WHAT IS CLINICAL EXERCISE?
Clinical exercise is a personalised and tailored program to help you recover from an injury, achieve your health goals, and stay injury-free. A clinical exercise session can use different equipment including reformers, trapeze tables, weights, kettlebells, TRX, resistance bands, and floor-based exercises.
Our Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiology Clinical Exercise sessions are a form of exercise that specifically addresses improving ‘core stability’, increasing flexibility and enhancing body awareness and posture. By building your ‘core stability’ or ‘core strength’ you can decrease your susceptibility to injuries and reduce the length of an injury.
At Kogarah Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic our Clinical Exercise Sessions are designed and implemented by a qualified physiotherapist and accredited exercise physiologist.
This means that we utilise the concepts of Physio & EP based exercises to implement a personalised program for our clients. This takes into consideration improving one’s posture and ability to perform day-to-day activities, whilst managing the risk of developing musculoskeletal conditions.
Benefits of Clinical Exercise Sessions:
- Increased flexibility
- Improved posture
- Increased core stability
- Injury prevention
- Improved athletic performance
- Improved balance and co-ordination
PHYSIO & EP EXERCISE CLASS ASSESSMENT
A Clinical Exercise Session assessment is necessary before beginning classes to ensure that the physiotherapist or accredited exercise physiologist is aware of any relevant medical or injury history, and to discuss your goals and teach you how to activate your muscles properly. This includes a thorough musculoskeletal screening to allow us to target your program to your specific needs. Your program is then designed and training begins using the Physio equipment.
PHYSIO & EP EXERCISE ONE-ON-ONE
Personalised sessions with an instructor are available for individuals who feel that they require greater supervision to perform their program correctly.
CLINICAL EXERCISE SESSION
Clinical Exercise Sessions are run by a physiotherapist and accredited exercise physiologist and utilise the trapeze table, reformer, balance boards, fit balls and mat work. Sessions run for 60 minutes, and given the need for feedback and supervision, have a maximum of five people per class. Each person in the class is performing their individual program designed by the instructor.
Due to the precise nature of the exercises we require you to perform at least two one-on-one sessions (including your assessment) before entering a class.
CLINICAL EXERCISE SESSION TIMETABLE
Click here to view the Clinical Exercise Session timetable.
OUR INSTRUCTORS & STUDIO
Our sessions are run by our Accredited Exercise Physiologist Amelia and our Physiotherapist Noellin.
The studio is located on the mezzanine level of our clinic. The studio is filled with natural light due to the existing architecture of the church, allowing for a naturally warm but private workout space and relief from the daily grind.
Our Studio is a fully equipped studio utilising professional Stott Pilates equipment including Reformers, Cadillac, Wunda Chairs (Stability Chairs), Arc Barrel, Swiss Balls, Foam Rollers, Magic Circles, Resistance Bands, Chi-Balls, foam mats, and many more.
HOW DOES CLINICAL EXERCISE WORK?
Physiotherapy treatment and rehab programs often include clinical exercise to retrain and restore optimal musculoskeletal function. Clinical exercise promotes healthy neuromuscular movement patterns that alleviate pain and prevent injury—while improving body awareness, muscle balance, movement control, strength and flexibility.
IS A REFERRAL REQUIRED?
No referral is required to see a physiotherapist or accredited exercise physiologist for an initial assessment or to attend a clinical exercise class.
CAN I CLAIM THIS SERVICE AS AN EXTRA ON MY HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY?
Attending an initial assessment with a physiotherapist or accredited exercise physiologist could allow you to claim private health insurance rebates on your subsequent clinical exercise sessions.