The philosophy of ESS Rehabilitation is to provide return to performance solutions for clients through supervised rehabilitation protocols. The protocols describe pathways of normative progression against which to assess the return to function. After assessment and diagnosis, ESS clients complete an individual induction process into the rehabilitation system with an Exercise Physiologist. The client is then provided with an ESS Rehabilitation Card which allows access to the following services, Supervised Gym Based Group Rehabilitation, Clinical Pilates, Alter G Anti-Gravity Therapy and Recovery Ice Bath Therapy.

Rehab Card
  • COST EFFECTIVE REHABILITATION
  • ONE CARD FOR ALL PROGRAMS
  • PRIVATE HEALTH REBATES AVAILABLE

ESS Rehabilitation Cards were developed to provide our clients with access to cost effective, results based rehabilitation and injury management programs. Rehabilitation Cards provide access to our specialised programs including:

  • Pilates
  • Anti-Gravity Treadmill
  • Ice Bath & Pool Recovery
  • Supervised Gym Rehabilitation with an Exercise Physiologist


Cards can be used for one service or program in particular or a combination of programs best suited to your recovery or rehabilitation needs.

Cards cost $295 for 10 sessions or $590.00 for 21 sessions.
Supervised GYM BASED Group Rehabilitation
  • GYM-BASED EXERCISE FOR REHABILITATION
  • OVERSEEN BY PHYSIOTHERAPIST AND EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGISTS
  • PRIVATE HEALTH REBATES AVAILABLE

ESS Group Rehabilitation programs provide access to appropriate, adequate and cost effective rehabilitation services. Group programs incorporate both gym and pool sessions that are based on assessed needs as determined by either our Sports Physician, Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist, after an initial consultation and assessment of your injury. Group Rehabilitation classes are monitored by our experienced Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists who will guide you, step by step through your personalised rehabilitation program with injury status assessed and reviewed each session.

Your tailored program could include one or a combination of the following:

  • Deep Water Hydrotherapy
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Alter G Anti-gravity training
  • Gym based injury specific group training
  • Ice bath or pool recovery sessions


With the introduction of our new Rehabilitation Card, our Group Rehabilitation options are now even more cost effective. Medicare and private health rebates are applicable.

Alter-G
  • DE-LOADING LEGS
  • WALK/RUN EARLIER
  • CUSTOMISED FOR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS

Used extensively in professional sport (AFL, NRL) the Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill provides clients with access to reduced-weighted training, managed in precise increments as low as 20% of the user’s body weight. Our performance and allied health staff design specific programs on the Alter G to manage training loads, undertake lower limb rehabilitation or improve athletic performance. ESS were the first private sector company to purchase and make available to the general public, the Alter G Treadmill, and now with the introduction of our Rehabilitation Cards, access to the Alter G has never been simpler or more cost effective.

Return to performance through supervised rehabilitation
Recovery Ice Baths
  • HOT & COLD THERAPY AVAILABLE MELBOURNE & SYDNEY
  • REDUCES SWELLING FROM MICRO TEARS/INJURIES
  • LACTATE FLUSH

Recovery Ice Baths Hot & Cold Therapy available Melbourne & Sydney  Reduces Swelling From Micro Tears/Injuries Lactate Flush ESS ice bath recovery sessions are available to the general public at both our Melbourne locations at NTC High Performance Gym in Melbourne Olympic Park and our Sydney location at GWS at Sydney Olympic Park. The ease and efficiency of booking your next team or individual session is as simple as contacting our office. Ice bath recovery sessions are suitable for athletes and non-athletes alike and can be undertaken post competition or intense training session or as part of a specific rehabilitation or recovery program. Team and group sessions require a minimum of 10 participants. Please note a supervisory fee may apply to some sessions.

To make a booking, please contact us.

Clinical Pilates
  • MAT OR REFORMER PILATES
  • CORE STRENGTH AND STABILITY DEVELOPMENT
  • FLEXIBILITY IMPROVEMENTS

ESS Clinical Pilates programs focus on the development of core strength, flexibility, torso stability and body awareness. The principles and techniques of ESS Clinical Pilates can be incorporated into any training or rehabilitation program to maximise core strength and stability, improve flexibility, balance and to prevent potential injury. ESS offers both group and individual Clinical Pilates at NTC High Performance Gym in Melbourne Olympic Park. Private health rebates are applicable as all group based and individual sessions are conducted by our qualified Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists. Clinical Pilates is also offered as part of our Group Rehab program.

To make a booking, please contact us.

HERE’S WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY

ESS Performance provided the England Cricket Team with access to their High Performance Training Centre (HPTC) during our 2010-11 Australian Tour. We found these facilities ideal for professional teams visiting Melbourne. ESS catered for our fitness testing, training and recovery needs and I would recommend their facilities and staff to any elite sporting organisation.

- Huw Bevan, Strength & Conditioning Coach
England Cricket Team 2010-11 Ashes Team



I use ESS quite a bit actually. Being a professional athlete we train most days. So this centre is ideal to do all the hard gym stuff but then you have a recovery centre as well.

- Barry Hall, AFL
All Australian,  Premiership Player 746 Goals 

I have trained Lleyton Hewitt during his pre-season training for the last 3 years. We put a lot of time and emphasis on recovery and have found that using AAMI Park training facilities and ESS Performance has helped with all his recovery and training needs. The facility is state of the art and has everything any sporting team or individual would need. The facility is very well organised and we have found the staff to be extremely accommodating.

- Nathan Martin, Strength & Conditioning Coach
Energise Health Management


I know what it felt like to receive my first Australian uniform, and understand the dedication required to reach the top level. Getting the right advice and training environment during my developing years was essential in terms of reaching my goals. I know the ESS Athlete Development Program can help get you there

- Steve Hooker, Pole Vault
Olympic Gold Medalist, World Champion, 2 Time Commonwealth Gold Medalist



I have experienced high performance sport, both as an Olympian and a coach. I understand having the right coaching support and environment is crucial for developing athletes to optimize performance. That's why I use ESS.

- Jan Rehula – Triathlon
Olympic Silver Medalist, International High Performance Coach