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Melbourne Injury Prevention Experts

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Solidus Health & Strength makes taking care of your body easy. Our expert therapists provide hands-on manual therapy and corrective exercises to keep you feeling better, longer.

Our expert therapists are here to help you feel your best live pain free recover from injuries

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Injury Prevention/Prehab in Melbourne

Have injuries in the past kept you from playing the sport or exercising as much as you’d like? You’re not alone. In fact, many people suffer from acute or chronic injuries that limit their ability to participate in physical activity. This is where injury prevention and prehabilitation comes into play.

Solidus’ injury prevention physios in Melbourne have a wealth of experience in helping individuals of all ages and abilities to reduce their risk of injury. Our prehabilitation program is tailored to each individual, taking into account your lifestyle, specific sport or activity, and any previous musculoskeletal damage.

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How can we help?

There is no one best method to treat an injury or pain. After we assess your body, we tailor your treatment based on your specific needs. This may be one or a combination of the services below:

What is Prehabilitation?

Prehab, also known as prehabilitation is a preventative measure to help you avoid injuries long-term. It involves improving your strength, flexibility, and stability so you’re better equipped to handle the demands of physical activity. By becoming more injury resilient, you’ll be able to participate in the activities you love for longer.

Our licensed prehab physios in Melbourne will work with you to assess your risk of injury and develop a customised plan to help reduce that risk. For athletes engaging in rigorous activity, prehab can be the difference between being sidelined or achieving peak performance.

EXPERT THERAPISTS THAT UNDERSTAND YOUR NEEDS

Our therapists are all licensed health care professionals who can diagnose what your body is telling you and provide treatment to help reduce pain, correct posture, decrease tension, and improve the way you move.

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Why Injuries Occur and how Our Injury Prevention Physios can Help

Whether you’ve tripped and sprained your ankle or tore your bicep during a gym session, injuries can happen to anyone. However, certain risk factors can increase your susceptibility to sustaining an injury. These include:

  • Poor posture
  • Muscle imbalances
  • Weak stabilising muscles
  • Poor flexibility
  • Biomechanical deficiencies
  • Poor technique or form
  • Overtraining
  • Wearing incorrect or ill-fitting shoes
  • Not warming up or cooling down properly

Solidus’ injury prevention and prehab programs help to address all of these risk factors, applying a combination of corrective exercises, education and hands-on treatment. Our qualified prehab therapists will help you understand your body, how it functions, and what you can do to keep it healthy.

What you Can Hope to Gain from Prehab Therapy

Achieving optimal function is the ultimate goal of prehabilitation. A functional body is strong, balanced, and efficient, able to move in all planes without pain or restriction. This helps to perform at your best, whether that’s during competition or in your day-to-day life. Some benefits of Prehab Therapy include: 

  • Balanced, evenly-conditioned muscles
  • Improved posture and core stability
  • Greater flexibility and range of motion
  • Better balance and coordination
  • Increased joint stability
  • Improved movement efficiency

Our Approach to Injury Prevention

At Solidus, our prehab therapists take a comprehensive approach to injury prevention, examining your posture, movement patterns, and biomechanics. After addressing any underlying issues, our treatment plan then helps to restore dysfunction, optimise movement, and correct muscle imbalances. Some of our treatment methods include:

  • Strength and conditioning exercises
  • Stretching and mobility work
  • Education on how to properly warm-up and cool down
  • Advice on what type of shoes to wear, based on your foot type and activity
  • Ergonomic advice for office workers
  • Workload management and recovery
  • Hydration and nutrition advice

Injury Prevention & Prehab Near Me

Our clinics are located in Clayton and Noble Park. If you're ready to elevate your body, click on the location that's closest to you, and we'll see you in our clinic soon.

5.0
Based on 61 reviews
I have been a competition prep & strength coach for many years with a number of my own issues and I have never found a more knowledgeable and competent team than Solidus. Their ability to not only assess and prescribe corrective exercises but their ability to understand and relate to top end athletes is second to none. I have had hip issues for many years and couldn't sumo deadlift my way out of a paper bag. Today I pulled 80kg for 3 with no hip pain at all. In fact it actually feels better after the doing it. That is a huge accomplishment for me. It can only get better from here. I cannot thank them enough ❤️
Katerina G.
Katerina G.
1705472621
These guys are absolutely VITAL to maintaining my health. Super informative, and super supportive. I love that my recovery is not simply based on being treated, it's checking in with me between treatments as well as communicating with my Coach so that my maintenance is ongoing and proactive and not simply when I'm feeling sore.
Tina D.
Tina D.
1704492049
The team at Solidus are absolute legends! Treatment and injury rehab and my form has never looked better!
Kate G.
Kate G.
1702285270
Julius is always able to fix up any issues I run into from heavy and hard training. Beyond that the knowledge of the guys at Solidus is unmatched. Even small cueing adjustments to the way I lift from recommendations from Julius has helped me engage with the working muscles far more effectively.Could not recommended more highly!
Ryan van der R.
Ryan van der R.
1702087008
It was my very first time to see a Myotheraphy for my shoulder that was sore almost two months ago. I was amazed how good Julius was and he managed to fix my shoulder. I can now lift my arm up high with not much pain. Also, Julius was great explaining how my muscles and my body works together so that I don’t put so much pressure on my shoulders. He’s also given me exercises to do to strengthen my shoulders, my back and my posture. I highly recommended Solidus Health in Clayton. Thank you Julius
Catherine G.
Catherine G.
1698900219
I saw Julius for my golfers and tennis elbow, he was very knowledgeable and helped me recognise the ways I was putting stress on my elbow before I started on any recovery exercises. Both Darryl and Julius are great guys who also provided a very friendly and great learning environment for son during his work experience. I would highly recommend the Solidus team for genuine health care and support. Thank you Julius!
Priya0 S.
Priya0 S.
1698734574
Highly recommend Julius and the team at Solidus. Went above and beyond for Caleb. A+ service
2K POOLS & S.
2K POOLS & S.
1697618623
I’ve been to many physios, however no one has provided consistent results in terms of injury rehabilitation and prevention like Julius. Highly recommend visiting this practice
Michael T.
Michael T.
1697084853
I went to see the team at Solidus and they helped fixed my shoulder and ankle issues.They corrected my form and helped with some strengthening exercises just in time for my competition. Thankyou so much for the treatment! Highly recommend Julius and Daryl. Number 1 in the industry
Phi D.
Phi D.
1692239407
Julius is so knowledgeable and takes the time to explain in depth the cause of what’s happening and puts together the appropriate rehab exercises to get you back training 100% in no time. Highly recommended.
Warren B.
Warren B.
1692153070
Solidus has an incredibly caring and knowledgeable team who go the extra mile for their clients. Always leave here feeling good and would highly recommend the place.
Andy N.
Andy N.
1684849107
I have been getting treatment from Daryl for almost 2 years now and can say that he is the best physio / allied health professional that I have ever seen.I suffer from chronic pain, and the targeted combination of treatment and strength and conditioning programs provided have enabled me to go from quite limited to daily exercise that is very physical, ranging from gym strength work to running to ninjawarrior!After many other experiences where consultants treat the symptoms not the cause, Daryl is a master at getting to the root cause. He is also very patient and carefully explains everything to ensure a complete understanding.I can't recommend Daryl highly enough!!
Bradley M.
Bradley M.
1684201076
Julius was thorough, friendly, and professional. He took the time to find out my goals and work out a plan to get me there. The rooms are located within a body building gym, but it is a very friendly welcome.
Matt F.
Matt F.
1681453836
Been going to Solidus and seeing Julius for knee rehab after my meniscus repair surgery. Julius has been amazing and he has been helping me a lot to get back to sports and weight training as soon and as safe as possible.
Tien Duc N.
Tien Duc N.
1680580044
I attended my initial assessment with Julius, and have to say it was an inspirational experience. Not only did he greet me at the gym entrance, but he expressed genuine compassion, and empathy towards my situation.Julius was immediately able to identify my issues, and assured me that by implementing the right cues I would be able to minimise pain, and hence injury, rectify my form and improve my overall performance.Above-all, he is incredibly intuitive, and couldn’t believe I met a person who shared the same level of knowledge and passion for philosophy like me.I highly recommend his services to anyone who has been through the monotonous, and exhausting cycle of seeing multiples providers and finding themselves back at square one.Looking forward to my next session.
Kutay K.
Kutay K.
1680233116
Daryl is the best physio I have ever seen. I initially saw him for a sore neck and have been seeing him ongoing for strength training and overall fitness. He is also a top person!!
Daniela R.
Daniela R.
1679113042
These guys are the real deal - by far the best health and conditioning team I’ve ever seen in Melbourne. I’m a regular gym goer and runner and these guys always get me moving through any niggles and have me back in the gym and feeling better in no time. The strength program I’ve been following for my knee over the past few months has meant I’m pain free and feeling supreme confidence in my body for the first time in a long time. A must for any strength or conditioning athlete, whether you’re a weekend warrior or something more serious.
Mark T.
Mark T.
1677648462
Great experience at Solidus. Came to Daryl with an unknown glute/hip issue from powerlifting that I had been nursing. He was able to diagnose and prescribe rehab exercises all within a one hour consult. After implementing these rehab exercises this hip injury went away almost instantly within 1-2 sessions. During this time I had also picked up a shoulder niggle to which Daryl was able to fit me in his schedule almost straight away and prescribe me rehab exercises to which this shoulder niggle went away over 1-2 sessions. His ability to coach exercises and explain to the patient what is happening was great. Definitely recommend.
David D.
David D.
1677026839
I've been seeing physios, massage therapists and chiros for the past 10 years and Julius is among the best! Great advice, great care, great attitude and great manual therapy. 10/10 would recommend.
Yow W.
Yow W.
1674882735
I was recommended by a friend to see Julius for my ongoing sports related back issues. He has fixed my pain and has got me back training hard within two sessions. He is friendly, honest and very knowledgeable. Thanks Julius, you absolute legend! 🤙🏽
Arj
Arj
1673597876
Been to Julius for more than 2 years. Simply put, the best there is. All most everytime im in vic i make sure to hit up solidus for a fix up and its night and day difference everytime
Alston N.
Alston N.
1673574210
I have been seeing Julius for a few years now and I have never looked back! He is so knowledgeable, has great attention to detail and is just a lovely person in general.I do bodybuilding and he always fixes any injuries through a dual approach:remedial therapy AND training cues/ adjustments. Everyone in the team is super nice and such great vibes. I recommend Solidus to all my friends and everyone that’s ever been loves them and is now one of their regulars.
Emilia A.
Emilia A.
1673319161
Julius managed to fix my shoulder after just two sessions, something which the previous physio failed to do with open ended visits. I would highly recommend him and his services.
Paul M.
Paul M.
1664847309
Genuine, practical, amazing crew! Helpful is an understatement, I can't speak highly enough of these guys, they have been instrumental in my injury rehab not only through treatment but practically taught me how to develop, teaching me and giving me techniques to fix issues at the root through strength and conditioning.
Ron M
Ron M
1663794024
I highly recommend booking an appointment with Solidus if you're looking to get back to sports or need someone to help with recovery post injury.Between Julius, Darryl and the rest of the team, they've helped me get back to playing competitive basketball post Achilles surgery and postpartum!Also the deep tissue massages👌They even accommodated when I had to bring my baby last minute.
Claire L.
Claire L.
1658462931
Julius is the man! I have been hesitant to see a new health care professional after many years of sticking with one type. However, if you’re prone to injury like I have been and can’t seem to pinpoint why and how to help relieve and prevent it. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Julius and his abundance of knowledge and care for the practice and his patients. Amazing work bro! Thank you so much for correcting my rowing pattern and putting me on the better path towards recovery and more gains!
The M
The M
1655972753
Julius is the man. He has fixed all of my niggling injuries I have had over the years and continues to assist in the elevation of my training techniques. Thank you king!
Ben S.
Ben S.
1654661618
Absolutely lovely people and fixed all my problems
Andrew L.
Andrew L.
1654074595
Simply the best. Solves issues that noone else does and is always so positive about the future
Linda G.
Linda G.
1648675451
Saw Julius to help with my chronic lower back pain, he diagnosed my problem within 5mins into the consultation by observing me complete a few simple exercises. He was very knowledgeable and efficient, the explanations he gave were all in line with how I felt and he customised a exercise plan for me on the spot and went through it with me to ensure I was doing them correctly. Julius was very thorough and honest too! Honesty is something I highly appreciate since it is a rare trait to find in any profession, he even said I probably wont need another session with him unless something changes significantly (instead of lying and stating i'd need a few more sessions). Highly recommend.
Anna
Anna
1639131776
Julius is a king. He’s helped me countless times with an involved and meticulous approach to improving my physical health.
Oliver G.
Oliver G.
1639029055
I was referred to Darly at Solidus by a very good friend who had achieved incredible results.After my first consultation I knew I would be on the mend.I had suffered back pain for over 10 years and thought it was something I would just have to deal with for the rest of my life.It was so bad that I could not finish a back workout or do any form of slightly heavier deadlifting at all.After following Daryl’s guidance with new programming, simple movements daily, getting squat shoes and actually learning the deep mechanics of my body (having long legs and a shorter torso) I now have NO back pain after 10 years. He has actually changed my life.I also had issues with my shoulders which he has fixed. Don’t get me wrong… you need to put in the work and follow the steps he gives you to adapt and change (in my case anyway) but with consistency I am a new person and am truly so grateful I was introduced to him.The only thing that upsets me is that I didn’t meet Daryl sooner 🥺Highly recommended.. no question or doubt at all. He is a Powerlifter himself so has on field first hand experience which is beneficial if you also lift weights.10/10 on all aspects. Very friendly guy also and always walks me out the door rather than just waving goodbye after our sessions.
John G.
John G.
1636505584
In the last 2 years Julius Gastar has brought a damaged sciatic nerve back to life and restored wasted muscles in hip, leg and foot. I can now walk and drive again, where I had been numb from waist to big toe. Julius is an amazing healer - he uses massage, exercise, mind/muscle training, and weight exercises and encouragement to achieve his goals. He also consults widely on specific problems and issues. He has been a life saver for me. I am 78 years old - others had given up on me! I am still getting better even 3 years after spinal surgery. Thank you Julius.
Irene D.
Irene D.
1635127292
Three years ago I had decompression laminectopies L4 mainly. I was numb from waist to big toe because my sciatic nerve was squashed flat. About 2 years ago a friend recommended Julius as he had helped her when noone else could. Since then Julius has brought life back to muscles which had stopped working. I now have movement in my toes and i can walk and drive again. It has been massage, exercises, weights and lots of encouragement. He has become an expert in feet and researches every problem and issue. It has been a long journey but he has brought me back to life and living. Irene Daly
Irene D.
Irene D.
1635125535
I’ve had chronic back pain since I was 17-18 (I am now 30) and just lived with it as any time I went to a doctor and was referred to a physio, it didn’t help long term. I however started seeing my cousin Julius for it for the last maybe 1-2 years, and his treatment has definitely helped reduced the pain - some days I have none at all and it lasts for weeks or so which is a rarity! Daryl has also trained me and he is great as well !! Highly recommended!!
Jamila G.
Jamila G.
1627516224
I was recommended by a friend to see Julius due to on-going hip issues which had been impacting my training for a while. I had seen many healthcare professionals in the past and Julius has been the only person who is able to fix me! Julius is super knowledgeable and has helped remarkably with any pain or injury I have, as well as with my mobility and form which has enabled me to significantly progress in my training. They are also super genuine people who truely care about your health and well-being, and can't thank Julius enough for his on-going encouragement and support. Would highly recommend!
Kimberly P.
Kimberly P.
1627459558
Both Darryl and Julius are fantastic! Teaching me things I didn't know about my body while increasing my shoulder mobility and stability. 10/10 would recommend.
Brendon I.
Brendon I.
1614640193
Julius and Daryl are extremely friendly and are two absolute experts in their field who have come together to bring amazing service. Their quality of work is exceptional and it is very evident that they take great pride in what they do and truly care about the health and wellbeing of their clients. I have seen Julius a handful of times over the past few years and he has always ensured that I am back to my healthy and fully mobile self in no time at all through his myotherapy and coaching/exercise expertise. These gentlemen are some of the most genuine people you will ever meet and I cannot recommend them enough!
Sean
Sean
1610787593
Was recommended to see Julius by a friend as I've recently been battling with injuries that have flared up due to WFH. I'd never seen a myotherapist before so I was a bit nervous but Julius put me at ease right away and walked me through both my injuries clearly so I understood what was causing it and gave me simple exercises I could do at home to strengthen the muscles I was wearing out to avoid further injury and reverse the damage I'd done to myself. Overall a great experience!
Janette
Janette
1601712670
I came into the clinic with a janky hip and unstable squat form.Julius has been able to guide me through the corrective measures to get me back into tip-top form.His methodical approach, mixed with firm rooted knowledge has helped repair my weight lifting foundations (am now well acquainted with the Bulagarian Split Squat :( )Fingers crossed for that 140kg deadlift.
Sophie S.
Sophie S.
1595924114
I like how deep he can go. Those stretches and massages always hit the spot.
Elvis P.
Elvis P.
1595558800
Felt so comfortable here thanks so much to Julius for taking care of me and my wife !
thai D.
thai D.
1592662708
Julius is incredibly knowledgeable and the treatment is always five stars. I’ve been seeing Julius for approximately two years and his services have never faltered. I see him for all my injuries and general body aches. He always gives strategies to improve my athlete technique. I can’t recommend him enough! If you’re looking to heal new or old injuries or just improve your physical technique I would look no further than Solidus!
Monique V.
Monique V.
1592286432
The team at Solidus are fantastic and are the best I've been to. They genuinely care about keeping you in the best shape possible. They're great at explaining what's happened and how to maintain yourself long term.
Dee M.
Dee M.
1582227692
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FAQs

What is a prehab program?

A prehab program generally involves corrective exercises and stretching to address any muscle imbalances or movement dysfunctions. In addition to exercise prescription, we will also manage training workload and recovery. This will help build a stronger, more resilient body that is less prone to injuries.

Do injury prevention programs work?

According to reports, a strength program can reduce the rate of injuries by 33% and overuse injuries by 50%. If you’re competing in multiple competitions throughout the year, an injury prevention program ensures that you’ll be able to stay in top form and avoid any setbacks.

What's the difference between rehabilitation and prehabilitation?

Rehabilitation focuses on restoring function after an injury has occurred, while prehabilitation focuses on preventing injuries from occurring in the first place. Both play an essential role in maintaining a healthy body.

What is prehab before surgery?

Prehabilitation before surgery is the process of preparing the body for surgery. This will involve strengthening the muscles and improving the range of motion in the joints. This proactive approach can improve the surgery outcome and help you recover more quickly.

When should you do prehab exercises?

You should do prehabilitation exercises regularly. By incorporating these exercises as a part of your routine, you’ll be better prepared to handle any physical challenges that come your way. The following are some general guidelines on when to do prehab exercises:

  • During your warm-up or cool-down phase
  • On your off days
  • A specialised workout to target injury-prone areas

How often should I do prehab?

There isn’t a definitive answer as it depends on the exercises you’re doing, training frequency and personal goals. However, most people can implement some prehab work on a daily basis.

How can sport injuries be prevented?

Sports injuries can be caused by several different things such as overtraining, incorrect form, bad shoes, and not properly warming up. To help prevent sports injuries, you can do the following:

  • Incorporate a strength training component into your training
  • Include cardiovascular exercise and stretching to increase blood flow and flexibility
  • Warm-up and cool down
  • Drink enough water to stay hydrated

What are the benefits of injury prevention?

The benefits of injury prevention include the following:

  • Reduces your risk of injury.
  • Helps prepare patients for surgery
  • Builds strength and restores function
  • Reduces the likelihood of you being readmitted to hospital 
  • Improves your quality of life

What will be discussed during your first consultation?

First we will discuss your goals, symptoms, medical history, and any previous injuries during your first consultation. We will then conduct a physical assessment to determine your current level of function and identify why you’re prone to injury. Finally, we’ll use this information to create a detailed plan to target your problem areas. 

 

For example, an assessment and prehab program for athletes may involve: 

  • A thorough assessment of your current training setup
  • An analysis of your technique on each lift and exercise
  • Identification of any muscle imbalances or movement dysfunctions
  • Prescription of corrective exercises 
  • Strategies to manage workload and recovery

We may also recommend additional work, such as dry needling or massage to help achieve your goals.

Why choose Solidus?

The Solidus team is passionate about helping people stay active and stay healthy. We have a wealth of experience in injury prevention and rehabilitation and constantly update our practices to stay up-to-date with the latest evidence. 

Finally, our Melbourne therapists pride ourselves on providing individualised care and attention to every one of our clients. Whether you’re an elite athlete or a weekend warrior, we will develop a specifically tailored program to your goals.

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