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Welcome to Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy

Exercise Physiology/Gym

Gyms are a great way to exercise all parts of the body and build strength, balance, flexibility and fitness - but can it do harm in some conditions? In the vast majority of cases the answer is no; IF your exercise program is designed by a qualified professional.

Chronic back pain, neck pain, arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, respiratory and cardiac conditions can all be helped with an appropriate exercise program. Exercise also helps control many other common medical complications such as hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (as exercise lowers blood-lipid profile), diabetes (by improving circulation, and improving blood sugar control with increased muscle metabolism). Exercise also reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke and some cancers.
 

What evidence is there for exercise?

In a study at the University of Queensland it was found that people who do vigorous exercise for an hour or more each day have 30% less arthritis and 70% less dementia, and enjoy independence for as much as 13 years longer. A recent study found regular exercise reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 40%, even in those over 75 who had not frequently exercised before.

Exercise following major orthopaedic surgery such as joint replacements and reconstructions is vital in returning to full function but requires an understanding on procedures and precautionary measures.

At Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy we have qualified physiotherapists that perform functional assessments and individual program development, as part of the services offered by Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy.

 
 

Information sheets 

What we Offer

Exercise physiotherapy clinics are available at Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy where our qualified Physiotherapists perform assessments and prescribe exercises to everybody from the very healthy to the chronically ill – ensuring YOU have an individualised exercise program that is safe and is appropriate to YOUR needs.

If you suffer from diabetes or osteoporosis, have muscle or joint problems, or are recovering from surgery, these clinics will especially be useful as we can provide and supervise a scientifically-based program that meets your needs.

Exercise physiotherapy clinics are available on different days in Bega, Merimbula, Eden or Cooma. For information and bookings for supervised physiotherapy sessions please contact our clinic.
 
 

Eden - Eden Gym & Squash

The programs are based in The Eden Gym & Squash, on the Princes Highway, Eden (opposite the Caltex service station) with parking available at the rear of the building. The gym is open Monday to Friday 6am to 8pm, and Saturday 8am to 12pm.

Individual sessions are charged as per standard physiotherapy consultations. Rebates from private health funds apply.  
Membership Fees are: $240 for a 3 month membership and Personal Training is available for members at $20/hr. For further information on memberships, please contact Eden Gym and Squash on 0434 351 799.
 

Merimbula - Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy

Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy have a gym area at our Merimbula clinic. 8 week memberships can be purchased for $95. The gym can be used anytime during our opening hours for the 8 weeks. All attendances must be pre-booked to ensure that you have access to the gym. Please call our Merimbula clinic on 6495 2281 to book your time at our Merimbula clinic gym. 

Merimbula - Merimbula Health and Fitness

The programs are based in Merimbula Health and Fitness, on the lower level of the Merimbula Bowling Club. Entry after 9.30am is via the main club entrance. Entry before 9.30am is via a stairway on the bowling green side of the club. To find the entrance, park in the undercover car park, ascend the stairs to the greens, follow the path towards the club, turn left to follow the greens, and descend the staircase with the Merimbula Health and Fitness sign on it.

Individual sessions are charged as per standard physiotherapy consultations. Rebates from private health funds apply. To enter the bowling club, you must be a member, which is $10.00 per annum. An entry and joining fee for the gym is also applicable:
  • The joining fee is $20
  • For entry fees we recommend the purchase of 10 visit card for $100.00
  • Longer term memberships are available. For further information contact Merimbula Health and Fitness on 02 6495 1306.


Bega - Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy

Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy have a gym area at our Bega clinic. 8 week memberships can be purchased for $95. The gym can be used anytime during our opening hours for the 8 weeks. All attendances must be pre-booked to ensure that you have access to the gym. Please call our Bega clinic on 6492 0023 to book your time at our Bega clinic gym. 

Bega - Velocity Health and Fitness Club

The programs in Bega are based in Velocity Health and Fitness Club in Parker Street Bega. The gym is open Monday to Friday 6am to 7pm and Saturday 7am to 2pm.

Individual sessions are charged as per standard physiotherapy consultations. Rebates from private health funds apply.  For information on memberships contact Aine Farrell and her team at Velocity Health and Fitness Club on 6492 5311.


Bega - United Fitness

Gym programs in Bega may also be held at United Fitness in North Bega. United Fitness is a group exercise and personal training studio located at 44-50 West Street, North Bega. The gym is open Monday to Friday 6am to 11pm, and weekends.

Individual sessions are charged as per standard physiotherapy consultations. Rebates from private health funds apply. For more information on memberships contact Shaun Ruzicka at United Fitness on 6492 3773.

Cooma - Anytime Fitness

In Cooma, the programs are based in Anytime Fitness in Commissioner Street, Cooma. Individual sessions are charged as per standard physiotherapy consultations. Rebates from private health funds apply. An entry and joining fee for the gym is also applicable allowing you to have 24 hour access, 7 days/week.
 

What to Wear/Bring

  • Wear comfortable clothing, most prefer loose fitting shorts & T-shirt.
  • Wear comfortable running/walking shoes.
  • Bring a towel.
  • Plastic water bottle.
Ask our staff for more details