FAQs

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PERSONALISED TRAINING

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Personal Trainers are qualified in delivering first-class exercise solutions. Benefits could include but are not limited to:

  • Keeping you accountable and motivated
  • Helping you move towards your goals in a safe and effective manner
  • Introducing you to world-class, innovative training styles
  • Supplying you with the knowledge to help improve your training techniques outside of a personalised session
  • Teaching the correct way to perform exercises to limit the risk of injury

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We have a training option called Small Group Personalised Training which enables you to train with up to 3 additional people. This is a great way to experience a group environment while receiving a personalised program and sharing the cost of the coach.

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Your first session with CORE FOUNDATIONS will always be a Foundation Session.

This is an important step in getting to know our clients and enables us to build a clear picture of what you want from your training and how you move.  This information is the foundation from which we build the personalised training solution to address your individual needs and ensure that we structure your program in way that is safe and responsive to your specific movement challenges.

There are two key parts of the Foundation session:

  • Information gathering about lifestyle and environment; and a
  • Functional Movement Screen

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Your tailored solution will be dependent on your needs, lifestyle and circumstances. For best results we recommend consistent weekly contact. Our services are all designed to get you moving and feeling better and can be explored on their own or in combination.

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Injury does not prevent you from training as programs can be modified to support injuries.  However, prior to commencing a new training program a medical clearance may be required from a health care provider.

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To exercise safely and effectively without the risk of injury you need to move well first. That is why we have a philosophy of movement before exercise.  We find that people often jump straight into challenging exercise regimes without developing quality movement competency first, resulting in injury.  Your safety is our priority.

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Functional movement is a very popular term these days and it really can be related to anything depending on what is functional for each client. Sitting for most of us is functional although it is not good for long periods of time. We refer to functional as being capable of moving your body well in all directions and withstanding the rigours of life with a minimum of fuss.

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We strongly believe that an athlete who can move their bodies freely and efficiently will have greater longevity in their sport of choice. Frequently the scales are tipped too heavily towards performance first. We assess an athlete’s movement capacity to ensure we identify and address underlying issues which could lead to future injury.  Once movement patterns are established we aim to increase strength, power and performance in line with our client’s sport of choice. We want to make sure each individual has the best chance when it comes to increased physical capacity along with enhancing their chances of sustaining injury free movement for longer.

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Activities of daily living are by far the most important things we as humans do. We need to walk, run, get up and down and be able to move freely in all directions. We find most traditional training programs do not put sufficient emphasis on the importance of this. Traditional training tends to emphasise running faster or lifting heavier weights. Our training solutions are directed at the average person, who is most of the general population, who just needs to be able to move well to move through each day with energy, pain free and with a minimum of fuss.

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Your session times are set aside specifically for you.  Therefore, we require 24hours cancellation notice to enable that time to be rescheduled.

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EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

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An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) is a qualified exercise professional who holds a Post-graduate Degree.  AEPs must comply with strict criteria for professional development to maintain their accreditation.

They specialise in delivering safe and effective exercise programs individualised to your needs. This is achieved by using an active approach to treatment through mobility, stability, strength and movement.

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AEPs are:

  • Post-graduate degree qualified
  • Required to comply with accreditation requirements
  • Eligible for registration with Medicare Australia, The Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Work Cover
  • Recognised by most private health insurers
  • Trained to work with individuals suffering from a chronic illness or injury
  • Possessed of extensive knowledge, skills and experience in clinical exercise delivery

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Although both are allied health professionals, AEPs use exercise to prevent, manage and treat complex medical conditions.  AEPs will use their skills in exercise prescription, combined with their training in behaviour change to empower clients and assist them to manage their health independently.

AEPs typically work with conditions such as (but not limited to): heart disease, diabetes, mental illness, cognitive decline, some cancers, lower back pain, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

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MYOTHERAPY

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A referral is not required to book an appointment with a myotherapist. However, if you have a referral letter or investigation reports from a health professional such as your GP, chiropractor, osteopath or physiotherapist outlining your condition it is helpful if you share this during your appointment to assist your myotherapist is achieving the most successful outcome.

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Private health insurance rebates may be available for myotherapy services.  Although no rebates are available under Medicare or The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) we offer concession rates for health cardholders, DVA, seniors and full-time students.  Please indicate your concession status at the time of booking.

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Symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia, headaches, neck, back and hip pain can be safely treated by a Myotherapist while pregnant. Please inform your myotherapist if you are undergoing IVF treatment or are possibly in the early stages of pregnancy to enable adjustment of your treatment.

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Patients may sometimes feel tenderness after a treatment especially if it is their first time. Benefits are experienced within the next few days. You may feel rejuvenated, or a bit sore, depending on the particular therapy session. Any stiffness or pain experienced after a deep tissue massage is a completely normal reaction and should subside within 24-72 hours.

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NUTRITION

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In Australia, a distinction is made between nutritionists and dietitians. A dietitian has completed a four-year Bachelor Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics or a Master’s degree in Dietetics. Dietitians are qualified to provide a range of evidence based nutrition services. Dietitians have the expertise to provide individual dietary counselling, medical nutrition therapy, group dietary therapy and food service management.

A nutritionist has a tertiary qualification and has the skills to provide evidence-based nutrition services related to nutrition, public health nutrition, policy and research, and community health. There is no industry specific authority that assesses nutritionist qualifications.

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The initial consultation is used to gather a lot of information about you, so the nutrition advice can be personalised.  The dietitian will find out about your medical history, lifestyle habits and dietary intake and patterns. Your health goals and outcomes will also be discussed. Then a plan will be formulated and discussed in a follow up consultation.

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Dietitians focus on your personal needs and requirements, therefore the number of follow up consultations will depend on your individual needs.

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