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Introducing Allied Health Partner Dave Hagger

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Doctor To You proudly introduces Dave Hagger, Brisbane based Exercise Physiologist.

Doctor To You sees the need for patients to have access to allied health professionals to help them manage chronic disease and diabetes, together with outstanding people like Dave, we can help people manage their conditions and reach their full potential, allowing them to live the life they deserve.

Dave has the highest level of accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and specialises in rehabilitation and management of chronic diseases and injuries. Some of the most common conditions he works with include diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, cancer, arthritis, low back pain and chronic fatigue.


"Did you know that under the Enhanced Primary Care model from Medicare you could be eligible for up to five allied health professional sessions if you have a GP referral. Doctor To You can provide a referral to Dave or any of our other allied health partners."

Originally from Nottinghamshire in England, Dave emigrated to Australia in 2005. He became an Australian citizen in 2011 and lives in Brisbane with his wife and two children. Dave isnt just a work-acholic, he also loves going on rainforest walks, playing on the beach and going for runs through parklands. He even plays the bass guitar in local bands and writes his own music.

"I believe that my down-to-earth approach and friendly personality encourages people to regard the use of exercise and physical movement with renewed enthusiasm". Say Dave, and we tend to agree, he is a tender and kind character that gets you motivated and ready to improve your health for good! 

What is an Exercise Physiologist? 

Exercise Physiologists (AEP's) are allied health professionals specialising in the delivery of exercise for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries. AEPs provide support for patients with conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, mental health problems, cancer, arthritis, pulmonary disease and more. AEPs are eligible to register with Medicare Australia, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and WorkCover and are recognised by most private health insurers.

You might see an AEP to help you

  • overcome persisting pain caused by injury or overuse
  • improve your heart health
  • rehabilitate following a cardiac event
  • control your diabetes
  • prevent pre-diabetes from progressing to full diabetes
  • improve your recovery following cancer treatment
  • improve your general health and wellbeing. 
  • AEPs also provide training in safe manual handling; perform functional assessments; carry out sub-maximal and maximal fitness tests; perform body composition tests and musculoskeletal assessments; and provide lifestyle education to help people manage their health conditions.
Exercise Physiologists are allied health professionals, providing exercise and lifestyle therapies for the prevention and management of chronic disease, injury and disability.

Exercise Physiologists vs. Personal Trainer

Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are not Personal Trainers. AEPs are allied-health professionals with Medicare Provider numbers and are trained members of the health and medical sector. Fitness professionals (e.g. personal trainers) are members of the sport and recreation sector.

The Personal Fitness Trainer Qualification (Certificate 4) may be completed in less than 6 weeks of training.
Qualified and insured to design and deliver fitness programs to persons of low risk only

Contact Doctor To You for more information 1300 30 38 34


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