IN WHAT is an exciting step for the Australian healthcare sector and a new addition to the Surf Coast, Kieser has officially opened its centre in Torquay.
Unlike most ordinary gyms, Kieser operates using physiotherapy,rehabilitation and strength training for its members.
Richard Wallace, one of Kieser’s physiotherapists, recognised a gap in the market in Torquay for physio, rehabilitation and therapeutic strength training to accommodate the town’s growing ageing population.
“As Torquay’s ageing population grows, so does the need for our clients to keep doing the activities they love, whether it be surfing, golfing or cycling”, he said.
“The Kieser method is a fusion of physiotherapy and strength and conditioning. It is an evidence-based, bestpractice formula and is appropriate for all ages, which sets us apart from other gyms and physio clinics.
“Training at Kieser is very different to a traditional gym because of our Swissengineered equipment, non-intimidating
environment and time-efficient programs that can be completed in 30 minutes, twice per week,” Mr Wallace said.
Kieser Australia – which was established in Melbourne in 2006 – has since expanded across 13 centres around Melbourne, Geelong and Sydney.
Although the concept originated in Europe over 50 years ago, it is now revolutionising Australia’s healthcare system.
Working alongside sports clubs including the Geelong Cats, Kieser has developed a program with GMHBA designed to delay
or prevent joint replacement surgery as well as improve post-surgical outcomes for clients with osteoarthritis.
The 12-week program is directed by a physiotherapist and is fully funded by GMHBA for their members.