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Exercise Physiology

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Feel Better For Life

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What is it?

Exercise physiologists understand and recommend the correct exercise, lifestyle, movement and behavioural changes that you need to make, to help with the management of chronic (long term) diseases, prevention of illness and recovery from injuries. They are much more than a personal trainer.

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How does it work, to heal you?

Activity and exercise are critical elements for a healthy fit life, where you’re capable of doing the daily activities that make your life enjoyable.  Time and again, research has proven that exercise, at the correct intensity and duration, improves the quality and duration of life. More importantly, it decreases the incidence of chronic health conditions and obesity.

Exercise physiologists play an important role in helping patients regain health after injury or illness. They also focus on ways to prevent further illness, or injury.  When you struggle to do what you use to without pain – be that play golf, hang out the washing, clean the house or just walk up the stairs – consider talking to an exercise physiologist to find out how they can help.

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Why are we different?

Our exercise physiologist has specialist training in health assessment, clinical exercise prescription, injury rehabilitation, health education and the delivery of exercise-based health, lifestyle and behaviour modification programs.


While you're here, you'll enjoy:

  • Passionate, caring Exercise Physiologist
  • Friendly, warm and helpful receptionists
  • Individualised holistic care
  • Onsite Health Fund claiming
  • Minimal waiting times
  • Fully equipped rehab gym
  • EPC referrals, no out of pocket cost

Exercise Physiology services available:

Our exercise physiologist can help you to:

  • Recover from injury or surgery, using tailored exercise programs that strengthen and stabilise the affected area
  • Increase your general fitness, strength, endurance and flexibility, using scientifically based principles and programs
  • Manage conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and metabolic syndromes
  • Manage chronic postural problems using exercise intervention
  • Use scientific weight loss knowledge to tailor a personalised and safe exercise program
  • Improve your balance and strength, thereby reducing your risk of falls
  • Decrease your stress and anxiety, by prescribing an appropriate exercise regime
  • Assist with DVA, WorkCover and Medicare based case management

Jaireh Erkkila


Jai originally studied to become a PE Teacher, however, switched over to Exercise Physiology after learning how exercise can be used to help people of ALL ages, with a variety of health concerns, to significantly improve their lives.  Jai loves to witness his clients improvements, no matter how big or small, and watching them grow to become confident enough in exercise to self-manage their conditions.  

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Group Exercise Classes

Start an exercise health plan specific to your needs! 

Qualified exercise physiologist classes can help with rehabilitation exercise programs.  Classes can also increase your spatial awareness with steps you can take to reduce falls and improve your health and well-being.


  • Weight Loss
  • Injury Rehabilitation
  • Mobility Improvement
  • General Fitness


  • $30 per class - pay as you go
  • Health Fund Rebates available
  • DVA Gold and White card holders are welcome under a GP referral


  • Tuesday    6.00pm-7.00pm
  • Friday      10.00am-11.00am

Prior to a class, please call reception on 3249 5333 to book your one-hour initial assessment.



Initial Consultations

Your initial consultation with the exercise physiologist will consist of a comprehensive discussion of your concerns, an in-depth clinical history, a physiological assessment of your condition, injury and/or functional capacity and any predisposing factors that may be relevant to assess your needs and to ensure that you receive the most effective treatment. Once a detailed picture of your goals and condition have been achieved, treatment options will be discussed and planned. Initial consultations will usually take up to 45 minutes. We ask that you bring relevant medical letters, medications, x-rays or scans, as well as commonly worn footwear and any other relevant items or information. Please come dressed in suitable comfortable clothing and footwear such as trainers, shorts and a t-shirt.


Standard Consultations

Using all of the information gained from your initial consultation, follow up consultations will consist of exercise prescription and instruction as well as lifestyle modification advice with the aim of achieving improved health, recovery or functional capacity specific to your concerns or condition. Each standard consult will hopefully progress and build on the programming of previous appointments. During these sessions it is also an ideal time to also discuss any questions you may have regarding exercise related issues, your long term treatment plan as well as your progress since your previous appointment. Keep in mind that you are a key player in the management of your concern and the emphasis of treatment is to provide you with the tools to enable your own improvement. Standard consultations are usually 30 minutes in length.



Post Consultation

The exercise physiologist at Tyack health is here to assist you on your journey towards greater function. Your care continues after you have left your appointment – you are a valued patient and will continue to be supported until your goals are reached. This is why continuing appointments are sometimes recommended.


As a patient of Tyack Health’s Exercise Physiology, you are invited to phone and speak directly with your practitioner regarding any treatment related questions. If your Exercise Physiologist is unable to attend your call, all efforts will be made to contact you as soon as possible.



Department Hours & Fees

Department Hours

Tuesday      11.00am - 7.00pm

Friday         11.00am - 7.00pm

Consultation Fees

Initial Consultation              60 minutes - $98
Standard Consultation        40 minutes - $78

*EPC Appointments funded by Medicare will be 

    • Initial appointment fee $56 ($56 Medicare rebate = no out of pocket expense) for 60mins
    • Follow up appointment fee $56 ($56 Medicare rebate = no out of pocket expense) for 40mins

Cancellation Policy
We understand that life is unpredictable and you may not always be able to make your scheduled appointment.  If you can’t make an appointment please contact our reception at least 24 hours prior to cancel or arrange for another time.

Missed appointments and appointments cancelled without 24 hours notice will be charged a normal consultation fee.

Contact our Reception team for further information.