ECU Vario Exercise Clinic

The ECU Vario Exercise Clinic at the Southern Plus Health & Wellness Centre in East Fremantle delivers best practice health and wellness programs, consulting and assessment services to seniors aged 55 and over. Our highly trained and experienced staff are committed to providing the necessary support and elderly health care services to help clients remain independent and living at home, enjoy an active retirement and live their life in full.

 

Our qualified exercise physiologists (EPs) have extensive experience working with the health needs of seniors and offer individual consultations and tailored programs for senior wellness programs, health and care.  The EPs also help clients manage chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, arthritis and lung disease to regain their health and quality of life.

 

Our programs have a multidisciplinary approach to wellness with exercise being our core focus area.

Meet the team

Matt Osman BSc
Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Matt Osman is a clinical exercise physiologist from the School of Medical and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University. Matt specialises in rehabilitation for oncological and neurological conditions. He has worked across a number of projects to date including the Lottery West funded HEROS project and Impact HD project funded by philanthropists Impact100. These projects have involved investigating the effectiveness of multidisciplinary non-pharmaceutical rehabilitation programs to attenuate cognitive decline and brain morphology changes in individuals with Huntington’s disease.

 

Matt has spent the majority of his career as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist at the Exercise Medicine Research Institute – Vario Health Clinic assisting in exercise oncology research studies and implementing innovative, evidence-based exercise rehabilitation programs for individuals affected by cancer.  

 

Kelly McGregor BSc
Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Kelly McGregor, BSc, is a clinical exercise physiologist from the School of Medical and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University. Kelly specialises in rehabilitation for neurological, metabolic, oncological, cardiac and musculoskeletal conditions. She has worked across a number of projects to date including the Lottery West funded HEROS project. This project involved investigating the effectiveness of multidisciplinary non-pharmaceutical rehabilitation programs to attenuate cognitive decline and brain morphology changes in individuals with Huntington’s disease.

 

Kelly has spent the majority of her career as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist at the Exercise Medicine Research Institute – Vario Health Clinic. She assisted in exercise research studies and implemented innovative, evidence-based exercise rehabilitation programs for individuals affected by injury or chronic conditions. Kelly also worked as an exercise physiologist at the Genesis Oncology Clinic and now owns her own Clinic and Health Coaching business.  

 

Dennis Taaffe PhD, DSc, MPH
Profressor of Exercise Gerontology

Dennis Taaffe is a Professorial Fellow and Professor of Exercise Gerontology in the School of Medical and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University and Director of the ECU Survey Research Centre. Dennis is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and Exercise and Sports Science Australia. His research work is in the area of exercise gerontology and exercise oncology.

 

Dennis has been undertaking exercise trials for more than 25 years, predominantly examining the beneficial effects of exercise on the musculoskeletal system and physical function in older adults, and in cancer patients before, during and after treatment. Work to date clearly demonstrates a high degree of residual plasticity remaining in the ageing neuromuscular system, with numerous functional benefits derived as a result of physical training, and beneficial effects of targeted exercise across the cancer continuum.

 

Book in with our team and begin your health and wellness journey with us today.