High Performance Health

02 97266264

5/13 Nelson Street, Fairfield NSW 2165

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High Performance Health Services

Exercise Physiology

Accredited Exercise physiologists (AEPs) are university qualified allied health professionals, who specialise in exercise interventions for the prevention, treatment and management of chronic and/or complex medical conditions and injuries. These interventions are provided by exercise delivery including health and physical activity education, advice and support and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change. AEPs are the most qualified health professional to prescribe exercise for people with chronic disease and injuries.


You might see an AEP to help you:

  • overcome persisting pain caused by injury or overuse

  • improve your heart health

  • rehabilitate following a cardiac event

  • control your diabetes

  • prevent pre-diabetes from progressing to full diabetes

  • improve your recovery following cancer treatment

  • improve your general health and wellbeing. 

AEPs also provide training in safe manual handling; perform functional assessments; carry out sub-maximal and maximal fitness tests; perform body composition tests and musculoskeletal assessments; and provide lifestyle education to help people manage their health conditions.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy may be the right option for you if you wish to approach your treatment through natural methods such as hands on massage, applied heat and therapeutic exercise rather than through the use of heavy pain medication or surgery.

A physiotherapist can help you to restore function and movement after you have experienced an injury or illness that has limited your mobility. They do this through rehabilitative exercise, methods that promote healing, and educating you on how to get better. They can help you achieve and maintain health in order to reestablish independence and improve your overall wellbeing.

What A Physiotherapist Treats:

A physiotherapist commonly treats musculoskeletal problems. They can help you with your problems that involve your bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and joints. They can address acute conditions or injuries and help improve your overall health.

Common conditions that are treated by physiotherapists include sciatica, neck pain, back pain, degenerative disc disease, a frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel, migraines and headaches, tendonitis, torn ligaments, sprains, muscular strains, dislocations, whiplash, muscular weakness, and post fractures. They may also be beneficial in treating post-surgery injuries or joint replacements.

Psychology

Using only evidence based treatment, we treat the following:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Trauma & PTSD

  • Grief or bereavement

  • Adjustment difficulties

  • Perinatal and Parenting issues

  • Relationship problems

  • Social worries

  • Panic disorder

  • OCD

  • Phobias

  • Work stress

  • Alcohol/drug abuse and dependence

  • Childhood problems

  • Work, life balance

Workplace/Corporate health

PRE-EMPLOYMENT ASSESSMENT

Pre-employment tests introduce an element of objectivity into the hiring process by providing concrete results that can be standardised across all applicants. Employers can then use this data to make better informed, more defensible hiring decisions.

If a prospective employee has a pre-existing condition that is subsequently aggravated by their employment the employer is liable for the resulting compensation costs. The most common aggravation is related to muscular damage, which is difficult to identify and frequently results in lengthy incapacity.

Through pre-employment assessments, critical information relating to past injuries and ailments are obtained. The medical aspect of the assessment establishes a benchmark for any progressive disability, limiting the extent of any future liability for the employer.

Researched showed:

  • There were significant reductions in the frequency and severity of musculoskeletal disorder injuries in the screened employee population.

  • Non-screened applicants were 2.38 times more likely to experience an injury specific to the knees, shoulders and back than screened employees.

  • Those who were not pre-screened attract 4.33 times more costs with claims.

  • Screened hires are more likely to have a lower incidence of injury, lower absence rate due to injury, and lower medical costs resulting from injury.

  • General improvement in the quality of applicants which ultimately leads to better workers, higher productivity, increased quality, and lower employee turnover.

  • By reducing claims made against your WorkCover insurance, your premium increases will reduce / remain unchanged

  • Reduce need for workers to take sick leave

  • Safer work environment

MEDICAL

Medical assessment are designed to record all past and current health issues. If a candidate answers ‘Yes’ to a primary question, additional medical questions are asked to thoroughly investigate each issue. This process ensures that each medical issue is consistently and accurately investigated. The medical will also include hydration testing as well as drug & alcohol testing.

FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT

The functional capacity examination ensures the employee has the physiological and functional capacity suitable for the new work environment. This essentially avoids the potential impact of work-related injuries and the resulting labour replacement costs from mismatched employees and job demands. This assessment includes:

  • Blood pressure check

  • Height and weight measurement

  • Musculoskeletal pathology examination

  • Joint range of motion

  • Back and neck injury risk assessment

  • Balance assessment

  • Vision screening

  • Postural tolerance

  • Task specific functional/lifting assessment

  • Basic manual handling training

  • Cardiovascular testing

  • Grip strength

  • Hydration status

DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREENING

Instant urine testing can offer results in 5 minutes, and will ensure that your employees are fit for daily duties, however they do not provide the same standard as a laboratory analysis. The specimen will require confirmation by laboratory testing if a non-negative result is obtained.

  • Urine drug testing kit which tests for illicit drugs including:

  • Cannabis

  • Opiates

  • Methamphetamines

  • Amphetamines

  • Benzodiazepines

  • Cocaine

Alcohol testing is conducted using a hand-held alcohol breathalyser.

Benefits of drug and alcohol screening

  • Promotes a safer working environment

  • It helps reduce potential legal liability of employers

  • It helps employees with drug problems

  • Increased safety leads to better productivity

  • Less employee turnover and reduced recruitment costs

  • Improves staff morale

  • It helps families of drug-using employees

  • Reduces potential workplace conflict/violence

  • Pre-employment drug testing can screen drug users before they’re hired

  • It helps educate workers about the dangers of drugs

  • It deters workers from using/abusing drugs

  • It creates a healthier workplace

  • It boosts the reputation of an organisation

  • It reduces employee theft/fraud

  • It reduces health insurance costs

  • Problem workers can be screened out

  • It reduces exposure to workers’ compensation claims

Sports science/Athletic development

Athletic development 

At High Performance Health, we only believe in scientifically backed training. Our employees are all exercise scientists, sports scientists, exercise physiologists and psychologists, and are all at the top of their game. Our high performance programs include goal setting, sports performance & fitness testing, individualised programming, education as well as evaluating and re-programming. We have extensive experience working with young up and coming athletes as well as professional athletes, especially in tennis, rugby league, soccer, touch football and athletics.

Goal setting

​It is impossible to measure progress without having goals. Our goal setting includes:

  • SMART goals

  • Goal setting timeline

  • Motivational interviewing

  • motivational statements 

Sports performance & fitness testing


Sports performance testing is not only limited to athletes, but is also useful for social sports participants and people who take their exercise seriously.


Each test is specific to an individuals goals and sport. Sports performance testing methods include:

  • Vo2max testing- This test assesses the maximum rate of oxygen consumption as measured during incremental exercise. Maximal oxygen consumption reflects the aerobic physical fitness of the individual, and is an important determinant of their endurance capacity during prolonged, sub-maximal exercise.

  • Spirometry- Spirometry is the most common of the pulmonary function tests (PFTs), measuring lung function through breathing, specifically the amount (volume) and/or speed (flow) of air that can be inhaled and exhaled. Spirometry is an important tool used for generating pneumotachographs, which are helpful in assessing conditions such as asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and COPD. Medicare covers the cost of this test.

  • Functional movement screen (FMS)- The Functional Movement Screen(FMS) is an innovative system used to evaluate movement pattern quality for clients or athletes.

  • Biomechanical analysis- Biomechanical analysis is done during different tests and during the sports movement itself. Our staff looks at how your body is moving, and whether there are areas to change to improve performance.

  • Strength testing- Multiple Repetition testing is done and is then used to program exercise.

  • Agility tests- There are a range of agility tests used. These are dependant on the sport the client usually plays. We prefer agility tests that mimic the natural sport movement and change of direction the most. We have also developed agility tests for tennis players.

  • Speed tests- Different tests are used to measure a person's speed over a certain distance. These are specific to each person and their sport.

  • Cardiovascular endurance tests- These are simple tests that are used to measure a person's cardiovascular endurance. VO2max results can also be gathered through these tests.

  • Muscular endurance- several tests have been created to measure a persons muscular endurance.

  • Reaction- We view reaction as the factor that bridges the gap between agility and quickness. Most sports involve a reaction to a stimulus provided. We assess a clients reaction to stimuli from different angles and ensure this is specific to each person and their sport.

  • Sports Psychology- through several assessments, our staff assesses the psychological aspect of sports, exercise and human performance, and help in developing an understanding of how the mind affects performance as much as the physical does.

  • Body composition- testing is also done with Bio-impedance analysis, skinfold testing and girths measurements.

These tests assist our staff in developing exercises and programs that will improve performance.

Individualised programming​

  • Exercise prescription 

  • Matching goal setting

  • Specific to your current age, abilities and experience

  • Matching season demands​

  • Weekly sessions (individual or group)

  • Performance preparation

  • Injury prevention

Education

  • Sports nutrition and its importance

  • Injury prevention

  • Injury management

  • Training phases and how they work

  • Developing mental toughness

Evaluation

  • Rescreening movement patterns

  • Retesting strength and power

  • Retesting speed and agility

  • Retesting energy system capabilities

  • Psychological retesting

Re-programming

  • Rescreening movement patterns

  • Retesting strength and power

  • Retesting speed and agility

  • Retesting energy system capabilities

  • Psychological retesting

Assessment & Diagnosis

Chronic Disease Management (CDM)


HPH's chronic disease management programs and services are developed specifically for patients with a diagnosed chronic condition, which is a condition that has lasted or may last for 6 months or more. Our team works with each patient individually to design and implement specific programs that will assist in the treatment, management and prevention of your chronic condition. 


HPH offers treatment and management of many conditions, including:

  • Asthma

  • Obesity

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Chronic Musculoskeletal Conditions

    • Low back pain

    • Knee pain

    • Hip pain

    • Neck pain

  • Diabetes (Types 1&2)

  • High Cholesterol

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Osteoporosis


Am I eligible?

If you have been diagnosed with a chronic condition or have questions on whether you may or may not have a chronic condition, please contact your GP to determine whether you are eligible or not.


If you have been diagnosed with a chronic condition, Medicare provides a rebate for up to 5 sessions per calendar year  through an Enhanced Primary Care plan management plan. If you are a gold or white card holder, The Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) covers the cost of consultations where treatment is necessary. 


Are there any extra services that patients with chronic disease are covered for?

Yes, DVA patients are covered for individual and group sessions.

Medicare also provides a rebate for patients with type 2 diabetes with 8 group sessions per calendar year.