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An exercise physiologist is a professional from within the field of exercise

science who has specialised into either health and fitness or exercise

rehabilitation streams.

Craig has been a resident of Wagga since the early 80’s and is married with 3 sons.  He studied undergraduate Health Science at Charles Strurt University and is a qualified Clinical Exercise Physiologist with the Exercise and Sports Science Association.  Craig has spent the past 27 years working with the Department of Defence in areas of Physical Training, Exercise Therapy and Rehabilitation Management.  As a sportsman Craig achievements include National representation in Squash and distance running with the highlight being a top 20 National ranking in the marathon and No 1 ranking in the Australian Defence Force.

Craig has comprehensive experience and skills in areas of injury prevention, short and long term management of all types of health conditions and musculoskeletal injuries. He has been engaged by Defence a subject matter expert in injury prevention and training program design.  In addition, he has worked with several sporting clubs in Wagga as the Exercise Physiologist responsible for fitness performance training, injury prevention and acute injury management.

In addition to the traditional orthopaedic (Musculoskeletal) treatment approach Craig has expanded his knowledge base by attending many courses in the field of neuroscience in areas which include: Postural Restoration (Postural Restoration Institute), Pain (Explain Pain) and cognitive sensory processing (The Listening Program).  By understanding more of neuroscience Craig is able to tailor the best treatment program for your condition or injury.  The body is very much like a symphony and the brain is the conductor creating movement patterns and asymmetries, learning states, psychlogical states of being and postural position.

Normal activities for daily living create opportunities for your body to compensate increasing stresses on different areas of the body which are all identifiable through assesment of the pattern and joint position that is influencing pain.  Providing insight and exercises that counter the imbalances empowers you to self-manage conditions independently once you have completed treatment.  The results are less pain, better movement ability and improved quality of life to engage in activities that would otherwise be restricted.


 Craig is able to tailor individualised programs to assist clients with:

    • Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Acquired Brain Injury, Learning Programs
    • Weight Loss, Diabetes
    • Compartment Syndrome
    • Osteoarthritis, Knee reconstruction/knee replacement
    • Strength/Conditioning programs
    • Shoulder Reconstructions
    • Stress Fractures
    • Hip pain/Hip Replacement
    • Hamstring, wrist, calf injuries
    • Heel Spurs
    • Discal injuries, back pain
    • Abdominal weakness
    • Wellness and ageing programs
    • Neck pain
    • Sports specific programs, Biomechanical assessment
    • Pregnancy/Postural programs

Craig Ambler works at Glenfield Monday - Friday 3.30pm - 5.30pm and most Saturday mornings 8am - 12pm.

Appointments can be booked with reception staff.

 

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