For people returning from injury, or those suffering from persistent spinal and joint conditions, Brighton Spinal Group offers patients a gymnasium based rehabilitation facility. This facility is both monitored and overseen by qualified physiotherapists and exercise physiologists.
Specifically designed as a rehabilitation facility, Brighton Spinal Group’s clinical gymnasium enables patients to engage in the most effective gym-based rehabilitation program possible, ensuring your recovery is fast and safe.
What if I am in pain?
Therapeutic exercise is designed to reduce stress and strain on pain sensitive structures of the body by re-learning or modifying activity. Many types of acute and chronic pain respond well to therapeutic exercise in the form of functional restoration, progressive strengthening and fitness training. Getting started is often the hardest part.
What if I am already exercising?
Physiotherapists and exercise physiologists are experts in human movement. We also excel in managing the healing and recovery process. By establishing the underlying physical factors, we will determine both which sort of activity and how much to ensure a fast and effective recovery.
How do I begin?
If you have a persistent spinal or joint condition, or are returning to exercise after suffering an injury, you are an appropriate candidate for one of our gym programs run by our rehabilitation practitioners.
During the initial consultation we will assess your condition, complete baseline measures and discuss your options for exercise therapy. The focus is to determine which form of exercise therapy will be best for you. We may need to teach you some new movement strategies, modify your current exercise regime as well as develop strength, fitness and flexibility using the equipment in the gymnasium.
Depending on your ability, confidence and injury, our practitioners will determine the level of supervision you require to continue your transitional rehabilitation program within our gymnasium.
Our gymnasium is designed to help you become independent with your exercise regime; hence there are no long term contracts or sign up fees.
To make an appointment for a gymnasium assessment, please phone 9596 7211 and speak to our reception team.
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Bruce GilmorePhysiotherapist / Gym Rehabilitation
Bruce graduated from Otago University in 2002, since graduating Bruce has worked in a variety of settings including orthopaedics, sports and spinal rehabilitation as well as personal training. Bruce is dedicated to providing effective manual therapy integrated with appropriate exercise regimes. Within our clinical gymnasium and pilates studio, Bruce runs programs designed for sub-acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions as well as pain management.
Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Bachelor of Human Movement, Exercise Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Member
Erin completed her Bachelor of Human Movement majoring in sport science at the University of Tasmania. Erin has worked as a clinical Exercise Physiologist at Belura sports and spinal clinic’s in Mornington and Hastings. During this time, Erin gained experience with patients with a range of chronic conditions. This lead to her role as a Health Consultant under a government health initiative. Erin has experience with a range of chronic conditions and in educating people on health and wellbeing. She can help with simple realistic goals and steps to improve quality of life, whilst reducing the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Erin educates her patients regarding safe and effective exercise whilst living with chronic conditions, and the benefit that exercise can bring to the physical body and the mind.
Interests include: improving quality of life, mental health within the elderly population and working with work injured clients. Erin believes “with exercise you are never too old”.