Excellence in Physiotherapy. Welcome to Physioworks Health Group Camberwell.
Physioworks Health Group Camberwell provides outstanding General Physiotherapy, Sports Physiotherapy and Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy treatment delivered by highly qualified, experienced, professional health care practitioners at our well established practice in Camberwell Rd, Camberwell. Read More
Physioworks Camberwell offer treatment for a range of conditions including:
• Back, Spinal and Neck Pain
• Hip Knee, Ankle, Foot Pain
• Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Pain
• Work Related Injuries
• Sporting Injuries
• Surgical Rehabilitation
|Physioworks Camberwell has an experienced team of physiotherapists and health care professionals providing a range of specialty services including:|
|• Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
• Manipulative Physiotherapy
• Paediatric Physiotherapy
• Sports Injury Management
• Clinical Pilates
• Dry Needling
• Massage Therapy
• Exercise Physiology
• Occupational Injury Management
Physioworks Health Group Directors Andrew Dalwood and David Francis are two leading Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists* practicing in Melbourne.
Co-Directors Andrew Dalwood FACP and David Francis FACP are trained as Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists*, meaning they are highest qualified to best assess your condition.
Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists have undertaken advanced specialty training and undergone rigorous oral and clinical examinations to be awarded Fellowship in the Australian College of Physiotherapists (FACP). Accordingly, Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists are recognised by their fellowship status indicated by the lettering F.A.C.P. Currently, there are approximately 100+ Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists in Australia, two of whom are the Directors of the Physioworks Health Group. As leaders in their field, Andrew Dalwood and David Francis offer the highest level of expertise in assessing, treating and managing complex and difficult musculoskeletal problems. This expertise extends to providing patients, doctors, health professionals, insurers and legal practitioners with advanced diagnosis, management plans, expert opinions and evaluation of complex cases. *As awarded by Fellowship in the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2009.
Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists have undertaken advanced specialty training and undergone rigorous oral and clinical examinations to be awarded Fellowship in the Australian College of Physiotherapists (FACP).
Accordingly, Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists are recognised by their fellowship status indicated by the lettering F.A.C.P.
Currently, there are approximately 100+ Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists in Australia, two of whom are the Directors of the Physioworks Health Group.
As leaders in their field, Andrew Dalwood and David Francis offer the highest level of expertise in assessing, treating and managing complex and difficult musculoskeletal problems. This expertise extends to providing patients, doctors, health professionals, insurers and legal practitioners with advanced diagnosis, management plans, expert opinions and evaluation of complex cases.
*As awarded by Fellowship in the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2009.
Proudly supporting our community
CONTACT US to discuss potential support by Physioworks Camberwell of your community based sports organisation.
The team at Physioworks Health Group provide physiotherapy and health care support across local community footy and netball league/clubs in the South East Football Netball League (SEFNL), in the Ellinbank & District Football League (EDFL) and in the West Gippsland Football Netball Competition (WGFNC), and we extend congratulations to all clubs that participated in Grand Finals in 2017.
Physioworks Health Group Berwick Sports Physiotherapist Paul Kemel provided his expertise in helping Berwick Football Club to the Senior and Reserves Premierships in the SEFNL. Congratulations to coach Stewart Kemperman, the players and all at Berwick FC on a fantastic season – as the club was undefeated in the Seniors. In the SEFNL Under 19’s Beaconsfield (U19A) and Pakenham (U19B) grabbed the flags.
In SEFNL Netball, we salute the Physioworks Health Group SEFNL Volunteer of the Year Shona Wells and her Tooradin Dalmore teammates in winning the A Grade Netball flag. And congratulations to Narre Warren (B & C Grade), Doveton (D Grade & U17R); Beaconsfield (U17W & U13W), ROC (U15R & U13R) and Berwick (U15W) for all winning SEFNL Netball Premierships.
It was an unforgettable Grand Final day in the EDFL for Catani FC winning the Senior EDFL Premiership in a one point thriller, having earlier won their first ever U18 flag in another thriller by only two points. Congratulations to Neerim South who won the EDFL Reserves flag and to Warragul Industrials for taking home the U16s EDFL flag.
And in the inaugural season for the West Gippsland Football Netball Competition (WGFNC), Inverloch Kongwak had a commanding premiership victory, while Koo Wee Rup (Reserve), Garfield (Thirds) and Bunyip (Fourths) all tasted premiership success. In WGFNC Netball congratulations to Dalyston (A Grade and U17) and Korumburra Bena (B Grade and U15) on their premiership success.
Our team at Physioworks Health Group Camberwell proudly continued our support and health care education in local community junior footy by sponsoring the Girls Footy and the U15 Green Boys team at the Ashy Redbacks in 2017. Congratulations to the Physioworks Health Group U15 Boys Green in celebrating YJFL premiership success. Awesome job by all; and also to the Ashy U12 Boys Greens on their flag, and the Ashy U16 Girls on competing in the Grand Final.
The Waverley Park Physiotherapy Centre team salute the Waverley Park Hawks Junior FC Under 12 Browns on their undefeated premiership winning season in the South Metro Junior Football League. Fabulous effort by the U12 team and all at the club. Well played Hawks.
Meanwhile at the elite level, Waverley Park Physiotherapy Centre Sports Physiotherapist James Serong again provided his expertise this season as the team physiotherapist to the Box Hill Hawks who reached the VFL Preliminary Final last weekend.
Physioworks Health Group Sports Physiotherapist Matthew Lynagh has just returned from a 3 week tour of the UK with the Australian Men’s Intellectually Disabled cricket team
Matthew was in England with the team for the INAS Tri-Series against England and South Africa. The series was played over an intensive 3 weeks of matches, with a week of one day matches, followed by a week of 20/20 cricket.
The Australian team played well, but England were too good winning both events; beating Australia in the one day final, and then also beating South Africa in the 20/20 final.
Matthew reports an uneventful trip injury wise. “We only had one injury during the tour, a slight quad strain, which was fortunate, given the number of matches over a 3 week period” said Matthew.
Sports Physiotherapist Matthew Lynagh has a wealth of experience with cricketers as the current team physiotherapist for Cricket Victoria U18 and U15 Woman’s Cricket teams, position’s he has held since the start of 2015/16 cricket season. He is also team physiotherapist for the Open & U20 Victorian Women’s indoor cricket team, so he understands the duress for players of continuous matches on busy tours.
“Prevention and recovery were the key to getting through the tour without major injury. We were doing tailored Primitive Patterns and thorough warm ups and multiple hydro recovery sessions with ice baths daily” added Matthew.
At Physioworks Health Group we believe ‘we are all athletes, we just have different events’!
Our Exercise Physiology team recently celebrated 10 years of exercise commitment with two long term clients, Helene Hudson & Sue McIver, who portray the very essence of our motto.
Physioworks Health Group Exercise Physiologist Brooke DeHey praised the dedication and commitment of Helene and Sue, whilst sharing some of the 10 year celebration that the EP team put together “We decorated the Physioworks Cranbourne clinic gym with 10 balloons, went out for dinner, presented the girls with flowers and then “celebrated” by exercising everything in 10’s for their week of classes” laughed Brooke.
We thought we’d share the exercise journey of Helene and Sue; and how customised, managed exercise programs with the Physioworks Exercise Physiology team have assisted their individual challenges.
Helene initially commenced Exercise Physiology with Brooke DeHey upon the referral from her Physiotherapist David Francis, due to ongoing lower back problems. In her initial EP assessment session Helene stated she ‘doesn’t run’. 10 years on Helene is extremely fit and healthy for her age, and she participates in numerous fun runs each year. Helene attends 3x EP class sessions per week at Physioworks Health Group consisting of a bike class, strength training, boxing, running training plus she runs 2x per week. Helene’s back pain is now very well managed and her function, fitness, strength and health is excellent.
Sue also commenced Exercise Physiology with Brooke DeHey, following a referral from “her partner in crime” Helene! Sue and Helene used to work together so they thought why not start exercising together too!
Prior to commencing with the Physioworks EP team, Sue’s exercise consisted of walking and some weights, and her EP goal was simply wanting to get fitter and healthier. 10 years on Sue is an absolute picture of fitness, and proves that age is no barrier. Sue has completed in 4 half-marathons over the past 4 years, numerous fun runs and never backs away from any strength or fitness challenge. Sue attends 3x EP sessions per week consisting of a bike class, strength training, boxing & running work plus she runs 2x per week. Sue does have a chronic knee injury, so our EP team accommodate and assist her to manage this in her all her exercise, and Sue’s fitness, strength and health is inspiring.
Whilst both Helene & Sue have differing conditions/injuries, fitness levels & strength, the EP team at Physioworks Health Group pride ourselves on prescribing their exercise accordingly and ensuring they both achieve their goals. Congratulations and thank-you to both Helene and Sue.
Please contact reception at your preferred Physioworks clinic if our Exercise Physiology teamcan assist you with an exercise assessment and a managed exercise program.
Stadium STOMP 2017
After initially participating in 2016, a larger team from the Physioworks Health Group, consisting of Physioworks staff and clients, are again taking to the stairs to be part of Stadium STOMP 2017 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
Stadium STOMP is Australia’s largest consecutive stair climbing challenge. Major stadiums around Australia including the MCG, support the event, with fundraising for charity the core driver to help make every step count.
For participants there are the health and fitness outcomes combined with anticipation, fun and the extreme satisfaction in completing the full MCG challenge of 7340 stairs (Level 1-4 of the MCG) or the smaller course of 1890 stairs (Level1), for both themselves and their chosen charity.
This year the Physioworks Health Group team are supporting The Leukaemia Foundation – find out more or please donate here
To prepare for the mid-June event at the MCG, the Physioworks Health Group Exercise Physiology team of Brooke DeHey, Megan Jepson and Daniel Jeavons have held group exercise classes over the last 2-3 months, and tailored individual training plans to best prepare the 10 Physioworks clients and 5 staff members for the event.
Exercise Physiologist Brooke DeHey said the health benefits for participants stem from both the fitness/cardio vascular challenge, as well as lower limb/leg strength endurance, so the event is a great challenge for all fitness levels, with some setting goals to run up all the stairs, while others will walk it.
“Clients have specific goals so they are undergoing specific leg strengthening endurance based programs in lead up to the event, as well as some running training. Our clients are generally completing 3 sessions per week with our EP team, including a mixture of bike class, specific leg strengthening class and fitness/running sessions” said Brooke.
Recovery is an important consideration post event and our EP team are advising each participant on best recovery approach, including hydration, and active movement/recovery/stretching immediately post event.
“Participants should rest for 1-2 days post event, followed by having a light exercise week following. Gradually they will return to normal exercise training/program within 7-10 days, knowing that they have met the exercise challenge of Stadium STOMP and achieved their goal, while supporting The Leukaemia Foundation” added Brooke.
Our Exercise Physiology team are constantly preparing clients in groups and individually to achieve their goals across numerous exercise related events in and around Melbourne from Stadium STOMP, the Melbourne Marathon Festival, the Mother’s Day Classic to other events, fun runs and walks. If you’d like to participate and need some assistance with your exercise program and event preparation please contact a member of our Exercise Physiology team or your nearest Physioworks Health Group clinic.
Physioworks Health Group has been a part of the TAC Worksafe Occupational Physiotherapy initiative since it commenced in Victoria in 2007. Across our five clinics, 17 members of our physiotherapy team are now recognised as TAC/WorkSafe Occupational Physiotherapists.
When injuries do occur our team have a proven track record in rehabilitation management – assisting injured workers to get back to work – importantly communicating with all relevant stakeholders. We work & communicate with our all parties, in a tailoring an individual program to restore & rehabilitate the employee back to normal function, work & lifestyle, developing specific recommendations & strategies for a return to work program. From initial diagnosis through to management strategies & ongoing exercise regimes, Physioworks Health Group endeavour to ensure prompt recovery & to reduce the chance of recurrence of the injury for the individual and in the workplace environment.
Over the past 10+ years Physioworks Health Group have worked with a range of large scale, multinational industries and companies, as well as government agencies and departments across Victoria, providing onsite injury prevention & injury management services that provide value & tangible benefits for both the employer & employee.
A core focus in Industrial Physiotherapy is reducing injury frequency & improving workplace injury management, to increase productivity by reducing injury down time, leading to less absenteeism, thus reducing associated costs & also providing a stronger, healthier, more productive workforce.
The ergonomic set up of the workplace is a consideration when developing any Workplace Injury Preventative Maintenance Program. What is best for your workplace and your business productivity? What is best for the health and well-being of your most valuable asset – your employees?
In 2017, to Sit or to Stand – is burning workplace environment question.
Research has shown that prolonged sitting, whether that be at a desk, driving a long haul vehicle or working on a factory production line, can present issues for back, shoulder, neck and head.
So is standing a preventive solution?
Certainly muscle movement every 20-30 minutes from a static sitting position is highly beneficial, so to stand and stretch is recommended.
But is prolonged standing, all day, every day, the answer – and better for you than sitting?
Research has shown that prolonged standing, whether that be at a desk, or on a factory production line, can equally present injury concerns for back, knees and ankles.
The simple answer is that if you are permanently static at work; whether that is sitting or standing, pain and stiffness or injury issues can occur. Movement appears the preventive key – and best practice.
In workplace environments, I will often use movement in sessions on injury prevention teaching, highlighting the impacts of sub optimal standing, sitting, correct lifting methods and impact of desk set up on the body. By encouraging the use of correct body mechanics in these group/individual sessions the aim is to ensure improved movement and power outcomes. This session will usually include:
How do we move?
- What is Normal Movement?
- Everyone is different; so it must be recognised that ‘normal’ movement will differ by individual
- Research and experience indicate that we sub-consciously make adjustments to normal movement (habits) that alter our performance and can lead to ongoing pain, stiffness and disability.
- Specific Movement for you?
- For your Workplace
- For your Lifestyle
- Specific focus for each individual
- Sit to stand
- Sitting and Standing posture/movement
- Bending over posture
- Breathing techniques
- Walking patterns and efficiency
- Lifting Techniques
- Sleeping posture
- Desk – computer set up
Many employees use the techniques applied in these movement programs outside of work – in sport & everyday general life.
These type of preventive injury programs will not prevent all injuries. The nature of most businesses & the tasks of the workforce means that injuries can still occur. However, the aim of any preventative injury program must be to educate & instill best practice techniques in employees, which will make your team ‘think correct movement first’ as a matter of course, thereby reducing injury incidence.
So to stand or to sit? I’d suggest best practice is movement – don’t be static in the same position for extended periods – MOVE IT!!
About the author: Physioworks Health Group Director and Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Andrew Dalwood was one of the first Victorian physiotherapists to be recognised as preferred provider as a TAC/WorkSafe Occupational Physiotherapist. Please contact Andrew if you would like to discuss your workplace environment and our Industrial Physiotherapy services on 9795 0668.
An important message of Exercise Right Week is to raise awareness of Exercise Physiology (EP) and the expertise that Exercise Physiologists can provide to ensure that when you do exercise that you “Exercise Right”.
At Physioworks Health Group our team of four highly experienced, accredited Exercise Physiologists; Brooke DeHey, Jude Hewavasam, Megan Jepson & Daniel Jeavons; provide exercise education & exercise consultation across the Physioworks Cranbourne, Pakenham, Camberwell & Mulgrave (WPPC) clinics.
Accredited Exercise Physiologists are four-year tertiary qualified Allied Health professionals who specialise in the delivery of exercise, education, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries, including:
- Comprehensive Physical Assessments
- Cardiovascular reconditioning
- Functional maintenance
- Strength and Conditioning training
- Functional capacity assessment and conditioning (ADL and work)
- Community based gym-program design
- Facilitate transition into ongoing programs
- Long term lifestyle management and preventive education
- Group classes – including Fitness, Strength, Walking, General exercise, Rehabilitation, Pre/Post natal & Running based classes
- Sport / Recreational skill acquisition training & retraining
What types of clients and conditions can the Physioworks Exercise Physiology team treat?
Tailored to best manage individual conditions, the EP team at Physioworks Health Group develop exercise programs for a range of conditions and requirements:
- Musculoskeletal conditions; such as Osteoporosis, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia. Osteoarthritis/Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Neurological conditions; including Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Cerebral Palsy.
- Cardiopulmonary conditions; such as Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension, Asthma, COPD.
- Metabolic Conditions; including Diabetes (T1 & T2), Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity
- General Population; Improved fitness, Health, Weight loss, Strengthening
- Sports Specific; Training, Strength, Fitness, End stage rehabilitation
Exercise Right at Physioworks Health Group:
Our team work with individuals to achieve exercise goals – developing specific exercise programs for individual conditions – and educate the individual on how to “Exercise Right” to ensure maximum benefit from thier exercise.
The recent Mother’s Day Classic Fun Run is an example of how our Group Training can be tailored within individual exercise programs.
Our EP team trained and managed a running group at Physioworks Cranbourne to compete in the run. Some of the group were experienced runners with sport specific goals, some were previously not-runners who had set themselves an improved fitness exercise goal, while others used the run to assist with Metobolic conditions. All achieved their goals – as all had prepared correctly to reach their exercise outcome as part of a specific, tailored exercise program.
Can we help you to Exercise Right?
Please contact the Physioworks Exercise Physiology team as we know we can assist you with an exercise assessment and program to improve your health and general well-being. Give us a call. Go to www.physioworkshealthgroup.com.au for your most convenient clinic location.