Rural Connection Allied Health is an allied health clinic based in Warwick and Toowoomba. We are a growing clinic with two practitioners that specialise in Exercise Physiology. Our practitioners offer both individual and group services from premium gyms in both Toowoomba and Warwick or in the patient’s home, wherever they are most comfortable. 
 

In Warwick, we are extremely happy to be working out of Ironside Industry The gym is a fantastic home base with state of the art, brand new equipment, wheelchair accessibility and plenty of space to move around. In Warwick, our practitioners are pleased to offer at home services in town and surrounding areas including Allora, Killarney and Stanthorpe. 


Our staff all have a connection to the country and have lived all throughout the Darling Downs and Western Queensland before moving to Brisbane to study. Living in the communities we serve is incredibly important to us and we believe that this sets us apart. Our staff all live in your communities, have family in your communities, play sport in your local teams and support local businesses – we know what it is like to live here. One of the reasons we are so passionate is because we have seen firsthand the difference in allied health offerings between city and regional areas and we believe that we can help close the gap.

Exercise Physiology is a relatively new area of Allied Health, particularly when compared to others such as Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy. Accredited Exercise Physiologists, such as our practitioners Harry and Dean, use exercise as a health intervention to help people manage acute, sub-acute or chronic injuries, conditions and disabilities. Exercise interventions can help people managing conditions including cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, musculoskeletal, cancers, kidney, respiratory/pulmonary and mental health conditions. All exercise programs are evidenced-based to provide the largest health benefit to patients and results can be lifechanging. Exercise Physiology fits into the spectrum of Allied Health and Exercise Physiologists happily work alongside Doctors, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Chiropractors and other healthcare practitioners to ensure that your health and wellbeing is well looked after. 


Nearly every condition in the world can be helped by exercise whether by simply assisting in losing weight or by complicated reactions in the body at a physiological level. Our practitioners are especially interested in aiding behavioural change which is especially helpful in managing conditions such as diabetes and a variety of heart conditions. We believe that the more educated people are about their injuries or conditions, the better they are able to manage them and this is primarily done through ongoing patient education.

 

Accredited Exercise Physiologists are there to provide this education to you in language that you understand, they use their knowledge to translate medical jargon into simple and actionable advice. Our practitioners want to expel the myth that exercise is only for certain types of people but it is, instead, for everyone of all shapes and sizes and all ages. Exercise is one of the most effective preventative interventions for all conditions and increased activity levels can be beneficial to everyone.