1046 Howitt Street Wendouree
03 5335 3200

Rehabilitation

Allied Health Care for the Ballarat Region

Whatever your injury or illness our Rehabilitation programs and onsite gym can help get you back to your best and doing the things you love in life.

The Howitt Street Rehabilitation gym is another way that we have improved the services that we can offer to you at Lake Health Group. The gym is fully equipped for all Lake Health Group patients who need extensive rehab exercises to return to full health.  Our rehab gym saves paying high prices for a gym membership and receiving exercises that don’t particularly suit your specific requirements.

Whatever your everyday goals, our Rehab Gym provides the facilities for you to improve your ability.

Why would you use our Rehab Gym?
• General strength training
• Balance and agility training
• Pre and post-surgical/operative conditions
• Sports Specific training
• Tendon rehabilitation
• Shoulder injuries

What equipment does our gym use?
• Free weights
• Machine weights
• Cable machines
• Theraband/powerband
• Medicine balls
• Exercise balls
• Treadmill

Do I have to be a member to use the gym?

Yes, the rehab gym is specifically for Lake Health Group patients. Anyone who is not a current patient will require a prior appointment to see one of our Physiotherapists and have a Gym Assessment to determine a safe and effective exercise program for you.

How is a physiotherapist’s tailored gym program different form other gym programs?
“We’ll listen to your concerns and design a personalised exercise program”

Having your own personalised program is essential to fitness, strength and functionality. An assessment by our physiotherapists can identify the weak links in your body system and individualise a program to help improve your functional fitness

Your program will be based on:

  • Functional tasks, within a specific environment. This means mimicking actual tasks that are important to you, such as digging in the garden, or improving agility on the sporting field.

  • Your injury history

  • Best available current evidence to achieve the best outcomes.

  • An individualised and goal orientated approach. This will give meaning to your program as it will be specific to your needs and injury history.

  • Flexibility, core control, endurance, strength and power requirements.

  • Principles of dosage, frequency and periodization. Let your physiotherapist guide you through how many ‘reps’, ‘sets’, ‘duration’, and ‘times per week’ will
achieve the best result.

  • Feedback on your technique and program needs. We have the ability to rapidly make small alterations to your program which can make a big difference to your outcomes

GROUP EXERCISE & GYM

Lake Health Group have ceased group exercise classes as of Thursday 6th August in line with government legislative requirements relating to Stage 3 COVID19  restrictions in regional Victoria.

Closure of the gym and Pilates area as well as cessation of groups is for a minimum of 6 weeks at this stage and relates to small exercise groups as well as the GLAD arthritis program.

For people in group classes please arrange for a one on one appointment with Josh or Jamie for them to construct a home program. For those currently doing GLAD with Lachie or Jasper this can continue but only in a 1 on 1 consultation basis.

We apologise for any inconvenience but your safety and that of all our clients and staff at Lake Health Group is our highest priority. We will continue to update you on the status of the gym and groups via social media, our website and our newsletter.

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If you are showing flu like symptoms including:

Sore throat

Cough

Fever

Shortness of breath

OR have travelled overseas and/or been in close contact with someone who is a confirmed coronavirus case within the last two weeks.

Please do not come into the clinic and call 5335 3200 to cancel your appointment.

This is extremely important for the health of all clients and staff.

We thank you for your patience at this time.

Updated 2nd  July 2020