Exercise Physiology

Student led healthcare for the Canberra community

The University of Canberra Exercise Physiology Clinic provides exercise and lifestyle interventions for members of the community that wish to improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing.

At the UC Exercise Physiology clinic, our Accredited Exercise Physiology Clinical Educators provide supervision to students studying Exercise Science and Exercise Physiology, whilst undertaking clinical placement practicum. The most up to date evidence-based research is used to identify participants physical strengths and limitations and used to develop individualised safe and prescriptive exercise programs.

Services offered

We offer both face-to-face and telehealth services. Telehealth is a service delivered remotely, where you are in your own home and can have your consultation and a prescriptive exercise program provided through telephone or video conferencing.

Face-to-face services are conducted in the student-led clinic with exercise classes held in the Exercise Physiology rehabilitation gym. The exercise classes are grouped to allow those with similar conditions to be in the same class.

Classes

NameDetails
Bone Health This is a class for those with Osteoporosis, Osteopenia, Osteoarthritis, pre- or post-surgery such as joint replacement or any other condition where a patient requires exercise to strengthen and improve their joint and bone health safely.
Diabetes This class is suitable for pre, Type I, Type II or Gestational Diabetics. Participants are provided with an individual exercise program aimed to help improve and manage their diabetes. The exercise is provided in conjunction with monthly multi-disciplinary education sessions.
Function Focus This is a group exercise class specificly for falls prevention and improving physical abilities to complete everyday tasks. Suitable for those with physical, neurological and cognitive impairments and general deconditioning due to aging and inactivity.
Heart Health This class is suitable for participants who are pre- or post-cardiac surgery or needing to continue a community-based Cardiac Rehabilitation program, and those with risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol
Lungs in Action This class focuses on maintaining or improving lung health and pulmonary function. Participants' blood pressure and oxygen levels are monitored before, during and after exercise to ensure exercise intensity and recovery is appropriate. The class finishes with a group breathing and relaxation session.
Mixed EP This group exercise class is suitable for anyone with chronic disease or those that need prescriptive exercise to improve their health and physical condition.

To commence a program at the student-led clinic, you will be required to attend an initial assessment where we will gather your medical history, develop personalised short and long term goals and then conduct physical assessments. Your individualised exercise program is then developed by the student based upon this consultation.


In response to the situation with COVID-19, we are offering telehealth services. Please call us to make an appointment.

Private Practitioners

In addition to our student-led clinic, we offer exercise physiology services from private practitioners.

Dr Kellie Toohey

Dr Kellie Toohey has a PhD, Master’s Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology and a Bachelor of Science, she is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES) and Clinical Assistant Professor (Exercise Physiology) at the University of Canberra.

Dr Kellie Toohey has worked in rehabilitation for the last 15 years and has been clinically active as an AEP/AES for the past seven years whilst undertaking an academic appointment where she teaches exercise physiology and rehabilitation students. Kellie also teachers Yoga and Pilates and has a deep level of understanding of the importance and success of individualised clinical, realistic, sustainable and holistic solutions for rehabilitation.

Special Interests and Advanced Training:

  • PhD in exercise for people diagnosed with cancer, including those going through treatment
  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation for clinical and chronic conditions

To make an appointment with Kellie, please call (02) 6201 5843.

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