Using clinical exercises as intervention, The Fit Lab Toowoomba’s Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP) work with clients who have, or are at risk of developing medical conditions and injuries.
Accredited Exercise Physiology
At The Fit Lab Toowoomba’s
Allied Health & Rehabilitation Unit
Based in our onsite Rehabilitation Unit, AEP’s prescribe exercise based programs to rehabilitate individuals to optimal health and wellbeing.
This service is provided to rehabilitate participants with chronic disease management, including neurological, cardiovascular, metabolic and musculoskeletal disease, cancer and mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.
Clients are able to attend in both an individual and group capacity.
Chronic Disease Management
Initial Consult – 60 Minutes:
Exercise Physiology Appointments That Can be Claimed Through Medicare Have No Out Of Pocket Expense
* Must have an EPC Care Plan to be eligible for this discount
We offer funding under WorkCover, Medicare, NDIS, DVA & Private Health.
Contact us to discuss our NDIS pricing: (07) 4638 7645
“Having joined The Fit Lab following a heart attack 4 years ago has been a very rewarding experience for me, both mentally and physically.
The friendships and camaraderie with other members have made it enjoyable and fun. The staff are always encouraging, helpful and supportive.”
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Accredited Exercise Physiology FAQ
What Is The Difference Between Exercise Physiology and Physiotherapy?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists have a specialty in movement-based rehabilitation and interventions.
We use various specific movements, combinations of movements and a certain structuring of our exercises in a session to get the most optimal movement, activation and adaptation within the body. Physiotherapy work primarily in hands on therapy, targeting sources of pain and aiming to alleviate that pain through release of specific muscles to correct movements.
Physiotherapy can often prescribe some movements and exercises as rehabilitation, however Exercise Physiology have a broader knowledge of exercise and adaptation within the body to not only work with injury but also with chronic conditions and mental health conditions.
What AEP Services Do You Offer?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists can work with a number of referral pathways and also cater for privately funded sessions where you don’t need a referral. The range of services we offer include:
- Medicare Referrals
- Work Cover Compensation
- Small Group Exercise with Individualised Programs
- Injury Rehabilitation
- Chronic Disease Management
- Active Aging for Adults Over 65yrs
- Online Programming
- Weight Loss Programs
Can I Claim Exercise Physiology on Private Health?
Yes. The rebate amount will depend on your health fund and health cover.
Will I Work Up A Sweat In My Exercise Physiology Sessions?
That depends on the focus of our sessions. Often, you may sweat from the volume or intensity of exercises in our sessions.
At other times you might not if it is a recovery session or specific rehabilitation movements which may be small specific movements and exercises, but the exercises may be more difficult than you think.
How Long Will I Need To See An Exercise Physiologist For?
This depends on the condition or injury we are treating and how committed you are to your program.
In terms of injury rehabilitation, the process may be across a number sessions and be several weeks to months. Whereas a chronic disease program, eg Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension or Stroke, may be several months or longer to get the required adaptation in the body and make a healthy change.
Nothing occurs overnight, but your persistence and commitment to a program will greatly influence the progress.
What Can I Expect In My First AEP Appointment?
With an Exercise Physiologist, the initial appointment will consist of an in depth medical history, current concerns regarding injuries/conditions you have and a discussion about your goals and a potential structure or progression of rehabilitation.
You will be required to go through some physical testing such as movement analysis, strength and cardiovascular testing as well, but it wouldn’t be a full workout session until your second visit.
Qualified & Experienced
Accredited Exercise Physiologists
All members of The Fit Lab Toowoomba’s Allied Health team are accredited by Australia’s top regulatory bodies:
We Accept All Major Health Funds
The Fit Lab’s Allied Health Rehabilitation Unit has a HICAPS terminal with EFTPOS for fast & convenient payment and claims.
Once your claim is authorised, simply pay the gap amount between our fee and the maximum rebate amount allowable from your health fund.
Speak to our Allied Health team for more information about payment options:
Allied Health /
Our standard hours of operation:
Shop 6 / 231 James Street
Toowoomba City QLD 4350
Access The Fit Lab via James Street
or Goggs Street.
Free Undercover Parking
The Fit Lab’s Rehabilitation Unit is located beside BCF on Level 2 of the Centrepoint on James Complex.
We have convenient undercover parking directly outside and all of our facilities are easily accessible with wheelchair access.
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For more information about our Accredited Exercise Physiologists, contact The Fit Lab’s Allied Health Centre today:
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Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Graduating from QUT in 2016, Ellen loves helping her clients to achieve movement with their bodies that they didn’t think they were capable of or able to return to. She enjoys working with all ages and modifying exercise prescriptions accordingly.
Ellen has a special interest in supporting people with musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, as well as pre and post-natal exercise and Type II diabetes.
When Ellen isn’t busy with clients, she enjoys playing rugby league, doing her own training and spending time with her hubby, kids, extended family and her dog.
Accredited Exercise Physiologist and
High Performance Coach
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
(Major Clinical Exercise Physiology Honours)
Strength & Conditioning Lv. 1 (ASCA)
Exercise Sport Science Australia (ESSA)
Australia Strength & Conditioning Australia (ASCA)
Lauren is one of our Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP) and High Performance Coaches. Working within the Clinical scope Lauren is interested in helping implement positive changes through movement to sustain and improve a client’s health and wellbeing. She enjoys working with Clients to improve quality of movement and helping clients achieve their goals.
She is the Head Exercise Physiologist in charge of our Fight Back with Fitness Breast Cancer program and leading our continuing Breast Cancer program – Keep Fighting with Fitness. She is currently studying her Masters in Exercise Medicine (Oncology) with a strong interest to be able to help individuals cancer get back to activities that they enjoy and assist through the treatment phases.
She has experience working with Athletes and Sporting teams including working as a Strength and Conditioning coach for school teams and sporting clubs in many sports. Lauren has the aim to help athletes and clients to reach their full potential and reach their goals.
Accredited Exercise Physiologist and
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
(Clinical Exercise Physiology Honours)
Liz is a part of The Fit Lab team as an Exercise Physiologist and Strength & Conditioning Coach.
Liz graduated USQ in 2020 with a bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science with Honours in Clinical Exercise Physiology.
Since graduating she has worked in a local clinic before moving to Brisbane to work as an EP in the outdoor adventure space.
In her spare time Liz plays soccer for the SWQ thunder and tackles the local mountain bike trails at jubilee park.
Liz will be working in both the S&C space and in our allied health clinic. She has a strong passion for supporting a variety of clients to reach their performance and health goals.