DVA Cover & Exercise Physiology

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) provides support to current and former serving members and their families through a range of benefits including health care treatment.

Entitled Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) patients may be referred to an AEP for clinically necessary treatment by their GP with a valid D904 referral form.

Our Exercise Physiologists work with eligible DVA Card holders to assess and develop treatment plans to assist in the management of chronic disease, injury rehabilitation and lifestyle modification.

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP’s) are university trained Allied Health Professionals, who specialise in clinical exercise prescription and the delivery of exercise & lifestyle modification programs for people who are at risk of, or living with chronic illness, such as:

  • Diabetes or pre-diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • COPD
  • Chronic pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s Disease

Accredited Exercise Physiologists also work closely with you to help you recover from injuries and get back to work, sport and doing the things you love!

Benefits of Exercise Physiology & Inclusions

  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Tendonopathies
  • Pre & post Operative rehabilitation
  • Sporting injuries
  • Work-related injuries
  • Shoulders, Backs, hips, knees, ankles, etc!

Typically, AEP services will include:

  • Initial consultation and assessment to determine your current health status, medical history and exercise/physical activity history. This is also where your health goals will be discussed and determined
  • Explanation and education on how exercise treatment will improve the your health condition and their quality of life
  • Developing an exercise program, either in the gym, pool or at home; individual or in a group; followed by instruction on how to complete the exercise program with correct technique.
  • Written reports to the referring GP, Nurse or Specialist
  • Ongoing assessment to track progress and update treatment program accordingly

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