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Bindu Sharma

Bindu Sharma is a qualified Exercise Physiologist and consults from the UFS Medical practice at Doveton Street in Ballarat.

Bindu completed exercise physiology in 2017. She has an interest in working with people who have chronic pain, osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal injuries, neurological and cardiorespiratory concerns.

Bindu has a particular interest in working with our ageing population who may have chronic pain or balance issues. She is committed to working with this patient group to maximise functional ability to improve independence and reduce falls risk.

Exercise Physiologists specialise in clinical exercise interventions for people with a broad range of health issues. Bindu has worked in the industry for the last seven years as an overseas qualified physiotherapist and has undertaken further studies in the field of exercise physiology. Her special interest is in weight loss management and chronic disease management. She has worked with many clients, assisting them with the following conditions and issues:

  • Cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases
  • Neurological conditions- Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease,  Multiple Sclerosis, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Cerebral Palsy
  • Diabetes
  • osteoporosis
  • cancer
  • arthritis
  • Musculoskeletal conditions-Low back pain, shoulder pain, tendinopathy, sprains, Knee joint and ankle joint pain.
  • Weight loss
  • Post-operative clients with laminectomy, total knee replacement, and total hip replacement.
  • Exercise prescription for chronic disease management

Bindu can see Work cover, TAC, DVA and EPC clients.

Bindu graduated in 2018 and outside of work, she is a mother of two children who enjoys travelling, walking and spending time with her kids.

Initial consultation: $100
Short consultation: $70
Review consultation: $85

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are allied health professionals who specialise in the delivery of exercise and lifestyle therapies for the prevention and management of chronic diseases, injury and disability.

Exercise Physiologists commonly assist patients with the following conditions: 

  • Aches and pains (including arthritis, knee pain, hip pain, lower back pain, plantar fasciitis, shoulder pain, headaches)
  • Injuries (including falls, workplace injuries or sports related)
  • Enhanced surgical rehabilitation (and ‘prehab’) including orthopaedic and cardiac procedures
  • Mental health conditions (including using exercise to treat anxiety and depression)
  • Chronic conditions (including diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, chronic fatigue syndrome {Myalgic Encephalomyelitis} )
  • Cardiovascular conditions (including hypertension {high blood pressure}, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease)
  • Neurological conditions (including Parkinson’s Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke and Multiple Sclerosis)

Exercise physiologists are recognised by most private health insurers and can also assist with the following:

  • Medicare plans (EPC / TCA / CDMP)
  • WorkCover injuries and return to work
  • TAC
  • NDIS
  • Workplace ergonomics and safe manual handling
  • DVA Health Cards (Gold and White) are accepted as payment upon a GP referral