Elite and General Sports Injury Management


A key to successful recovery is the immediate treatment, correct diagnosis & management of sport injury.

If you have a sports related injury or concern, no matter what your sport or level of participation, Physioworks Health Group Berwick can help.

Led by David Francis who has been the Senior Physiotherapist at Collingwood Football Club since 1995, our team including Sports Physiotherapists Matthew Lynagh and Paul Kemel, have the skills to accurately diagnoses, treat and manage acute, chronic musculoskeletal sporting conditions. Physioworks Health Group specialise in sports injury recovery and management, particularly injuries and rehabilitation associated with Australian Rules Football (AFL).

Our sports physiotherapy team will advise when further investigations such as ultrasounds, CT’s and MRI’s are required and we have relationships with a wide range of health professionals to ensure, for example, that you benefit from a skilled ultrasonographer or radiographer. Physioworks Health Group also have an extensive referral network should referral to a Sports Physician, Surgeon or other medical practitioner be required.

Managing treatment of a sporting condition and getting back to your sport involves knowing how to plan a progressive return to sport with knowledge of when to return to training, training loads and communicating with coaches. The Physioworks Health Group team can help with your rehabilitation in all these areas.

If your injury requires more than Physiotherapy we can provide other health-care therapies including  Sports Massage Therapy, Exercise Physiology, Clinical Pilates and Podiatry, at our Cranbourne and Pakenham clinic locations, with health-care practitioners who can fully co-ordinate your rehabilitation.

Our elite sport expertise and involvement of the Physioworks Berwick Sports Physiotherapy team:

David Francis
Senior Physiotherapist Collingwood Football Club (AFL)

Matthew Lynagh

APA Sports Physiotherapist
Certified FMS and SMFA Practitioner
Sports Physiotherapist to Collingwood FC AFLW
Sports Physiotherapist for the Victorian Cricket Women U18 & U15
Sports Physiotherapist for Open & U20 Victorian Women’s indoor cricket team

Paul Kemel

Sports Physiotherapist
Certified FMS and SMFA Practitioner

Physioworks Health Group provide physiotherapy and health support services to local community sporting clubs and leagues in and around Berwick including:

  • Berwick Football Club
  • Pakenham Football Club
  • Cranbourne Football and Netball Club
  • Tooradin Dalmore Football and Netball Club
  • Cora Lynn Football Club
  • Devon Meadows Football and Netball Club
  • Casey Cavaliers (Basketball)
  • Casey Basketball Association (CBA)
  • Pakenham Warriors (Basketball)
  • Ellinbank and District Football League (EDFL)
  • South Eastern Football Netball League (SEFNL)
  • West Gippsland Football Netball Competition (WGFNC)