Clinical Strength

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At ME Physio, we offer Clinical Strength and Conditioning programs designed to challenge you and get healthier and stronger. 

Our Clinical Strength and Conditioning programs utilise the principles of resistance training and progressive overload to assist in building your strength and fitness. Our physiotherapists will develop an individualised program designed to address your strength and functional fitness needs. 

Our Clinical Strength and Conditioning programs at ME Physio use our onsite gym and equipment including dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells, medicine balls and Y-bells. 

Common conditions that Clinical Strength and Conditioning can benefit at ME Physio include: 

  • Low back pain 
  • Shoulder pain 
  • Post-operative rehabilitation after surgery 
  • Osteoporosis or osteopenia 

At ME Physio, our Clinical Strength and Conditioning is run and supervised only by physiotherapists who have undertaken further training and education in strength and fitness. Our programs are tailored for you regardless  of whether you are currently exercising or have never exercised. Our physiotherapists will ensure you focus on correct technique to get maximum benefit out of your programs and ensure you do it safely. You can be assured that having the benefit of a physiotherapist assist with your Clinical Strength and Conditioning program means that you will be provided with the most beneficial and challenging exercise program to get you healthier, happier and stronger.  

We currently have an extensive timetable offering more than 30 sessions per week. Sessions are available at ME Physio individually or in a small group up to 4 people. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Clinical Strength?

Clinical Strength and Conditioning is a program specifically designed and tailored for your individual needs by a trained physiotherapist. Strength training has been shown to be crucial regardless of age or medical history. Our programs can be designed specifically as part of your treatment and rehabilitation or to compliment your general strength and fitness.

Following a thorough assessment, your physiotherapist is able to prescribe and recommend exercise that are specific for you and your needs based on your injury, injury history and relevant medical history.

Why is strength training important?

Strength and resistance training has been shown to be crucial in the management of a number of musculoskeletal conditions including osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and back pain. Recent research has also highlighted the benefits of resistance training for neurological conditions such as dementia, alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease and stroke.

Regardless of your medical history or age, our muscle mass has been shown to gradually decrease from the age of 30. Completing resistance and strength training has been shown to reduce the rate of muscle mass loss.

Our physiotherapists at ME Physio are able to introduce and tailor a program for you regardless of your medical history or exercise history. You will be able to utilise our onsite gym and specially tailored equipment.

How often should you do Clinical Strength?

Whilst Clinical Strength should be done at least twice a week, your program will be tailored and individualised based on what you need to address but your program takes into consideration all your physical activities and exercise throughout the week. 

Current recommendations for strength and conditioning guidelines recommend to complete at least two to three sessions per week. Your physiotherapist at ME Physio is best placed to discuss how often you should do Clinical Strength to get maximum benefit.  

Can I claim my Clinical Strength appointment on Private Health insurance?

Given that our physiotherapists at ME Physio supervise and program your Clinical Strength program – you are able to claim Clinical Strength on Private Health Insurance extras.

We are able to claim on-the-spot using HICAPs when you bring your card to your appointment. Where required or for prepaid packs, our team will provide you with a receipt with all details that will assist in claiming your Clinical Strength through your private health insurer after the date of service.

I’ve never exercised before, how do I start?

As our programs are individually tailored, our physiotherapists will be able to design a program regardless of whether you have exercised before. Whether that involves using equipment or even your body weight, our physiotherapists are experts at developing a program specifically for you.

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Last week our team celebrated another great year. 

Whilst Melbourne’s weather had its own plans, we were still determined to keep with the theme of ‘Italian Summer’. We let our hair down to master the art of mixology 🍸🍹followed by an Italian feast. Friday morning Run Club with the team. Practicing what we preach!

Staying stronger, healthier and happier. This time last week, our team was nervously completing their final preparations for @melbmara . 

Congratulations to our physiotherapists and ME community who ran on the day.

Dilen and Michael completed their first marathons. Abbey and Lizzie smashed out their first half. Last Sunday, our team headed down to see our own Matt Warren win a premiership in the VAFA Premier Men’s Competition. Last week our team dedicated a full day to professional development and team building. At ME Physio we pride ourselves on collaboration to put you at the centre of everything we do. 

Our team covered the latest treatments for back pain, financial well-being and finished off the day with salsa dancing. 

Many thanks to our guests including James Schomburgk from @the2ndvisitphysio , Financial Planners Tony Vikram & Cameron Bishop and the @salsafoundation At ME Physio, our focus is on helping you get stronger so that you can keep doing the things you love.

For Tony and Joan, healthier and stronger is being able to navigate the iconic Coast to Coast Walk in the UK! We recently had the pleasure of hosting Elise Bujor from Women’s & Men’s Health Physiotherapy to discuss women’s health issues across the lifespan. 

Our team pride themselves on staying up to date to ensure you’re able to stay healthier, happier and stronger. Huge milestones over the past few weeks with both Tom and Jude from @delasallefc doing their first bit of running in their rehab. 

Tom is on the return from an ankle dislocation whilst Jude is putting in the hard work following a knee reconstruction. Last week our team enjoyed some friendly rivalry at the footy. 

With finals around the corner, some of our team can now safely make holidays plans for September. We recently had the pleasure of hosting the podiatry team from @sespodiatry. 

Our physiotherapists Michael and Abbey presented on rehabilitation following Achilles surgical repair and ankle surgery. Last weekend some of our team got together to complete the 10 km run @runmelbourne. There was no finish line picture as some were keen to run another 15 km!

Whilst running wasn’t for some - brunch was well received by everyone. Shoulder impingement can be incredibly frustrating and painful. 

Tony has been working closely with our physiotherapists Vernon and Dilen to get on top of his shoulder pain. His treatment plan has included hands-on physiotherapy and individualised exercises in our hydrotherapy and strength programs.

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