fee will be charged.

     

    The above prices are for payment made on the day the service has been provided. Services not paid for on the day are subject to a $5.00 account keeping fee.

     

    We have a convenient SMS reminder service for all appointments. Ask our receptionist if you would like to receive reminders.

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From 21 December 2001 health service providers covered by the federal Privacy Act needed to comply with ten National Privacy Principles that allow for individuals to exercise new rights and choices about how their personal and health information is handled in the private health sector. The Act also gives people these rights over personal information held by other private sector organisations.



Health information

Health information is defined in both Federal and State Acts as information or opinion about a client regarding such things as wellbeing, disabilities, health services provided or to be provided, and personal information generally. This also includes details such as a person's name, address, account details, Medicare number and health service appointments.



Privacy principles

The Federal Act encompasses ten National Privacy Principles which govern the management of clients health information. The legislation promotes greater openness between health service providers and clients regarding the handling of health information. For example, the legislation gives clients a general right of access to their own client health records and requires health service providers to develop a privacy policy that sets out how they manage health information. To assist health service providers in the private sector to understand their new obligations the Office of the Privacy Commissioner has produced Guidelines on Privacy in the Private Health Sector and a Short Guide for the private health sector.



Collection

In general a health service provider is required to:

collect only the information necessary to deliver the health service;
collect lawfully, fairly and not intrusively; and
obtain a persons consent to collect health information about them. This consent may be express or explicit.
Our practice needs to ensure that consumers are informed about why their health information is being collected, who is collecting it, and how it will be used, to whom it may be given and that they can access it if they wish.

Privacy legislation stipulates that a practice should only collect information that is necessary for the practice's functions or normal activities.



The practice uses fair and lawful ways to collect health information and, where reasonable and practicable, collects health information directly from an individual.



The practice takes reasonable steps to make a client understand why information is being collected and who else it might be given to.



The practice is deemed to be collecting information when it gathers, acquires or obtains information from any source and by any means. Collection covers information kept by the practice even where the practice has not asked for the information or has come across it by accident.



Consent

In general, the practice should obtain an individuals consent to collect health information. This consent may be implied or express/explicit.



Implied consent refers to circumstances where it is reasonable for the health professional to infer that consent has been given by the client. For example, if a client presents to a physiotherapist and discloses health information which is written down by the physiotherapist during the consultation, this will generally be regarded as the client giving implied consent to the physiotherapist to collect health information for certain purposes. The extent of the purposes will usually be evident from the discussion between the physiotherapist and the client during the consultation.



Express consent refers to consent that is clearly and unmistakably stated (either in writing, orally, or in another fashion where consent is clearly communicated).



Consent to the collection and handling of health information and consent to treatment are two separate authorities provided by the client.



During the course of your treatment we may request permission to take photographs of you. These are to assist your treatment planning, exercise prescription and to record progress.



Use and Disclosure

Use of health information refers to the handling of client information within a practice. Disclosure refers to the transfer of information outside the practice.

A health service provider may use or disclose health information:

for the main reason it was collected (the primary purpose); or
for directly-related secondary purposes, if the consumer would reasonably expect these; or
if the consumer gives consent to the proposed use or disclosure; or
if one of the other provisions under this principle applies.
Directly-related secondary purposes may include:

Necessary information sharing for referral to another health provider
Billing or debt recovery
Reporting an adverse event to an insurer
Disclosure to a lawyer for the defence of legal proceedings
Quality assurance or clinical audit activities which seek to improve a clinical service.
Other purposes for use or disclosure of health information

The practice should only use and disclose health information for other than primary or directly related secondary purposes, if the client gives consent (express or implied) or if an exception applies. Exceptions include uses or disclosures required or authorised by law; uses or disclosures necessary to manage a threat to someone’s life, health or safety; and uses or disclosures for research provided certain conditions are met.



Mandatory Reporting

Health professionals in the practice must use or disclose health information if the law requires them to do so. For example, health professionals are required to report child abuse (under care and protection laws) and notify the diagnosis of certain communicable diseases (under public health laws).



Legal proceedings

If a health professional is served with a subpoena or other form of Court order requiring the production of documents to the Court they are generally required to supply the documents. If a health professional is concerned about how to proceed, they can seek advice from the Registrar of the Court or Tribunal which issued the order or from a lawyer.



Training and education

The use of health information for training and education will usually require the client’s consent. Where consent is sought, the individual should have a genuine choice and not be pressured to agree. If the practice uses de-identified health information for training, client consent is not required.



Public health and safety research and statistics

The practice may use or disclose health information without consent for research or statistics that are relevant to public health or safety. The health information may be used or disclosed only if:

the activities cannot be undertaken with de-identified data
seeking consent is impracticable
the activities are carried out in accordance with guidelines of the National Health and Medical Research Council
the practice reasonably believes the organisation to which the health information is disclosed will not further disclose it.
Transfer of information to another health service provider

If a client wants to transfer to a physiotherapist in another practice, they can authorise the disclosure of health information from the original practice to a new practice. A copy of the health information could be transferred in this way. For medico-legal reasons, our practice retains the original record and provides the new physiotherapist with a summary or a copy. If a summary of the client’s health record is provided to the new physiotherapist, a copy of the summary should be kept on file for record purposes.



Our practice charges a reasonable fee to the practice or the client for transferring the client’s health record to another practice.



Client health information that is transmitted electronically over a public network such as the internet can pose significant privacy risks. It is technically possible for a third party to intercept and read emails or for emails to be inadvertently sent to the wrong person. Practices should not transfer client information by email unless it is encrypted.



If the original practice declines to transfer the health information, the client may seek access to the information, request a copy and then take it to the new practice.



Use of health information for practice marketing purposes:



The APA contends that advertising which seeks to inform the public on the scope and availability of physiotherapy services is appropriate. The APA supports the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) position that advertising offers a rich source of information which allows consumers to make informed decisions around their treatment choices and to compare physiotherapy services with a range of professions. Advertising that complies with the Trade Practices Act (1974)1 and provides consumers with choice should be encouraged amongst the profession.



Advertising

Everyone hates being bombarded with ads for things they don't need or have any interest in. We may use your personal information to send you advertising that is customised or more relevant to your interests, characteristics or general location. This doesn't necessarily mean you'll get more advertising. It just means that the advertising that you see will hopefully be more relevant to you. We may advertise by mail, phone, email, text, and online via the internet and in apps.



Opting out

We'll make sure that any marketing emails, texts and letters we send you clearly tell you how to opt out, or you can tell our admin staff.

You can opt out of receiving online relevant advertising material at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe button displayed on digital advertising material.



Security

We are committed to ensuring any information you provide is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.



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Control your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:



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If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us at admin@inbalancephysio.com.au



We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required to by law. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties, which we think you may find interesting if you tell us you wish this to happen.


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