At North Balwyn Physiotherapy we are passionate about providing excellence in patient care.
We strive to provide our clients with the most up to date treatment techniques, advice and exercise programs in a friendly and welcoming environment.
We treat a range of conditions including:
Neck and Back pain
Muscle and Ligament strains
Post Operative Rehabilitation
Conveniently located in Melbourne's Eastern suburbs we have been providing Physiotherapy services for over 30 years to the local communities of Balwyn North, Balwyn, Kew East, Kew, Mont Albert, Surrey Hills, Doncaster, Bulleen, Templestowe, and Ivanhoe East.
Appointments are available during the day, evening and Saturday mornings for your convenience. We also offer telehealth Physiotherapy services if you cannot make it to the clinic.
All Physiotherapists are registered to treat clients funded by Workcover, TAC and DVA, and we are BUPA preferred providers.
Medicare EPC referrals are also accepted if provided by your GP, and HICAPS facilities are available to process private health fund claims and Medicare rebates where applicable.
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Neck and Back Pain
Neck and Back pain are common issues and can often be eased quickly with a combination of manual therapy and exercise. A full postural and lifestyle assessment will also identify any contributing factors for modification.
Our Physiotherapists fully assess all sporting injuries to determine any underlying causes, weakness or instability and address these issues during treatment. Our aim is to get you back to the activities you enjoy as quickly as possible.
Our Pilates studio is fully equipped with a Reformer, Trap table and floor apparatus .
All clients are individually assessed to provide a tailored program for their specific needs. Clinical Pilates is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness.
Physio Exercise Programs
Designed on an individual basis after a full assessment to accommodate current and past injuries, muscle imbalances, dynamic motor control and patient goals. Using both equipment in the clinic and a home component to the program.
Dry needling involves using a fine acupuncture needle on a trigger point of a muscle to reduce muscle pain and tension. It can assist in a range of conditions and is offered at NBPC by Physiotherapists with additional training.
Available to all clients who are either unable to attend the clinic at a suitable time, or not mobile in the community. Our secure software allows for a full assessment, diagnosis, explanation of the injury and a comprehensive plan of exercises and advice.
Member of A.P.A.
Sally graduated from LaTrobe University and began working at both Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital and The Alfred in Melbourne leading to experience with transplant patients, multi-trauma, Intensive Care, Orthopaedic Surgery and complex medical conditions. She then travelled to the United Kingdom and gained further experience in Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal injuries by working as a locum in many settings.
After returning to Melbourne, Sally began work in private practice in Williamstown and later joined North Balwyn Physiotherapy as a partner in 2004. In 2015 Sally beacme the Principal Physiotherapist and Director.
Her areas of interest include acute sporting injuries, spinal conditions, headaches, and post operative rehabilitation. Sally has also completed Level 1-4 training in Clinical Pilates at DMA, and is passionate about this approach to rehabilitation and recovery.
These exercises promote core stability, improved movement control, injury prevention and balance.
Sally also uses manual therapy techniques, dry needling for trigger points and home exercises, along with education to prevent reoccurances.
In her time away from work Sally enjoys camping, cycling, gym classes, baking and spending time with her 2 teenage children and husband.
Natasha graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Physiotherapy. She currently splits her time working in the private and public health sectors. When Natasha is not at North Balwyn Physio, she is working with Alfred Health in a range of acute wards and community rehabilitation programs.
Natasha has experience working with a number of post-operative clients, including a range of joint replacements, fractures, neurological and spinal surgeries. She also has experience rehabilitating headaches, neck and back pain. In addition to this, Natasha enjoys working with pre and post-natal women and developing strength and rehabilitation programs for a number of sports.
Outside of her physiotherapy work, Natasha enjoys hiking, camping and is a member of a local running group. She is extremely passionate about maintaining her own health and sharing this passion with her clients. She believes in working with her clients to achieve their goals and acquire long term relief from pain and injury.
Member of A.P.A
DMA Certified Pilates Practitioner
Kate graduated from The University of Sydney in 2000 and spent the first 12 years of her career working in both public acute and private rehabilitation hospitals. She has had vast experience treating across Orthopaedics, Cardiopulmonary, Neurology, Chronic Pain Management and Musculoskeletal Streams in both Australia and in the United Kingdom.
Kate has also worked in Sports injury prevention and management with Haileybury Amateur Football Club and Haileybury Secondary College football teams.
Over the last 6 years, Kate has become passionate about her work in Private Practice and Clinical Pilates. She has recently completed her DMA (Dance Medicine Australia) Clinical Pilates Certification. All Kate’s treatments are targeted and tailored to the individual’s needs. She uses Superficial Dry Needling as an effective treatment tool for pain and trigger point size reduction, as well as resetting muscle length.
Kate has also specialised in working with Breast Cancer patients, treating the post-operative complication of Upper Limb Cording.
Kate believes in teaching patients to move well & efficiently in order to reduce pain and prevent recurrence of injuries.
In her spare time, Kate enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children. Kate enjoys Clinical Pilates, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Yoga and running to keep fit.
B Hlth Sci & M Physio Prac
Eddie graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy Practice. She has worked in the public sector in community rehabilitation and as a team physiotherapist in both the men's and women's Victorian Amateur Football Association teams. Eddie is currently the primary physiotherapist in the Eastern Health chronic pain clinic.
Eddie has experience in the management of many conditions including acute and chronic low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, pelvic girdle pain, joint replacements, spinal surgeries, falls and balance issues, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. In her therapy, Eddie wants to ensure that every client leaves the appointment with a greater understanding of their own condition. She is passionate about the effective management of chronic pain(with a mix of manual therapy and self-management techniques), exercise therapy for mental health and the role of other disciplines to reach the best outcome.
Outside of work, Eddie tries to practice what she preaches and spends a lot of time weight lifting at the gym. She also enjoys the great outdoors, spending time with friends and family and a healthy dose of reality TV.
QUALIFIED AND FULLY REGISTERED
Our Physiotherapists have Degree Qualifications from leading Tertiary Institutions and are Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Our approach and the Physiotherapy techniques we use are based on the latest evidence based research and we are committed to continuing education to update our skills regularly.
Our Physiotherapy Team have a varied mix of clinical skills and a combined 50+years of experience.
56 Doncaster Road
P 9859 5585 F 9859 9121
Monday – Thursday
9AM – 7PM
Friday 9AM - 6PM
Saturday 9AM – 12 Noon