Injury Management & Rehab
Central Performance provides one of the leading exercise physiology services in Sydney. Our accredited exercise physiologists are a vital link between our rehab & fitness/sports performance programs. They restore your body’s ideal movement patterns so that you can recover from injury & increase physical performance. They help you build a solid foundation for a safe return to normal daily activities as well as higher-intensity exercise & sports.
Can an Exercise Physiologist help me?
- Have you suffered from an injury & need to rebuild your strength & mobility?
- Do you want to prevent or manage recurrent or chronic problems?
- Are you feeling apprehensive about returning to sport after an injury?
- Maybe you have postural issues?
- Perhaps you are recovering from surgery?
- Do you need an exercise program to help prevent or manage diabetes, cardiovascular (heart and lung) disease, or to lose weight?
Exercise Physiology will help you to;
- assess, analyse & understand movement problems that have contributed to your current injury & increase your risk of future pain or problems
- fully restore your strength, mobility & stability using a personalised exercise program
- prevent & manage chronic injury or disease by identifying the background causative factors that are contributing to them
- correct posture problems by assessing & correcting patterns of muscle imbalance & ergonomics
- recover from surgery with a structured personalised exercise program
What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?
An Accredited Exercise Physiologist is a clinical exercise specialist. They are university degree qualified health professionals who are experts in using exercise to treat musculoskeletal & other health conditions. Research clearly proves that supervised structured exercise plays an essential role in the management of many conditions including;
- spinal (back & neck) pain
- sports injuries, sprains & strains
- shoulder, hip & knee pain
- other conditions including diabetes, weight management & cardiovascular disease
Your First Exercise Physiology session – the Biomechanical Assessment
In your initial consultation your exercise physiologist will talk with you to understand your current health & establish goals for your rehab. They will identify the underlying cause of your condition using cutting-edge video analysis & movement screens like the Functional Movement Systems (FMS/SFMA) to highlight movement imbalances & clarify your priorities for correction. They will help you understand how these imbalances are impacting your movement & contributing to your problems, then design a personalised exercise program to correct them.
Your Exercise Physiology Program
For your convenience we offer a flexible range of exercise physiology programs;
- individual one-on-one sessions
- semi-private & small group exercise classes
- functional core stability & strength classes
- dynamic fitness & sports performance classes
- kettlebell training programs (Certified StrongFirst Kettlebell Coach)
You do not need a doctor’s referral to see our exercise physiologists
No doctor’s referral is required for any of our private services at Central Performance. However, if you have already seen your doctor & have a written referral, or if you already have any x-rays or other scan results, please bring these along to your first appointment.
On-the-spot health fund rebates
All of our exercise physiologists are fully accredited with all health funds, & for your convenience we provide on-the-spot health fund claims through the HICAPS system. If you are in a private health fund please bring your card along with you.
The only time you will need a referral from your doctor is if you are being treated through Workers’ Compensation, Enhanced Primary Care, Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) or Compulsory Third Party Insurance after a car accident. In these instances, please bring your GP referral as well as the insurance details or your DVA card.
How do you get started?
“We know of no single intervention with greater promise than physical exercise to reduce the risk of virtually all chronic diseases simultaneously”
Booth et al, Journal of Applied Physiology, 2000.