Physiotherapy Services



Physiotherapy:

Physiotherapists are health professionals primarily concerned with the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of spinal and muscular disorders.

Physiotherapists utilise knowledge of normal movement and the function of bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments to determine if they are performing effectively and normally.

The aim is to restore normal and pain free function with the use of manual physical treatments including joint mobilisation, massage, electrotherapy, joint manipulation and exercises complemented by advice and education.

People who benefit from physiotherapy can range from athletes recovering from an injury, a worker rehabilitating from a back injury to the older person coping with the ageing process.

Manipulative Physiotherapy:

Manipulative physiotherapy is the term used for special handling techniques to promote healing of soft tissue. These techniques may include myofascial release, joint mobilization, manipulation and massage therapy. Our specialist practitioners will determine if this service is required to rehabilitate your condition.

Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy:

Specialist Physiotherapists have undertaken advanced, intensive training, have studied the latest evidence-based research and undergone rigorous examinations to be awarded fellowship in the Australian College of Physiotherapists (FACP).

Accordingly, Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists are recognised by the profession as having the highest level of musculoskeletal skills and as profession leaders in the management of musculoskeletal problems. The skill of the Specialist lies in the ability to assess, treat and manage complex, difficult and, at times, multifactorial musculoskeletal problems.

Currently, there are approximately 100 Specialist Physiotherapists in Australia, and only ten practicing Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists in Melbourne, including the Directors of the Physioworks Health Group Camberwell, Andrew Dalwood and David Francis.Please go here for more information about Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

Paediatric Physiotherapy

Paediatric Physiotherapy at Physioworks Camberwell involves the management of babies and children with orthopaedic and neurological conditions as well as children with developmental problems. It aims to optimise your child’s movement and function or assist in achieving developmental milestones. Please go here for more information about Paediatric Physiotherapy.

Elite and General Sports Physiotherapy:

From the weekend golfer or tennis player to the elite sports athlete, the Physioworks Camberwell team have expertise in sports injury management. Successful sports physiotherapy requires a strong knowledge of the biomechanics of individual sports and identification of impaired or inefficient movement patterns which may lead to the development of injury, or contribute to injury reoccurrence.

Combining a detailed analysis of your sporting techniques and the use of sport-specific advanced rehabilitation plans (and liaison with sports physicians when necessary) we aim to manage your successful return to sport, at either the elite or general level.

Massage Therapy:

Massage Therapy at Physioworks Camberwell plays a vital role in injury prevention and in recovery from injury. A remedial massage or sports massage from an experienced massage therapist can provide real benefits to the mind and body.

Massage therapists at Physioworks Health Group are all members of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists and provide a range of massage therapies including remedial, sports and relaxation massage. Massage therapists and physiotherapists liaise closely concerning clients who may be receiving treatment from both disciplines.

Bookings are essential and health insurance rebates apply – check with your health insurance provider. Gift vouchers are available and make an ideal gift for any occasion. Please contact us for more information or to make an appointment.

Read more about Massage Therapy Services at Physioworks Camberwell here.

Clinical Pilates:

Clinical Pilates is a special series of exercises performed in our gym to develop core and limb strength, restore flexibility and improve posture. It is performed either individually or in small group classes led by a qualified physiotherapist. Read more about our Clinical Pilates program here.

Dry Needling:

Involves needling to altered or dysfunctional tissues in order to improve or restore function. This may include needling of myofascial trigger points, periosteum, or other soft tissue. It can be used as an adjunct to your normal physiotherapy treatment.

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy for Men and Women:

Liane Fenwick is an empathetic and supportive physiotherapist with 23 years of clinical experience and post-graduate qualifications in Pelvic Floor and Continence Physiotherapy.

As the head of Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy services at Physioworks Camberwell, Liane Fenwick uses her unique skill set to provide detailed assessment of pelvic floor conditions for men and women and develops individually tailored pelvic floor physiotherapy treatment programs for conditions including:

  • Pelvic floor muscle weakness
  • Bladder issues: frequency, urgency, urinary incontinence
  • Bowel issues: urgency, constipation, incontinence
  • Pelvic and sexual pain: vulvodynia, vaginismus, pelvic floor muscle overactivity, bladder pain syndrome, endometriosis, rectal pain, penile pain, scrotal pain.
  • Erectile dysfunction and arousal disorders
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Surgical rehabilitation post gynaecological and prostate surgery
  • Pregnancy and post-natal conditions – abdominal separation, pelvic girdle pain, blocked ducts/mastitis, ante and post-natal exercise programs
  • Pelvic Floor-safe Exercise Programs, including Clinical Pilates

For a consultation with Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Liane Fenwick or for further information please contact reception on 9889 6611.

Occupational Injury Management Industrial Physiotherapy -Work Place Assessments:

We have specialised physiotherapists experienced in industrial physiotherapy. We can provide one on one appointments tailored to the individual and work requirements and can complete on-site workplace assessments so that your employees have the safest return to work plan. All our therapist are recognized by the TAC/Worksafe as preferred providers.

Pre-employment Screening:

We also perform pre-employment physical screening, helping to ensure potential staff are the best available and physically able to meet the requirements of the role.