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
Strength and Conditioning Melbourne
Whether you’re an elite athlete or a newbie to the gym, injuries can quickly show up on your doorstep. Strength training and conditioning (S&C) aims to prevent acute or chronic injuries by building muscular, tendon, ligament and bone strength to support the way you move.
Solidus’ strength and conditioning coaches in Melbourne prescribe smart training programs to help achieve peak performance by increasing athletic ability and preventing injuries. We can also design the perfect program for you, ensuring you receive a challenging and progressive journey to personal success.
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.
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What is Strength and Conditioning?
A Strength and conditioning program is more than picking up a dumbbell and lifting it off the ground. It’s a multifaceted approach to improve performance and help rehabilitate injuries through specific movements, exercises and drills. A solid regime will focus on activities that will enhance your strength, endurance and resilience to injury.
Solidus provides strength and conditioning in Melbourne that will give you impressive results. Our programs generally involve lifting weights, using resistance bands and using your own bodyweight to perform core stability exercises. We emphasise methods to enhance performance rather than put you through fad fitness regimes that are not sustainable.
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
Typical Problems Strength and Conditioning Can Resolve
The benefits of strength and conditioning are wide-ranging, but many of our clients have specific reasons to incorporate strength programs into their regime. Here are some of the main issues our clients are looking to resolve through strength training:
- Back pain, neck pain or shoulder pain
- Facilitate the recovery from an injury
- Weight loss or weight gain
- Fatigue, low energy and motivation to work out
- Inability to run a certain distance without getting tired
- Lack of coordination and strength
- Joints prone to injury
What You Can Hope to Gain
Injuries are painful and inconvenient. But perhaps worst of all, they can stall your progress and dampen your enthusiasm to train. By adopting a training program that includes strength and conditioning, you can protect yourself against injuries and perform optimally long-term.
In addition to building muscles to support joints and strengthen weak links in the chain, you can also expect to experience the following:
- Higher energy levels in your everyday activities
- Increased athletic performance on the field/court/track
- Improved body composition, or rather, a great-looking bod!
- Faster running times, better coordination and enhanced endurance
- Better exercise techniques and safer movements
- A happier, more confident you!
Our Approach to Strength and Conditioning
Solidus works with a wide range of clients, each with unique needs and goals. First, we’ll need to assess your injuries and fitness level and provide a customised program to you as an individual.
- Functional movement screening to identify problem areas
- Exercise instruction and a detailed explanation of the movement
- A tailored training program, with a focus on exercise selection and training frequency
- Targeting of crucial areas that are prone to injury
- Monthly reviews and training adjustments
- Nutrition advice where needed to provide a well-rounded service.
Rehabilitation and injury prevention can also be achieved through strength training as it builds muscles, tendons and ligaments that are resistant to injury. However, our Melbourne strength coaches believe in training smart, not just training hard. Injuries can always occur by simple things such as not warming up or going too heavy too quickly.
Strength & Conditioning 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.
How often do I need to train?
Training frequency will depend on your experience level, overall health, fitness goals, and injury. After your assessment, Solidus’ strength and conditioning coaches will determine the right training frequency for your needs.
We’ll also design a program around your lifestyle and current training programs. For example, if you’re a tennis player who intends to increase muscle mass and strength, we’ll provide a training schedule and workload that doesn’t interfere with your regular training.
Does strength training reduce risk of injury?
Strength training is highly effective for injury prevention for many reasons. A good program can strengthen your muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones, as well as improve your flexibility, posture and balance. Strength training also increases bone density and leads to better coordination and balance, preventing falls that often occur with older people or those with balance problems.
What are strengthening and conditioning exercises?
Strength and conditioning exercises use a combination of bodyweight and weighted exercises, along with cardiovascular training to develop your strength, endurance and flexibility. Exercises are selected to include movements that support sporting activity and everyday tasks, ranging from reverse lunges using your bodyweight to squats using weight bars.
Why is there a need for a strength and conditioning coach?
When our Melbourne strength and conditioning coaches incorporate their expert knowledge of physiology, anatomy and biomechanics, they can design functional programs specific to your needs and goals. Whether you’re prone to injury, currently injured, or hoping to improve your day-to-day quality of life, you’ll see much faster results when your training program is designed specifically for you!
Can strength training cause injuries?
Strength training is a great way to build strength and improve muscle mass, but it can be dangerous if performed incorrectly. When weights are lifted with improper technique, i.e. jerking during an exercise to lift the weight, it can cause misalignment and stress your muscles, joints and tendons. This leads to sprains and more severe injuries like muscle tears.
In addition to lousy form, overloading your muscles too quickly by adding too much weight can cause injury. Our Melbourne strength training programs incorporate adequate rest times between training sessions while adding recovery weeks where volume and intensity are decreased. Training intensity will only be increased when your body has adapted to the current demands, so progression overload is gradual.
How do I prepare for my first session?
We specialise in injury prevention and rehabilitation, so if you’ve sustained muscle or joint damage, we can properly diagnose your symptoms and locate the cause of any pain or discomfort.
For our Melbourne strength and conditioning coaches to help you achieve your fitness goals, you must provide them with relevant medical information. Please let our program designer know about this during our initial consultation if you suffer from any injuries, ailments, or illnesses.
What's included in a physical assessment?
Our Melbourne strength and conditioning coaches will review your lifestyle, current training program, condition and any injuries. We’ll then perform physical assessments by analysing your body mechanics, posture, flexibility and core stability. This allows us to identify any imbalances or muscle weakness contributing to injury.
We’ll then provide a summary of our findings and a personalised program to support you – whether you have the goal of injury prevention, rehabilitation or performance enhancement.
Why choose Solidus?
Our strength and conditioning coaches use an evidence-based approach to personalise your training, meaning everything you do is based on tested and proven principles and methods.
In addition to expert knowledge of physiology, anatomy, biomechanics and sports science, our Melbourne strength training experts also have a wealth of experience treating people from all backgrounds. You’ll receive the best care and support to get you back to your regular activities as quickly and safely as possible.
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