- STRENGTH & BALANCE PROGRAMS -

PERFECT FOR 55+ AGE GROUP

These programs are for those who need to work on improving their strength and prevent falls, in order to maintain quality of life whilst exercising safely to prevent injuries. 

 

All programs below are 1 on 1 sessions led by an Exercise Physiologist, who specialises in exercise therapy for chronic life changing conditions taking into account your specific goals.

Your session will include an assessment of your body. Your EP will come up with an exercise program for you to do in the clinic, at home, or in the gym. 

You may require follow up sessions depending on your severity as you progress along towards your goal .

Our programs:

  • Joint & Spine

  • Diabetes

  • Bone Strength

  • Healthy Hearts

  • Core & Posture

  • Bulletproof your knees

 
**Claimable under private health insurance if applicable**

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Patrick Hughes

Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Chatswood & North Sydney

"I love interacting with people, exercising, and helping others achieve whatever their goals may be - whether that's pain-free movement, fighting off chronic disease, or improving their strength and overall health & wellbeing."

- Pat, on why he became an Exercise Physiologist.

 

I'm especially passionate about treating:​

  • Knee pain

  • Low back pain

  • Degenerative conditions

  • Chronic disease management & lifestyle coaching

Experience & qualifications

  • Bachelors of Exercise Physiology, UNSW

  • Australian Strength & Conditioning Association Level 1 Coach

  • Postural Analysis and Functional Assessment

  • Run Strong - Guiding the runner from assessment to performance

  • Functional Assessment, Treatment & Training Course

  • Functional Movement Screen

My sports

Soccer, running, tennis, cycling

What it looks like

Those that we have helped...

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JOINT & SPINE

For those with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout or other degenerative conditions.

DIABETES (METABOLIC)

For those with Type 1 or 2 diabetes, high blood glucose levels or are prediabetic.

BONE STRENGTH & BALANCE

For those with bone thinning conditions such as osteoporosis or osteopenia. 

HEALTHY HEARTS

For those with high blood pressure or cholesterol levels who are at risk of heart attacks or stroke.

CORE & POSTURE 

For those with disc bulges, sciatica, lower back/neck pain, poor core strength & poor posture.

BULLETPROOF YOUR KNEES

For those with chronic knee pain, degenerative knee conditions, muscle wastage, & reduced leg strength. 

Suitable for:

Those with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout or other generative joint related conditions that usually occur in the spine and knees.

 
**Claimable under private health insurance if applicable**

- JOINT & SPINE -

Good for easing pain and weakness in the knees, lower back and wrists.

Health benefits include:

  • Prevent deterioration of osteoarthritic joints

  • Improved strength for the muscles that support your joints

  • Reduce your morning stiffness

  • Improve your muscular endurance

  • Improve gait and balance

  • Reduced pain when walking, using stairs, bending, or putting pressure on your wrists

 

Suitable for:

Those with type 1 or 2 diabetes, as well as those that have high blood glucose levels, or are prediabetic.

 
**Claimable under private health insurance if applicable**

- DIABETES (METABOLIC) -

Good for easing the symptoms of diabetes, improving insulin tolerance & reducing HbA1c levels (blood sugar).

Health benefits include:

  • Diabetes management

  • Prevention of secondary conditions, such as heart disease, lung disease, eye deterioration, obesity, loss of sensation in your extremities.

  • Fat loss

  • Improved strength & cardiovascular fitness

  • Increased metabolic rate

  • Improve tissue healing

 

Suitable for:

Those with bone thinning conditions, such as osteoporosis & osteopenia, or if you’ve had a fall.

 
**Claimable under private health insurance if applicable**

- BONE STRENGTH & BALANCE -

Good for managing bone density loss, decreasing risk of fractures & falls resulting in loss of independence.

Health benefits include:

  • Manage deterioration of your bone density loss.

  • Stronger bones and a more capable body!

  • Improved balance.

  • Reduced falls risk.

  • Improved functional independence = keep doing the activities you enjoy.

  • Education on sun, calcium & Vitamin D levels

  • Prevent secondary conditions, such as muscle wasting, chronic lower back pain and arthritis.  

 

Suitable for:

Those with disorders of the heart and blood vessels, including; coronary heart disease (heart attack), cerebrovascular disease (stroke), raised blood pressure (hypertension), peripheral artery disease, rheumatic heart disease, congenital heart disease and heart failure.

 
**Claimable under private health insurance if applicable**

- HEALTHY HEARTS -

Good for improving your heart strength, health and efficiency, reducing blood pressure and cholesterol.

Health benefits include:

  • Cardiovascular disease management

  • Preventing deterioration of heart health and condition

  • Reducing blood pressure & ‘bad’ cholesterol levels

  • Reduce waist circumference

  • Maintain or increase lean body mass

  • Control blood sugar levels

  • Education on healthy eating, managing a healthier lifestyle, non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT)

  • Preventing secondary conditions, such as diabetes, obesity, depression, & anxiety

  • Improved functional strength

Suitable for:

Conditions such as disc bulges, sciatica, chronic lower back or neck pain, poor core strength & poor posture, postnatal lower back pain and people who regularly have massages for their pain with no long-term lasting effect.

 
**Claimable under private health insurance if applicable**

- CORE & POSTURE -

Good for easing pain, tightness and weakness felt in the lower back, neck & shoulders, when walking, bending, sitting or exercising.

Health benefits include:

  • Reducing lower back or neck pain.

  • Improved posture & alignment.

  • Improved neck or back strength & range of motion.

  • Improved strength.

  • Improved gait and exercise tolerance.

  • Reduced pain when walking, using stairs, bending, sitting or standing.
     

 

Suitable for:

Those with knee pain, weakness, poor balance, degenerative knee conditions such as osteoarthritis, or weak glutes.

 
**Claimable under private health insurance if applicable**

- BULLETPROOF YOUR KNEES -

Good for easing pain and building strength with stair climbing, long walks, sports or recurring knee issues.

Health benefits include:

  • Reduced knee pain.

  • Improved lower body strength.

  • Reduce deterioration of knee & hip joint.

  • Improved gait and walking pattern.

  • Reduced pain when using stairs, sitting/standing, squatting, running, working out.

 
 

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