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Physioworks Health Group and the Camberwell Magpies– a Winning Team this Cricket Season

The 2017/18 Victorian Premier Cricket season is in full swing. Physioworks Health Group Camberwell is once again proud to be supporting the Camberwell Magpie Cricket Club (CMCC) to “hit it out of the park” this season. Physiotherapist Brad Fernihough continues to provide his Sports Physiotherapy expertise, with injury prevention and treatment of specific cricket related […]

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Physioworks Health Group Educating Future Sports & Exercise Health-Care Professionals

Physioworks Health Group Director David Francis (FACP) recently lent his sports medicine expertise in speaking at the inaugural Sports and Exercise Medicine Students’ Association (SEMSA) Conference 2017. SEMSA is a multidisciplinary health student and recent graduate organisation aiming to facilitate further education & career development in the field of sports & exercise medicine. Sharing his […]

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Physioworks Health Group Strength Training is Important in the “off-season”

At Physioworks Health Group, we believe that strength training plays a crucial role in an athlete development and achieving optimum performance. In terms of boosting sports specific performance and reducing injury risk, research shows that strength and conditioning training plays a vital and integral role. When administered appropriately, it is what provides an athlete with […]

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Recovery & Rehab Start Now for a Successful 2018 Season

by David Francis, Director Physioworks Health Group, Senior Physiotherapist at the Collingwood FC (AFL) At this time of year I really push the importance of recovery and rehabilitation for all winter contact sport participants, no matter the sport – football, netball, soccer, rugby – or the level in which the athlete is competing, be it […]

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Physioworks Health Group involved in 2017 Community Winter Sport Grand Finals

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 […]

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Physioworks Health Group’s Matthew Lynagh Supports Australian Men’s Intellectually Disabled Cricket Tour

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 […]

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Physioworks Health Group Exercise Physiology Client Celebration

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 […]

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Issues in Occupational Injury Management: To Stand or To Sit?

  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 […]

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Group Exercise Always an Event at Physioworks Health Group

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 […]

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Exercise Right with Physioworks Exercise Physiologists

By Brooke DeHey, Exercise Physiologist, Physioworks Health Group 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; […]

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Winter Sports: A busy time for the Physioworks Health Group

The start of the winter sporting period is always a busy time for allied health care professionals, and for the team at Physioworks Health Group the last eight weeks has been no exception. In 2017, the Physioworks Health Group team are providing sports physiotherapy and allied health care, including training/match day support and ongoing injury […]

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Plagiocephaly: Paediatric Physiotherapy at Physioworks Camberwell

Positional plagiocephaly is a flattened spot on the baby’s head that can develop if the baby has prolonged mechanical forces to their rapidly growing skull, such as lying on the same spot over a prolonged period of time due to a side preference. Plagiocephaly may occur before or during birth but tends to occur mostly […]

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Physioworks Health Group Sponsoring Ashy Redbacks Girls Footy

Physioworks Health Group are proud to continue our long term involvement in supporting junior community football by again sponsoring the Ashy Redbacks in Season 2017. Physioworks Health Group Camberwell will provide ongoing health care education to the club, is a Team Sponsor of the Under 15 Boys (Green) team and is the proud exclusive sponsor […]

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Sport Physio Matthew Lynagh Appointed to Australian Cricket Intellectual Disabilities Team

Physioworks Health Group Sport Physiotherapist Matthew Lynagh has been appointed as the team physiotherapist to the Australian Cricket team with Intellectual Disabilities. Matthew has recently returned from a four day team training camp at the BUPA National Cricket Centre in Brisbane. Matthew supported the team as they underwent rigours fitness testing, net sessions and had […]

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Physioworks Health Group Continued Support of the Ellinbank & District Football League in 2017

Physioworks Health Group will continue their long-standing support as the Sports Medicine and Allied Health-Care Partner of the Ellinbank & District Football League (EDFL) for the 2017 season. Ken Moore, Manager-Secretary, EDFL, recently announced the continuation of the partnership with the Physioworks Health Group, which includes Physioworks providing support services to the EDFL Trainers Association, […]

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Physioworks Andrew Dalwood Co-Authors Published Knee Pain Research

Physioworks Health Group Director and Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Andrew Dalwood has co-authored a recently published research study on Knee Pain. The results of the research study, “Internet-Delivered Exercise and Pain-Coping Skills Training for Knee Pain”, have been published in Annals of Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians. The objective of the study, headed by the University of Melbourne, was to […]

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Physioworks Partner with West Gippsland Football Netball Competition

Physioworks Health Group will be the exclusive Sports Medicine and Allied Health Care partner of the West Gippsland Football Netball Competition (WGFNC) for the 2017 season, and beyond. Jason Membrey, Senior League Operations Co-ordinator, AFL Gippsland, recently announced the three (3) year agreement with the Physioworks Health Group, which includes Physioworks providing health support services […]

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Paediatric Physiotherapist Liz Martin Joins Physioworks Camberwell

Elizabeth Martin, a highly qualified Paediatric Physiotherapist with over 20+ years of expertise in Paediatric Physiotherapy, is now consulting at Physioworks Health Group Camberwell. Liz Martin has extensive experience assisting children who have physical developmental issues. Liz Martin consults on a wide range of paediatric conditions, including Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, Genetic syndromes, Plagiocephaly, Torticollis, […]

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Soft Tissue Massage: An Injury Management Technique at Physioworks Health Group

Massage has been used for thousands of years for muscular aches and as part of the rehabilitation program. It is commonly used by physiotherapists; and it is a specialist service provided by the highly experienced team of Soft Tissue Therapists at Physioworks Health Group, when the aim is to reduce muscle tension and stiffness. The […]

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Physioworks Sports Physiotherapist Matthew Lynagh’s Summer of Sports

It has been a very busy summer of multiple sports and research for Physioworks Health Group’s Matthew Lynagh. Since November, Sports Physiotherapist Matthew Lynagh has been assisting the pre-season preparation for the Collingwood AFLW team, who played last Friday night in their first of eight games in the AFLW season. In late January Matthew was […]

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Can the Physioworks Female Physiotherapy & Health Care Professionals Assist You?

Physioworks Health Group understands that not all patients are gender neutral with respect to their health care providers, for personal reasons, religious beliefs and/or cultural processes. To support the delivery of service excellence across our communities, Physioworks Health Group has a number of highly-experienced female physiotherapy and allied health professionals available for consultation across our […]

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Summertime Injuries – Get a Correct Diagnosis says Specialist Physiotherapist David Francis

In this video, Physioworks Health Group Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist David Francis explains prevalent summertime injuries, why they occur and recommends correct diagnosis as the key to recovery and prevention of a long term aliment. Watch video below.

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Physioworks Health Group Partner SEFNL Until 2019

Physioworks Health Group is pleased to announce the extension and expansion of our long standing partnership with the South East Football League (SEFNL), until the end of the 2019 season. Physioworks Health Group will now be the Sports Medicine Partner across the wider SEFNL community, including the SE Junior (SEJ), SEFNL, AFLSE Women’s League and SEFNL Netball competition. Physioworks […]

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Physioworks Health Group Supporting Casey Basketball in 2017

Physioworks Health Group is pleased to be a new support partner of the Casey Basketball Association (CBA) as the preferred physiotherapy & allied health-care provider. The new partnership with the CBA further extends the network of relationships and support services that the Physioworks Health Group has across a wide range of elite male and female […]

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Physioworks Health Group Partner with the Casey Basketball Association

The Casey Basketball Association (CBA) has announced the new sponsor arrangement with the Physioworks Health Group as the exclusive sports physiotherapy and allied health care partner for the 2017 season. Physioworks Director David Francis (FACP), said Physioworks Health Group provides expertise across a wide range of elite sporting environments (male and female); which also extends […]

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Share Health Care Service Expertise at the Melbourne Fitness Expo

Members of the Physioworks Health Group team shared their physiotherapy and health care service expertise at the Melbourne Health & Fitness Expo held recently in Berwick. The Physioworks team joined with the P3 Sports and Recovery team to discuss all things health and fitness ranging from strength/conditioning, recovery and injury management to running technique, performance assessments and general exercise & well-being. […]

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Physioworks Health Group Part of New Women’s Health Bra Study Research Project

The health care team at Physioworks Health Group are consistently researching and evaluating specific areas of pain to ensure best understanding and treatment outcomes. Physioworks Exercise Physiologist Megan Jepson is currently involved in a focussed Women’s Health research project with Monash University. The Bra Study research project is looking at the effects of breast size on shoulder, […]

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Howzat: Physioworks Camberwell Continuing our Support of the Camberwell Magpies Cricket Club

Physioworks Health Group Camberwell is delighted to announce our continued support in providing sports physiotherapy and health care services to the Camberwell Magpies Cricket Club (CMCC) for the 2016/17 season. Now in its fifth season, the sponsorship and support highlights the ongoing commitment of the Physioworks Health Group in assisting local community based sporting clubs […]

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Physioworks Health Check Edition 15 [PDF]

   

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Physioworks Health Group New Knee and Hip Research Projects

Members of the Physioworks Health Group physiotherapy team are currently assisting the University of Melbourne in a new research project into Knee Osteoarthritis (OA), and also continuing research into Hip Impairment Management. Exercise for Knee Osteoarthritis targets high risk physical characteristics. The project, TARGET, is being funded by the Melbourne School of Health Sciences. Physiotherapists […]

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Treatment Discounts for Melbourne Marathoners at Physioworks Health Group

Spring rains are bringing the end to the football and netball seasons and many are now turning their participation to the numerous upcoming fun run events in and around Melbourne. The first of seasons major runs is the Melbourne Marathon carnival on Sunday October 17th Physioworks Health Group are offering discounted consultations for Physiotherapy, Massage […]

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Physioworks Health Group Supporting Junior Football Premiership Success

Physioworks Health Group provides physiotherapy and allied health care support to community junior football and netball clubs in and around communities close to our clinics. After another fun season of enjoyment and participation some of the teams that we support experienced the opportunity to play finals and achieve premiership success in 2016. Waverley Park Physiotherapy Centre congratulate […]

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Physioworks Health Group Supporting the 2016 SEFNL Finals Series

As the allied health care partner of the South East Football Netball League (SEFNL), Physioworks Health Group are proud to support all clubs striving for premiership success across the 2016 SENFL finals series. Physioworks Health Group physiotherapists Scott Williams (Cranbourne Football and Netball Club) and Paul Kemel (Berwick Football Club) will be supporting their clubs across the SEFNL final series. […]

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Physioworks Health Group Supports the 2016 Ellinbank District Football League Finals

Now in our third year as the allied health care partner of the Ellinbank & District Football League (EDFL), Physioworks Health Group are proud of our ongoing support for the EDFL clubs striving for premiership success during the 2016 EDFL finals series. This year, our new clinic, Physioworks Health Group Berwick will be open on Sunday mornings from […]

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David Francis Stadium Stomp MCG 2016

EXERCISE: PRACTISING WHAT WE PREACH AT PHYSIOWORKS HEALTH GROUP

Stadium STOMP 2016 We practice what we preach at Physioworks Health Group, and on a bright Sunday in late June a group of Physioworks staff and clients proved it by taking part in Stadium STOMP at the MCG. Stadium STOMP is Australia’s largest consecutive stair climbing challenge, with fundraising for charity as a great aim […]

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Player Welfare a Key Educational Focus for Physioworks Health Group

Education in Injury Prevention and Management of parents, trainers and coaches is pivotal to our support of local community football/netball leagues and clubs to ensure the welfare of all players during the winter sports season. Across all our clinics, Physioworks Health Group have delivered a series of educational nights to ensure best training and game […]

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Physioworks Sports Physiotherapist Matthew Lynagh Supports Victorian Indoor Cricket Victory

  Physioworks Health Group Sports Physiotherapist Matthew Lynagh supported the Victorian Women Indoor Cricket as team physiotherapist at the Indoor Cricket National Championships. Held in Melbourne from June 4-11, Matt helped the Open Women’s team in winning the Indoor Cricket grand final over South Australia. Matt reports that while there were no injuries there were […]

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Physioworks Health Group: Cancer & Exercise

At Physioworks Health Group our Exercise Physiology team believe that “exercise really is a medicine for many diseases affecting so many of our community” Every year our Exercise Physiology team prepare and train groups of participants for fun runs and events raising funds for Cancer Research, such as the Mother’s Day Classic. An ongoing topic […]

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Physioworks Health Group: Fitness v Fatness

The Physioworks Health Group Exercise Physiology team are often asked:  What is more important – Fitness v’s Fatness? KEY STATISTIC:  Being inactive has shown to be responsible for two time (2x) more deaths in Europe than being overweight ( i.e fitness/activity is more important than worrying about being ‘overweight’). As Exercise Physiologist’s dealing with chronic disease populations we regularly […]

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Physioworks Health Group Team “Stomping” for Charity

At Physioworks Health Group our team practice what we preach when it comes to “get up, be active and move” A team, so far made up of 10 members including Physioworks staff and clients, will be participating in Stadium Stomp 2016 on June 26th and will be climbing thousands of stairs at the MCG for our chosen […]

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Physioworks Health Group: Can Exercise Really Reverse Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis (OP) occurs when there is a loss of minerals from the bones, usually in the form of calcium, causing bones to become weakened and fragile increasing the likelihood of breaks. Osteoporosis is most common in the over 60’s age bracket, where 1 in 2 women and 1 in 3 men will have at least one osteoportic […]

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Winter Sport in full swing at Physioworks Health Group

Winter sports are back…the footy and netball season’s are now in full swing. Across April all of our clinics and many of our health care team are involved in supporting numerous early season activities…. at both the elite and the local community level. Physiotherapists David Francis, Ben Shipperd (AFL) and Sam Mayes (VFL), along with […]

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Physioworks Health Group Health Check Edition 13 [PDF]

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Interview: Physioworks Health Group and the Ashy Redbacks Junior Football Club

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Pre-Season Exercise Management: Assessing optimal movement patterns of young athletes

Physioworks Health Group have long been involved in Research Studies to assist the preparation of athletes prior to their season or event Recently I went back to Adelaide to the SANFL U18 Combine where myself and health care colleagues did Functional Movement Screen (FMS) testing on all the players at the Adelaide Oval Indoor Training […]

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Liane Fenwick Physiotherapist

Clinical Pilates Physiotherapist Liane Fenwick joins Physioworks Health Group

Clinical Pilates Physiotherapist Liane Fenwick has joined Physioworks Health Group to manage the Clinical Pilates program at Physioworks Camberwell. Clinical Pilates is a specialised specific form of Pilates run by specially-trained physiotherapists. It focuses on improving core stability, posture, balance, control, strength and flexibility through low-impact equipment and floor based exercises. With 22 year’s experience […]

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Physioworks Health Group Christmas Gift Vouchers

Give a gift of Health, Fitness & Well-Being this Christmas with a Physioworks Gift Certificate. BONUS: Get a FREE SPIKEY Massage Ball (valued at $15) when you spend $100 or more* Keep your friends & loved ones fit and healthy for 2016. Our Gift Certificates can be used across all our services including Physio treatments, […]

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Physioworks Health Group MOving for Men’s Health this MOVEmber!

MOVEmber is challenging people to make a move every day in November for men’s health. The team at Physioworks Health Group is supporting the Movember challenge of 30 moves in 30 days, encouraging our patients to take up the challenge to help improve their health and general wellbeing. Physioworks Health Group Director Andrew Dalwood said […]

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Physioworks Health Group Director David Francis presented with Collingwood Football Club Service Award

Physioworks Health Group Director David Francis has been awarded the Phonse Kyne Award for outstanding service to the Collingwood Football Club. The annual award was presented to David during the E.W. Copeland Trophy Dinner at Crown Palladium held recently by the Collingwood Football Club to conclude their 2015 AFL season. David Francis, the Head Physiotherapist […]

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Physioworks Health Check Edition 11 [PDF]

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Physioworks Health Group Assisting in the Drive Toward 2015 Premiership Success

Physioworks Health Group assisting in the drive toward for 2015 Premiership success Spring has sprung and finals fever is the air. Physioworks Health Group is supporting the final campaigns of local community football and netball leagues, and numerous local teams as they strive to complete their seasons in premiership glory. As the exclusive Sports Medicine […]

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Physioworks Health Group Active in New Hip Research

Full Randomised Controlled Trial of Arthroscopic Surgery for Hip Impingement versus best CoNventional care: the FASHIoN study. Physioworks Health Group Camberwell, led by Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Andrew Dalwood, is actively involved in this exciting research being carried out by investigators at the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney. The FASHIoN study is an […]

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National Tradies Health Month supported by Physioworks Health Group

Nearly one in every five serious workplace-related injuries (20.6%) involves a tradie, ranking them the third most injured profession, behind labourers (30.4%) and transport workers (25.9%), according to Safe Work Australia’s Key Work Health & Safety Report 2014. Tradies rely on their musculoskeletal health to do their jobs; and regularly ignore aches, pains and body […]

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Physioworks Podiatrist Ben Holland “boots & all” at the EJ Whitten All Star Game

Physioworks Health Group Podiatrist Ben Holland pulled the boots back on for the recent EJ Whitten Legends game. Winding back the clock, Ben significantly contributed to the Allies 24 point victory over Victoria, by giving pre-game podiatry and footwear tips to his fellow teammates. The Legends game, played this year in front of a crowd […]

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Physioworks Health Check June 2015 [PDF]

Physioworks Health Check June 2015 PDF download

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Exercise Physiologist Megan Jepson Consulting at Physioworks Health Group Camberwell

Megan Jepson, a highly credentialed exercise physiologist at Physioworks Health Group, is now available for Exercise Physiology consultation at Physioworks Camberwell clinic on Friday afternoons. Megan holds a Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science and a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology. Megan has a passion and desire for seeing people reach their ultimate goal, whether that be to […]

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Exercise Right Australia

Exercise Right with Physioworks Health Group Exercise Physiology

Over 70% of Australian’s live with a chronic condition, such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, arthritis or diabetes? Did you know an accredited exercise physiologist can help them live a longer, happier life? Exercise Right Week is an awareness & promotional campaign by Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) issuing a call for all Australians to […]

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Physioworks Health Group Exercise Physiology Running Group achieve Mother’s Day run goal

Physioworks Health Group Exercise Physiologist Brooke DeHey led stoic members of her Exercise Running Group in completing events at the Mother’s Day Classic in Melbourne. The eight ladies from the Physioworks Exercise Group braved cold, wet & windy conditions to complete a range of events, including 4km & 8km running & walking events at the […]

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Physioworks Health Group committed to local community health care education

 As part of our support for local community sporting leagues and clubs the team at Physioworks Health Group has been holding numerous education sessions to ensure all clubs are well prepared to manage player injuries during the winter sport season. The education sessions, which crossed a range of club administrators and supporters including coaches, trainers […]

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Physioworks Health Check Edition 10 [PDF]

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Jonathan Dodd Physiotherapist

Physiotherapist Jonathan Dodd joins Physioworks Health Group Camberwell

Having been a team member at Physioworks Health Group Cranbourne and Pakenham since 2010, Physiotherapist Jonathan Dodd will now also be consulting at Physioworks Camberwell. Jonathan will consult at Physioworks Camberwell on Monday and Thursday; and be available for appointments at Physioworks Cranbourne on the remaining weekdays. A Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Jonathan has completed extensive […]

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Golf Anyone? Physioworks Health Group support the Camberwell Magpies Golf Day

Physioworks Sports Physiotherapist Brad Fernihough joined 110+ supporters of the Camberwell Magpies to play the annual CMCC Golf Day fundraiser last Friday at the tranquil Green Acres Golf Club. In perfect sunny conditions, the annual CMCC Golf Day is played as a shotgun, ambrose format, with a fun relaxed day enjoyed by all. Physioworks sponsored […]

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Physioworks Health Check Summer Edition [PDF]

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Physioworks Health Group: Running and Knee Osteoarthritis

Over recent years, the University of Melbourne have conducted Knee Osteoarthritis (Knee OA) research investigating ways to increase adherence to exercise programs to improve long term effectiveness. Physioworks Camberwell and Physioworks Mulgrave (Waverley Park Physiotherapy Centre) were selected to be involved in these clinical research studies looking at new program approaches to knee arthritis management. […]

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Physioworks Health Group a hit with Seniors Over 60’s Cricket

Physioworks Health Group provided allied health care support to the Australian Over 60’s National Cricket Championships held last week in Melbourne Over 330 senior cricketers donned the whites in playing games in and around Dandenong during the week. The championships attracted 30 teams from around Australia, playing in four divisions, with each team playing three […]

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Physioworks Health Group providing health care support at the Australian Over 60’s National Cricket Championships

Over 330 senior cricketers will be donning the whites in the Australian Over 60’s National Cricket Championships starting this weekend Physioworks Health Group will be providing allied health care support to the event to be held at cricket grounds around the Dandenong region from November 8-13. The event attracts 30 teams from around Australia, playing […]

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Physioworks Camberwell support the Camberwell Magpies in 2014/15 season

For the third consecutive season Physioworks Health Group Camberwell is providing physiotherapy and allied health care services to the Camberwell Magpies Cricket Club (CMCC) for the Victorian Premier Cricket season. Over the pre-season, Physioworks Sports Physiotherapist, Brad Fernihough, has been working with the senior squad members with their strength and conditioning programs. Brad has worked […]

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Physioworks Health Group Exercise Physiology Program Educates School Athletes

Physioworks Health Group work with numerous Melbourne secondary schools across a range of school sport programs assisting them in the health care education and development of young athletes. During the recent school holidays, Exercise Physiologists Jude Hewavasam & Brooke DeHey presented at the Loreto Mandeville Hall Aquatic swim camp to over 40 athletes and coaches […]

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Physioworks Health Check Edition 8 2014

Physioworks Newsletter Health Edition 8 [PDF]

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Physioworks Camberwell supporting the East Brighton Vampires toward 2014 Premiership glory

Physioworks Health Group Camberwell is supporting the 2014 premiership campaign of the East Brighton Football Club, with the Vampires playing in their fourth successive Southern Football League (SFL) Grand Final this weekend. Physioworks Sports Physiotherapists Brad Fernihough, David Francis and Andrew Dalwood, along with Massage Therapist Larissa Cordiano, have worked hard all season in collaboration […]

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Physioworks Health Group supporting the quest for 2014 Premiership success

Physioworks Health Group is supporting the final campaigns of community football and netball leagues, and numerous local teams as they strive to achieve the ultimate success this September. After a long season, nagging injuries are common place, so the Physioworks team play a critical role in assisting with player treatment and management to ensure player […]

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Torticollis and Plagiocephaly: Treatment of infants with “twisted neck” and “flattened head”

  Torticollis means “twisted neck” (1). It describes an abnormal neck posture with persistent rotation of the head to one side and lateral flexion (tilting motion) to the opposite side. It can be relatively common in newborn babies, and can be present at birth or take up to 3 or more months to develop. The […]

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Physioworks Health Group: Father’s Day – How Fit is Your Dad?

So what present have you got planned for your Dad this Father’s Day? After Shave? Soap on a Rope? Bottle of Red? Pair of Sox? A Super Dad T-shirt? Again! Been there, done that? What about asking this question for Father’s Day: How Fit is your Dad? As your Dad gets older he falls into […]

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Physioworks Health Group Supporting Tradies and National Tradies Month

To coincide with Tradies National Health Month, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) released a special report in early August “Stop Trading your Health Away” to educate and engage tradespeople on the importance of full body health and safety. Tradies rely on their musculoskeletal health to do their jobs; and regularly ignore aches, pains and body […]

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Health Check Newsletter June 2014 Edition [PDF]

 

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Physioworks Exercise Physiology – Are you benefiting from Squats?

The squat exercise is a full body exercise that is compound and trains predominantly the muscles of the thighs, hips and buttocks. This paper will discuss research behind squat techniques, the reason for it and prescription for best athletes. The video at the end then demonstrates correct squatting technique. Squat’s are great way to develop […]

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Physioworks Exercise Physiology: Strength and Fitness for Netball

Physioworks Exercise Physiologist Brooke DeHey presented a pre-season health and fitness seminar last week to the St.Cecilia’s Netball Club. The seminar focussed on Exercise Physiology and netball, specifically strength & fitness for netball & common injury prevention.  Twenty-five (25) parents, coaches and players attended to discuss a range of issues from pre-game warm up exercises to […]

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Health Check Newsletter March 2014 Edition [PDF]

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Physioworks Health Group involved in new research studies in 2014

A core philosophy of the Physioworks Health Group is our ongoing commitment to health care research education. Physioworks Director and Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Andrew Dalwood and WPPC Physiotherapist Chris Snell are involved in two new research studies with the University of Melbourne. The research will be conducted on selected patients at Physioworks Camberwell and Waverley […]

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FOUR! Physioworks Health Group support the Camberwell Magpies Golf Day

Members of the Physioworks team joined with 100+ supporters of the Camberwell Magpies to play at the annual CMCC Golf Day fundraiser last Friday at the tranquil Green Acres Golf Club. In perfect conditions, the occasional “FOUR” was called as Physioworks Director David Francis, Sports Physio Brad Fernihough and Mick O’Dea (our Marketing guy) craved […]

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Physioworks Exercise Physiology Summer Fun Run

Physioworks Health Group Exercise Physiologist Brooke DeHey recently led members of her Exercise Running Group in completing events at the Susan Classic Fun Run in Melbourne.   Eight runners from the Physioworks Exercise Group completed a range of events, including the Half Marathon, 10km & 5km events at the Susan Classic, an annual summer fun […]

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Physioworks Health Check Edition 5 [PDF]

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Adrienne Harvey PhD Physioworks Health Group Camberwell

Physioworks Adrienne Harvey presented with Paediatric Physiotherapy Award

Paediatric Physiotherapist Adrienne Harvey was recently presented with the 2013 Anne McCoy Award by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) for outstanding contribution towards the advancement of Paediatric Physiotherapy in Victoria. This prestigious award acknowledged Adrienne’s long standing clinical leadership, mentoring, teaching and research activity in Paediatric Physiotherapy. First awarded in 2004, the award is named […]

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Physioworks Camberwell again Supporting the Camberwell Magpies

Howzat! Cricket is back and Physioworks Health Group Camberwell is delighted to again be providing physiotherapy and health care services to the Camberwell Magpies Cricket Club (CMCC) for the Victorian Premier Cricket 2013/14 season. The Physioworks Camberwell team will provide a range of specialised services to the CMCC senior & under age squads including: Sports […]

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Physioworks Health Group Melbourne Marathon Tips: #3 Our Final Tips to help you to achieve your event goal

The multiple events at the Melbourne Marathon Festival present challenges at different levels for all, from experienced athletes to first time runners. Some of our health care and management team at Physioworks are using the challenge of the Melbourne Marathon to get fit for summer. And many of our clients are preparing for one of […]

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Physioworks Health Group Melbourne Marathon Tips: #2 More tips to help you to achieve your event goal

The multiple events at the Melbourne Marathon Festival present challenges at different levels for all, from experienced athletes to first time runners. Some of our health care and management team at Physioworks are using the challenge of the Melbourne Marathon to get fit for summer. And many of our clients are preparing for one of […]

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Physioworks Health Group Melbourne Marathon Tips: #1 Let us help you to achieve your event goal

The multiple events at the Melbourne Marathon Festival present challenges at different levels for all, from experienced athletes to first time runners. Some of our health care and management team at Physioworks are using the challenge of the Melbourne Marathon to get fit for summer. And many of our clients are preparing for one of […]

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Physioworks Health Group participate in Research Study of Oeteoarthritis

Physiotherpist Jack Mest acknowledged in OA Knee clinical trials Physioworks Physiotherapist Jack Mest participated as a treatment provider in a clinical trial in a University of Melbourne NEXA study: ‘The Role of Neuromuscular Exercise for Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) The study looked at the effect of neuromuscular training as a means to improve function and reduce […]

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Phyisoworks Health Check Edition 4 [PDF]

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Physioworks Health Group a key player in the quest for 2013 Grand Final success – updated

As the footy season reaches its climax the Physioworks Health Group is supporting professional and community football teams striving to achieve Grand Final glory this weekend. Niggling injuries are common place after a long season, so the Physioworks team play a critical role in assisting with player management and support in the preparation of players […]

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Common Sport Injury Information Series: Part Two – Calf Strains

  Key difference: A Soleus or a Gastrocnemius strain? An injury to a calf muscle could be in one of two potential areas: the Soleus or the Gastrocnemius (see diagram) A tear or strain of the Soleus muscle in the calf are not as commonly diagnosed as a Gastrocnemius strain or tear. An accurate diagnosis […]

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Physioworks Health Group Off-Season Tips for Improved Athletic Performance In-Season

  It’s been a long footy and netball season, & your body needs time to rest & recover from fatigue and/or injury during the season before you get yourself back into exercise. Your off season is the perfect time to firstly rest up your body but then work on specific performance areas you are lacking […]

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Physioworks Camberwell a Key Player in the Quest for 2013 Football Premierships.

Physioworks Health Group is supporting professional and community football teams striving to achieve the ultimate success. Niggling injuries are common place after a long season, so the Physioworks team play a critical role in assisting with player management and support in the preparation of players for the finals campaign. The Physioworks team are ‘hands on” […]

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Update: Current Research and Education at Physioworks Health Group

  Complex Injuries and Management Presentation Passing on clinical knowledge is an important role for a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. As a leader in his field, Physioworks Director Andrew Dalwood was recently invited to present at an Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) forum to over 70 physiotherapists from around the country on Complex Injuries and Management. Andrew […]

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Physioworks Health Group Sports Injury Management Educational in the UK

Physioworks Director Andrew Dalwood recently undertook sports injury management educational research sessions at leading UK sports facilities. Andrew visited the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton in South West London and Lords Cricket Ground in London for a tour of the sports medicine facilities. The UK National Tennis Centre is the equivalent of the Australian Institute […]

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Tradies National Health Month

Tradies rely on their musculoskeletal health to do their jobs; and ignoring aches, pains and body stress could result in disability and debilitation in the future. The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and Steel Blue have created Tradies National Health Month in August to educate and engage tradespeople on the importance of full body health and […]

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Prepare for the Melbourne Marathon with the support of Physioworks Health Group

Physioworks Health Group is pleased to offer all athletes preparing for the Melbourne Marathon 10% of all treatments in the lead up to the event. Our mantra is that “Everyone is an athlete…we just have different events” and the Melbourne Marathon Festival presents a range of events and challenges for the all, from the most […]

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Common Sport Injury Information Series: Ankles

  Ankle injuries are very common on the sporting field. Most ankle injuries will occur to the lateral aspect on the ankle joint, causing disruption to the ligaments that support the joint (see diagrams below). In Football and Netball, the typical mechanism of an ankle sprain is standing or landing on a turned-in foot. The […]

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Physioworks Health Group Camberwell Sponsoring Local Community Sports Clubs in 2013

Physioworks Camberwell continues its ongoing sponsorship of local community sporting clubs in season 2013; including providing health care service support, education and assistance. Physioworks Camberwell provides excellence in General, Sports and Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and has a specific aim to assist the playing squad of each club – and their wider community such as supporters […]

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Physioworks Health Group sponsor the Casey Cardinia Football Netball League

Physioworks Health Group will be the exclusive Sports Medicine and Allied Health sponsor of the Casey Cardinia Football Netball League for the 2013 season, and beyond. Jeff Jones, Managing Director of the PCN Sports Alliance, recently announced the 3 year agreement with Physioworks Health Group, which includes Physioworks providing health support services for the Casey […]

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David Francis: Collingwood Football Club Special Services Award

    Physioworks Director David Francis recently received a Special Services Award from the Collingwood Football Club. David, who has been the Head Physiotherapist at Collingwood FC for 17 seasons, was recognised by the club for his “outstanding contribution’’ to the club’s Sport Science and Medicine program. Colingwood President Eddie McGuire presented the award to […]

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Physioworks supporting the Camberwell Magpies in Premier Cricket Grand Finals

Physioworks Camberwell are providing physiotherapy support and assistance to the Camberwell Magpie cricket squad as they prepare for the 2013 Victorian Premier Cricket Grand Finals over the Easter weekend. The CMCC 2nd and 4th teams are both challenging for the flag to cap off a successful cricket season for the club. Physioworks Sports Physiotherapist Brad […]

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Exercise Physiology Physioworks Health Group Camberwell

  Brooke DeHey joins Physioworks Camberwell Physioworks Health Group (PHG) has announced the introduction of Exercise Physiology at Physioworks Camberwell clinic, headed by Brooke DeHey. Brooke DeHey is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and a full member of Exercise and Sports Science Australia. Brooke specialises in exercise assessment and prescription for chronic conditions, musculoskeletal injuries and […]

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Hip Pain Research Study at Physioworks Health Group

  Assisting Melbourne University in New Research Project Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Andrew Dalwood will be involved in a Melbourne University research study into lateral hip pain. Andrew will conduct research on volunteer patients at Physioworks Health Group Camberwell and Mulgrave clinics (Waverley Park Physiotherapy Centre). The research is a randomised controlled trial, testing outcomes from […]

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Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Amy Bach joins PHG

Physioworks Health Group (PHG) has extended our consulting team at our Camberwell clinic with the introduction of Amy Bach, expanding our women’s physiotherapy services. Amy Bach is a highly qualified and experienced health care professional with a: Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Amy completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours from the […]

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Be your Best: Physioworks Camberwell Optimal Performance Assessments

  Optimal Performance ‘in your event’ starts now! At Physioworks Health Group we believe that ‘Everyone is an athlete… we just have different events’. To be your best, whether that is on the sporting field, in recovering from injury or simple doing things in everyday life, correct technique can assist you to improve areas of […]

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Gift Vouchers Now Available at Physioworks

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Like Us on Facebook for Your Chance to Win!

  Massage Therapy is now available at the Physioworks Camberwell, Cranbourne and Pakenham clinics & is an ideal way to ensure you are completely relaxed for a healthy, fun summer. LIKE US on Facebook over summer & you could WIN a 60 minute Massage Treatment at Physioworks Health Group valued up to $90.00* Go to: […]

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Physioworks Summer Offer – Massage

* Conditions: Package must be bought and paid for upfront as a 5 Massage Package and must be used at the Physioworks clinic that it is purchased to receive the discount offer. Discount of 20% equates to one free massage. Cost of this 5 Massage Package offer depends on the Physioworks clinic selected and if […]

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INJURY PREVENTION: Be at your best for a rewarding cricket season!

As a sports physiotherapist my primary aim is to always encourage injury prevention. Preparation for the demands of cricket must include a balance between too little and too much. Just because footy season is finished and cricket season starts, doesn’t mean it time to kick back and relax. In fact,(Stretch and Orchard ) demonstrated injury […]

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Howzat: Physioworks Camberwell supporting the Camberwell Magpies

Physioworks Camberwell is delighted to announce that we are providing health care services to the Camberwell Magpies Cricket Club (CMCC) for the 2012/13 season. The sponsorship and support highlights the ongoing commitment of the Physioworks Health Group in assisting local district community based sporting clubs to achieve their optimal performance. CMCC compete in VCA District […]

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Performance Medicine – The Show Must Go On!

Physioworks Camberwell Physiotherapist, Brad Fernihough discusses his experience working with Cirque du Soleil providing services as part of the Performance Medicine team, an essential, dedicated business discipline to ensuring that “the show must go on”. “Want to join the Circus?” In 2004 a friend told me about working as a physiotherapist for Cirque du Soleil. […]

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Massage Therapy

Massage Therapist Larrisa Cordiano has joined the team of health care specialists at Physioworks Health Group Camberwell. Larissa has over 8 year’s professional experience having studied at the Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy. She is a highly qualified massage professional having gained a Certificate IV in Sports Massage, and then completed a Diploma of Remedial […]

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Degenerative joints? How physiotherapy can help your Osteoarthritis (OA)

Osteoarthritis (OA) or degenerative joint disease affects a large number of the population and can be well managed by maintenance physiotherapy and a prescribed exercise program. Research indicates that 90% of people will have some type of osteoarthritic changes occurring in their weight bearing joints by the time they are 40 years of age. While […]

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Physio 4 You Cervical Spine Dysfunction PDF

Our latest Physio 4 You is out from the Australian Physiotherapy Association ready for you to download here. Here’s a snippet from the brochure: Neck complaints that cause pain or restricted movement can be considered a cervical spine dysfunction, a condition most people experience at some point in their life. The neck consists of seven […]

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Physioworks Health Group selected for New Research Study

  Physioworks Health Group selected for New Research Study – The University of Melbourne 23/8/2012 Are you over 50 with Knee Pain? Volunteer for this Knee Arthritis Management Program – you may be eligible for free treatment. Research Study: TELCKO Knee Osteoarthritis (Knee OA) Physioworks Camberwell and Physioworks Mulgrave have been selected by the University […]

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Physio In Practice: Ankle Injuries and Patellofemoral Pain [PDF]

  Sports Physiotherapy Management of Ankle Injuries Injuries to the ankle (predominantly sprains) are especially prevalent in weight-bearing sports and activities, accounting for 10-30 per cent of all sports injuries. Even uncomplicated ankle sprain can have residual problems including pain, tenderness, swelling, mechanical and functional instability, and risk of recurring injury. The APA sports physiotherapist […]

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Our Physioworks Camberwell Team Update

Our Physioworks Health Group Camberwell team of physiotherapists may be spotted out and about in our local area. Here’s what they have been up to recently: David Francis (Co Director) has followed in the path of Nathan Buckley to the coaching of his sons local footy team, the Ashburton Redbacks. “Giving back to the local […]

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Proper Posture in Good Health Magazine

Co-Director of Physioworks Health Group Camberwell and spokesperson for the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Andrew Dalwood, was asked for his opinion on posture by Good Health Magazine editor and has featured in this one minute health helper in the current issue. One Minute Health Helper Every time you walk through a doorway, do a quick posture […]

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Physio for You – Get Active for Summer [PDF]

Our Summer edition of Physio for You is out now. Get Active For Summer As the warm weather hits, many of us have the same reaction. The reality of ditching the layers and revealing our bodies can be daunting. Don’t panic! There’s still time to get in shape, not just to look good, but to […]

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Specialist Physiotherapists Graduation APA Conference 2011

Physioworks Health Group Principals David Francis (right of photo) and Andrew Dalwood (left of photo) ventured up north to attend the Specialist Physiotherapists graduation last month at the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Conference held in Brisbane. The conference is always exciting and a great learning opportunity for new and old physiotherapists alike. There was an […]

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Hydration

Worried about your levels of hydration? With summer on its way and the summer sports just around the corner Physioworks would like to take this opportunity to provide a quick refresher on hydration. Hydration is important throughout the year, whether you are playing a sport, working in an office or studying for the next big […]

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Hip Osteoarthritis Treatment Trial

  The Department of Physiotherapy at The University of Melbourne has been running a clinical trial since March 2010 that is looking at two different treatment methods for people with osteoarthritis of the hip. Our clinic has had the opportunity to be a part of this trial with Andrew Dalwood being one of the treating […]

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Physio For You – July 2011

Please find our Physio For You July 2011 newsletter in the link below. This newsletter has a look into headaches and overuse injuries. If you are suffering from headaches, ongoing aches and pains or know someone else that does, please take the time to have a read through this newsletter and let your friends know […]

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