Services

PROFESSIONAL WELL-BEING

We offer a range of programs and services conducted by professional and friendly practitioners.

Physiotherapy

Our primary objective of physiotherapy is to promote optimum health and well-being.

 

Physiotherapy helps prevent, identify, correct and alleviate movement dysfunction. Specifically aimed at:

  • Relieving pain caused by surgery or medical problems,
  • Preventing and managing pain from physical impairments,
  • Improving muscle strength and mobility,
  • Improving basic functions such as standing, walking, and grasping, and
  • Promoting independently maintained healthy physical lifestyles.

 

At LifeStrong we focus first and foremost on resolving pain and stabilising injuries. Then to restoring strength, movement and function as much as possible. With the ultimate goal being to enable you to manage their own physical well-being independently.

 

We do this by starting with your free diagnostic assessment, and then guide you from the recovery, and maintenance right through to prevention phase. Ensuring to always take your individual lifestyle and preferences into consideration.

Dietitian / Nutritionist

One on one personalised dietary assessments, meal plans and nutrition advice

 

Accredited Practicing Dietitians (APDs) are experts in nutrition and dietary advice. Dietitians are qualified to provide the latest and most credible source of nutrition information in the management of a wide range of medical conditions. LifeStrong is proud to provide expert dietary services through Accredited Practicing Dietitian Lyndal McNamara. Lyndal can assess your individual nutritional needs and use food as a therapy to help you achieve your goals and manage a range of health conditions including: obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies and intolerances.

 

What we do:

  • Assess your individual nutritional requirements
  • Provide practical dietary advice tailored to you and your lifestyle
  • Develop personalised meal plans
  • Provide nutrition education sessions to individuals and groups
  • Develop individualised, targeted and achievable weight loss plans

 

Benefits of our dietetic services:

  • Loose weight and keep it off!
  • Prevent and manage chronic diseases including diabetes and heart disease
  • Improve your energy levels, vitality and sense of wellbeing
  • Lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Improve symptoms of food allergies and intolerances such as bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, flatulence and gastric upset

Massage

Our massages are performed by a trained Physiotherapist – the benefit being an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics.

This can mean a more educated and focused massage, targeting areas that are causing tension or discomfort.

Massage can be performed to relieve stress, tension, pain and improve mobility for all ages.

We are also able to offer pregnancy massage, utilising a special pregnancy pillow that allows room for the client to lie on their stomach.

Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing. It is often used in conjunction with physiotherapy as a means of treating a variety of injuries, particularly those of the neck and back.

 

Based on literature that demonstrates strong evidence to support the use of therapeutic exercise in the management of patients with injuries, particularly low back pain. Clinical Pilates focuses on the retraining and recruitment of these stabilising muscles (core stability) as well as improving posture, strength and flexibility.

 

Benefits of clinical Pilates include:

  • Improved posture and core stability
  • Increased muscular strength and flexibility
  • Prevention of injuries
  • Aiding rehabilitation
  • Restoration of normal movement patterns
  • Enhanced breathing control
  • Increased co-ordination and muscular control
  • Firmer and flatter stomach muscles
  • Improved overall body tone and fitness
  • Improved balance

 

There are 6 basic Pilates principles that need to be applied to all Pilates exercises to ensure maximum benefit.

1. Concentration

Focus on correct performance of each Pilates exercise and the specific muscles involved.

2. Centering

Focus on achieving neutral spine and activating the core stabilising muscles support the lower back and pelvis.

3. Control

Maintain optimal posture and control with all movements.

4. Flowing Movement

Work smoothly and efficiently with all movements.

5. Precision

Perform each Pilates exercise with attention to detail to ensure correct technique.

6. Breathing

Maintain relaxed, normal breathing throughout all Pilates exercises. Do not hold your breath.

Podiatry

Podiatry is the health professional that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs.

 

Podiatry treatment includes those resulting from bone and joint disorders such as arthritis and soft-tissue and muscular pathologies as well as neurological and circulatory diseases.

 

Podiatrists are able to diagnose and treat any complications of the above which affect the lower limb, including skin and nail disorders, corns, calluses and ingrown toenails.  Foot injuries and infections gained through sport or other activities are also diagnosed and treated by podiatrists.

Personal Training

Personal Training at LifeStrong Chelsea is about helping our clients achieve their personal goals.

 

Whether it be for general health and wellness, performance training, weight loss or increasing self-esteem and confidence, our one-on-one or small group sessions will be tailored to your specific goals.

 

Our safe and friendly environment, linked into an allied health clinic, makes it the perfect place to work on your physical training!