Accredited Exercise Physiologists work with you to help you achieve your goals through exercise prescription and education. Exercise Physiologists have spent a minimum of 4 years at university gaining knowledge about the best ways to manage chronic diseases and complex conditions through exercise interventions.

Our Exercise Physiologist is experienced in treating conditions such as arthritis, cardiac disease, musculoskeletal injuries, diabetes, and depression through healthy lifestyle modifications, such as exercise and education, to support behavioural change. Our Exercise Physiologist has a proven track record in providing natural drug free pain management and prevention solutions for a host of conditions and injuries, ranging from sports conditioning and injury rehabilitation to managing and preventing chronic and complex conditions.

Conveniently located and offering appointments in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD our Exercise Physiologist is dedicated to providing quality exercise and rehabilitation services to get you back to your optimum health and wellbeing.

Services offered:

  • Chronic disease management and prevention
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Running gait analysis and retraining
  • Corporate wellness programs
  • Diabetes programs
  • Cardiac rehabilitation programs
  • Falls prevention programs
  • Manual handling retraining
  • Home and gym based programs
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Hydrotherapy

Conditions an EP can treat in association with physiotherapy management:

  • Sporting & occupational injuries
  • Stiffness & pain associated with poor posture, particularly back and neck, often resulting in headaches and migraines
  • Acute & chronic conditions affecting function & mobility. Conditions that have been previously neglected as life got busy, but have recently been creeping up the list of priorities as the aches and pains grow in intensity and frequency
  • Acute and chronic stiff and painful neck
  • Chronic overuse syndromes – tendonitis, RSI, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel
  • Acute & chronic back pain / ‘sciatica’
  • Shoulder pain, impingement syndrome, rotator cuff injuries
  • Hand & finger numbness / tingling
  • Runner’s Knee – patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Leg & foot pain – shin splints, poor biomechanics, ankle sprains
  • Arthritis
  • Pregnancy – pre/post natal complaints
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia
  • Pain & dysfunction associated with stress & tension
  • Rehabilitative stage of an injury or illness

What would a normal treatment (session?) involve?
A treatment will vary depending on the individual’s condition and goals. Typically we will begin by determining the appropriateness of exercise as an intervention through risk stratification. Secondly we will perform a physical evaluation where we will assess your movement capacity. We will provide you with health education, advice and support to assist you in setting realistic and achievable goals. Based on your results we will develop a safe and effective individualised exercise intervention to assist you in achieving your goals.

How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions required depends on the individual needs of the client, their condition, the treatment goals, and the level of commitment from the client. My philosophy is to treat the cause of the issue and to get the client to a point where they can self manage their condition. For best results the client will most likely be set a simple, specific and effective home exercise program for a faster recovery.

Exercise physiology also focuses on preventive treatment designed for people who want to get the best out of their body and prevent any setbacks along the way in conjunction with your treating physiotherapist/chiropractor/osteopath. We can work with you to design a tailored program for clients such as pregnant woman, athletes, or general postural correction to be performed at home, in the office, or in the gym. These programs are designed to keep you pain and injury free and in peak physical condition to get the most out of life.

Can I claim through private health insurance?
Yes, Hicaps instant health fund rebates are available through most insurance providers. For a list of eligible health funds please click here.

Campbell Craig – Exercise Physiologist

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Campbell is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with Exercise and Sport Science Australia and is passionate about empowering clients to take control of their health through education and exercise prescription. Campbell graduated from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Applied Science, Human Movement and went on to complete his Masters in Clinical Exercise Practice in 2011 at Victoria University.

Campbell has gained extensive clinical experience in treating a variety of patients from office workers, older adults, athletes and clients with chronic and complex conditions. He is experienced in treating a number of conditions including pre and post surgical intervention, musculoskeletal injuries, occupational injuries and back pain. With his background in exercise science, Campbell uses his comprehensive knowledge and skills to promote injury prevention and rehabilitation through quality movement.

He has a special interest in reducing risk factors in persons suffering from, or at risk of cardiac disease through exercise interventions. He is also passionate about ensuring every person, regardless of their age or abilities is able to get the best out of their body through applying lasting solutions for debilitating musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. Campbell has previously worked in aged care where he facilitated and implemented exercise programs focused on falls prevention to maintain mobility, independence and quality of life for older adults.

Campbell also has extensive experience working in the field of sports injury and prevention, where he has focused on musculoskeletal rehabilitation for pre and post surgery clients, back pain, postural awareness and correction, and chronic disease management and prevention through lifestyle interventions.
Campbell is a passionate runner, cyclist and surfer who enjoys training clients, colleagues, friends and family for racing events such as the Melbourne Marathon and is continually looking for ways to improve running efficiency and reduce risk of injury through technique modifications and specific strengthening exercises.

Specialty areas

  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Chronic disease management and prevention
  • Athlete strengthening, conditioning, and injury prevention

Qualifications

  • Masters of Clinical Exercise Practice
  • Graduate Diploma in Exercise Science
  • Bachelor of Applied Sciences, Human Movement
  • ESSA, Accredited Exercise Physiologist
  • ESSA, Exercise Scientist
  • Stott, Certified Pilates Instructor
  • BEAT IT, Trainer, Australian Diabetes Council