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299 Wattletree Rd, Malvern East VIC 3145
T. 03 9078 8434
Providing expert care
to the Malvern community since 2012
Our experienced practitioners offer a variety of services to help you recover from injury and get back to optimal health.
Experience matters to us at Malvern Physiotherapy Clinic. Our practitioners all have years of experience working with people of all ages and fitness levels, including professional sports teams (local, national and international levels), hospitals and private practice. It’s this diverse experience along with specialist, post-graduate and masters level training that many of our team have completed that allows us to offer our clients the best care and treatment.
We take our role in your rehabilitation seriously, and our team is experienced in treating people from all walks of life. In your first appointment, we’ll take the time to get to know more about you and why you have sought out our services, before creating a tailored treatment program to restore you to optimal health.
Since opening our Clinic doors in Wattletree Road Malvern East in 2012, we’ve made it our priority to treat everyone who visits Malvern Physio as if they were part of our family. Even as our business has grown over the years, we’ve kept every treatment one-on-one to give you our undivided focus and care. Book an appointment today to experience the Malvern Physio difference.
Our highly experienced team of physiotherapy practitioners are committed to treating and improving your movement. With the specific training, knowledge and skills to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, our team not only focusses on treating your injury but also on helping you to understand how recurrences can be avoided in future.Learn More
See what your muscles are doing in real time with our ultrasound machine. This is one of the best ways to learn how to activate deep muscles and make sure your body is getting the support it needs.Learn More
Led by physiotherapists, our Clinical Pilates classes aim to promote movement and strengthening to people of all fitness levels. Whether you're recovering from injury, wanting to learn more about your body, wanting to prevent future injury through strengthening your body or returning to physical activity after time off, we have a Clinical Pilates class or service to help.Learn More
A service offered by all of our physiotherapists and myotherapists, dry-needling involves inserting an acupuncture needle through the skin into a tight muscle to help it relax.Learn More
Working to stimulate blood flow in the body, Remedial Massage assists in the repair of damaged tissue while also alleviating tightness and tension in the muscles. A practice refined over thousands of years, Remedial Massage is an effective treatment for conditions such as sporting injuries, headaches, muscle cramps and lower back pain.Learn More
We're proud to offer the services of a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist FACP. The highest level of clinical training with only 15 practitioners holding this title in Victoria, Specialist Physiotherapy may be the solution for those suffering from more complex conditions such as persistent low back pain, neck pain, headache and dizziness, and pain conditions such as fibromyalgia.Learn More
Using one of the latest tools to measure muscle strength and function, this strength assessment helps to ascertain any weaknesses in the body and which exercises will be best to treat them.Learn More
Get treatment and management for any health concerns such as pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence, pre- and post-natal care and menopausal changes in the body. Work with our expert practitioner, who holds post-graduate training in pelvic floor physiotherapy.Learn More
Encompassing treatments such as remedial massage, dry needling, cupping and manual trigger-point therapy, myotherapy offers a holistic, hands-on approach to treating your body. Our Myotherapists' extensive knowledge of anatomy and pathology allows them to tailor a treatment plan specific to your pain or injury.Learn More
Let us guide you through exercises that are suitable at different stages of pregnancy and motherhood. Targeting conditions such as back pain, pelvic pain and pelvic floor concerns, we'll help you to build and maintain essential muscle strength to navigate the changes to your body both during and after pregnancy.Learn More
If you have an upcoming surgery, we'll help you to prepare for your best chance of a successful recovery. We take the time to listen to you and educate you about what you'll experience, along with giving you specific exercises to strengthen the relevant muscles ahead of surgery.Learn More
If you're recovering from a procedure, let us help to plan your treatment at each stage of recovery to help you bounce back quicker and reduce the likelihood of reinjury.Learn More
Get the expert advice and treatment of our practitioners from the comfort of your own home. Conducted via video link, receive the same standard of care as you would in our clinic including a movement assessment and self-management exercise program to treat your concern.Learn More
Learn more about how our experienced physiotherapists will educate you about your injury or concern, help you to understand your treatment options and work with you to tailor your treatment plan for the best outcome.
I've been to a physiotherapist for a sprained ankle before, but never anything like this! What can a physio do to help address pelvic floor strength?
My lower back continues to cause me issues – I don’t think I’ve been pain-free for a few years. I’ve tried all types of treatment, but nothing gives me relief for more than a few days. How can you help?
No referral is required for physiotherapy treatment. WorkSafe (workcover), DVA and TAC patients may also book for physio without a referral.
However, we may ask that you see your doctor as soon as it is convenient so together your physiotherapist and doctor can ensure the best possible treatment for your condition. Workcover patients attending for remedial massage do require a doctor’s referral.
On your first consultation, your physiotherapist will find out from you what you wish them to do for you. Whether it’s to assess and injury, fix your pain, provide advice, or provide exercises to help your body function better, your physio has the expertise to help. It will often be through guided questions that we will discover what information we need. Then using this information, we can help you achieve your goals in the time frame you desire. If you are not sure about whether physiotherapy can help you, please email one of our therapists and they can provide some details of what they can do in your situation.
As every problem is different this is a hard question to answer specifically. When you see your physiotherapist, they will take the time to assess you thoroughly and discuss your condition. Based on your condition and your goals for recovery they will recommend what treatment frequency will lead to the best possible outcome for you and will be able to provide you with a treatment outline if you wish. Part of this treatment plan will be to fix the reasons your condition appeared in the first place, rather than just eliminating your immediate issues. This will make sure you become and stay pain free.20
Yes, your physiotherapist can refer for X-ray and MRI scans at a similar cost to you when compared with a GP referral (some exceptions). We can also refer for an ultrasound examination however this will often be more expensive to you than if you were referred to this by your GP. We will always wish to assess you to prior to you getting a scan, as there are often particular images that best help to differentiate between conditions. This reduces the chance of you needing further scans.
Please attend the clinic 5 to 10 minutes early to complete paperwork if it is your first appointment. When you attend the clinic for any treatment, please bring any X-rays or previous scans to your appointment, as well as any letters from other practitioners. If you don’t have any scans and your physiotherapist believes it will help in diagnosing your condition, they may refer you off to get these done. In some situations where we feel that your treatment will benefit from the assistance of other therapists, we will guide you as to who is best suited to fix your condition.
There is lots of parking around the clinic (Wattletree Rd, White St & Deakin St) but do ensure you pay attention to clearway times on Wattletree Rd.
This map will show you the available parking around the clinic
Yes. If you have private health insurance physiotherapy extras cover, we can claim this on the spot through our HICAPS machine. We are not able to gather any information on what rebate you will receive from your health insurance company, so please contact them directly if you wish to know this prior to your appointment. All Clinical Pilates sessions are run by physiotherapists, so almost all health funds will cover these as they would for physio treatment. Myotherapy and massage treatment may also be covered by your private health insurance.
A specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist is someone who has completed their masters degreee, then followed this with two more years of intensive study in their field. They are required to continue to be involved with research and further education allowing them to continue to be recognised by their peers as an expert. As of 2019, there were only 14 physios who held this status in the state. This level of training gives them more skills to be able to assess and treat more complex conditions better than physiotherapists with less training. Examples of conditions where you would benefit from a consultation with our specialist physiotherapist are: If your condition has been around for longer than 3 months with limited improvement or has not responded to other treatment, if you have symptoms of dizziness, or if you want a detailed second opinion. As these assessments require more detailed testing, they are booked as 60min consultations. If you are unsure of whether this is appropriate for you, please contact our reception staff and they will be able to guide you as to what type of appointment you require.