Have you ever had a problem go away for a while, but then come back?
Do you have a long term issue that just never seems to get better, no matter what treatment you receive?
Are you keen to improve your function and go next-level in your athletic pursuits?
Here at Pinnacle, we’re really good at getting rid of pain, but we’re equally as good at making sure it doesn’t return.
Without retraining after an injury, you’re really just applying a band-aid approach. Utilising a targeted exercise programme designed specifically for you, we can guarantee that you’re much more likely to avoid a recurrence of that problem, and a reduction in the intensity if it does.
Exercise Rehab is a term that encompasses a range of activities designed to achieve the 2nd & 3rd stages of our unique “Repair – Retrain – Maintain” model. For a typical patient, one of our physios will make the initial functional diagnosis to kick off your repair phase. They may work with that patient for a while, or they may bring an exercise physiologist into the mix to manage and advance the programme.
What does an exercise physiologist do?
Where a GP may prescribe medication, an exercise physiologist (EP) prescribes exercises to achieve the goals of their patients. EPs often work closely with other health professionals like physios and chiros to ensure proper rehabilitation takes place.
EPs can help not just with musculoskeletal issues, but also metabolic conditions (eg. diabetes or thyroid disorders), cardiac rehab and weight loss programmes. EP services are covered by all major health funds, as well as Medicare under the CDM (Chronic Disease Management) scheme.
‘Maintain’ – the all-important 3rd stage
Much like a car, your body needs ongoing maintenance. We can help with this in a variety of ways:
- Routine chiro or physio appointments to keep your body functioning optimally
- Ongoing exercise programmes designed by a physio or an EP
- Joining our classes such as Pilates, yoga or strength & conditioning
- Committing to regular gym attendance or self-exercise such as walking, running or cycling
It would be great if we could just apply a quick fix to every injury that walks through our doors. Whilst it’s true that we can get rid of a lot of issues very quickly, the reality is that the process that led to that injury happening in the first place has generally taken place over years, even decades.
Retraining your body to reverse that process and learn new, better movement patterns and improve strength is one of the hallmark features of our care here at Pinnacle.