Welcome to Physioworks Health Group Berwick.
Physioworks Health Group Berwick provides outstanding Elite and General Sports Physiotherapy treatment delivered by highly qualified, professional sports physiotherapists. Located onsite at P3 Sports and Recovery, Physioworks Health Group Berwick is open on Sunday morning to treat and manage weekend sport injuries Read More…
Call us now for a consultation on 97689276. Open Sunday 8am-12pm.
Physioworks Health Group Berwick offer treatment for a range of conditions including:
• Sports Injury Management
• Hip, Knee, Ankle, Foot Pain
• Shoulder, Elbow & Hand Pain
• Foot and Lower Limb Conditions
• Back, Spinal and Neck Pain
• Surgical Rehabilitation
|Physioworks Berwick has an experienced team of sports physiotherapists providing a range of specialty services including:|
|• Elite & General Sports Injury Management
• Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
• General Physiotherapy
Physioworks Health Group Director David Francis is one of only a dozen practicing Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in Melbourne.
Physioworks Berwick Director David Francis F.A.C.P. is trained as a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, meaning he is highest qualified to best assess your requirements.
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 Physiotherapists in Australia, and only twelve practicing Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists in Melbourne, two of whom are the Directors of the Physioworks Health Group. As a leader in his field, David Francis offers the highest level of expertise in assessing, treating and managing complex and difficult musculoskeletal problems with specialist physiotherapy treatments. 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.
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 Physiotherapists in Australia, and only twelve practicing Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists in Melbourne, two of whom are the Directors of the Physioworks Health Group.
As a leader in his field, David Francis offers the highest level of expertise in assessing, treating and managing complex and difficult musculoskeletal problems with specialist physiotherapy treatments.
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.
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.
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.
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 management education sessions, for numerous professional and community sporting clubs and leagues, across a range of sports, including football (AFL), netball, basketball, tennis and cricket.
Football & Netball Clubs
Our Physiotherapy and allied health-care team are providing their expertise to numerous football and netball clubs this season:
- David Francis (FACP): Head Physiotherapist Collingwood FC (AFL)
- Ben Shipperd: Physiotherapist Collingwood FC (VFL)
- Sam Mayes: Physiotherapist Collingwood FC (VFL)
- Larissa Cordiano: Soft Tissue Massage Therapist Collingwood FC (AFL)
- James Serong: Physiotherapist Box Hill Hawks (VFL)
- Matt Lynagh: Physiotherapist SEFNL Inter-League & Collingwood (AFLW)
- Jack Mason: Physiotherapist WGFNC Inter-League & Pakenham FC
- Paul Kemel: Physiotherapist Berwick FC
- Irwin Kim: Physiotherapist Devon Meadows FC
- Scott Williams: Physiotherapist Cranbourne FC
- Brooke DeHey: Exercise Physiologist, Devon Meadows Netball Club
Physioworks Health Group are the Sports Medicine Partner of the South East Football Netball League (including SEFNL Woman’s, SE Juniors, SE Netball), the West Gippsland Football Netball Competition (WGFNC) and Ellinbank & District Football League (EDFL). Physioworks Camberwell clinic provides support to junior football club, the Ashy Redbacks; and Waverley Park Physiotherapy Centre (Physioworks Mulgrave) supports the Waverley Park Hawks Junior Football Club.
One key focus of our community football support is the Injury Prevention & Injury Management Education of trainers/coaches/parents. Over the last month, the Physioworks team have held five evening education sessions, across all our clinics, for each of our community league & junior footy club partners, to help best ensure the highest level of player welfare.
And the Physioworks Sports Physiotherapy team are constantly on the move in providing their physiotherapy expertise to their teams. Last weekend, Matt Lynagh (SEFNL) and Jack Mason (WGFNC) travelled with their respective Inter-League teams for the 2017 Victorian Championships. Ben Shipperd and Sam Mayes travelled with the Collingwood VFL team to Wangaratta, while David Francis was in Sydney with the Collingwood FC for their AFL game against the Greater Western Sydney Giants.
Physiotherapists David Francis and Jack Mason, along with Exercise Physiologist Daniel Jeavons, recently presented to a well-attended Health Care & Nutrition Education session to 35+ Pakenham Warriors senior squad basketballers.
In late April, Physioworks Pakenham Soft Tissue Massage Therapist Phillip Boland travelled overseas to provide his expertise to assist Australia’s Federation Cup team to a great 4-0 away win over Serbia, which ensured Australia will return to the Top 16 World Group for the 2018 Federation Tennis Cup.
Sports Physio Matthew Lynagh has been working as the team physiotherapist to the Australian Cricket team with Intellectual Disabilities, including a 4 day team training camp at the BUPA National Cricket Centre in Brisbane in late April, in preparation for a 3 week UK tour in July when they will take on England & South Africa.
To help support winter weekend sporting participation across our communities, Physioworks Cranbourne and Physioworks Mulgrave clinics (Waverley Park Physiotherapy Centre) are open on Saturday (8am-12pm); while Physioworks Berwick provides injury triage and treatment every Sunday from 8am-12pm.
If the Physioworks Health Group sports physiotherapy or allied health-care team can assist you with any injury concerns, to help you to best participate in your chosen winter sport, please contact your preferred Physioworks clinic at www.physioworkshealthgroup.com.au
Yoga, personalised and customised to your health-care issues and physical capabilities, is now available every Tuesday evening at Physioworks Health Group Pakenham.
Experienced Yoga teacher, Deb Vawdrey will tailor and instruct classes at Physioworks Pakenham to best fit client individual and personal needs. “Yoga means so much too so many. I am really passionate about spreading the joys of Yoga and the health benefits it provides which people of all ages, fitness levels and walks of life can enjoy” said Deb.
Yoga will be available at Physioworks Health Group Pakenham every Tuesday evening. Two 75 minute classes will be available at 5.45pm-7.00pm and 7.15pm-8.30pm. The Yoga classes are limited to only 10 participants per class to enable personalised attention and instruction from Deb for her Yoga participants.
So who does Yoga? Deb Vawdrey suggests “If you answer yes to just one of the following questions perhaps Yoga may well be for you…”
- Do you spend a lot of time sitting?
- Do you work with computers?
- Do you do heavy manual work?
- Do you play sport – socially or competitively?
- Do you have an injury to rehab?
- Do you want to age with mobility and clarity?
- Do you experience symptoms of stress or anxiety?
- Do you want to improve your cardio vascular system?
- Do you want to improve your respiratory capacity?
- Do you want to keep your bones strong?
- Do you want minimise your risk of arthritis?
- Do you want to keep up with your kids and/or grandkids?
- Do you simply want to be more active and healthier?
Physioworks Health Group Director David Francis commented “Physioworks Health Group maintains a complete service ethos in the provision of our range of health care services. Yoga can assist the health and well-being of both mind and body so we welcome Deb Vawdrey in offering Yoga as new service offering for our clients at the Physioworks Pakenham clinic”.
As an Introductory Offer, Yoga classes can be purchased as a 10 Class Yoga Package – but you only pay for 9 Classes – the 10th Class is FREE. Cost of the 10 Class Yoga package is $315.00 upfront. Our Single class cost is $35.00 per class. The Introductory 10 Class Yoga package offer, available for purchase until August 31, 2017, saves you $35.00.
For more detail or to book a Yoga class at Physioworks Health Group Pakenham please speak to our reception team or call 5941 5499.
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 of the Ashy Redbacks Girls Football Program.
Ashy Redbacks are part of the Yarra Junior Football League (YJFL) with teams ranging from Under 8 to Under 17 Colts in boys and Under 13, Under 15, Under 16 and Youth Girls (Under 18) in girls.
The team at Physioworks Camberwell have a number of injury prevention and injury management initiatives planned for the club during the season. The first of these is an Injury Educational session for all club trainers, coaches and parents to assist with injury diagnosis, taping, training methods and concussion to be held on May 1st at our Camberwell clinic.
Physioworks Health Group Director & Collingwood Football Club Head Physiotherapist David Francis spoke of the importance of participation of both girls and boys in football and other sporting pursuits. ”I’m passionate about fun, enjoyable junior sport involvement for boys and girls as a key to long term sporting participation, which in turn leads to improved community health and well-being” said David, whose boy’s will continue playing with the club again this year.
“As a long term club supporter, Physioworks Health Group is delighted to continue to support the health care education and needs of the Ashy community, including team support of the mighty U15 Green Boys and, importantly to assist the ongoing expansion of the Ashy Redbacks Girls AFL Footy program – a fantastic participation opportunity for all the girls in the local community” added David.
The team at Physioworks Health Group Camberwell wish all teams at the Ashy Redbacks a fun, enjoyable and rewarding footy season. Please contact the Camberwell clinic on 9889 6611 if we can assist with any injury concerns for junior footballers during the season.
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 a full scale practice match.
Australian Test spinner Nathan Lyon attended the training camp to give some tips to the players and help out with the sessions at the camp.
The training camp was in preparation to pick the Australian squad for the upcoming 3 week tri-series in UK against England and South Africa in July. Matt will be supporting the team on the UK tour.
In addition to Australian Cricket team with Intellectual Disabilities, Matthew Lynagh works as sports physiotherapist for numerous elite sporting teams, including the Australian Cricket Womens U15 and U18 teams and the Collingwood FC AFLW team. Matthew consults at Physioworks Health Group Berwick, Cranbourne and Pakenham clinics.