Performance Physio Fitness Health Exercise Physiology has four types services.
- Fitness training – safe, including strengthening weak areas etc
- Chronic Disease Exercise Management
- Athletic Development
Our Exercise Physiologists help you recover from injury, surgery and improve pain by helping you turn on inhibited muscles, improve your movement patterns, strengthen weak areas, improve flexibility and prepare for you during late stage rehabilitation for your return to sport and exercise. During your rehabilitation they can also help you cross train to maintain strength and fitness in all areas of your body while you are injured.
2. Fitness Training:
If you want to do fitness training safely, have your technique closely supervised, strengthen your whole body but pay close attention to key or weak areas and be progressed and pushed to achieve your fitness goals then our Exercise Physiologists are for you.By using our intimate knowledge of your injury, fitness training sessions are designed to protect and strengthen injured areas as well as achieve weight loss, strength gains, increase in flexibility, core stability, postural improvement and health benefits.
Our fitness training is open to all clients not just those with injury concerns. Our initial assessment will allow us to monitor your improvement and stay motivated. We use our knowledge of advanced training techniques to help clients achieve results fast and safely. Technique and appropriate exercise progressions are ensured along with variety and training specific to your goals.
3. Chronic Disease Exercise Management:
Research consistently demonstrates exercise is crucial in the successful management of chronic disease including cancer, diabetes, cardiac, neurological and metabolic diseases. Exercise Physiologists are university trained experts in the prescription and supervision of exercise plans for patients with chronic disease.
4. Athletic Development:
Our Exercise Physiologists run a sport specific athletic development program. This is an opportunity for young athletes to learn how to safely build an athletic, injury free body and prepare physically for competition. The program involves working with athletes on a regular basis to set-up complete sport specific physical training programs. The program begins with a musculoskeletal screening to identify past injuries, areas of weakness and to assess posture, flexibility and core stability.
The Five cornerstones of the Athletic Development Program are as follows:
1. Address Areas of Concern
These are identified in the screening and involves a Prehabilitation Program including flexibility exercises such as stretching, joint range of movement techniques and self massage and trigger points and strengthening exercises to improve posture and core stability.
2. Learn the Technical Fundamentals
For long term success in athletic development, it is imperative that athletes learn the technical fundamentals in the gym. This starts with the core exercises.
3. Appropriate Progressions Based on Readiness
To improve athleticism, programs must be progressed. Progressions can be made in the form of increased resistance, increased range of exercise, altering training overall loads, advanced techniques, increasing complexity of movement or increasing stabilising demands. These progressions can only be made when the athlete is technically sound, psychologically ready and has an appropriate training history/age.
4. Train the Physical Capabilities Required by the Sport
Every sport is different and specificity of training principles to be adhered to. Training should reflect the physiological capacities required by the sport such as strength, power, speed and agility or endurance, the work to rest ratio of the sport and the movement patterns. All young athletes need to build a general base and then become more specific with their training.
5. Evidenced Based
Our programs are based on evidence. The philosophy and programs have been developed by highly qualified and experienced professionals supported by research and years of success with elite athletes.
The long term aim with all athletes is to educate and promote ownership of their own development, so as they age athletes have learnt to train independently.