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What is an Exercise Physiologist?

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are the most highly qualified exercise professionals in Australia. They are university qualified allied health professionals who specialise in the prescription and delivery of clinical exercise and lifestyle modification programs. They possess the knowledge, skills and competency to work with people with chronic and complex diseases, people with injuries and people who are apparently healthy.

AEPs must adhere to strict criteria in order to maintain accreditation and stay up to date with current research in the field.

About Optimal Health Exercise Physiology

Optimal Health Exercise Physiology (OHEP) practices out of The Beaurepaire Centre within The University of Melbourne. Clients have access to a private training studio, as well as a comprehensively equipped two-storey strength and conditioning complex.

Director of OHEP Yujin Lim [MAppSc (Clinical Exercise Practice), GradDipExSc, BSc (Physiology)], is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and a professional member of Exercise & Sports Science Australia. He is a registered provider for Medicare, Workcover, TAC and numerous Private Health Funds. He is also accredited by the Australian Diabetes Council ("Beat It Program").

OHEP has experience working with a wide range of clientele having worked at various private practices, gyms, rehabilitation clinics and hospitals. Yujin himself has also administered exercise tutorials at University level. All of this allows OHEP to take a holistic view of exercise prescription and delivery, rather than focusing only on one style or variable and being blinded by the others. This philosophy facilitates long-term success through the implementation of evidence-based programs designed to maximise training efficiency and benefits. OHEP understands that not every person has the same needs, and being able to view training through multiple lenses makes it easier to appreciate what is needed for each individual. Yujin prides himself on offering the highest quality Exercise Physiology services to clients.

Exercise Physiology services are eligible for various rebates including those from Private Health Funds, Medicare, Workcover and TAC. Private Health Fund rebates vary according to your health fund and level of cover.

Please contact OHEP to enquire about prices and packages for your individual circumstances.

What can Optimal Health Exercise Physiology help me with?

  • Chronic disease prevention and management
    (e.g. diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis)
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
    (e.g. RSI/overuse injuries, back pain, joint pain & instabilty)
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Corrective exercise/postural correction
  • Pre & post-operative rehab and reconditioning
  • High cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Reduction of coronary artery disease (heart attack, angina) risk factors
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Sleep quality
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Neurological conditions (e.g Parkinson's, stroke)
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Falls prevention
  • Depression
  • Cancer
  • And more...

Individual consultations are available by appointment only.

For further information or to make an appointment please contact OHEP.