Exercise Physiologist Brighton, Hampton, Elsternwick, Elwood & Bentleigh
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Exercise Therapy

Exercise Physiology Brighton

Exercise Therapy in Brighton

At Brighton Spine & Sports Clinic, we offer personalized exercise rehabilitation programs designed to help you achieve your optimal health and well-being. Our experienced exercise-based Physiotherapists will develop a program tailored to your specific needs, whether you’re recovering from a sports injury, managing chronic pain, or simply looking to improve your overall fitness.

Physiotherapists use exercise to help treat, prevent and manage a number of acute and chronic conditions.

  • Spinal Conditions: Back pain, neck pain, sciatica, disc injuries, and more.
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries: Sports injuries, arthritis, tendonitis, and other muscle and joint problems.
  • Chronic Pain: We can help you manage pain and improve function in daily activities.
  • Post-surgical Rehabilitation: Recover faster and regain strength after surgery.
  • Balance and Falls Prevention: Improve your stability and reduce your risk of falls.
  • Dizziness: specific exercise for BPPV and complex vestibular concerns
  • Cardiopulmonary Health: Improve your heart and lung function.
  • Metabolic Health: Manage conditions like diabetes and osteoporosis.
  • Neurological conditions: Parkinson’s, post stroke rehabilitation, MS

What is the difference between and Exercise Physiotherapist and an Exercise Physiologist?

Both Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists can help to improve the lives of those living with acute and chronic health conditions but each has a different set of responsibilities.


Physiotherapists assess, diagnose, treat and manage acute and chronic conditions, disability, injury and pain. Physiotherapists have the skills, knowledge and expertise to diagnose, manage and treat a diverse range of acute and chronic health conditions and movement disorders. Physiotherapists utilise clinical skills, from diagnostic assessment and analysis of pathophysiology to therapeutic interventions across a broad range of modalities including manual therapy, manual and therapeutic exercise and progression of treatment plans. As clinical leaders in the prevention and management of recovery and rehabilitation, they work across many areas including musculoskeletal, neurological, oncological, paediatric and cardiorespiratory practice.

Exercise Physiologists:

Exercise physiologists primarily manage patients using clinical exercise interventions as their main modality. Exercise physiologists prescribe exercise to improve the physical function and quality of life of people with chronic conditions and health issues and to prevent deconditioning in the healthy population. Exercise physiologists focus on the physiology of physical exercise, including how the body responds and adapts to different physical exercises. They put together individual exercise programs, provide counselling on how to maintain an active lifestyle and make sure that exercise programs are safe, effective and appropriate for the person.

Physiotherapists use evidence-based movement and exercise intervention for chronic disease prevention and management, musculoskeletal injuries and weight management. Physiotherapists often work as part of a team of doctors and other allied health professionals to ensure the best results for their patients.

At Brighton Spine and Sports Clinic, our exercise-based Physiotherapists work within our clinical gymnasium. Our gymnasium has all the equipment needed for rehabilitation of musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and physical health. It includes a range of cardiovascular, resistive machines and free weights, as well as pilates rehabilitation equipment.  Unlike many commercial gyms, the emphasis is on a gentle progression of exercise with your specific needs in mind.

An Exercise-based Physiotherapist can help you:

  • GLA:D – Evidence based hip and knee Osteoarthritis exercise program
  • manage/reduce chronic pain symptoms
  • manage arthritis/osteoarthritis
  • Comprehensive exercise rehabilitation program for orthopaedic and sporting injuries
  • continue cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs post hospital discharge
  • improve metabolic health in conditions such as PCOS, osteoporosis/osteopenia, diabetes (type 1 and 2) and manage post-menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes
  • reduce treatment-related side effects and improve overall health outcomes during and after cancer treatment
  • Improvement in balance and whole-body stability. Specific program proven to reduce the risk of Falls.
  • manage occupational and sporting injuries

The first step to starting to get your body moving again is often the most challenging. The Exercise Physiotherapists at Brighton Spine & Sports Clinic provide supervised sessions to ensure you are undertaking the appropriate exercises with good technique, helping to restore your confidence. This will help you build the skills and resources to ultimately improve your quality of life through movement and exercise.

Who should I see?

  • Emily Green
    • Dizziness, balance and falls prevention, rehabilitation (including pre- and post-surgical), neurological
  • Darren Lau
    • Chronic Pain, Rehab (including pre- and post-surgical), neurological
  • Bruce Gilmore
    • Rehabilitation, musculoskeletal, spinal
  • Nigel Mitchell
    • Rehabilitation, musculoskeletal, spinal
  • Sabine Groscurth
    • Sports rehabilitation, knee and hip osteoarthritis (GLA:D)

If you are still unsure who you should see, or to find out more about our physiotherapists, call our reception team on 03 9596 7211.