Health Check – Physioworks Spring Newsletter: September 2016


Around the Clinics:


Educating the next generation of physios: You may have seen student physiotherapist’s observing recently in all of our clinics. It is part of our commitment to educating the next generation of health care professionals. We assist both Monash University and La Trobe University in the training of undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy students, both in our clinics and also when guest lecturing in the classroom.


New Research: Members of our physiotherapy teams Andrew Dalwood and Jon Dodd (Physioworks Camberwell); and Christopher Snell and James Serong (Waverley Park Physio Centre, Mulgrave) are currently assisting University of Melbourne in research project into Knee Osteoarthritis (TARGET) This cutting edge research keeps Physioworks Health Group and our clinicians at the forefront of treatment management excellence.

Physioworks Berwick @ P3 Sports and Recovery.


Thanks to all for your support of our new clinic. Sports Physios Paul Kemel and Matthew Lynagh are busy at our new Berwick clinic, including Sunday morning from 8am-12pm. For appointments please call 9768 9276.




Come visit the Physioworks Berwick team as we provide physiotherapy support at the P3 Sports and Recovery tents at the up-coming Melbourne Health & Fitness Expo at Akoonah Park Show Grounds, Berwick, on Saturday November 12th.






Stop Press: Congratulations to Sport Physiotherapist Matthew Lynagh on his appointment as Senior Physiotherapist to the Collingwood Football Club Women’s AFL team in the inaugural national women’s league kicking off in 2017.



Physioworks Camberwell


As part of WorkSafe Month Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Physioworks Director Andrew Dalwood will be presenting to the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. Visiting the Traralgon, Morwell, Warragul, Frankston, Cheltenham and Dandenong offices, Andrew will be discussing the role of office ergonomics and optimisation of desk set up for the prevention of injury.


After an active season of APS Football providing physiotherapy support to Xavier College, Sports Physiotherapist Brad Fernihough has “donned the whites“ as the Camberwell Magpies Cricket Club finalise preparation for Victorian Premier Cricket season. Physioworks Camberwell are pleased to again be the allied health care partner of the Magpies for the 2016/17 season.


Common, but specific health issues, such as bladder or bowel issues, require specific treatment expertise. Physiotherapist Lianne Fenwick provides expertise for pelvic floor physiotherapy for both men and women. For a consultation with Lianne Fenwick call reception on 98896611.




Physioworks Cranbourne and Physioworks Pakenham


Footy, cricket, volleyball and Rio…it’s been a busy, exciting time for many of our health care team….

“He went to Rio”… Physioworks Pakenham Massage Therapist Phillip Boland was flat out providing his expertise at the Olympic Village HQ helping the successful Australian Paralympic team compete in Rio – well done to Phil and all in the team.


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Physiotherapist Ben Shipperd has had a busy season with the Collingwood VFL team as the Magpies reached the VFL Preliminary Final. Ben is now swapping footy boots for whites as he heads to the Sunshine Coast as team physio for the Victorian Male U17’s team at the Cricket Australia National Championships.




Physiotherapist Jack Mason will be working at the upcoming Australian Junior Volleyball Championships on the Gold Coast providing his physiotherapy and recovery expertise to the Victorian Boys and Girls U15, U17 and U19 teams. With 170 Victorian athletes across 17 teams, each initially playing two matches per day over the group stages, it will be a challenging event for Jack and the health care team.



Another great winter for Physioworks Cranbourne and Pakenham in supporting local community sport. Congratulations to Narre Warren in SEFNL Seniors Netball; and Cranbourne FC in securing the SEFNL Football premiership in both Seniors and Reserves – and to our Sports Physio Scott Williams for assisting the Eagles to premiership glory. And awesome effort by Cora Lynn FC in the EDFL on their 3-peat premiership success – well done to all.




Big congratulations to Sports Physiotherapist Jon Dodd and partner Angie, and big brother Lachlan, on the safe arrival of baby Abbey Jean on September 18. Welcome to the Physioworks family Abbey.



And we are looking forward to welcoming Physiotherapist Chelsea Low back to our clinics post maternity leave. Chelsea has expertise in Paediatric Physiotherapy and Sports Physiotherapy, and will return to the Cranbourne and Pakenham clinics from early November.




Waverley Park Physiotherapy Centre (Physioworks Mulgrave)


Exercise Physiology services are now available at WPPC with Exercise Physiologist Brooke DeHey. Brooke can assist you with a tailored exercise program. Call the clinic on 9795 0668 for an initial consult with Brooke.




Congratulations to all who participated at local footy clubs that WPPC have supported this season. Physiotherapist Chris Snell worked as match day physio with the Glen Waverley Hawks who made the EFL finals; Sports Physio James Serong had a busy VFL season with the Box Hill Hawks; and our physio team supported the Waverley Park Hawks, where 10 teams competed in junior football Preliminary/Grand Finals. Well done to all.




WPPC Director Andrew Dalwood and his family participated in Connors Run, raising funds for Paediatric Brain Cancer Research. Fit and firing Andrew slashed his PB over the 9.6km’s run – but still trailed the fleet-footed younger members of the Dalwood clan to the finish line!




Physiotherapist Amy Shipperd has expanded the Clinical Pilates timetable to cope with increasing demand, with the Saturday morning class proving very popular. Book now for Clinical Pilates onsite at WPPC on 9795 0668.