Physioworks Health Group Strength Training is Important in the “off-season”

At Physioworks Health Group, we believe that strength training plays a crucial role in an athlete development and achieving optimum performance.

In terms of boosting sports specific performance and reducing injury risk, research shows that strength and conditioning training plays a vital and integral role. When administered appropriately, it is what provides an athlete with a solid foundation for a lifetime of optimised, pain-free movement.

Preparation is key to perform at your best in the season or sporting event ahead. The off-season is the time to begin developing stronger, faster, more powerful, resilient athletes.

While there is good evidence to support the use of a comprehensive, progressive strength program throughout the year, the off-season is the best time to begin making strength gains. A key reason for this is “load” – the athlete is able to handle a higher training load given the reduced number of training sessions and games.

The team at Physioworks Health Group has extensive experience in strength and conditioning training gained from preparing both elite athletes (including Collingwood FC, Cricket Victoria, Box Hill Hawks) and local sporting clubs/athletes in preparation for upcoming seasons and/or events.

Physioworks Health Group invite local community sports teams to send players to our clinics for a lifting assessment and individually-tailored strength program.

The Physioworks Health Group strength and conditioning team are available for consultation:

  • Physiotherapist Irwin Kim at Physioworks Cranbourne and Pakenham.
  • Sport Physiotherapist Brad Fernihough at Physioworks Camberwell.
  • Exercise Physiologist Jude Hewavasam at Physioworks Camberwell
  • Physiotherapist James Serong at Waverley Park Physiotherapy Centre (Physioworks Mulgrave)

Individual and group sessions are both available and will be tailored to the training experience of players. Adolescent and youth players are also catered for. Whether you’ve never stepped foot into a gym before or have trained extensively, we will develop and manage an appropriate program for you!

Strength programs will be developed in line with sound training and progressive overload principles and will work to address muscle imbalances hindering the athlete’s performance. Correct lifting technique (view our video) and advice regarding appropriate warm up/cool down and recovery will also be provided.  

For more information on our strength and conditioning program or to make a booking, please contact your preferred Physioworks Health Group clinic.