Empowering Optimal Health & Performance in Rural Communities

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About Us

 OUR VISION

To empower optimal health and performance in rural communities within the Riverina and Central West of NSW.

 OUR MISSION

To provide rural residents access to clinical exercise physiology treatment within 30 minutes travel on a weekly basis within the Northern Riverina and Southern Central West of NSW.

 OUR VALUES

– We are honest and ethical.
– We stick to our word.
– We try our best. Always.
– We don’t stop!
– We treat our patients like family.
– We love having fun ☺

Our Services

Appointments

If you would like an appointment, you can call 02 5301 6585 and select your closest location or enter your details below on the online contact page, and one of our team members will contact you to arrange a suitable appointment time shortly.

Private Clients

If you have private health cover you may be eligible to claim a rebate for Exercise Physiology, depending on your type of cover. Each Private Health Insurer is different, and therefore the benefits available will vary. Please contact your insurer if this is important to you.

Consultations

Initial appointments are typically 45 minutes in duration, whilst 30 minutes is given to subsequent appointments. For patients seeing us through a WorkCover claim or the NDIS, we will usually require 60 minutes. 

Medicare Patients

Patients presenting with a Chronic/Complex Condition or who have Type 2 Diabetes may be eligible for a rebate under Medicare if you are referred by your General Practitioner with a specific referral. 

In order to help you get the best treatment possible and see you for a consult longer than the 20 minutes that Medicare reimburse us for, we charge a small gap fee. Please contact us for more information should you need it.

Veteran’s Affairs 

We service patients under Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) with eligible GOLD or WHITE card
Empowered Healthcare provides Exercise Physiology services to eligible War Veterans and War Widows. Entitled Veterans can be referred for Exercise Physiology sessions by their General Practitioner with a D904 referral form. Your GP will explain why you are being referred, but in brief:

  • Gold Card holders are entitled to clinically necessary treatment covered by DVA’s health care arrangements for all health conditions.
  • White Card holders are entitled to clinically necessary treatment for certain accepted conditions/disability

Our treatment plans are all safe and supported by evidence based practice to ensure that you are making positive changes to your health.

NDIS

Motion as Medicine practitioners commit to the wellbeing of all their clients, and have a reputation for being open, honest and empathetic, especially with those patients with disabilities. The National Disability Insurance Scheme was developed to provide long term, effective care, and we share the same goal. We understand the difficulties of NDIS planning, preparation and budgeting. So we take pride in giving our participants on the NDIS full access to our team on the phone, via e-mail or in person to plan goals, sessions and ensure our treatment is extremely beneficial to their function and quality of life. We currently see NDIS participants who are plan managed or self-managed. For more information and to ask any questions about our work with people with disabilities, please call us on (02) 5301 6585.

WorkCover/CTP

We provide Work Conditioning programs to assist injured workers to return to full duties at home and at work, to their optimal capacity.

We provide one-on-one care in the initial phases of treatment to educate and develop an appropriate, goal orientated, functional program. As the patient progresses, more independence is promoted to ensure greater self-management whilst under our guidance to set them up with the best possible long term management for their workplace injury.

If you are interested in our Workers Compensation or CTP programs, please discuss a referral with your Nominated Treating Doctor (NTD) or give our friendly team a call on (02) 5301 6585 to find out more.

Brett Causer
Founder/Manager/
AEP

Brett is a country boy at heart, born and bred in the tiny village of Quandialla, NSW. He founded Motion as Medicine to fill a huge gap in health care within rural locations, in particular the lack of high quality, clinical exercise physiology services. After very successful teenage years in both cricket and rugby league, Brett assumed his future would lie in professional sports.

More details...
As part of the St George-Illawarra Dragons set-up, Brett’s world came crashing down at the tender age of 19 when he was forced into premature retirement due to serious back and neck injuries. To make matters worse, he went on to develop a whole body chronic pain syndrome over the preceding years, meaning everyday life can be a physical struggle. Thankfully he manages his health and conditions very well through targeted, individualised and evidence-based exercise, but that is not to say it’s easy.

Brett is a highly knowledgeable, empathetic and skilful practitioner who loves nothing more than assisting his patients achieve what they thought was impossible! He is competent in all areas of exercise rehabilitation, however specialises in chronic back pain, cardiac/respiratory rehabilitation and athletic performance. Brett’s patients love his empathy, honesty, hardworking nature and his “attempts” at being funny! Brett’s interests include sports, health, cooking (and EATING) and catching up with his family.

Qualifications:
– Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation) (2013)

– Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education (PDHPE) (2011)

– Graduate Certificate in Health and Physical Education (2011)

– Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science) (2010)

Other Training/Education:
– Respiratory Muscle Training and Airway Clearance Techniques (2014)

– Cardiovascular Clinical Exercise for AEPs: A case-based approach (2016)

– Functional Movement Assessment for Injury Prevention (2017)

– Level 1: Applied Strength, Power & Speed Workshop (2017)

– Real-Time Run Analysis and Functional Rehabilitation (2017)

– MAT Assessment and Treatment Course (2018)

– Managing Tendinopathies (2019)

– EX-MED Cancer Online PD (2010)

Kael Agattau
Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP)

Kael joined us from Wollongong in 2019 after graduating from the highly regarded clinical exercise phyisology program at the University of Wollongong. He is super passionate about our team and always ready to help our rural communities, as he too was raised in a small town. However, this small town was on the other side of the world in Italy!

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Kael is interested and competent in all areas of clinical practice, but nominates neurological rehabilitation, spinal cord injuries and disabilities as his preferred areas of specialisation, particularly those participants needing to get the most out of their NDIS plans. He has a very analytical mind and a soft, empathetic disposition, which is a winning combintation to be a superstar practitioner. On top of that, his work ethic is second to none and he moves heaven and earth to get what his patient needs!

In his spare time, Kael likes to spend the day with his lovely wife Avi. He also enjoys completing resistance training and he loves to learn!

Kael resides in Cootamundra and is our leading AEP at our clinics in Cootamundra, Gundagai and Young.

Qualifications
– Bachelor of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation (2018)

Other Training/Education:
– Post-operative management following common othropaedic hip surgeries (2019).

– Mastering Lower Limb Tendinopathy (2020).

We love welcoming EXCELLENT people and FANTASTIC AEP’s into our team. If you fit this criteria and love rural NSW, send our team an e-mail. You might be just the person we are looking for cool 

brett@motionasmedicine.com.au

Consulting throughout the Riverina
and Central West, NSW Australia

Phone: (02) 5301 6585

mail@motionasmedicine.com.au

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