It’s a Wednesday afternoon of a quite usual working day. From my desk here at Restart Carseldine headquarters, I observe the coming and going of
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Restart Exercise Physiology is a team of tertiary qualified Accredited Exercise Physiologists who specialise in chronic and acute disease management via movement and exercise-based interventions.
We deliver specific, individualised therapy to sufferers of health conditions such as:
If you suffer with knee pain, lower back pain, or shoulder and neck pain, then this assessment is for you!
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Preventative care is where it’s at and I recommend anyone looking to improve fitness performance to see Luke.
Recently my knee became extremely painful while training for the 60km Oxfam Trailwalker event, to the point I was unable to walk on flat ground or down stairs. I tried Physiotherapy for around 8 weeks and while it alleviated the initial pain somewhat, I could still only walk about 4kms before searing pain set in. I wish I had contacted Restart earlier, as it took only a few sessions before I noticed a big difference.
I went from being able to walk just 4 kms pain free and feeling convinced I’d have to pull out of the event, to 60 kms pain free which I walked in good time and finished with knees that could still do a happy jig!
Luke has helped me to overcome two separate injuries thorough accurate assessment and intervention, with the added bonus of genuine, supportive, and friendly conversation along the way!
Kate has a gentle yet motivating approach and has delivered a thoughtful program specifically designed for me, with gradual building on skills as I found confidence and success. This has been clearly backed up by her vast knowledge and experience, which she openly shares with me to help me understand how the exercise will affect the proper functioning of my body.
Attending Restart with the guidance of Kate, has not only allowed me to be free of pain from my most recent injury, but it has also motivated me to continue my journey in the hopes of creating a stronger and healthier body that will keep me pain free for the future.
Whilst I was aware my shoulder was sore, Duncan identified a specific issue and considered it would be beneficial for me to undergo rehabilitation.
Since commencing the rehab conducted at my gym I have noticed a gradual but defined improvement in the injury. As part of my treatment, Duncan also allocates specific exercises that I complete at home.
Each session Duncan is able to point out areas that are improving and areas that may require more work.
I find Duncan easy-going and approachable and knowledgeable in his subject matter.
At the suggestion of my GP I contacted Luke at Restart and asked what he had to offer: lots I found out.
Luke spent much time going over the history of my problem, medications and what has and hasn’t helped me, also helping me to set goals for my rehabilitation. When it was obvious that Stretching and mat based activities were causing more problems than help, he suggested hydrotherapy in the pool at Goodlife Carseldine. Luke took the time to listen to feedback my body was telling me and planned activities around this regularly adding something new. All was recorded as well as my feedback for future use. At times when I have struggled Luke has taken the time to ring me at home to check how things are working.
Now I can say I am getting closer to the goals we set, three in particular.
1 I have significantly reduced my reliance on medication to recover from everyday activities.
2 My confidence has grown and I enjoy and undertake more activities that previously meant several days of severe pain.
3 Family and friends have commented on improvements to my disposition and posture.
I now work with another staff member Tom who has carried on the excellent work that Luke did. If you have long term pain that affects your life then you have nothing to lose but heaps to gain by trying the services offered by Restart.
The value of exercise in the prevention and management of a large range of chronic diseases is well evidenced in the literature. Accredited exercise physiologists
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