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Strength to Strength

Designed specifically for individuals contending with chronic conditions such as heart disease, osteoporosis, or arthritis, which frequently result in fatigue or restrictions in fundamental movements like sitting, standing, or walking, the Strength to Strength program, provided by Black Swan Health, is committed to elevating overall well-being and functional abilities.


Clients must be aged over 18 with a confirmed diagnosis of one of the following:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Low back pain
  • Chronic pain condition such as fibromyalgia
  • Chronic heart disease

What you can expect

  • Eligible clients will have a one-on-one initial assessment with a physiotherapist.
  • The physiotherapist will record baseline measures and design an exercise program for the individual.
  • Clients accepted into the program must agree to attend at least one exercise session per week on an ongoing basis.

The sessions are small groups of up to six participants and last for 50 minutes. The sessions include:

  • A warm up
  • Cardio training
  • Strength training
  • Balance and proprioception training and;
  • Stretch and relaxation.

How to access the program

Access to the program is through a GP referral or self-referral. Referral forms can be downloaded in PDF or Best Practice format here.

Program costs

  • The initial assessment with our physiotherapist is $98 (60-minute appointment). Clients referred under Medicare may be eligible for a rebate. Clients with private health insurance may be eligible for a rebate.
  • Each group class costs $20 (50-minute session). Clients with private health insurance may be eligible for rebate.

For General Practitioners

Referrals are not required for this service; however, you can choose to refer a patient under a Team Care Arrangement for one physiotherapist session which will cover some of the initial assessment fee.

Please ensure that you attach a copy of the GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangement.

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