The Axit – Technology & Recovery

The Axit is a state-of-the-art technology system that measures the force and power production of an individual.

This technology allows our team to assess and measure our clients’ recovery, as well as identify any potential deficit, which may cause further injury. Through this assessment, we are able to then determine a rehabilitation pathway to safely return our clients to their pre injury status and the sports they love.  

The system is complete with three components consisting of the Stomp-IT force plates, Push-IT handheld strength tool and the Pull-IT tension strength device. With the data collected from these three systems into one simple tablet, the Progressive team can design a personalised rehabilitation program to target those weak areas. The data collected from the software can include visual movement force curve, peak force, comparable peak force overtime, rate of force development and more from all three devices.    

Axit Push-IT     

The Axit Push-IT is the quick and convenient handheld device that gathers force data on a client. Due to its size, it’s able to measure and assess a range of isolated joints and muscles in all areas of the body. This device can collect accurate strength data on parts of the body that are not commonly assessed by technology such as elbow flexion, wrist and thumb strength, hip strength, knee extension, ankle strength and more. 

The Progressive team can accurately measure a client’s progress over time from the data collected by the Axit Push-IT. 

Axit Pull-IT   

The Axit Pull-IT device measures the strength force of an individual. The Axit Pull-IT comes with a range of attachments to connect to equipment such as the cable machine. This allows the team to measure and assess a range of movements such as the isometric neck, hip, foot and shoulder strength as well as knee and elbow extension strength. The Axit Pull-IT device can reliably measure the isometric, concentric or eccentric force on a range of movements and muscle groups effectively in the body.   

Axit Stomp-IT   

The Axit Stomp-IT assesses the force capability of your body and collects data to measure any movement imbalances and deficiencies in over 40 different movements. These movement assessments can include squats, lunges, jump variations, push-ups and more all within one system.  

Further to this, the Axit Stomp-IT allows the Progressive team to measure any pressure differences between the left and right sides of the body. With the data collected, the team can identify any weaknesses or areas to target more effectively in the client’s recovery journey.    

The Axit system is available for a range of clients regardless of their sport or injury. Due to this, the Axit can measure all the movements that you can imagine across a range of different sports or injuries. At Progressive, we use high-end technology and equipment to rehabilitate our clients and return them to the sport they love, sooner. 

Suzanne graduated from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Health Science (Sports and Exercise Science) in 2015. She then went on to continue her studies at Macquarie University graduating from the Doctor of Physiotherapy post-graduate degree in June 2019.

Since graduating, Suzanne has worked in the local Penrith area in both private practice and Sports Physiotherapy. Suzanne has worked with sporting teams including Penrith District Netball Association, Mt Druitt Rangers (NPL), Penrith Valley Figure Skating Club, and local dance and cheer schools. 

Suzanne has a particular interest in working with artistic athletes including cheerleaders and dancers. She has a professional background in both cheer and dance and has previously worked as both a cheer coach and dance teacher. Suzanne’s previous experiences are an invaluable resource to her as a physiotherapist, as she has a thorough understanding of the level of physical fitness and skill acquisition that these athletes must have in order to be successful on stage and in competition.

Suzanne’s other areas of clinical interest reside in lower limb musculoskeletal injuries, spinal pathologies and women’s health.

Nathanial graduated as a physiotherapist in 2012 which saw him work in private practice and hospital settings gaining experience in all areas of physiotherapy including hand therapy, splinting/casting, pre/post-operative care, Men’s Health and general musculoskeletal, occupational and sports physiotherapy. Since then he has gone on to complete further studies in physiotherapy enabling him to be the only dual titled Musculoskeletal, Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist in Penrith.

Nathanial has a strong background in sports physiotherapy achieving accreditation with NSWIS as a service provider and working with many elite sports teams.

Nathanial has a particular interest in working with elite athletes, complex cases and in particular assessment and management of knee, hip and shoulder pain.

Andrea graduated from the Australian Catholic University completing her Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science in 2018 and Master’s of Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2020. After graduating she attained accreditation with ESSA as an Exercise Physiologist.

During her studies she gained clinical experience in both hospital and private practice settings, working in the cardiac rehabilitation program, heart failure service and mental health unit at Nepean Hospital. And at the ACU Exercise and Lifestyle Clinic working with clients with neurological conditions, cancer and chronic musculoskeletal injuries.

Since graduating, Andrea enjoys working with a variety of clients. She has a particular interest in treating musculoskeletal injuries and neurological conditions, striving to help people increase their functional capacity to get them back to work, sport or the things they love doing.