Strength and Conditioning
At Opus Biological, we are proud to offer physiotherapy-led strength and conditioning training. Our team of experienced physiotherapists combine their knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, and injury rehabilitation to design safe and effective strength and conditioning programs.
Strength and conditioning training is a type of exercise that goes beyond traditional weightlifting and cardio routines. It is a comprehensive approach to fitness that is designed to enhance physical performance, improve overall health and wellness, and prevent injury. The primary goal of strength and conditioning training is to build strength, power, endurance, and flexibility through a combination of exercises that target all aspects of physical fitness.
Resistance training is a key component of strength and conditioning training. This type of exercise involves lifting weights, using resistance bands, or performing bodyweight exercises to build muscle mass and increase strength. Resistance training can also improve bone density, reduce the risk of injury, and enhance overall physical function.
Cardiovascular exercise is another important aspect of strength and conditioning training. This type of exercise helps to improve cardiovascular health, increase endurance, and boost metabolism. Examples of cardiovascular exercises include running, cycling, and rowing.
Functional movements, such as squats, lunges, and deadlifts, are also a key component of strength and conditioning training. These exercises mimic real-life movements and help to improve balance, stability, and coordination. They also help to build core strength and prevent injury.
In addition to these components, strength and conditioning training may also incorporate stretching and mobility exercises, plyometrics, and sport-specific drills. The ultimate goal of this comprehensive approach to fitness is to improve overall physical function, enhance athletic performance, and promote overall health and wellness.
When strength and conditioning training is led by a physiotherapist, the benefits are even greater. Physiotherapists are experts in anatomy and biomechanics, which means they understand the mechanics of movement and how to design exercises that are safe and effective for each individual’s unique needs and abilities. They also understand the mechanisms of injury and can design programs that help prevent injury, while promoting rehabilitation and recovery.
At Opus Biological, we believe that strength and conditioning training should be safe, effective, and accessible to everyone. Our physiotherapy-led strength and conditioning programs are bespoke to each patient, taking into account any existing injuries or health conditions. Our team of physiotherapists provide hands-on instruction and guidance to ensure proper technique and maximise results.
Opus Biological’s physiotherapy-led strength and conditioning training offers a unique and effective approach to fitness. By combining expert knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics with safe and effective strength and conditioning training, we help our clients achieve their fitness goals and maintain optimal physical function for life.
Ian is our Lead Physiotherapist with nearly 10 years experience working in a sport and private healthcare setting.