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Rehabilitation

Apart from Stress, the biggest obstacle getting in the way of someone wanting to achieve their health & fitness goals is, injury or pain. When you are injured or suffering from chronic pain, you now have a new goal - to get out of pain. Meaning that losing weight or getting fit is put on hold until you resolve your problem. Injury is so common with people these days due to too much stress, poor posture from sitting too much, poor nutrition and lack of exercise. Statistics show that 85% of people will experience severe back pain in their life! Many will have repeated episodes unless they have a well designed plan to identify the cause, and eradicate it for good.

Many of today's treatments merely treat symptoms and completely miss what is causing your problem. Our program is based entirely around finding the cause and correcting it as soon as possible. And the results from this approach have been amazing. Read our success stories at the bottom of the page to see real life case studies proving you can come back from chronic pain.
This is why we have chosen to specialize ourselves in the area of Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation and take pride in our reputation as being leaders in the Melbourne area with Movement skills and Functional Strength training. Most people think that personal training is off limits for you until your back in top condition. However, at No Regrets, we can work with some of the most complex injuries and health concerns to help design safe and effective plans and programs to get you back into peak physical condition.

We have extensive experience working in the Rehabilitation field for almost 10 years, and our team has a qualified Exercise Physiologist, a fourth year Exercise Physiology student, a qualified Remedial Massage therapist and 3 CHEK Practitioner (What is a CHEK Practitioner) to ensure we deliver comprehensive health and exercise programs that get results. Click here to see our full team credentials and experience. Elley Butcher our qualified Exercise Physiologist along with Nathan Fejes are able to work closely with GP's, Physios & various Health services with regards to work care claims & various patient care plans. Along with Nick Jack who is also recognized as a certified Health Consultant with NIB with a provider number for you to use with your insurance depending on your level of cover we can ensure you get back to full health as quickly and safely as possible.

Watch this video to see an example of our Rehabilitation Process

 

Health Professionals We Work Closley With

We work closely with BodyMotion Physiotherapy in Mitcham, (check out the videos we filmed with them at the bottom of the page) Black Chiropractic Centre in Templestowe, and Manningham Foot Clinic in Bulleen, all highly respected health professionals that can provide a range of therapies to help us provide complete assessments and programs that ensure you achieve your goal. This can include but is not limited to Chiropractic adjustments, Physiotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Podiatry, sports and deep tissue massage. Read the review from Michael Black from Black Chiropractic Centre to see his thoughts on our training programs. 

“As a practicing chiropractor of 30 years experience I thought I knew a fair bit about spinal health, posture, balance, flexibility and training. In the last year I met Nick Jack at No Regrets Personal Training and I became more and more concerned the more I hung around him. Why? Sure, Nick's a great bloke but I realised how little I really understood about my own niche area of training, rehabilitation, joint stability and postural correction. Nick's pretty passionate about his area of expertise and he certainly has the knowledge to claim that expertise! In fact, I'd go as far as to say that Nick blew my existing understanding of how we improve and maintain stable posture right out of the water and that's a pretty bad place to be as a chiroprac-tor! You see, Nick is no newcomer to the game; he's extensively researched and tried out eve-rything there is and seen the shortcomings and failures of many traditional forms of exercise and training. He's read the materials and books I should have been reading and compiled the best of the best to formulate his method. In this ebook, Nick gives way too much away for my liking! It should be required reading for all health practitioners and personal trainers. He has taken some complex concepts and broken them down in a way that you'll start to get what I should have many years ago. Simply, the way we've always done things is plain wrong and Nick's exposing the rubbish that you hear around gyms, read in magazines and that actually hurts us! If you have a perplexing knee issue, the simple explanation that 'your knee is probably not the problem' sounds like crazy talk. The reality is your body has been moving wrong for years with entrenched movement patterns that need to be undone and retaught. Nick Jack shows you step by step, in plain English and with more common sense than I care to admit, how his meth-ods and philosophy will work for you. “ Michael Black of Black Chiropractic Center

Whatever you current level of mobility, injury or personal physical situation – we work together to design a solution that is Specific to YOU to get you back into action as soon as possible.

Our injury and rehabilitation training is specifically designed for people who are in the stage of recovery, who know they need to do something but not sure where to start. These people want pain relief or to get out of pain. And to be able to trust someone who knows what they are talking about and can prove it.  They want to exercise without the fear of injury. They would like to be able to get back to playing sports or doing activities that they enjoy and feel happy doing. They are looking for ways to deal with stress and lifestyle management but don’t really understand what it means to have a complete approach to health. Our approach to finally providing our clients with the answers to these problems, is to focus on treating the cause, and not the symptoms, and by looking at the body as a system of systems. And by teaching people the secrets to a “Whole Body Approach to Health” and how to use/move their bodies correctly, a successful outcome is the end result. We have a golden rule of using a test to determine what to do, “if you are not assessing you are guessing” is what we teach our trainers. We address an area that is not often understood very well or taught at all by most of the rehabilitation community and this is how to move! We know and can prove that teaching people how to move is far more effective than just improving strength or adding muscle. Read this article on why movement skills is better than adding muscle.

I highly recommend you read our article on how to use exercise to get out of chronic pain to get a better understanding of how to effectively live life without limitations. In this article I show you the the common theme among all of the clients who achieve great results with regards to chronic pain, and what the 5 Factors common to effective rehabilitation are. 

Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Education Video Series

Our programs have become popular not just in Melbourne but all over the world! The success of our instruction and education videos on You Tube has put us in touch with many people we would never have met. We have in the past 12 months created 2 specialized programs to explain the entire process of our program from assessments right up to playing sport again. To make it easy to follow we provide these in a step by step format, with 60 minute downloadable videos and 70 page reports with pictures and instructions, so there is no confusion as to what to do, and how to do it. The 2 programs we have available at the moment are for Piriformis Syndrome and Knee Pain. We also will be releasing a new program for Back Pain very soon!

To find out more about our programs click the images below and it will take you to the webpage with all the details.

 

Free Reports & Other Information

Plus we also provide many other FREE Reports relating to other specific injuries for you to download with no strings attached and test drive our program for yourself. These ebooks were created to ensure people understood all of the important parts of designing a stretching program right through to what really is Core Strength and why you must complete exercises in a standing position instead of lying on your back or sitting on a machine.

We also have written many articles to read about

Piriformis Syndrome

Weak VMO & Knee Pain

Lower Back Pain Secrets

Click the images below to download or go to FREE Reports for more information

 

How Does Our Assessment Process Work?

If you have already downloaded one of our reports you will get a very detailed explanation but here is a very quick overview of what we do.

Our assessment process is built on what is known as the Success Formula. See below

1. Flexibility – We use a series of tests to determine your body’s current level of flexibility and design a specific to you stretching program. This is important to do first as tight muscles will inhibit weak muscles and create further muscle imbalance. If you miss this stage or do not complete it correctly you will be set up for problems later on.

2. Stability – Once optimal flexibility has been established we develop a series of exercises and programs to encourage stability throughout the body. Before you can strengthen something with loads, you must be certain it is stable enough to handle it.

3. Strength – Now you are ready for the strengthening stage. This is broken into two parts. First we try to isolate weaker sets of muscles that we have identified in our postural and movement assessment. Secondly we begin progressing to more integrated standing up exercises that mimic the movements you need for your occupation, hobbies, sports and prepare you for daily movement. This is one area not taught well or at all in many rehabilitaion and pilates training as people do not understand movement. They focus too much on muscle.

4. Power – The last step is developing power for movements that require faster speeds such as throwing a ball or kicking a ball etc. A very important stage and again one that is often missed.

It is very important to follow this order for an effective result with regards to the injury. Each stage is made up of several assessments, exercises and programs to ensure you are constantly progressing safely and effectively to the end stage of moving without pain or restriction. It is extremely important that you do exercise when recovering from injury but it is even more important to engage in the right type of injury training to ensure you do not cause further damage. If you are going to train, it is crucial you do so with the expert advice of an experienced and skilled Exercise physiologist, CHEK Practitioner or experienced personal trainer.

Success Stories Using This Method

There is way too many examples I would love to show you here but I am going to give you 2 very powerful examples of where an approach of looking for the cause and applying the principles can completely transform someone's life!

Case Study 1 - Lower Back Disc Bulge Chronic Pain For Over 6 Years!

When I first met this girl, Georgie McIntosh she was scared to even pick her handbag up off the floor in case her back went! She had been in and out of all different treatments for over 6 years for little result and even worse symptoms! During this time no one had shown her the correct methods of how to squat, lunge and bend! She was very aware of what muscles were she should be using but had no idea of how to integrate them into a movement like picking a bag up off the ground. Within only a few months she was moving considerably better and becoming stronger every day. Make sure you read her full story here but below is a quick snapshot of what she wrote to me.

"I’ve now been seeing Nick twice a week for three months. Right from the start he has identified poor movements patterns that I’ve always felt weren’t right but no-one ever listened or taught me HOW to correct it. He is great at explaining why we do movements or exercises a certain way and identifying the specific trouble spots that I have, allowing me to be much more aware of how I move both in and out of the gym. Particularly the way he structures workouts around the relationship between stretching and strengthening makes so much sense. Much of what he says is bits and pieces of what I’ve heard before but finally packaged into a training session that works for ME and doesn’t aggravate my various complaints". I have genuinely seen more improvement in the past 3 months than I have in the past 6 years! Obviously it’s still early days, but for the first time in a long time I feel like I’m making consistent improvements and am on absolutely the right track." - Georgie McIntosh

Case Study 2 - Disc Bulge Spinal Injury

Laura came to see us early in 2015 and only 6 weeks after being partially paralyzed by a disc bulge in her back! She had experience doing weight training before and reasonably fit and strong. However like Georgie her understanding of how to move correctly was dysfunctional and faulty. Her fear of re-injury had put her in a state of being scared to do anything that was affecting her work and her life. Again within months of adopting our program she began to show amazing results and by the end of July she was lifting 70kg of weight off the floor with no pain or fear of pain. She now runs and can do almost every exercise in the gym and activity at home!

Here is a quick snapshot of her story

"The doctor said I couldn’t exercise and that I may need surgery to ‘cut out’ the bulge! I was told it would never go away, and I may always be in pain. At 23 that’s the last thing I wanted to hear. The next two months were agonising, I couldn’t do any of the things I had always taken for granted, I needed help to get dressed, to get in and out of bed, I couldn’t sleep properly because every time I moved it felt like a knife was being stabbed in my back. I couldn’t sit and have a meal with my family, and standing was limited to just a few minutes. The fist few sessions were slow, Nathan taught me how to breath properly using my diaphragm, and slowly began some easy exercises- I didn’t like the baby weights, but that’s all I could use! Two months in, I felt  less pain, I could now bend over without any problems, and I wasn’t scared of stairs anymore. Nathan was very cautious, and still today, asks if I feel any pain; but at the same time he knew how much I longed to get back to my big girl weights! Six months later, my sessions at No Regrets are the highlight of my day. I went from not being able to pick up a pen on the floor, to being able to dead- lift 75Kgs, without a problem. Six months ago It took me 15minutes to get down my stairs, today I climbed the No Regrets stairs- two at a time with a 10kg vest on, holding two 8kg kettle bells- that’s 26kgs of extra weight I had to haul up the stairs- but I did it! Six months ago I couldn’t walk, now Nathan makes me run over 800 meters- I don’t like running so I pray for rain, but at least now I CAN DO IT!"

Your safety remains of primary concern to us, and we will only allow you to train at a level that is suitable and comfortable. Perhaps you will not know your limits at this time, but we will – and it is important we make sure you do not push yourself too hard, while still achieving results. Best of all, this specific type of specific to you personal training will mean you are in the best shape possible to engage in a more complete and challenging personal training regime once you are fully recovered. ALL of the clients who complete our rehabilitation programs go back to their previous activities stronger, fitter and more importantly better educated than ever before so as to not get injured again! Just like Laura and Georgie!

Our reputation in Melbourne for working with some of the most difficult cases and finding solutions via movement skills and functional assessment techniques is second to none. We 100% guarantee our results, we are so confident that our program works.

Please watch the videos and read all of the articles that I have linked into this page if you are not sure about coming in to see us. This will prove to you that we are the experts in this field and will not just take your symptoms away but find the original cause of your injury and get rid of it forever!

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