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Expert Exercise Physiologist Services in Newcastle

At Macquarie Physiotherapy, we are the exercise physiology experts in Newcastle. Our skilled Exercise Physiologist services delve deep into the physiological mechanisms of physical activity to offer comprehensive treatment solutions. Whether you aim to improve fitness, manage chronic conditions, or recover from injury, our team is equipped to guide you towards the health and well-being you deserve. 

From addressing low back pain to assisting with conditions like diabetes, obesity, and heart disease, our Exercise Physiologist services tailor personalised plans to suit your requirements. We go beyond traditional approaches, offering professional guidance to athletes and anyone seeking to enhance their athletic performance or overall fitness. 

Focusing on analysis, improvement, and rehabilitation, our exercise physiology services help you live an active lifestyle and continue doing the things you love. Trust Macquarie Physiotherapy to support your journey to a healthier, happier life.

Team and Expertise

At Macquarie Physiotherapy, our team is led by Rod Millington, Warren Lovell and Shaun Frazer, expert practitioners with over 60 years of combined experience in musculoskeletal rehabilitation. With their mentorship and knowledge passed on to our staff, we ensure the highest standard of care and the best outcomes for our client’s rehabilitation processes. 

How Newcastle’s Exercise Physiologists Meet Your Unique Needs

At Macquarie Physiotherapy, we prioritise individualised care, recognising that every client’s mobility and injury are unique. Our exercise experts tailor programs that address specific needs, focusing on flexibility, muscular imbalances, stability, and strength. With personalised attention, we guide you towards achieving your fitness goals correctly and effectively.

Client Focus

At Macquarie Physiotherapy, our client-focused approach extends to educating clients on long-term injury management through personal exercise programs. We ensure clients understand the purpose and benefits of each exercise, presented in an easy-to-understand manner that can be integrated into their everyday movements, fostering independence and sustainable health outcomes.


What is Exercise Physiology, and how can it benefit me?

Exercise Physiology is a specialised healthcare field focusing on using exercise as therapy. These professionals are well-versed in human anatomy, exercise science, and its effects on health. They create personalised exercise programs to assist clients in reaching health goals, managing chronic illnesses, and enhancing overall well-being, making them essential partners in achieving optimal health and fitness. Achieve Exercise Physiology with Macquarie Physiotherapy.  

Are Exercise Physiology services suitable for people with specific health conditions?

Active Exercise Physiology services are highly beneficial for individuals with various specific health conditions. Exercise Physiologists are particularly skilled in designing tailored exercise programs to address multiple health concerns, including musculoskeletal conditions such as joint pain, muscle strains, and post-surgical rehabilitation. Exercise programs aid in recovery and prevent future injuries by focusing on improving strength, flexibility, and mobility.

  • For those with neurological conditions like Parkinson’s disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, or spinal cord injuries, Exercise Physiologists develop customised exercise plans to enhance mobility, balance, coordination, and overall function, improving quality of life.

  • Exercise is crucial in managing cardiovascular conditions like heart disease, hypertension, and peripheral artery disease. Exercise Physiologists prescribe safe and effective cardiovascular exercises to improve heart health, reduce risk factors, and enhance cardiovascular fitness.


  • Individuals with respiratory conditions such as asthma, COPD, or cystic fibrosis benefit from Exercise Physiologists’ guidance on exercises that improve lung function, enhance breathing techniques, and increase endurance.


  • Exercise is also a powerful tool in managing diabetes, as Exercise Physiologists design personalised exercise programs that help regulate blood sugar levels, improve insulin sensitivity, and promote weight management.


  • Exercise Physiologists create comprehensive plans for weight loss goals incorporating cardio, strength training, and lifestyle modifications.


  • Exercise also plays a pivotal role in managing osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Exercise Physiologists develop targeted programs to increase bone density, strengthen muscles, improve joint function, and reduce associated pain.
What kind of programs do Exercise Physiologists in Lake Macquarie offer?

Exercise Physiologists in Newcastle offer a variety of specialised programs that cater to diverse needs and preferences. At Macquarie Exercise Centre, classes include Living Longer Living Stronger sessions focused on balance, fall prevention, and strength conditioning, open to all at affordable rates. Core Strength Classes at the Gateshead Clinic emphasise core strength and flexibility with Pilates-style exercises, catering to different schedules and even offering men-only sessions. Additionally, Stretch and Flexibility Classes at the Macquarie Exercise Centre provide gentle whole-body stretches ideal for maintaining or increasing flexibility, particularly beneficial for post-operative patients. Diabetes specific group exercise class.


With options ranging from balance and strength training to core conditioning and flexibility, individuals can find suitable programs tailored to their specific goals and requirements. Contact us today to book your appointment and start your journey towards improved health and well-being.

Can I access Exercise Physiology services in Lake Macquarie through my health insurance or GP referral?

For those with health fund cover we have a HiCaps machine for easy, on the sport claiming. We accept GP referrals for DVA, work cover, CTP, and EPC programs.

Do you have pain right now?

Whether you have an injury, you’ve just had surgery or you’re suffering from niggling or chronic pain, our physios can help.

Other Services:

Massage Therapy

If you suffer from neck, shoulder, back or leg pain, massage can help. We offer therapeutic massage techniques to relieve tight muscles and stiff joints. Our experienced massage therapists also give practical advice and tips on maintaining good musculo-skeletal health.

Exercise Physiologist

An initial assessment records your medical history, gauges activity level & capacity. We design an exercise program based on your goals. Your Exercise Physiologist will run through the program with you, to make sure your technique is correct. You can continue your program at home or in the gym, and we’ll review your progress. 

Core Physiotherapy

These physiotherapist-run exercise classes focus on strength and flexibility for good posture and life-long wellness. Including mat work and Pilates-style exercises, we have classes throughout the week at various locations. See times here.

Manual Therapy

Our physiotherapists know when to get hands-on and manually manipulate joints and muscles. Mobilisation helps promote the healing process of the affected soft tissues.


Exercising in water provides buoyancy, support and a feeling of being weightless. You can move more freely as you build strength and flexibility. Hydrotherapy sessions are held at Valentine Pool.

Casting & Splints

Depending on the injury, we may need to stabilise or mobilise tissues or joints for them to heal effectively. We also have vast experience with waterproof casts, custom-made orthotics, taping & bracing.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is used to reduce pain and restore function through the release of myofascial trigger points in muscle.

Rehabilitation Programs

If you’ve suffered an injury or had a surgical procedure, we can design a rehabilitation program to get you back to full strength.

Living Longer Living Stronger Classes

Macquarie Exercise Centre

Tues 11am – Balance & Fall Prevention
Fri 1pm – Strength & Conditioning

 $10/class and $85 for Initial Assessment

These 60 minute classes are open to everyone! Give us a call today so that we can book you in for an appointment.

Core Strength Classes

Gateshead Clinic

Mon 5.30pm, 6.30pm (Men Only)
Wed 10am
Thurs 10am, 4.45pm, 6pm, 7.15pm
Fri 10am

$18/class or 10 for $150

These 60 minute classes focus on core strength and flexibility, including Pilates-style exercises with standing and floor work.

Stretch and Flexibility Classes

Macquarie Exercise Centre

Tuesday 8.30am


These 60 minute classes involve a gentle whole-body stretch in a variety of positions. For anyone wanting to maintain or increase flexibility. Ideal for post-op patients.

Macquarie Exercise Centre

The Exercise Centre has the equipment and the qualified, experienced staff you need to help you to get the best out of every workout.

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Belmont Practice

14 Macquarie St
Belmont, 2280

P: 02 4945 4622


Gateshead Practice

1 Skyline Way
Gateshead, 2290

P: 02 4942 1322


Glendale Practice

Suite 1, 342 Lake Rd
Glendale, 2285

P: 02 4954 8738


Exercise Centre

1 Skyline Way
Gateshead, 2290

P: 02 4942 1622


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