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Exercise Physiology Brisbane Northside

Elevate Training Centre’s exercise physiology services exist to provide our clients with access to the highest quality patient care and physiotherapy on the northside of Brisbane. No matter your age or activity level, our Brisbane exercise psychologists can help you through your whole journey from diagnosis to treatment, recovery, and maintenance.

Our exercise physiologists practice a multidisciplinary approach and offer individualised treatments for patients from every walk of life. We are committed to providing high-quality physiotherapy services that fit our clients’ needs and lifestyles. 

What exercise physiology services does Elevate offer?

Our exercise physiologists use manual therapies such as massage therapy, trigger point techniques, joint mobilisation, dry needling, and exercise rehabilitation. We also offer pelvic health physiotherapy and taping – whether that be for stability, functionality, or both.

What is exercise physiology?

Exercise physiology can help you to retain and improve mobility, reduce pain or problems with movement, and overall, assist in making you more comfortable and potentially speed up the healing process.

Exercise physiology helps patients through the use of injury prevention and physical rehabilitation and is utilised for the purposes of increasing mobility, reducing pain, and improving, maintaining, or restoring healthy physical function.

Exercise physiologists assist people with recovering from or reducing the severity of injuries, disabilities or illness and do so through the use of education, advice, manual therapy, movement, and exercise.

How can exercise physiology help?

Exercise physiology sessions can assist in the recovery and treatment of a wide range of issues, including:

  • Recovery from broken bones
  • Back/knee and joint pain
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Incontinence
  • Rehabilitation after surgery
  • Occupational health
  • Developmental delays in kids
  • Managing after a stroke
  • Sprains/aches and old injuries
  • Arthritis 
  • Chronic diseases such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, obesity, and diabetes
  • Neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease

When should you see an exercise physiologist?

Consulting an exercise physiologist is one of the best ways to diagnose, treat, or prevent musculoskeletal injury.

Like doctors, exercise physiologists can be “primary contact” practitioners that will examine, diagnose and treat injuries or help to prevent injuries from occurring in areas of weakness. Injuries that have resulted in a broken bone, however, will require you to visit your doctor first. You can then obtain a referral from your doctor or book directly with your physiotherapy provider.

In some cases, the longer you wait to start treatment, the longer it can take to recover. For example, if you’ve sustained a lower leg injury, you can often determine the urgency of seeking help by whether you can put weight on and take a few steps on the injured leg. If this can’t be done, seek a medical professional’s help immediately. 

If putting weight on or pressure on the injured area is sore, but not unbearable, apply rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Followed by: no heat, alcohol, running/exercise, or massage and book a visit to see your physio in up to 3 days’ time if the pain does not improve.

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy:

Through the use of education, lifestyle changes, and our hands-on therapies available, Pelvic Health Physiotherapy can help to improve your pelvic floor function and health. We focus on assessing and treating groups of muscles that are involved in sexual, bowel, and urinary functions.

Our Pelvic Health Physiotherapy services are target at (yet not limited to) pre and post-natal clients for pelvic floor assessments, incontinence management, constipation, prolapse, mastitis, and urinary frequency.

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy may also help with:

  • Treating existing bladder or bowel leakage
  • Reducing aches and pains associated with issues such as endometriosis
  • Managing symptoms of prolapse
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction rehabilitation
  • Alleviating a wide range of pregnancy and musculoskeletal related problems

Massage Therapy:

Massage therapy utilises the manipulation of soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, tendons) and is generally performed as part of an integrative approach to the treatment of injuries, aches, and pain. 

Studies of the benefits of massage have found that massage can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Improve immune function
  • Increase relaxation
  • Lessen pain and muscle tension

Joint Mobilisation:

In joint mobilisation, physiotherapists will carefully and slowly move a joint within it’s normal range of motion, with the purpose of restoring the joint’s ability to move and function at its most optimal.

Benefits include:

  • Improved range of motion and mobility
  • Reduced pain
  • Improved mechanics of the joint

Dry Needling:

The purpose of dry needling is to treat muscle tissue, reducing pain by inactivating trigger points, thereby restoring optimal function. Dry needling is often performed as part of a broader physical therapy treatment plan and is rarely used as a stand-alone treatment.

Benefits include:

  • Pain relief
  • Reduction of stiffness and muscle pain
  • May increase flexibility
  • Increase of range of motion


Taping (kinesiology taping) acts to dynamically assist your muscle function and is used to help stabilise and control activity or motion in localised areas of your body. Taping works by placing the tape on the skin and when the region is activated, the stimulation of the tape alerts the brain of movement in the region and encourages greater stability of movement.

Benefits of taping:

  • Pain relief
  • Improved joint stability
  • Reduction in number or severity of injuries 
  • Injury prevention
  • Correct faulty biomechanics
  • Improved muscle action

Want to learn more about how Elevate can take your physical fitness to the next level?

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