Frequently Asked Questions
Tell me again what the ReCharge program is:ReCharge is an 8 session program where you will participate in both, 4 x 60min one-on-one education sessions, as well as 4 x 60min exercise sessions with an Exercise Physiologist
What type of exercise is involved?
That’s completely up to you. ReCharge is about introducing new healthy routines and building the foundations for new habits so we encourage you to choose a style of exercise that you will enjoy and therefore have the most likelihood of sticking to. Examples might be swimming, cycling, weight training or playing soccer. Our Exercise Physiologist will create a program that tailors to your choice and where possible will participate with you to get you underway.
What do the 4 education sessions cover:
As per the ReConnect™ program, the Exercise Physiologist will spend each of the 4 sessions on one of the following topics which we call the “4 Pillars of Health” being Activity, Nutrition, Mindfulness, Sleep. Your Exercise Physiologist will have a set curriculum to take you through, however, you are free to choose your own adventure and cover as much or as little as you’d like on each of the topics.
What is an Exercise Physiologist? Are they qualified to work with me?
An Exercise Physiologist assesses, plans and implements rehabilitation programs for chronic injuries and illness such as mental health, musculoskeletal injuries, fatigue conditions, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer and arthritis. EPs assist in restoring optimal physical function, health and wellness. EPs must obtain a science-based undergraduate degree before obtaining a postgraduate degree in Exercise Physiology and then completing over 500 clinical hours for experience
Where do I need to go to see the Exercise Physiologist:
If you’re close-by to one of our EPs, see here for a list of our locations, then our mobile practitioners will organise a mutually convenient location to catch up and chat in-person, otherwise you’ll be offered a Zoom based program where the 4 sessions will be completed via video conference.
Does telehealth work as well as face-to-face?
All EPs at Specialised Health have been providing telehealth programs for several years for clients living rurally or who may not have easy access to services such as miners, farmers etc and have seen many successful outcomes as a result. Here is an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBo4hGpYlAA
What happens if I don’t have internet?
Telephone consults can be just as effective as video-conferencing and your EP will discuss with you how
this may work in your specific situation.
How much does the program cost?
If you meet the necessary criteria, the ReCharge™ program will be paid for by your Insurer via your Life