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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.

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John Toomey

John Toomey

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 followed his Bachelor of Science with a Masters degree in Exercise Rehabilitation and a Diploma of Education. John has special interests in corrective exercise for posture and core strength, rehabilitation

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Ingrid Fuhrmann

Ingrid Fuhrmann

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.

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Jake Duperouzel

Jake Duperouzel

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.

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Health Fund Rebates

Depending on what level of cover you have, you should receive a rebate from your health fund. We are able to help you access your rebate automatically through our electronic rebate facilities, which connect directly to your health fund, when you settle the account.