Academic Editor

Mike Climstein


Mike Climstein (PhD, FASMF, FACSM, FESSA, AEP) holds clinical and research appointments. He is currently Director of Chronic Disease Rehabilitation at the Vale Medical Practice, Adjunct Assoc. Professor in the Exercise, Health & Performance Faculty Research Group at The University of Sydney and Adjunct Assoc. Professor and Co-Director of the Water Based Research Unit at Bond University.

Mike has 87 papers, 10 book chapters and 38 grants (internal and external funding) totalling in excess of $7.8m (AUD). His academic and clinical accomplishments has been peer recognized having received fellowship by Sports Medicine Australia (FASMF), American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM) and Exercise and Sports Science Australia (FESSA). Additionally, Mike has received a number of awards for his research efforts. He is an editorial board member and reviewer for a number of exercise and sports science journals.

Mike’s research involves clinical exercise physiology/sports science, masters athletes, deleterious effects of aging and chronic conditions on bone health/segmental body composition. He is currently supervising PhD students in the areas of cardiac rehabilitation, world masters games athletes, surfing (bone health and exostoses) and residential-aged adults.

Evidence Based Medicine Kinesiology

Past or current institution affiliations

Work details

Adjunct Associate Professor, Health & Performance Faculty Research Group

University of Sydney
February 2015
Exercise and Sport Science Exercise, Health & Performance Faculty Research Group Faculty of Health Sciences
The focus of the Exercise, Health and Performance Research Group is the integration of exercise physiology and applied clinical exercise science to health promotion and disease prevention and treatment throughout the lifespan. Areas of particular emphasis include: the effects of physical activity on body composition during childhood; maturation and old age; optimisation of metabolic and physical fitness throughout the lifespan; prevention of cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, osteoporosis, falls, and frailty and treatment of specific health problems with exercise, including arthritis, depression, insulin resistance and diabetes, stroke, obesity, osteoporotic fracture, mobility impairment, cardiovascular disease, disability, and other chronic conditions. The Exercise, Health and Performance Research Group is a multidisciplinary team with expertise in: exercise physiology; body composition analysis; clinical nutrition; geriatric medicine; biomechanics and behavioural medicine. This expertise is put to use in clinical trials, basic laboratory investigations, and epidemiological approaches to problems in this field. Translational research is also a core mission of this group, with the development and testing of dissemination models of evidence-based interventions comprising a major area of productivity and service to the community.

Chronic disease rehabilitation

Vale Medical Practice
August 2015
Chronic Disease Rehabilitation
Provides preventative and rehabilitative exercise prescriptions to patients with a wide array of chronic diseases and disorders

Co-Director, Water Based Research Unit

Water Based Research Unit
November 2011
The Water Based Research Unit is focused upon investigating the health benefits and improving the sporting performance of all aquatic recreational and sporting activities. This Research Unit was established by Professor Wayne Hing (Head of Physiotherapy) and Associate Professor Michael Climstein. Mission The mission of the Water Based Research unit is to build the well-being of our communities by developing practical strategies & solutions through pragmatic health and sport research in real-world settings. Vision To achieve excellence in aquatic based research that will improve the health and performance of individuals participating in aquatic recreational/sporting activities.

PeerJ Contributions

October 16, 2017
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September 7, 2017
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May 18, 2016
4 citations
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November 10, 2015
3 citations
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