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Exercise Physiologist

Exercise Physiologist

The Accredited Exercise Physiologists at South Coast Sports Medicine are an integral part of the Sports Medicine team, with extensive knowledge about the effects of exercise on the musculoskeletal system. Tertiary trained over at least 4 years, their understanding of exercise effects for individual patients and their chronic conditions is evidence-based and extensive.

They are able to prescribe a course of exercise for fitness, illnesses or rehabilitation. This includes treating medical conditions such as obesity, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, depression, asthma and cardiovascular diseases. When appropriate, it should be possible for many patients to be progressed to, for example, external personal training or group fitness providers who lack the depth of knowledge and training in chronic conditions.

Working alongside doctors, physiotherapist, nutritionist and other allied health professionals they aim to have a whole body approach in treating and managing your symptoms.

The exercise approach taken by our Exercise Physiologists is based on the latest research, prescribing exercise programs based on biochemical movements, motor control, cardiovascular and metabolic principles. Our in-house rehabilitation gym is also available for casual use after having a EP appointment to continue your prescribed exercises. Many patients achieve successful outcomes with a home-based program, or a review of their existing exercise program.

John Toomey
Managing Director
Accredited Exercise Physiologist

MSc (HMES), BSc (HMES), Dip. Ed, ESSAM

John followed his Bachelor of Science with a Masters degree in Exercise Rehabilitation and a Diploma of Education. With over 15 years experience in the health & fitness industry, including personal training, and facility management, he managed a successful exercise physiology business in Albany for 4 years before becoming part owner and director of South Coast Sports Medicine.

John has special interests in corrective exercise for posture and core strength, rehabilitation of chronic and overuse injuries, sport-specific biomechanical assessment and running gait analysis and improvement. He is a Corrective Exercise Specialist, Community Running Coach, Orienteering Coach and Triathlon Coach. In his spare time he is an active member and committee member of several local sporting clubs and spends time being active outdoors with his young family.

John is a former professional-licensed triathlete and elite orienteer and has extensive experience in running, mountain biking, road cycling, surf lifesaving, paddling and adventure racing and has previously gained coaching qualifications in volleyball, badminton and hockey.


Ingrid Fuhrmann
Accredited Exercise Physiologist

BPhEd, MClinExP, ESSAM

Ingrid completed her Bachelor of Physical Education at University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), before moving to Australia in 2005. She started working in the Fitness Industry on 2006 in gyms around Perth and Margaret River.

In 2018 Ingrid completed a Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology at Charles Sturt University and undertook practicum experience with musculoskeletal, cardiac, cancer and neurological conditions at various locations, including Fiona Stanley Hospital and ECU.

With over 10 years of experience with group fitness classes and personal training, Ingrid has special interest in seniors population, sports rehab, injury prevention and functional training. Despite the recent graduation as Exercise Physiologist, she has been working in the rehab area with other Exercise Physiologists for the past 5 years.

Ingrid was a rower at competitive levels during university and has been a passionate mountain bike rider for the last 8 years.


Jake Duperouzel
Accredited Exercise Physiologist

BSc(Exer&SprtsSc), BSc(ExerSc&Rehab), ESSAM

Originally from York, Jake moved to Perth to complete his study. He graduated from Edith Cowan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science as well as Exercise and Rehabilitation Science. During his studies, Jake had exposure to a broad range of conditions including metabolic, cardiorespiratory, neurological and musculoskeletal providing exercise for both treatment and management. During his time working within the Albany and Denmark community Jake has developed interest in working with the elderly and neurological conditions.

Jake enjoys the outdoors, surfing and cycling. Over the past years Jake has traveled interstate and overseas to coach and compete, representing Australia and WA for water skiing.


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David comes to SCSM with a Masters of Physiotherapy AND a bachelor degree in Exercise & Sports Science. He joins our team with both experience here in Albany as well as in an elite sports setting in Melbourne. David has a strong interest in managing sporting injuries with a focus on returning to high performance, as well as treating injuries of the hip, shoulder & knee. In true SCSM interrogation style, we quizzed him on all the important stuff:
What did you study, when did you graduate and from where?
I studied a Sports Science Bachelor degree at ECU and then went on to do a Masters of Physiotherapy at Curtin University which I finished and then started working in the real world in 2011.
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Where were you born?
Subiaco, WA. But I grew up as a Mandurah kid.
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Where’s your favourite place in the world and why?
Denmark WA. We have moved in about 6 months ago and still pinch ourselves re the amazing beaches, forest and lifestyle we have at our fingertips. A nice reminder that we're all so lucky to call the great southern home. Our second home is the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.
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Choose your Mr. Men/Little Miss, to describe your work personality?
If it were up to me and my 3 little ones, Mr Funny! Though I'm not so sure my wife Jules would always agree :)
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If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
My usual answer was to fly but making more time in the day would be more useful !
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If you could be any animal, which would you be and why?
Dolphin, so I could still surf.
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Tell us something about yourself that we may not know.
I'd like to consider myself a handyman but often my jobs take a lot longer than expected and too many trips back to the hardware store...
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Great Physio.

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Dave!! Yes! Great to have you at SCSM, now I have a dilemma, my two favourite physios in one building... 🤔😁

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"But often my jobs take a lot longer than expected and too many trips back to the hardware store." I'm confused. Is that NOT the definition of a handyman?

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Great to have you on board David 👍

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David is awesome! I need to come and (finally) get my shoulder sorted.... !

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“Exercise is the number one recommended treatment therapy”.
Today in our clinical meeting, Jake looked at the latest treatment guidelines for multiple sclerosis and exercise came out on top. Due to the nature of MS, an exercise program designed specifically for your needs by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist can drastically reduce the impact on day to day activities.
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