What are Clinical Strength classes?
Small group classes of up to 6 participants run by a physiotherapist with Strength & Conditioning (S&C) training. The classes use functional and free weight equipment to address the specific needs and goals for each individual in the class. Each individual in the class has their own specific program as determined by their goals & initial assessment with the physiotherapist, which is monitored closely and progressed by the physio each session. The classes are claimable on private health insurance under group physiotherapy.
Who is Clinical Strength suitable for?
- Injury or pain management
- Rehab from injury or surgery
- Performance enhancement for sport or activity
- Injury prevention
- Older adults
- General health and fitness
Types of Clinical Strength Classes, and clients we see:
- Adult strength training and Rehab:
For adults >18 with or without a background in resistance training & wanting to incorporate strength training and improve their general health & fitness.
Including strengthening for:
- General strength programs: for healthy adults without injuries, with or without specific goals.
- Performance: for sport or activity
- Rehabilitation: Supervised and specific exercise rehabilitation following an injury or to prevent injury.
- Older adult strength training: for management of conditions such as shoulder, spinal, knee or hip osteoarthritis, osteoporosis (bone density), falls and balance
- Youth strength training:
Suitable for 10-18 yr olds who would like to improve athletic performance, work on injury prevention & injury management or rehabilitation. Incorporating strength, flexibility, balance, stability, plyometrics (jumping, take-off) power and speed training.
Programs can be tailored to suit performance, rehab and/or specific stages of training (eg pre/mid/post-season).
How do I join?
All participants firstly need to have a Clinical Assessment with one of our physiotherapists. During this session, the physiotherapist will undertake a comprehensive subjective history and physical examination, and from there devise an individualised program for you. This program will form the basis from which the physiotherapist will build your strength, flexibility and other health goals from during the classes.
How often and for how long do I need to undertake classes?
At least twice a week for at least eight weeks is the recommended minimum frequency and time frame for developing meaningful changes in muscle strength and movement patterns. We recommend 2-3 classes per week for twelve weeks, or combining 2 strength classes with Clinical Exercise and/or yoga classes, for increased flexibility and core stability, in order to maximise the benefits of strength classes with us.
Do I get my own exercise to do at home?
You will be given exercises to complete at home as part of your initial assessment and have access to our world class Strength & Conditioning software to monitor your progress and continue your program at home. For ongoing access to the software, you will need to have an up to date weekly membership.
How much does it cost?
2 Week Introductory Unlimited Classes $80
5 Pack $250
10 Pack $450
1 Classes p.w. $40/wk*
2 Classes p.w. $65/wk*
3 Classes p.w. $85/wk*
Youth Strength & Conditioning Classes
2 Classes p.w. $65/wk (6 weeks) / $60/wk (12 weeks)
3 Classes p.w. $85/wk (6 weeks) / $80/wk (12 weeks)
*min 12 week term via direct debit. See FAQ for more details