Exercise Physiology

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

Clients receive care from supervised exercise physiology students out of QUT’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. All students and clients receiving treatment are supervised by fully qualified and accredited Exercise Physiologists (see Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)).

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

Services

  • 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.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program [PDF, 3.01MB]

Health Appraisals for QUT staff [PDF, 1.44MB]

Referrals

Please note that exercise physiology services require a referral by a doctor or allied health practitioner (hospital, private or QUT Health Clinics)

All new clients will undergo an initial consultation which may include exercise and/or functional testing, exercise prescription and advice on lifestyle changes. Review consultations and supervised group exercise classes will be discussed at your initial consultation.

QUT Health Clinics referral form (PDF, 37KB)

Conditions

  • Cardiovascular
    • Heart attack
    • Heart Failure
    • Hypertension
  • Respiratory
    • Asthma
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Metabolic
    • Type 1 Diabetes
    • Type 2 Diabetes
    • Weight management
    • Dyslipidemia
  • Musculoskeletal
    • Arthritis (Osteo, Rheumatoid and Juvenile)
    • Lower back pain
    • Neck and shoulder pain
    • Falls Prevention
    • Pre and Post-operative knee and hip replacement
  • Neurological
    • Parkinson’s
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Motor Neuron Disease
    • Stroke
  • Cancer
    • All cancers receiving treatment and during remission
  • Mental Health
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Bipolar
    • PTSD
    • Schizophrenia
  • Other
    • Healthy ageing
    • Eating Disorders

Group classes

Exercise-based rehabilitation classes are available to clients, following an initial consultation:

  • Supervised Group Exercise Class (all conditions)
  • Supervised Group Stretching Class (all conditions)
  • Pilates
  • Type 2 Diabetes (Kelvin Grove)
  • Diabetes and Healthy Kidneys (North Lakes)
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Parkinson’s

Timetables will be provided following an initial consultation.

Team

Robbie Mullins

Robbie Mullins

Robert Mullins (Robbie) is the Director of Clinical Services and Education, and a Senior Lecturer at QUT's 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 QUT's 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.

Justin Holland

Justin Holland

Justin Holland is the Course Coordinator and Lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. He specialises in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.

Justin is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) with 8 years of experience working in a variety of clinical, corporate and sporting organisations. In addition to working as an AEP, Justin is a certified level 1 strength and conditioning coach working predominantly with rugby league players and motorsport athletes.

Justin completed his PhD at the University of Queensland in 2018 examining the role of hydration in motorsport performance. He plans to continue research into this field of sports science with attention towards the physiology of motorsport drivers. His research interests also centre around the musculoskeletal domain, examining the impact of exercise on inflammation and clinical outcomes for inflammatory arthritis conditions.

Fees

  • Initial Consultation – $45.00 (concession $35.00)
  • Standard Consultation – $45.00 (concession $35.00)
  • Supervised Group Exercise Class – $15.00 for individual session or $100.00 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 performed by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist staff member.

*Patients with chronic health conditions may be eligible for referral to an Allied Health professional under Medicare’s Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) scheme subject to GP recommendation.

Meet our team

Robbie Mullins

Robbie Mullins

Robert Mullins (Robbie) is the Director of Clinical Services and Education, and a Senior Lecturer at QUT's 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 QUT's 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.

Justin Holland

Justin Holland

Justin Holland is the Course Coordinator and Lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. He specialises in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.

Justin is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) with 8 years of experience working in a variety of clinical, corporate and sporting organisations. In addition to working as an AEP, Justin is a certified level 1 strength and conditioning coach working predominantly with rugby league players and motorsport athletes.

Justin completed his PhD at the University of Queensland in 2018 examining the role of hydration in motorsport performance. He plans to continue research into this field of sports science with attention towards the physiology of motorsport drivers. His research interests also centre around the musculoskeletal domain, examining the impact of exercise on inflammation and clinical outcomes for inflammatory arthritis conditions.

Connect with us

Find us at
Kelvin Grove
44 Musk Avenue
Kelvin Grove QLD 4059 Australia