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Melbourne Strength & Conditioning Coaching

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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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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.

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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 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.

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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.

5.0
Based on 75 reviews
Most reliable and knowledgeable clinic, never failed to fix my countless issues from lifting and sport!
Jesse J.
Jesse J.
1715041340
I've had a number of sessions with Daryl at Solidus for a shoulder issue. Daryl is friendly and approachable, has been patient with my inconsistency, and is super-flexible/adaptable, adjusting my activity and our sessions according to the feedback I have given and what suits my lifestyle. I've found him to be very responsive, and efficient in sending a summary of the exercises we've worked through, including YouTube vids, which is super helpful. Massive bonus - his massages as part of therapy are top notch, he knows exactly where to dig in and is great at explaining what he is doing where and why. Always feel great after a session with Daryl - very highly recommended.
Eric O.
Eric O.
1714788856
I can't recommend enough. I sprained my back to the point walking to the bathroom, bringing tears to my eyes.I saw Daryl today, and it's now a dull ache I can manage. I can't thank him enough. As a working mum, I can't afford to much downtime. The exercise he gave me are very practical to fit in my day.
Wendy H.
Wendy H.
1714210854
The team at Solidus has been fantastic in managing various injuries and supporting my overall health and fitness. Daryl is very professional and approachable and his follow up care is well appreciated!
Lisa K.
Lisa K.
1712897299
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! I’ve been seeing James to manage injuries and assist with my bikini prep/off season for 3 years and haven’t looked back. Wouldn’t go anywhere else, he’s a wizard.
Lily M.
Lily M.
1712712429
Incredible facilities and wonderful therapists.. would absolutely recommend and look forward to going back again! 100/10
Motivated C.
Motivated C.
1711516932
I have been working with Julius and Daryl now for over 3 years and they have kept me healthy and pain free so I can continue training heavy and hard. Cannot recommend them enough.
Joshua B.
Joshua B.
1711516707
Always diligent in both treatment and rehab recommendation.I always walk out feeling like I’ve been worked on, but not assaulted like I’ve had with other myotherapists, and as an athlete I’ve never been told not to do an exercise, instead given ways to modify it to work through the injury rather than the typical lazy advice to just stop moving until something heals fully.I also send my own clients here and am kept updated with information on how to conduct sessions around their injuries too.
Sam Le C.
Sam Le C.
1711515006
Julius has a very friendly and professional demeanour which immediately put me at ease. He has helped immensely with my shoulder problem. I will be going back again.
Claire B.
Claire B.
1711178103
I've been visiting Solidus for some years now, and they have always treated me with the utmost care and professionalism. I feel listened to; Julius and Daryl have always taken the time to really tailor treatment and rehab plans for me, taking into consideration my lifestyle and physical activity.I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone. Just brilliant. Thank you.
Georgia K
Georgia K
1711006593
Knowledgeable, professional and very helpful. Highly recommend!
Maribelle A.
Maribelle A.
1710757153
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
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FAQs

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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