Conditions – Weight Management

From a physiotherapy perspective, managing weight is important for a number of reasons. Carrying excess weight can put additional stress on the body, especially the joints, leading to pain and increased risk of injury. Additionally, it can negatively impact mobility and make it more difficult to engage in physical activity or perform daily tasks. Through exercise and lifestyle modifications, physiotherapy can help individuals achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reducing the risk of these negative outcomes and promoting overall health and well-being.

At our clinics in Thirroul and Woonona, Purpose Physiotherapy has a team of experienced physiotherapists and exercise physiologists that are experienced in helping you manage your weight. Our approach to helping you overcome your weight problems is as follows:

  1. Comprehensive assessment to determine both the diagnosis and the root causes (we may use imaging/scans where necessary).
  2. Tests and measurements to ensure we monitor progress and improvements.
  3. Holistic view of your entire body, including posture, alignment, mobility, strength, sleep, stress, nutrition and your nervous system.
  4. Treatment plan that relieves pain and targets the root causes, including massage, joint manipulation, dry-needling, exercise programs (core strength, Pilates and movement retraining) and education. This plan will specifically target your individual goals.
  5. Ongoing prevention options through clinical Pilates and small-group exercise.

By taking this approach, our team will get you not only moving with Purpose, but living with Purpose as well. 

Weight Management FAQ's

  • Yes, physiotherapy can play an important role in weight loss. Our physiotherapists can develop customized exercise plans to help you burn calories and build muscle mass, both of which can aid in weight loss. Additionally, we can work with you to address any underlying musculoskeletal issues that may be limiting your mobility and exercise capacity.
  • The best types of exercises for weight loss are those that elevate your heart rate and increase your overall level of physical activity. Cardiovascular exercises like walking, cycling, and swimming are great options, as are resistance training exercises like weight lifting. Our physiotherapists can help you design an exercise program that suits your fitness level and weight loss goals.
  • In addition to helping you lose weight, physiotherapy can also be effective in helping you maintain a healthy weight over time. Our physiotherapists can work with you to develop a long-term exercise plan that you enjoy and can realistically stick to. We can also provide you with tips and strategies for staying active throughout the day, such as taking regular walking breaks or incorporating simple exercises into your daily routine. Additionally, we can help you address any pain or discomfort that may be limiting your mobility and ability to stay active.