The Department of Veterans Affairs recognises the importance of Exercise Physiology in managing chronic conditions and providing rehabilitation for people recovering from major illness or injury.
What is the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Program?
The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Program is focused on improving the overall physical and mental health of Veterans and their families. The program is specifically focused on:
- Improving functional strength
- Improving Balance
- Increasing Flexibility
- Improving Mobility
- Improving Quality of life.
The program could be attended in one-on-one exercise sessions as a part of a friendly group environment.
Eligible Veterans, holder of Gold Card or White Card may be eligible to have exercise sessions with an Exercise Physiologist, on a doctor’s referral, for the purpose of managing certain health or biomechanical conditions. There is a broad range of health care and support services available at Green Apple.
How can I start?
To start with the DVA Program, you need to discuss your eligibility with your doctor. If you are given a referral from your doctor, you can commence the program with an Exercise Physiologist at the Green Apple Wellness Centre. This referral remains active for 12 sessions, with repeat referrals accessible until the condition can be ‘self-managed”.
What does the referral provide?
This referral allows you to access 30 min one-on-one treatment sessions with the Exercise Physiologist. The number of sessions you may receive depends on your assessed clinical need and will be established by the Exercise Physiologist.
From September 1, 2021 the Department of Veteran Affairs will authorise payment on only one Allied Health appointment daily so if you plan to use a funded session with the Exercise Physiologist you must check that you have no other DVA funded Allied Health appointments.
What happens after I get my referral?
Contact Green Apple Wellness Centre on (07) 3261 1249 or visit us in person at 21 Bald Hills Road, Bald Hills 4036. Our friendly staff will then arrange an appointment for your initial consultation.