Welcome to Waverley Park Physiotherapy Centre.
Waverley Park Physiotherapy Centre provides outstanding General Physiotherapy, Sports Physiotherapy and Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy treatment delivered by highly qualified and professional practitioners. Waverley Park Physiotherapy Centre has been providing health care services to Mulgrave, and surrounding local communities of Glen Waverley, Rowville, Wheelers Hill, Noble Park North and Dandenong North, for over 25 years. Read More
Waverley Park Physiotherapy Centre offer treatment for a range of conditions including:
• Back, Spinal and Neck Pain
• Hip Knee, Ankle, Foot Pain
• Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Pain
• Work Related Injuries
• Sporting Injuries
• Surgical Rehabilitation
|Waverley Park Physiotherapy Centre has an experienced team of physiotherapists and health professionals providing a range of specialty services including:|
• Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
• Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy
• Manipulative Physiotherapy
• Clinical Pilates
• Dry Needling
• Home Visits
• Occupational Injury Management Industrial Physiotherapy – Work Place Assessments
• Pre-employment Screening
Wavelery Park Physiotherapy Director Andrew Dalwood is one of only ten practicing Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in Melbourne.
WPPC Director Andrew Dalwood 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 ten practicing Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists in Melbourne, two of whom are the Directors of the Physioworks Health Group. As a leader in his field, Andrew Dalwood 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 ten practicing Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists in Melbourne, two of whom are the Directors of the Physioworks Health Group.
As a leader in his field, Andrew Dalwood 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.
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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 injured workers to get back to work – importantly communicating with all relevant stakeholders. We work & communicate with our all parties, in a tailoring an individual program to restore & rehabilitate the employee back to normal function, work & lifestyle, developing specific recommendations & strategies for a return to work program. From initial diagnosis through to management strategies & ongoing exercise regimes, Physioworks Health Group endeavour to ensure prompt recovery & to reduce the chance of recurrence of the injury for the individual and in the workplace environment.
Over the past 10+ years Physioworks Health Group have worked with a range of large scale, multinational industries and companies, as well as government agencies and departments across Victoria, providing onsite injury prevention & injury management services that provide value & tangible benefits for both the employer & employee.
A core focus in Industrial Physiotherapy is reducing injury frequency & improving workplace injury management, to increase productivity by reducing injury down time, leading to less absenteeism, thus reducing associated costs & also providing a stronger, healthier, more productive workforce.
The ergonomic set up of the workplace is a consideration when developing any Workplace Injury Preventative Maintenance Program. What is best for your workplace and your business productivity? What is best for the health and well-being of your most valuable asset – your employees?
In 2017, to Sit or to Stand – is burning workplace environment question.
Research has shown that prolonged sitting, whether that be at a desk, driving a long haul vehicle or working on a factory production line, can present issues for back, shoulder, neck and head.
So is standing a preventive solution?
Certainly muscle movement every 20-30 minutes from a static sitting position is highly beneficial, so to stand and stretch is recommended.
But is prolonged standing, all day, every day, the answer – and better for you than sitting?
Research has shown that prolonged standing, whether that be at a desk, or on a factory production line, can equally present injury concerns for back, knees and ankles.
The simple answer is that if you are permanently static at work; whether that is sitting or standing, pain and stiffness or injury issues can occur. Movement appears the preventive key – and best practice.
In workplace environments, I will often use movement in sessions on injury prevention teaching, highlighting the impacts of sub optimal standing, sitting, correct lifting methods and impact of desk set up on the body. By encouraging the use of correct body mechanics in these group/individual sessions the aim is to ensure improved movement and power outcomes. This session will usually include:
How do we move?
- What is Normal Movement?
- Everyone is different; so it must be recognised that ‘normal’ movement will differ by individual
- Research and experience indicate that we sub-consciously make adjustments to normal movement (habits) that alter our performance and can lead to ongoing pain, stiffness and disability.
- Specific Movement for you?
- For your Workplace
- For your Lifestyle
- Specific focus for each individual
- Sit to stand
- Sitting and Standing posture/movement
- Bending over posture
- Breathing techniques
- Walking patterns and efficiency
- Lifting Techniques
- Sleeping posture
- Desk – computer set up
Many employees use the techniques applied in these movement programs outside of work – in sport & everyday general life.
These type of preventive injury programs will not prevent all injuries. The nature of most businesses & the tasks of the workforce means that injuries can still occur. However, the aim of any preventative injury program must be to educate & instill best practice techniques in employees, which will make your team ‘think correct movement first’ as a matter of course, thereby reducing injury incidence.
So to stand or to sit? I’d suggest best practice is movement – don’t be static in the same position for extended periods – MOVE IT!!
About the author: Physioworks Health Group Director and Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Andrew Dalwood was one of the first Victorian physiotherapists to be recognised as preferred provider as a TAC/WorkSafe Occupational Physiotherapist. Please contact Andrew if you would like to discuss your workplace environment and our Industrial Physiotherapy services on 9795 0668.
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 & Waverley Park Physiotherapy Centre (Physioworks Mulgrave) 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
By Jordan Rutherford, Sports Physiotherapist, Waverley Park Physiotherapy Centre
As a part of our ongoing support for the club, WPPC hold an annual Injury Management and Training Education evening for the trainers, coaches and parents at the club.
Trainers play a vital role in the prevention, response and management of a wide range of injuries in both junior and senior football. Our trainer education evening aim is to provide valuable information and strategies to ensure that the boys and girls at the Hawks are best cared for and managed should injury occur during the season.
With the 2017 season now well underway, the Injury Management Evening, conducted by the WPPC Physiotherapy team of Andrew Dalwood, Jordan Rutherford & Amy Shipperd, was held recently at the Mulgrave clinic. The evening included information on:
- Game Day and Training warmup and cooldown routines
- Management and Diagnosis of Concussion
- Identification and treatment of common acute injuries sustained in football
- Taping Techniques for upper and lower limb injuries
While it is important that trainers, coaches and parents have the basic skills required to make decisions regarding injuries sustained on the football field, it is equally as important to involve a trained health practitioner in the ongoing management of specific injuries – and that is where the team at WPPC provide our ongoing support to all the Hawks players.
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 evaluate the effectiveness of Internet-delivered, physiotherapist-prescribed home exercise and pain-coping skills training (PCST); in persons aged 50 years or older who have chronic knee pain.
Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Andrew Dalwood was involved in the development of the exercise protocol used in the Knee Pain research and the study design.
148 Australian based patients were involved in the study, including selective patients from the Physioworks Health Group. Sports Physiotherapist Brad Fernihough (Physioworks Camberwell) and Physiotherapist Christopher Snell (Waverley Park Physiotherapy Centre) delivered the exercise intervention for these patients.
The conclusion from the study are that for persons with chronic knee pain, Internet-delivered, physiotherapist-prescribed exercise and PCST ensures clinically meaningful improvements in pain and function that are sustained for at least 6 months.
Andrew Dalwood said the outcome from the study highlights the effectiveness which low cost interventions, such as home-based exercise delivered over the internet, can have in not only keeping our ageing communities active, but also in assisting the elderly with controlling some health care costs. “And our involvement in this type of cutting edge research also ensures that the Physioworks Health Group, and our physiotherapy professionals, are at the forefront of treatment management excellence” added Andrew.
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