We strive to strengthen the Essendon community with our integrated physiotherapy and strength & conditioning programs at Kieser Essendon.
Our focus at Kieser Essendon is on functional improvement irrespective of pursuits, age or condition. Our Kieser Essendon facility does not have the traditional fitness environment. At Kieser Essendon, we believe our clients should be able to train in a clean, bright, uncluttered space, free of any distractions so the focus can be solely upon strength training and rehabilitation. This is why our Essendon strength & conditioning centre has no music, no mirrors and no distractions. We believe this creates a non-intimidating environment that welcomes clients from all levels of physical ability.
Strength training at Kieser Essendon
Strengthening your body can help promote an active, pain-free and healthy life. At Kieser Essendon we treat each client as an individual. At Kieser Essendon we are able to design a strength and conditioning program for whatever is important to you, whether you're looking to prepare yourself for your day-to-day work and its effects on your back, building muscle for sport or simply looking to remain strong and pain-free.
Physiotherapy at Kieser Essendon
Creating long term health results through exercise is the cornerstone of physiotherapy at Kieser Essendon. Pain can inhibit muscle activity no matter what the cause, so our Essendon Physiotherapists treat a wide variety of physical conditions in our fitness and rehabilitation facilities including spinal conditions, pre/post surgery, peripheral injuries/ pain (shoulders, knees, hips, ankles, etc.), scoliosis and many more.
Our focus at Kieser Essendon is on functional improvement irrespective of pursuits, age or condition. All Kieser Essendon clients begin their journey with an initial consultation with one of our Physiotherapists or Exercise Physiologists, who will prepare a comprehensive treatment plan to reduce any muscle aches and joint pains and start the process of reconditioning. After the initial physiotherapy treatment phase they will be introduced to one of our Essendon Exercise Scientists who will develop a customised training program.
If you have never seen a Kieser facility, we invite you to visit Kieser Essendon and personally experience the Kieser difference.
Location & Parking
Kieser Essendon is located at the corner of Leake Street & Lincoln Road, opposite Lincoln Park. There is also free 2-hour parking available on Lincoln Road and free 1-hour street parking available on Leake Street.
FAQ's for an Initial Assessment at Kieser
What happens at an Initial Assessment?
- When you first arrive for your initial assessment, you will be greeted by our reception team.
- You will have received a patient information form to complete online. If you do not complete the form online, please arrive 10 minutes early.
- Next, your physio will come out to greet you and show you around our state-of-the-art facility.
- During your initial assessment your physio which will go through a detailed assessment of your condition & medical history.
- If appropriate, your physio will also conduct a back strength test on our Lumbar Extension machine. This test will objectively measure the strength of your lower back muscles and provide a benchmark for your treatment.
- Finally, your physio will provide you with a treatment plan for your condition.
What should I wear to my Initial Assessment?
Please wear comfortable clothes for your Initial Assessment. You will not be required to do any vigorous exercise during this session, however you may be asked to do some stretching. Be sure to wear close-toed shoes and please refrain from wearing demin pants or singlets in a Kieser centre for the hygeine and comfort of other clients. We have change rooms at Kieser Essendon with complimentary lockers if you need to change or store anything during your session.
Do I need a referral to see a Physiotherapist?
No, you don’t require a referral from a medical practitioner to see a Physiotherapist in Australia. If your specialist has provided you with a referral with specific information then please bring it along to your appointment.
Kieser Essendon does accept Chronic Disease Management Plan referrals from General Practitioners along with referrals from WorkSafe, TAC, NDIS and the Department of Veterans' Affairs.
What should I bring with me?
Please bring any x-rays or scans with you that you think may be relevant to your treatment. We accept private health rebates on all Physiotherapy sessions so please bring your private health insurance card as full payment will be due at the end of the session.