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Exercise Physiology

How can Exercise Physiology help you?


What is exercise physiology? What does an exercise physiologist do?

Most people know what a physio does, and why you go and see a physio. Most people also know what a strength and conditioning coach does. However at Precision Athletica we recognise there’s a huge gap between the two. That’s where an exercise physiologist comes in.

A Precision Exercise Physiologist focuses on the CONTROL tier of the PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE PYRAMID. At this tier, we look at correcting biomechanical, movement pattern and stability faults, bridging the gap between mobility (physiotherapy) and performance (strength and conditioning).

Precision Exercise Physiologists specialise in musculoskeletal injuries, conditions and dysfunction.

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How our EPs do it

1. Functional Movement Screen This is a full body screen, developed by the leaders in movement science in the US. We use the FMS to assess the second tier – the CONTROL tier – of the PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE PYRAMID. Your FMS result will give a complete picture of your whole body movement. From here, we identify what areas of limitation to be addressed, and create a plan tailored to your individual results. From the research, we know that a score equal to or below 14 (out of 21) indicates your risk of a non-contact injury is 3 times that of someone with a score above 14.

2. Y Balance Testing The YBT tests an individual’s risk for injury, and their ability to demonstrate functional symmetry and stability. It can be used to test either the lower or upper limbs. During both versions, an athlete is required to demonstrate multidirectional balance and control, exposing any weaknesses which may be predisposing the athlete to injury.

3. Functional Hop Testing, and Hop & Stop FHT is a battery of hop tests, backed by research, used as a tool to determine safe return to sport. These hop tests assess an athlete’s capacity to demonstrate single leg stability (during landing), following an explosive movement or series of movements (the Single, Triple, and/ or Triple Crossover Hops). The athlete is aiming to achieve both good hop lengths, as well as a high degree of symmetry between sides (i.e. < 5% difference). Hop & Stop is a protocol designed to measure, and distinguish between, force production (via a hop – accelerating) and force absorption (via a leap – decelerating). Like FHT, this testing assesses an athlete’s capacity to demonstrate symmetry, this time in comparing hopping (hopping from one foot, and landing on the same foot) with leaping (hopping from one foot, and landing on the other). An athlete’s ability to decelerate is strongly associated with their performance, and is essential for effective movement control in all land sports.

 

A Top Exercise Physiologist in Sydney for Your Athletic Plan

No matter the level of your athletic ability or experience, everyone can benefit from an exercise physiologist in Sydney. They can help you hone your skills, control your movement for optimised results and fewer injuries. This is essential because as an athlete, you can’t afford to sit on the sidelines due to an avoidable mishap.

If you’re wondering where to find a top exercise physiologist in Sydney, look to Precision Athletica.

We’re Sydney’s first high-performance centre and have been in business for four years. Located at the Athletics Centre in Sydney Olympic Park, our services are for every age and athletic ability.

When you come to us, you can have confidence that you’ll receive the same high quality practitioners, coaching facilities and training philosophies as the pro champs and Olympians get. Our team of professionals have years of experience and knowledge behind them and can assist you in fast-tracking athletic or long-term athletic development.

Our exercise physiologist in Sydney will solve any biomechanical, movement pattern or stability faults, filling in the space between mobility (physiotherapy) and performance (strength and conditioning). We’ll address musculoskeletal injuries, conditions and dysfunction.

The result will be a keen awareness of how your body movement patterns and the measures to take to avoid serious injury and perform at your best. You’ll receive exactly what your favourite pro athletes get, so if you’re serious about reaching their level, you won’t want to miss out on this essential resource.

Contact us today to book an appointment with our team of professionals and surpass your performance goals.