What We Do
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
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.
What Our Clients Say
It's not everyday you find professionals actually understands your athletic lifestyle and in turn, provide both rehabilitation and programming.
I've tried numerous physios over the years with mixed results. Solidus are the first actually fix my back pain. I tell all of my friends to see them now.
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.
How can we help?
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.Meet the Team
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
- 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
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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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