Exercise Assessment (Screening)
All of our Physiotherapy Clinical Pilates programs have input from our Accredited Exercise Physiologist. This assessment includes:
- Identification of chronic health conditions that may affect our exercise prescription.
- Baseline health measures (blood pressure, heart rate, activity levels, previous exercise experience).
- Sub-maximal baseline cardiovascular testing to monitor your body’s response to exercise.
- Goal setting and clarification regarding the targets of your exercise program.
- Advice regarding appropriate warm-ups and cool-downs
- Advice regarding appropriate stretching for your particular injury and exercise program
The purpose of this assessment is to:
- Ensure you are safe to exercise and will not be placed at any risk throughout the program.
- Identify flags that we can address prior to beginning the exercise program
- Help you understand the reasoning behind the program and why we need to exercise for rehabilitation
- Ensure you are getting the most complete and holistic program to restore and improve function.
- Identify other components of health and fitness that could be addressed during the program.
- Clarify any questions or concerns you may have about the program.
As you progress through your program, there will be opportunities to have a review with the Exercise Physiologist and Physiotherapist to monitor your improvement and adjust exercises as needed.
Strength and Conditioning
Upon restoration of function and reduction of symptoms following musculoskeletal injury, our Accredited Exercise Physiologist can design and implement an ongoing strength and conditioning program. This program can be used to:
- Address any muscular imbalances that may be the root cause of your injury
- Reduce the risk of re-injury in the same area or other parts of the body
- Increase muscular strength, power, endurance
- Assist in the management of any chronic health conditions
- Improve cardiovascular and respiratory function
- Assist in weight loss
- Help you to reach your functional potential or improve performance in a particular sport or activity
For more information on our strength and conditioning services, Click here.