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Sports & Spinal Strength Physiotherapy

Our unique clinic provides expert and tailored care for men, women and children. Over time we have built a network of like minded but diverse professionals to work together and serve your individual needs.

Sports & Spinal Strength Physiotherapy

Physiotherapist
B.Phty (Hons), Postgrad Cert Physio (Exercise for Women), APAM

 Katherine has worked as a Physiotherapist in private practice since graduating in 2002 at the University of Queensland.  She completed postgraduate study in Exercise for Women in 2007 at the University of Melbourne.

 Katherine’s special interests include physiotherapy treatment of musculoskeletal conditions (particularly those involving the spine and pelvis) and exercise rehabilitation, especially in the area of Women’s Health.  She enjoys a hands-on approach to her treatment using techniques such as joint mobilisation, massage and dry needling.

 Katherine is also the business owner of Core Stability Physio which specialises in small group exercise classes run by physios, many of which are held at Pelvic Strength Physiotherapy each week.  Please refer to the CLASSES section of the website for more information about the Core Stability Physio group classes.

Core Strength

Problems with core strength are very common, especially with underlying chronic musculoskeletal issues like low back pain or poor posture.  Also, muscle imbalances can develop during pregnancy and the postnatal period, leading to issues with core strength.

You may have:

Pain, commonly in your back, pelvis or hips
Imbalances in your muscles – weakness, tightness, overactivity
Difficulty moving, for example getting out of bed or bending forwards
Postural issues due to pain or long-standing movement habits

Our experienced and caring musculoskeletal clinicians can help.

Thorough musculoskeletal assessment
Individualised treatment techniques
Individualised exercise programs
Education regarding different muscles and return to optimal function
Referral to group exercise classes if appropriate
Low Back Pain

Low back pain is very common and affects nearly everyone during their lifetime. Physiotherapy can help to reduce the pain, get you moving again and doing the things you want to do.

You may have:

Pain in your back, possibly radiating down your leg
Stiffness and difficulty moving, for example getting out of bed or bending forwards
Limited tolerance of sitting, standing or walking
Postural issues due to pain or long-standing habits

Our experienced and caring musculoskeletal clinicians can help relieve your pain.

Thorough musculoskeletal assessment
Individualised treatment techniques
Individualised exercise programs
Education regarding return to normal pain-free movement and function
Referral to other appropriate services

Sports & Spinal Strength Physiotherapy

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Simon graduated from La Trobe University in 2011. Since graduating, Simon has worked in the public health sector, both in Australia and The United Kingdom, gaining experience in; orthopaedic rehabilitation, musculoskeletal and emergency physiotherapy.

 Most recently, Simon has enjoyed working in a busy sports physiotherapy clinic as well as being the head physiotherapy for the North Caulfield Soccer Club in the Men’s Victorian State league.

 Simon has a passion for treating acute musculoskeletal and sporting injuries, with a special interest in knee and lower back conditions.

 Outside of physiotherapy, Simon is an avid sports fan and enjoys all things sport. He is an enthusiastic footy fan and you will find him supporting his team at most home games. He also has a passion for surfing and enjoys exploring the world and finding new waves to ride.

Why see a musculoskeletal Physiotherapist for my shoulder, knee or back pain at Sports and Spinal Strength Physiotherapy?

  • We use our expertise, training and experience to correctly diagnose your injury
  • With an accurate diagnosis, treatment can be targeted and more effective
  • We work with your G.P to get the correct investigations and medications
  • We recognise when to refer to an orthopaedic specialist and when it is not necessary

So if you have any pain that is interrupting your sleep, not allowing your to perform a certain activity or limiting you at work give us a call at Sports and Spinal Strength Physiotherapy and we will do our best to help.  

Shoulder Pain

Did you know that; 

  • Bursitis shown on ultrasound is a very common finding, even in people without shoulder pain!
  • Physiotherapy, including; exercise and education has been shown to be as effective or even superior in some cases to surgery and injections. 
  • Some shoulder pain may not be coming from your shoulder, instead the source is your neck!   
  • To get a better nights sleep, sometimes all the physiotherapist has to do his advice the best position for the shoulder to be in 

 Common shoulder injuries treated by Physiotherapist 

  • Bursitis 
  • Tendon Injuries 
  • Dislocations 
  • Arthritis 
  • Frozen shoulder 

 How will the Physiotherapist help?

  • Thorough assessment taking 30 minutes to correctly diagnosis cause of pain
  • Educate patient so that they have a better understanding of how to care for their shoulder at work, home and during sport 
  • Use expert manual skills such as joint mobilistaion, soft tissue release and stretching to help the shoulder return to full movement and optimal biomechanics
  • Prescribe useful exercises to improve movement above head, allow for better sleep , and allow for better strength
Knee Pain

Did you know that;

  • Growing pain in active young kids 10-14 y.o age can easily be managed with some correct stretches
  • There is strong evidence that arthritis can be managed very effectively with exercise
  • A musculoskeletal physiotherapist has the skills to test each specific structure of the knee including; cartilage, ligaments, muscles, tendon and bone
  • Getting the right diagnosis means management is targeted at the right structure and is more effective 
  • A physiotherapist can help you decide which scan is best for you and if it is really needed 

Common knee injuries treated by physiotherapist 

  • Growing pain 
  • Arthritis 
  • Runners knee 
  • Post operative: total knee replacement or fracture  

 How will the Physiotherapist help?

  • Thorough assessment taking 30 minutes to correctly diagnosis cause of pain
  • Educate patient so that they have a better understanding of how to care for their knee at work, home and during sport 
  • Use expert manual skills such as joint mobilistaion, soft tissue release and stretching to help the knee return to full movement and optimal biomechanics
  • Prescribe useful exercises to improve movement above head, allow for ease with squatting to floor and climbing stairs and return to running
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EMAIL

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pelvicstrengthphysiotherapy.com.au

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CROYDON CLINIC

293 Dorset Rd
Croydon Victoria 3136

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Parking at the rear)

PHONE

(03) 9724 9755     

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FAX

(03) 9723 5282

HOURS

OPEN

Monday - Friday : 8:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday - 8:00am to 4:00pm

KNOX HOSPITAL

Consulting Suites B
262 Mountain Highway
Wantirna 3152

PHONE

(03) 9210 7300  

HOURS

OPEN

Thursday : 8:30am to 1:00pm

RECEPTION OPEN

Monday : 8am to 5pm
Tuesday : 8am to 7pm
Wednesday : 8am to 5pm 
Thursday : 8pm to 8pm
Friday : 8am to 5pm
Saturday : 8am to 12pm