We offer a wide variety of health and exercise options promoting health, fitness and general wellbeing to all patients, regardless of physical ability or age. Our exercise physiologists are qualified and accredited exercise experts and scientists, working in conjunction with our orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists and doctors to provide a personal service, tailored to individual needs.

Our exercise physiologists also work with our patients to help motivate and support them when they commence an exercise program and ensure they have the necessary skills to exercise safely and independently when ready.

Consulting from our boutique gyms located at the Stepney Healthcare Hub and Morphett Vale complex, our exercise physiologists also utilise a range of weight training, cardio and specialist rehabilitation equipment to assist patients with specific exercise programs and remedial training.

contact

Our exercise physiologists Georgina Kiel and Matt Muir are both available at Stepney. Georgina also consults at Morphett Vale.

Georgina has appointments available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Morphett Vale, while she consults at Stepney on Saturdays. Matt is available Monday to Friday at Stepney.

To make an appointment or enquiry at Stepney, contact 08 8362 8122 or email physio@sportsmed.com.au. For all appointments and enquiries at Morphett Vale, contact 08 8130 1110.

Stepney Healthcare Hub08 8362 8122
Monday – Thursday: 7:30am – 8:00pm
Friday: 7:30am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Morphett Vale – 08 8130 1110
Tuesday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 7:00pm

You can find out more about our exercise physiologists and their special interests by visiting their profiles below.

Prevention

Preventative services available to patients with our exercise physiologists include:

  • Strength and Conditioning gym programs
    • Help prepare the most appropriate programs for the individual
    • Ensuring correct technical undertaking of the tailored program
  • Chronic disease self-management for issues such as weight, heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, asthma and depression
  • Falls prevention and balance classes
  • Exercise as a preventative or disease-modifying treatment for dementia and brain ageing
  • Health promotion and condition-specific education
  • Acute and chronic pain management
  • Strength and conditioning for long distance runners to enhance performance and prevent injury

Treatment

Our exercise physiologists often see and attend to patients with the following conditions:

  • Diabetes and pre-diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Obesity
  • Cancer
  • Depression and mental health conditions
  • Arthritis and osteoporosis
  • Chronic respiratory disease and asthma
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Neuromuscular disease

Treatment options available to patients include:

  • Weight management
  • General strength and conditioning
  • Body composition and weight management
  • Over 60+ health management and function
  • Athlete or event specific training
  • Work hardening programs (workers’ compensation)
  • Exercise and lifestyle interventions to improve depression and mental health

Rehabilitation

A number of one-on-one supervised injury rehabilitation programs designed to return a patient to full health and function are available with our exercise physiologists. Our programs are designed for patients looking to complete a successful return to work, sport and/or everyday activities following injury.

Our exercise physiologists

Falls prevention and balance classes

Experiencing a fall can be scary, but they can be prevented. Improving your strength and balance can go a long way in keeping you on your feet.

Our exercise physiologists and podiatrists can help reduce your risk of falls by designing a plan unique to your needs. Falls prevention and balance classes are available at our Stepney Healthcare Hub and Morphett Vale complex.

Book a class today!

Conditions

We specialise in preventative care, treatment and rehabilitation for a range of ailments, injuries and conditions of the hip, knee, foot, ankle, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Our fact sheets are designed to provide you with a brief overview and basic understanding of the range of ailments, injuries and conditions relevant to the upper and lower limbs.

Learn about condition symptoms, non-operative and surgical treatment options, risks and complications, recovery times, and much more. Please keep in mind that treatment methods and outcomes vary from patient to patient. Each individual patient has specialised requirements that may be different to the information provided on the fact sheets.

Make an appointment

Our exercise physiologists Georgina Kiel and Matt Muir are both available at Stepney, while the former also consults at Morphett Vale.

Georgina has appointments available on Tuesdays at Morphett Vale, while she consults at Stepney on Saturdays. Matt is available Monday to Saturday at Stepney.

To make an appointment or enquiry at Stepney, contact 08 8362 8122 or email physio@sportsmed.com.au. For all appointments and enquiries at Morphett Vale, contact 08 8130 1110.  A GP referral is not required.

All patients including private health members, uninsured, workers’ compensation, DVA, third party and public liability patients are welcome at sportsmed.

What to bring to your appointment

For your exercise physiology appointment, please ensure you bring the following with you:

  • Activewear/gym clothing
  • Medicare card
  • Private health insurance card (if applicable)
  • DVA card (if applicable)
  • Claim number (workers’ compensation and third party patients) and contact details for your case manager*
  • Any relevant x-rays, scans and/or medical reports.

*Workers’ compensation and third party patients must have a current claim and approval from their case manager to attend. In the event of a claim not being accepted, the patient is personally responsible for any costs incurred.

Day of appointment

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your allocated appointment time. Our staff will provide you with the appropriate paperwork required to be completed before the consultation with your practitioner.

In order for your practitioner to provide you with the best possible treatment and care, a detailed understanding of your past and present health is required. Please advise your practitioner of your previous medical history, current medical conditions and the medications you are taking, including those purchased over the counter. This information is very important. It may affect how you recover from your condition/injury and also potentially alter the course of treatment.

Once your practitioner has examined you, he will discuss your condition/injury with you and the necessary treatment plan. It is vital that you fully understand your condition/injury, treatment options available to you, your practitioner’s recommendations, potential risks associated with treatment and recovery time. If you have any questions or concerns, please discuss them with your practitioner at the time of consultation.

Financial information

Consultation Fee

Initial consult (60 minutes) – $90.00
Follow-up appointments – $70.00

For exercise physiology consultations, please bring along your private health insurance card or relevant documentation (workers’ compensation, DVA, third party etc.), if applicable, and Medicare card to ensure your claim can be processed at the time of consultation.

All private health funds and patients including uninsured are welcome at sportsmed. sportsmed is also a Bupa Members First Healthcare Provider, ensuring patients with Bupa private health receive exclusive benefits including more money back on claims. Some health funds may cover a percentage of the cost for exercise physiology services, however we recommend you check your level of cover with your private health fund to know exactly what you are entitled to for each consultation and the gap you may be expected to pay. Any gap payments are expected to be settled on the day of consultation.

You can claim a rebate under a Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC) program which must be obtained via a GP referral. There is criteria to meet to qualify for the program and it is only available to patients with chronic or terminal medical conditions (present for six months or longer).

We provide onsite HICAPS and ask that all accounts are settled on the day of consultation via EFT, Visa Card, Mastercard, AMEX, cheque or cash.

Cancellation policy

At sportsmed, we understand your time is valuable. All of our practitioners endeavour to run on schedule and your punctual attendance will assist this. Please feel free to ring us 30 minutes prior to your appointment to confirm if your practitioner is running on time. Should you arrive late for your appointment your practitioner will do their best to provide you with your full treatment time, but in rare instances, appointments may need to be rescheduled.

We do ask that you contact us and give at least 24 hours notice should you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment. Regular cancellations or cancellations with less than 24-hour notice may incur a cancellation fee.