Aged Care Exercise Physiology

Aged Care Exercise Physiology

We listen to you, collaborate with you to set goals, and then help you complete safe and effective exercises to maximise your health and quality of life.

Aged Care Exercise Physiology

Service Areas

  • Newcastle
  • Broadmeadow
  • Mayfield
  • Waratah
  • Adamstown
  • Jesmond
  • Merewether
  • Charlestown
  • Belmont
  • Cardiff
  • Warners Bay
  • Toronto
  • Cameron Park
  • Beresfield
  • Swansea
  • Morisset
  • Doyalson
  • Lake Haven
  • Toukley
  • Wyong
  • Tuggerah
  • Berkeley Vale
  • Long Jetty
  • Bateau Bay
  • Lisarow
  • Gosford
  • Erina
  • Terrigal
  • Kincumber
  • Woy Woy
  • Fern Bay
  • Raymond Terrace
  • Medowie
  • Williamtown
  • Tea Gardens
  • Hawks Nest
  • Lemon Tree Passage
  • Tanilba Bay
  • Anna Bay
  • Salamander Bay
  • Nelson Bay
  • Shoal Bay
  • Thornton
  • Maitland
  • Rutherford
  • Kurri
  • Cessnock
  • Abermain
  • Bellbird
  • Branxton
  • Singleton
  • Dungog
  • Muswellbrook
  • Aberdeen
  • Scone
  • Denman
How We help

Seniors

1. We Listen – We take time to hear your story, your challenges, and your goals, so that we can tailor an individualised exercise solution for you.Β 

2. We Collaborate – We work as a team with your home care provider, doctor, specialist, family and other supports to ensure you receive the best care.

3. We Maximise Your IndependenceWe provide you with strategies and solutions to help you remain independent (home and community).

4. Increased Socialisation – We help you remain mobile and able to participate in the community and maintain social connections.

5. Manage healthΒ –Β ‘Exercise is Medicine’ – We help you to manage chronic conditions and reduce your risk of developing co-morbidities.

6. We Help You Get Stronger – We want you to feel the best you have felt in your body in years, so that you can live life with confidence.

Flexible Service delivery Model

Choice & Control for Seniors

We give you ultimate choice and control over how you would like consultations.

We take away the stressors of travel and time by meeting a seniors at their home.

This mode of service delivery is great for seniors with limited physical mobility, limited access to transport, or psychosocial factors that lead to reduced confidence in leaving the home.

We also find that our seniors get great results with home programs as it allows us to show them exercises in the environment they will complete them in when we are not there.

Home visits also provide our practitioners with a deeper understanding of the seniors living environment, day to day barriers, and challenges, which then allows us to get appropriate strategies in place e.g. referral to an OT for home modifications.

If a senior has a gym membership or is looking to purchase one, we can attend the gym alongside them to optimise their program, ensure that it is safe and effective, and individualise it to help them achieve their goals.

As we specialise in working with people with complex and chronic health conditions, we can often show seniors new ways of doing things and safe, new exercise techniques that they may not have thought of.

Gym based training is a fantastic way for seniors to meet like minded people. It also provides them with access to specialised equipment (i.e. weights and cardio machines) that can help them to become the best version of themselves.

We have great relationships with a large majority of the gyms across our wide service area – chat to us today to find out if we work with your gym!

We can tailor reports to your needs to communicate progress and barriers to your support team. Reports can be useful to assist you gaining reasonable and necessary future funding.

We are able to access local aquatic centres to deliver hydrotherapy based programs to our seniors.

Hydrotherapy programs can be especially beneficial for people with neurological conditions, people who have reduced balance, people who are in an acute/sub-acute phase of rehabilitation, and of course, people who enjoy water based activity!Β 

Our fully equipped clinic at: Suite 1, 316 Maitland Road Mayfield, gives seniors access to all of the equipment they could need to improve their health and assist them towards their goals.

The clinic always has a great, supportive environment – participants get all the benefits of a gym and equipment, without the crowds. The clinic is accessible, with lots of on-street parking nearby; we also have accessible shared amenities on-site. Completing clinic based consultations saves participants funds as they won’t be charged for travel.

We are well versed at being able to develop and deliver quality online exercise programs via Microsoft Teams. This allows participants to access, and stay on track with their exercises no matter where they are. We find that certain participants love engaging via telehealth, especially if they are managing social phobias, psychosocial disabilities, or just don’t have the confidence to be seen in person yet. We have had some fantastic outcomes where people begin with online programs and then increase their social participation over time as their confidence grows.

Who We Help

Conditions

We assist people with a wide range of health conditions including: frailty/falls/ mobility, mental health, chronic pain, musculoskeletal, cardiometabolic and respiratory.

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Get Started

Next Steps

1. Submit Referral Form

Fill in the quick referral form and we will start to process your referral to allocate you to the most appropriate Exercise Physiologist in our team.

NDIS Support Coordinators
NDIS Support Coordinators

2. We Contact You

Our Exercise Physiologist will contact you to plan the initial assessment for your client.

3. Assessment & Plan

We collaborate with you to complete the initial assessment, and agree on a treatment plan specific to your goals and requirements.

Questions?

FAQs

Absolutely! We have a great mix of male and female Exercise Physiologists of varying ages and levels of experience. When we receive a referral we review it and allocate the client to the most appropriate practitioner. Please make sure to specify any preferences upon referral and we will do our best to accommodate.

No – scientific evidence over recent years has highlighted the limited effects of massage therapy for improving health outcomes. Evidence suggests that health outcomes can be improved by structured, individualised and professional led exercise programs, and that is where our team focusses its effort.

We have great coverage. We deliver NDIS Exercise Physiology services to participants across all suburbs in Newcastle, the Central Coast, the Hunter Valley, and Port Stephens.

We can also consult with NDIS participants Australia-wide, via telehealth.

For clinic based consultations you can see us at: 1/316 Maitland Road, Mayfield, 2304.

Absolutely! We have great relationships with the majority of gyms and hydrotherapy centres within our service area.

Yes! We have been in operation since 2019 and the longest wait list we have ever had is two weeks, and even that was only for a short period of time. We have managed to hire and retain quality team members which has allowed us to meet increasing demand and avoid wait times.

Absolutely!

The quickest and easiest way to start Exercise Physiology with Uplift is to fill out our online referral form (click Submit Quick Referral). Once this form is filled out, it will be received and reviewed by the team manager who can immediately begin processing the referral into our system. Once processed into the system, it is allocated to the most appropriate Exercise Physiologist (considering geography, complexity, gender requests etc.) and the Exercise Physiologist will be in contact to book an initial assessment at an agreed time, date and location.

The initial assessment is where the client and Exercise Physiologist get to meet for the first time. The purpose of the initial assessment is for the client and Exercise Physiologist to get to know each other, discuss goals, discuss health history, assess current status (questionnaires and basic physical assessments), and most importantly collaborate together to develop an individualised exercise plan. The initial assessment is usually more talk based, rather than exercise based – the majority of exercises begin after the initial assessment.

At the end of the assessment, if indicated, follow up consultations are scheduled so that the plan can commence and you are able to begin working towards your goals.

No two programs look the same, so we really can’t know this until after the initial assessment.

The reason for this is that we take an individualised approach, not a ‘cookie cutter’ approach. Some of the factors that determine what a program look like include: client goals, exercise preferences and likes, diagnosis/medical conditions, safety, and current evidence around what is effective.

Programs can be delivered at home, in the gym, at a hydrotherapy centre, online or in the community (or a combination of multiple options).

The majority of our Aged Care services are delivered through Home Care Packages (HCP) – speak with you Case Manager to see if you are eligible.

We are also open to discussing possibilities if you have STRC (Short Term Restorative Care) OR CHSP (Commonwealth Home Support) OR live in a residential Aged Care Facility.

Unfortunately not – we specialise in assisting people in the following schemes: Aged Care, NDIS and WorkCover.

We believe that specialising in helping a defined type of person allows us to provide a higher level of care, as opposed to being a ‘jack of all trades, and master of none’.

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What Our Clients Say

Kylie Bye
Kylie Bye
2024-03-21
Hi I've been having exercise physiology at my home with Rebecca Starr , for roughly 6mths she goes above and beyond in helping me maintain my fitness and strength in my own home, she always listens to my needs, and she gives me the drive to keep going ,she makes me feel safe and comfortable, and is always coming up with other exercises and ideas for stretching, strengthening ,balance etc she is warm caring and we have so many laughs during my hour of exercise every Tuesday ,Thanks uplift exercise physiology , Rebecca is an absolute asset to youre team πŸ™‚ Many Thanks Kylie
Rhiannon Schilling
Rhiannon Schilling
2023-12-06
Every encounter that I have had with Excercise Physiology has been wonderful. Rebecca has been a very professional and supportive EP throughout each and every consultation I've had. Always paying great attention and professionalism in both character and experience to help support me through my injuries and be able to repeatedly improve my quality of life. Thankyou so much Bec and thankyou Uplift for a wonderful duty of care. Highly recommend going through Uplift Exercise Physiology if you are looking for a great EP!!!
Ali Byrne
Ali Byrne
2023-12-04
After being on work cover for a year and a half I finally had surgery to which my recovery and time on WC had been super draining mentally, physically and emotionally. My confidence was at a all time low and after being in pain for so long I couldn't tell what was actual pain and what was weakness. Luke has been amazing, his down to earth approach eased my mind and he was caring enough to truly listen and guide me on my recovery. He has looked at my injury from all views and has helped me build my confidence back up that I'm now going to the gym strength training 4-5 times a week. He has given me so much knowledge about my body and mind and I couldn't thank him enough for all the support over the past few months. Would highly recommend Uplift and especially Luke and his humbleness towards his clients πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ
Jac Zerafa
Jac Zerafa
2023-11-01
My EP Bec has been terrific. She listens to goals (and restrictions) and comes up with a catered plan to match. Bec has a great sense of humour and is incredibly punctual.
Peter Walker
Peter Walker
2023-10-10
My 86 year old mum was struggling with mobility at home. Lachlan from Uplift was excellent. He was caring, patient but encouraging and helped mum retain as much independence as possible. We were able to keep mum at home for much longer thanks to Lachie. Cannot recommend them highly enough. Kellie Walker
Deb Newburn
Deb Newburn
2022-07-16
My 24yr old son is NDIS funded and absolutely 100% is enjoying and benefiting from his sessions with Uplift Physiology. From the very first day his improvement was obvious. He was happier and more motivated than he has been in a very long time. These mentors are professional and passionate. It's so amazing to find genuine people who want to help, improve and make a difference in your life or the life of someone you care about. Big thank you to Jason and Declan. You guys rock!
Nick Ebs
Nick Ebs
2021-09-17
I had an excellent experience with Jason from Uplift. I'd previously seen a physio who provided me with general exercises. Jason at Uplift went further by tailoring my rehab to my lifestyle. For example, after a short discussion he found out I was active in the water and incorporated swimming strokes to strengthen my shoulder as part of my rehab. This personal and understanding touch helped fix my shoulder faster and didn't require me to change my lifestyle by joining a gym or lifting weights. Thanks very much to the team at Uplift.
R C
R C
2020-07-02
After being injured at work 12 months ago Uplift finished off my "rehab". Through exceptional attention to detail Jason has brought me back to full mobility with zero pain. Jason's knowledge ensured exercises were tailored to my injury & body type. I was provided with an individual plan that was easy to follow and thorough. Home visits made things so much easier too. Thanks Jason 😊
Craig Faulder
Craig Faulder
2020-06-16
Jason is great to deal with, he encourages and supports. He is informative and educated.
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