About

Our values

Inclusion

We celebrate diversity and welcome clients of any age, gender-identity, sexual orientation, race, disability, culture or language background.

We strive to create a space for every individual to feel safe to be themselves, without fear of discrimination or judgement.

Client-centred care

Whilst we acknowledge the important role that practitioners play in an individual’s healthcare journey, we strongly believe that you are the star of the show, not us.

We aim to provide guidance by sharing our knowledge and clinical experience, to empower you to achieve goals that are meaningful and relevant to you.

Body positivity

Human bodies come in many different shapes and sizes and we believe that everybody has the right to receive high-quality healthcare – regardless of height, weight, waist circumference, or any other physical attribute of your body.

We promote functional goals, based on your values and individual circumstances. We do NOT promote weight-loss or dieting.

Movement optimism

A large body of scientific research unequivocally supports our belief that the human body is highly adaptable and thrives when regularly engaging in a wide variety of movements.

We believe there is no such thing as ‘correct’ or ‘incorrect’ technique, but that movement should be tailored to the goals of the individual, and that people need fewer barriers to becoming stronger and more physically active, not more.  

Informed consent

We believe that people have the fundamental right to make informed decisions about their healthcare.

Too often, healthcare providers pay lip-service to the principle of consent, without genuinely taking the time to ensure that clients fully understand the rationale for treatment recommendations and are the ultimate decision-makers in their care.

Evidence-based practice

We believe that only treatments and interventions that have been demonstrated to be safe and effective in rigorous scientific studies should be offered to clients.

Our practices are continuously updated to reflect the latest research findings through a process of ongoing professional development and peer-supervision.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Barbell Psychology studio is located on Gadigal Country. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this land and we pay our respects to Elders past and present.

 

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