Check out the new RAD Lab Podcast episode #3 here
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RAD specialiseS in optimising human performance

We offer Strength & Conditioning, Physiotherapy, Injury Rehabilitation & Dietetics.


It was back in 2015, in a small single car garage in Mt. Clear, that Chris purchased some second hand weights and some rubber flooring to bring life to a dream.

With a steady flow of young people looking to improve their fitness with simple, effective solutions, under the watchful eye of ‘Jimmy’ (Kelpie) and with a series of promotional home videos, the business expanded to a four car garage in Redan.

By 2018 it was time for a big leap of faith to a stand alone Warehouse premises and in more recent times to a brand new facility as a part of the Selkirk Stadium precinct.

RAD now has a reputation as a highly respected team of expert practitioners based in Ballarat, but servicing right across Western Victoria, helping athletes of all ages and abilities to improve their physical performance or recover from an injury.

Chris and Jess are on path of continued improvement for the Business and are building a trustworthy brand….helping people to achieve, recover and improve……still with Jimmy as the key overseer.

Business Excellence Awards 2022
Winner - Federation University Business of the year
Winner - Vitrafy Life Sciences Health & Wellbeing Award
Winner - Power FM SME Business Award

qualified coaches, physiotherapists and dietitians

Our staff have multiple years of experience in the field and have worked with teams and athletes competing on the international stage right through to local grassroots sport to become fitter, faster, stronger and more confident.

athlete development program

RAD offers personalised, considered programs to meet your individual needs and goals

physiotherapy & injury rehabilitation

Return from the injury faster, stronger and with confidence, ready to perform at a high level

athlete development

Supervised and structured programs for young athletes to build a foundation for success


Learn how to fuel your body to optimise your performance and recovery

“It’s the culture at RAD that sets it apart. Everyone is talking and you rarely see someone wearing headphones. There's always this positive energy in the gym.”

Reggie - AFL

an athletes greatest ability is their availability

No matter where or at what level of sport, the most important factor for an athlete is to be competing - against the competition or against themselves.

Some of the major issues impacting their availability are:

  • Athletes are not conditioning themselves properly and rarely completing strength training. If they are, their program is not individualised, and is based on a body building mind-set, not athletic performance. There is a big difference.
  • Athletes who suffer a significant injury playing their chosen sport do not have a structured plan and fail to complete their rehabilitation properly. As a result, they either never return to that sport, or they return but do not reach the levels or standards they set pre-injury.

The team at RAD are bringing to Ballarat and Regional Victoria the same methods and structures used at the professional level to enhance athletic performance, keep athletes injury free and available for their sport, and help injured athletes overcome injuries and exceed pre-injury levels.


A stronger, more confident version of yourself is there for the taking

Contact us to learn how we can help you with your training

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