Exercise Physiology

The QUT Exercise Physiology Clinic provides specialised clinical exercise interventions for persons at high-risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries.

The clinic involves participation by students studying exercise physiology at the Queensland University of Technology within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. All students and clients receiving treatment are supervised by Exercise Physiologists accredited with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

Download the Exercise Physiology brochure (PDF file, 209KB)

Exercise Physiology Services Include

  • Screening, assessing and applying clinical reasoning to ensure the safety and appropriateness of exercise and physical activity interventions for each individual
  • Assessing movement capacity in people of all ages and levels of health, well-being or fitness
  • Development of safe, effective individualised exercise interventions
  • Provision of health education, advice and support to enhance health and well-being
  • Provision of clinical exercise prescription, for those at risk of developing or those with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries
  • Provision of exercise-based rehabilitation and advice for patients following the acute stage of injury, surgical intervention, or during recovery to restore functional capacity and well-being.
  • Health Appraisals for QUT staff [PDF, 1.44MB]
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program [PDF, 345KB]
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Program [PDF, 3.01MB]

Examples of Conditions

  • Cardiovascular (e.g. heart attack, heart failure, hypertension)
  • Respiratory (e.g. asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Metabolic (e.g. diabetes type 1 and 2, weight and dyslipidaemia)
  • Musculoskeletal (e.g. arthritis, osteoporosis, muscle and joint injury, pre and post surgery )
  • Neurologic / Neuromuscular (e.g. Parkinson's disease, stroke)
  • Other (e.g. cancer care, mental health, frailty).

Appointment Types

To attend the QUT Health Clinic – Exercise Physiology Clinic you must be referred by your Doctor (GP or hospital) or allied health practitioner (hospital, private or QUT Health Clinics).

All new referred clients will undergo an Initial Consultation which may include exercise and/or functional testing, exercise prescription and advice on how to include exercise in your lifestyle. Review Consultations and Supervised Group Exercise Classes will be discussed at your Initial Consultation.

Schedule of Fees

  • Initial Consultation - $45.00 (concession $35.00)
  • Standard Consultation - $45.00 (concession $35.00)
  • Supervised Group Exercise Class - $12.00 for individual session or $95.00 for 10 sessions pre-paid
  • Medicare Appointments* – No cost for eligible clients referred by their Doctor with Medicare items

Please note our fees are reduced as most of our appointments are supported by our fourth year Exercise Physiology students

*All Medicare appointments are led by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist staff member

Supervised Group Exercise Classes

Exercise-based rehabilitation classes are available to clients, following an initial consultation. The following scheduled classes are provided on a regular basis:

  • Supervised Group Exercise Class (all conditions)
  • Supervised Group Exercise Class (QUT staff only)
  • Supervised Group Stretching Class (all conditions)
  • Registered Program: Type 2 Diabetes / all conditions
  • Registered Program: Lower Back Pain
  • Registered Program: Osteoarthritis / Osteoporosis
  • Registered Program: Pulmonary Rehab
  • Registered Program: Cardiac Rehab
  • Registered Program: PTSD & Depression
  • Registered Program: Parkinson’s
  • Registered Program: Heart / Lung / Diabetes

Clients will be provided with a timetable. QUT staff classes are currently scheduled for Mondays and Thursdays, 4 – 5pm.

Meet Our Team

Robbie Mullins

Robbie Mullins

Robert Mullins (Robbie) is the Director of Clinical Services and Education, and a Senior Lecturer at QUTs School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. He specialises in cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic conditions rehabilitation.

Robbie is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with over 15 years of clinic practice experience between the hospital and community setting. He is a Fellow of Exercise and Sports Science Australia and currently a member of the Accreditation Council. He has worked extensively with the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) as both a clinician and researcher in heart failure, cardiac rehabilitation, type 2 diabetes and more recently posttraumatic stress. He has held advisory roles for the RBWH as heart failure rehabilitation coordinator; Queensland Health as Chair State-wide Exercise Physiology Discipline and Chair Clinical Education Training and Advisory Group. Robbie also holds qualifications in teaching in higher education, strength and conditioning and sports medicine.

Robbie is currently supervising several research projects and research students at the QUT Health Clinics in diabetes, cardiac rehabilitation and adolescents and young adults with cancer. His personal fitness interests are in triathlon where he competed in the ITU World Triathlon Championships for Australia in Hamburg, Germany 2007; Budapest, Hungary 2010 and London, UK 2013.

 

Andrew McWilliam

Andrew McWilliam

Andrew McWilliam is the Clinic Coordinator of the QUT Health Clinics Exercise Physiology Clinic. He is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with Exercise and Sports Science Australia and an Associate Nutritionist with the Nutrition Society of Australia.

Andrew is also a qualified Clinical Educator and is responsible for developing the clinical abilities of QUTs Clinical Exercise Physiology students as they transition to the real world. He specialises in providing exercise treatment for people with medical conditions, including osteoarthritis, chronic pain and mental health conditions such as post-traumatic stress.

Andrew strongly believes in providing the best person centred care possible and works closely with every person to ensure their healthcare goals are met.

 

Rob Murray

Rob Murray

Rob Murray is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who has been working in the QUT Health Clinics since 2015. He has over 5 years of clinical practice experience, including operating his own business, RMEP: Rob Murray Exercise Physiology, which he founded in 2015.

Rob has a special interest in the management of chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. He believes that exercise is medicine and that movement is key to improving and maintaining health. He uses evidence-based practice to develop programs that facilitate positive lifestyle and behavioral modification.

Rob likes to practice what he preaches and stays active by playing sports, throwing weights around in the gym and juggling whilst standing on a Swiss ball.

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Contact

Exercise Physiology
Please phone QUT Health Clinics reception for all general enquiries.

Phone: (07) 3138 9777

For referrals, please use the email below.

Email: healthclinics.ex@qut.edu.au