Hi there! I’m Phoebe Young and I’ve been providing exercise physiology services with Active Ability since June of 2018!
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed immersing myself in the relaxed, beachy lifestyle of Wollongong since buying my first home here in 2017 and love providing our NDIS participants in Wollongong with exercise physiology support.
I spend most of my free time hiking in the local escarpment, surfing or walking my very cheeky dog at many of the beautiful beaches nearby; and in the colder months, you’ll be able to find me snowboarding somewhere on Mt Kosciuszko. I’ve always been an active and ‘outdoorsy’ type of person, playing tennis growing up and now I keep fit by surfing, walking, hiking and going to gym classes. For me, variety and fun are key to enjoying my physical activity, and being active with friends and family is even better!
I’m passionate about helping people with disability to understand how exercise can help them to achieve their personal and NDIS goals. My job is to find for them which types of exercise best suits their individual interests and needs; because there’s nothing more disappointing than forcing yourself through an exercise regime you don’t enjoy! I believe that the most important factors that drive long-term success with an exercise physiology intervention is for me to fully understand your goals and what drives you to meet them, to have great communication and for my clients to have fun during their sessions.
I have experience working with people of all ages (children and adults) and I specialise in working with paediatric developmental disabilities, and adults who have been diagnosed with either a mental illness, intellectual disability and/or a physical disability. Examples of these disabilities include Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, PTSD, Autism, Developmental delay, Down Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Acquired brain injury, Spinal cord injury, Cerebral Palsy and Fibromyalgia.
I provide Active Ability’s mobile exercise physiology services to the Illawarra area of New South Wales. I travel from as far north as Thirroul, to as far south as Shell Cove, including the greater Lake Illawarra area.”
Through the National Disability Insurance Scheme, exercise physiology is a Capacity Building Support that can be funded through either ‘Improved Health and Wellbeing’ or ‘Improved Daily Living Skills’. Active Ability don’t charge for travel, don’t have a waiting list and are not charging the 10% Covid-19 loading.
Do you have funding through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?
Could you do with some support from an exercise physiologist to achieve your goals?