STRENGTH AND
CONDITIONING

It’s a common misconception that you only need a physio when you get injured. Anyone who wants to move better and feel better can get something from clinical physiotherapy.

You might be training for a particular event, play regular sport with friends, or maybe there’s a little niggle you just can’t shake – some twinge in your knee or lower back.

By diving into the biomechanics and studying your body, we can help you build your strength safely. It’s all about knowing your limits and learning good technique.

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OUR CLASSES

It doesn’t matter if you’re not injured – there’s always a way to exercise smarter and strengthen your body.
If you’re looking to build muscle, we’d usually recommend our Viva Strong class. It’s a physio-supervised,
strength training program that mixes gym-based exercise and clinical Pilates. Everything you need to
train and perform at your best.  

LET'S GROW YOUR STRENGTH

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RELIEVE

The Relieve phase is usually about pain relief. If you have a recurring niggle or muscle twinge, we can help get the pain under control with intervention such as hands-on treatment or dry needling. But if you’re just looking to build resilience and good technique, we usually skip through to the Restore phase.

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RESTORE

Restore is crucial. It’s where we examine your biomechanics to find out where you’re going wrong. We can train your body to keep its form through progressive load, and spend some time understanding the way your body responds to different types of training.

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PERFORM

Once we’ve got your movement patterns looking sharp, we can increase the workload and really start building long-term fitness. Occasionally that old niggle might flair up, and we’ll move back to Relieve or Restore, but usually this stage is about hitting your strength goals and trying different techniques: plyometric work, conditioning and sports-specific training.

WE'RE HERE TO HELP

Michael (Strength Guru)

Being our resident Strength and Conditioning guru, Mike is perfectly placed to progress you with your strength training goals.

An avid gym-goer himself, coupled with the combination of physiotherapy and exercise and sports science studies before physio, Mike has a great understanding of the strength space whether you are a novice or advanced participant.

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Jess (Running Performance)

Jess’ experience and expertise in the sporting field gives me the knowledge to assist you in developing a specific strength program to help achieve your desired strength goals. I

In our Movement Studio, Jess leads regular Runner’s Strength classes, which aim to target specific muscles groups needed to improve performance, manage injuries or prevent them in the future.

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Bede (Sports Performance)

Bede currently works with The Melbourne Rebels, a professional Rugby team based at AAMI Park, and works closely with Strength & Conditioning coaches on a daily basis. He understands the critical importance of strengthening – not only to improve athletic performance, but to also decrease the risk of injury. He has a good understanding of muscle strengthening principals + programming, and enjoys applying these with clients at Viva to achieve optimal performance.

Whether you are at the start or well into your pain journey, Kath’s your girl. She can help you to diagnosis and treat (we call this the relieve phase) the pain and then help you to smash the ceiling of what exercise your body will tolerate via our restore and perform phase.

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Movement Studio classes
to support your strength goals

Viva Strong

Our specially designed class allows you to experience strength training under the watchful eyes of physio, exercise scientist and our resident strength Guru, Michael. Reserve your spot

Runner's Strength

Our runner's strength program is the best option if you’re looking for strength on one leg, for running or other dynamic sport. View our timetable

Clinical Movement

Choose clinical movement if you’d like a bespoke program to improve your strength. See us for a few individual sessions to work up your program before joining the class. Book a clinical assessment

Pilates Mat

Learn how to engage your core and become stronger in your posture in our regular mat classes. Book a mat class

Therapeutic Yoga

If you’re looking to stretch or gain low load, long-hold strength then therapeutic yoga is the place for you. View our timetable

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NOT SURE WHERE TO START?

Book in for an assessment or a class so
so that we can plan to grow your strength