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At some point in your rehabilitation or sporting journey, you have probably heard the terms strength and conditioning thrown around.

But what do these terms actually mean? 

Put simply, strength and conditioning is the process most athletes will go through to better prepare their bodies for the sporting/competitive season. It is a program that is tailored to the individual athlete and their sport, and is designed to prepare their body for peak performance in their chosen sport or activity.

It is a process that involves collaboration between a strength and conditioning coach, the sporting coach, and any relevant health professionals (such as a physiotherapist), with the end result being a periodised program that will allow for improvements to be made within sporting performance, and the prevention of burn-out and fatigue.

Generally, a strength and conditioning program will include a mix of strength and power training in the gym, speed and agility training, endurance training, and skill/tactical work, with each component having different levels of focus/intensity throughout the season. Getting this balance is essential to prevent athletic fatigue and burn-out.

Two weeks ago, our physiotherapist Alyza went on a trip to Townsville to complete her Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coaching certification. This means that she is now able to work with athletes beyond rehabilitation, and assist them in reaching their sporting goals through the creation of tailored strength and conditioning programs. Watch this space for more exciting developments, and if you feel this is something you would like to discuss further, please contact the clinic on 07 4231 9777 or email us at admin@wellnessembodiedcairns.com to speak to our lovely team today!

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