Physiotherapy Services

All our Physiotherapists are highly skilled and will thoroughly assess your condition to identify the causes of your symptoms. We will discuss diagnosis and treatment options with you and educate you on what you can be doing between treatments to assist your recovery. Physiotherapy staff are APA members.

Carolyn Merritt is practice director and is a credentialed McKenzie Therapist and Certified Clinical Pilates practitioner with over 30 years experience as a Physiotherapist. Having lived and worked in the Fairfield / Alphington area for many years, she is commited to working with members of the local community as well as nearby suburbs of Ivanhoe, Northcote, Thornbury and beyond.

 

Conditions which may be helped by physiotherapy

The following conditions may be helped by physiotherapy:
  • Back pain, spinal pain and sciatica
  • Neck  pain
  • Disc bulges
  • Shoulder and arm pain
  • Lower limb pain
  • Arthritis
  • Headaches
  • Overuse injuries
  • Instability
  • Postural issues
  • Chronic conditions
  • Pre  andpost surgery

Our methods

This practice is committed to evidence based treatment methods and quality service.

We strive to stay up to date with the latest research and attend ongoing professional development programs.

We are trained in the McKenzie method as well as a variety of manual musculoskeletal therapy techniques. We are pleased to announce the implementation of the GLA:D program at this clinic commencing December 2017. GLA:D® is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms. Research from the GLA:D® program in Denmark shows symptom progression reduces by 32%. Other outcomes include a less pain, reduced use of joint related pain killers, and less people on sick leave. GLA:D® participants also reported high levels of satisfaction with the program and increased levels of physical activity 12 months after starting the program. This program is unique in that the education and exercises provided can be applied to everyday activities. By strengthening and correcting daily movement patterns, participants will train their bodies to move properly, prevent symptom progression and reduce pain.

We can advise on work and home office setups and prescribe a home exercise program to compliment your treatment.

We are very interested in prevention strategies and we will work with you to optimise your musculoskeletal health.

A doctor's referral is not needed to see a Physiotherapist however, we are very happy to liaise with other medical or health practitioners in order to optimise your results.

 
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  • About Us

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    Carolyn Merritt is practice director and is a credentialed McKenzie Therapist and Certified Clinical Pilates practitioner with over 30 years experience as a Physiotherapist.

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  • Contact info

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    Our Phone
    For bookings/enquiries: 0412994419
    Fax number: 03 9497 3861
    Open Hours
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8am – 7.30pm
    Wednesday: 1pm – 8.30pm
    Saturday: 8am – 3pm
  • Location

    Address
    32 Wingrove St, Alphington
    VIC 3078, Australia