Exercise Programs

Physiotherapists are trained to do more than simply help you recover from injuries or muscle pain. We’re trained to deliver targeted and skilled Exercise and Fitness Programs. These programs include the Good Living with Arthritis: Denmark (GLA:D) program, Exercise Physiology, Strength & Conditioning and Fitness Programs. Why? Because it’s not just elite athletes who can and will benefit from these programs, they help everyday people live better lives by improving their fitness, strength and flexibility. 

EXERCISE PROGRAMS

Physiotherapists are trained to do more than simply help you recover from injuries or muscle pain. We’re trained to deliver targeted and skilled Exercise and Fitness Programs. These programs include the Good Living with Arthritis: Denmark (GLA:D) program, Exercise Physiology, Strength & Conditioning and Fitness Programs. Why? Because it’s not just elite athletes who can and will benefit from these programs, they help everyday people live better lives by improving their fitness, strength and flexibility. 

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

AEP’s possess extensive knowledge, skills and experience in clinical exercise delivery.

An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) is a University qualified Allied Health Professional who specialises in the delivery of exercise and lifestyle programs for healthy individuals and those with chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities.

They provide health modification counselling for people with chronic disease and injury, with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change. When it comes to the prescription of exercise, they are the most qualified professionals in Australia

Accredited Exercise Physiologists are the experts in prescribing the right exercises to help manage your chronic disease, help you recover from surgery or injury, or help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

AEP’s can help treat or manage a range of conditions including, but not limited to:

  • Diabetes and pre-diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Obesity
  • Cancer
  • Depression and mental health conditions
  • Arthritis and Osteoporosis
  • Chronic respiratory disease and Asthma
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Chronic pain

STRENGTH PROGRAMS

There are many misconceptions that strength training is just for elite athletes.

Here at Enhance Physiotherapy we provide strength programs to people from all walks of life who are looking to improve their strength.

Whether you are just looking to stay fit, are a recreational sportsperson or an elite athlete, you can benefit from strength training. During a strength assessment your movement and function will be assessed to aid us in developing a program suited to you. The overall aim is to improve your strength and function, to reduce pain symptoms and improve your overall quality of life.

More specifically strength training can assist in developing your speed, agility, power and flexibility specific to your sport, activity or in everyday life. It is well known that strength training can also aid in decreasing your risk of developing any injuries by improving your overall muscular strength.

GLA:D Program

The goals of the GLA:D program are to increase strength, control and endurance for tasks in the affected joints.

Stemming from almost 2 decades of research, the Good Living with Arthritis: Denmark (GLA:D) program is an internationally acclaimed program that delivers the most up-to-date and evidence-based treatment and management of hip and knee osteoarthritis. The GLA:D program was first designed and delivered in Denmark, where it is now a primary program to be undertaken prior to investigating surgical options for joint replacements.   

The foundations of the GLA:D program are based on educationexercise and weight control. This was also reflected by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2018, when they updated their arthritis management guidelines to include education, exercise and weight control as the primary methods of managing osteoarthritis. 

The goals of the program are to increase strength, control and endurance for tasks in the affected joints.  This often leads to increased functional ability and decreased pain levels.  This is achieved through educating you about how arthritis affects your body and providing a 6-week exercise program that includes twice weekly gym sessions tailored to your current functional capacity.  We will also advise you on potential programs that are available for weight loss, which could be fully funded by your private health insurance.    

FITNESS PROGRAMS

There is often a misconception that you only need to see a physiotherapist when you have an injury. However, this is not the case, our fitness programs can be tailored to any individual with any goal.

At Enhance Physiotherapy we offer both physiotherapy and exercise physiology (see out exercise physiology tab for more info!) services. Our physiotherapy and exercise physiology staff are all trained to provide fitness programs to assist you in achieving your goals.

Alongside specialising in exercise prescription and rehabilitation, our staff are also experts in motivating you to be active and assisting you with managing any coexisting injuries or conditions you may have.

Our team at Enhance Physiotherapy are dedicated to working with you as an individual to determine what may be stopping you from keeping active and developing an individualised program that can make achieving your fitness goals easier.

How Can We Help You

At Enhance Physiotherapy we understand that different conditions and injuries require different methods to help resolve them. For this reason, we offer additional specialty physiotherapy services to help with certain conditions.

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