Physiotherapy is a conventional medical science that utilises a variety of non-drug and non-surgical treatments to promote maximum recovery from conditions that result in limitation of movement and function. This could include an athlete recovering from a sports injury, a gardener with lower back pain, an older person coping with limitations imposed by the ageing process, or someone troubled by dizziness.Our Philosophy Meet Our Team
We want our patients to:
1) understand what is wrong with them and why their problem has occurred 2) receive evidence based care and be made aware of all treatment options 3) be given an individualised treatment program aimed at restoring them to their highest level of function as quickly as possible 4) be given strategies to help prevent recurrence of their disorder
We have both male and female practitioners and treat dizziness as well as musculoskeletal disorders. Alastair is a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist, who is trained in the assessment and management of complex disorders and has particular expertise in the assessment and management of persistent painful problems, dizziness disorders and providing second opinions.
We aim to:
1) educate you about your disorder; including your diagnosis, the cause of the problem, what you are able do whilst you are recovering and demonstrate how you can be best involved in your recovery.
2) get you back functioning at an optimal level as soon as possible.
3) take the time to appreciate and address ALL aspects contributing to your disorder with the highest standard of care rather than just treating the symptoms.
4) work closely with both our patients and other health care providers.
Alastair has well over 20 years experience working in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy, holds a masters degree in this field and has successfully completed an Australian College of Physiotherapists fellowship to be awarded the title of Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist.
His particular interests include the management of back and neck pain, headaches, facial pain, dizziness, lower limb injuries and any problem that has proven persistent. In his spare time he enjoys keeping fit, literature and cinema.
Emily graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2002 and has subsequently worked in a hospital setting, for the Royal Australian Navy and in private practice, pursuing her interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She joined Yarraville physiotherapy in 2009.
Emily has undertaken post-graduate training in Clinical Pilates and dry needling, which she utilizes in her daily practice alongside manual therapy and exercise prescription. Emily enjoys treating all musculoskeletal disorders including but not exclusive to; sports injuries, spinal pain and both pre- and post-natal care.
Danielle graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Physiotherapy, having previously completed of a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (with Honours) and a Diploma of Psychology at Monash University. In addition to her private practice work, she is involved with various sports teams including Port Melbourne Football Club in the VFL and volunteering at various community events including the Oxfam Trailwalker. She has interests in sports medicine, injury prevention and rehabilitation and is always keen to ensure that she helps her patients to recover as quickly as possible. In her spare time, she is a keen gym goer and is learning to play the ukulele.
Jules graduated in 2011 at La Trobe University with two golden key awards for academic excellence. He is now embarking upon the challenging journey with a view toward becoming a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist. He enjoys treating patients with all types of musculoskeletal disorders and is particularly interested in persistent lower back, hip and leg pain.
Jules also has a keen interest in sport and sports medicine. He has previously worked at a number of AFL and soccer clubs and provided physiotherapy care for a number of elite athletes across an array of sports including Brazilian Gi Jiu-Jitsu, handball, rugby and professional dancing. Outside of his clinical work, Jules has also provided mentoring for physiotherapy students and recent graduates.
Jules is looking forward to venturing out more frequently into the western suburbs and welcomes tips on your favourite restaurants, cafes, bars and places to go.