NP Exercise Physiology

Improving your Health and Independence

Exercise Physiology for pain management

Pain management

Chronic pain

Pain can be an unpleasant experience felt in many areas of the body including the lower back, knee, hip, shoulder, hands and feet. Exercise for pain if used correctly can be highly effective which in turn allows a person to return to their normal life activities.

Chronic pain is experienced by many people across the world. You are not alone! Pain management through Exercise Physiology has been shown to have a positive influence on pain.

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Exercise Physiology workplace injury rehabilitation

Workcover / RTWSA

Workplace injury rehabilitation should be holistic in it's approach to allow you to return to a normal home life, independence and to maximize your work function and capacity.

Exercise Physiology supervised rehabilitation programs use an active approach in conjunction with pain education for pain management. Each individual has an individualized injury rehabilitation program as no one person is the same regardless of the injury. Injury management in the workcover / RTWSA space also requires a review of manual handling techniques to look towards reducing the risk of any future injuries.

We have experienced Exercise Physiologists trained in workplace assessment and rtw consulting.

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Exercise plays a major role for clients with diabetes. Exercise doesn’t have to be scary! Exercise can be walking with the family, playing football with your kids or joining a dance class.  An exercise physiologist can assist by providing diabetics with an exercise program prescribed to your needs and preferences.

Exercise for both type one and type two diabetics is important to help control blood sugar levels and improve risk factors for other conditions.

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Exercise Physiology veterans health

Veterans programs

Veteran services and health

Entitled DVA clients may be referred for safe and clinically effective Exercise Physiology treatment by their general practitioner on a valid D904 referral form.

Upon diagnosis and referral of a specific condition, DVA will pay for the clinically necessary treatments.

DVA entitlements include:

  • Gold card holders are entitled to clinically necessary treatment covered by DVA’s health care arrangements for all health conditions
  • White card holders are entitled to clinically necessary treatment for an accepted disability
  • DVA Health Cards (Gold and White) are accepted as payment upon a GP referral

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Cardiopulmonary and Heart Conditions, Stroke Rehabilitation,

Thankfully exercise has been shown to be one of the most effective modifiable factors that can reduce your cardiovascular risk. Exercise has also been shown to significantly improve health and quality of life following an event such as stroke and myocardial infarction (heart attack) and with other heart conditions such as congestive heart failure, arrhythmia and unstable angina.

An exercise physiologist is trained to assess your cardiovascular risk and provide appropriate and safe exercise prescription for a variety of cardiovascular diseases so you can live a full and independent life.

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Elderly ladies exercising in a gym.

Arthritis and Osteoporosis

Arthritis and Joint Pain, Osteoporosis

Exercise for knee pain, back pain and other joint pain has been to be effective and can significantly improve function and pain of arthritis.

Exercise Physiologists can develop programs suited to the individual person to improve joint pain, joint function and assist a return to daily activities and client goals.

Bone density can be significantly influenced with osteoporosis exercises. The treatment of both arthritic conditions and osteoporosis needs to be specific each client to ensure the program is not only safe but effectively moving our clients towards their personal and health goals.

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Adelaide | Marleson | Richmond | Evanston | Gawler | Salisbury | Mawson Lakes | North Adelaide

Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology is an active exercise treatment designed to improve both physical and psychological injury and conditions.  At Nicholas Penny Exercise Physiology we provide personalised, gym based services in Marleston and Mawson Lakes and nearby suburbs in Adelaide.

Many of our clients are referred to us through RTWSA (previously WorkCover), DVA, Motor Accident Insurance Claims, GP and  Medicare referrals.

We help clients with ongoing and chronic conditions to improve their well-being at a pace and level to suit their needs.

Our tailored health and fitness programs are designed to address specific rehabilitation and injury needs.

Everyone's needs are different. At Nicholas Penny Exercise Physiology, we believe you'll see the most improvement to your health and wellbeing when provided with a solution that is completely customised to your individual needs.

An Exercise Physiologist is a trained medical professional with a four year health and applied science degree.  We apply our training to provide you with an evidence-based, outcome focussed solution to help you live better.

If exercise was a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation - Robert H. Butler.

Ongoing and Chronic Health Conditions

    • Diabetic Health
    • Osteoporosis and Bone Health
    • Arthritic Conditions and Joint Health
    • Heart Health
    • Chronic Pain and Chronic Fatigue
    • Anxiety and Depression
    • Postural Deficits, Dysfunction and Chronic Joint Pain
    • Weight Loss and Metabolic Management

Specialist Services

  • Workplace Injury
  • Worksite Assessment
  • Muscular and functional strength assessments
  • Rehab in the Home
  • Preparation for surgery
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Rehabilitation
  • Veteran's Health
  • Falls Prevention