July 2019, Volume 7 Edition 7
Everyone has their favourite sleeping position. Whether you sleep on your side with a pillow between your knees, on your back or on your tummy – every angle requires the right pillow to support you...Read More
Whittlesea Physiotherapy is committed to seeing everyone in the community reaching their full potential in fitness, health and wellbeing. We provide exceptional client centred Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates. We inspire and assist our community to achieve the best possible outcomes using best practice hands on, educational and exercise based care. Our purpose is to improve the quality of life of Whittlesesea Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates clients and tema at home, work and in sport.
Our physiotherapists are focused on providing a comprehensive assessment and treatment, using the most up to date treatment techniques to restore function and allow you to return to your desired activities as quickly as possible. Our treatment recommendations are tailored to suit each patient's individual needs, as we understand generic solutions simply don't achieve the best outcomes.
Whittlesea Physiotherapy was established in 2005 and services the township of Whittlesea and surrounding areas of Eden Park, Yan Yean, Doreen, Mernda, Humevale, Kinglake West, Kinglake and Flowerdale.
Whittlesea Physiotherapy & Clinical Pilates is committed to seeing everyone in our community reach their full potential in health, fitness & wellbeing. As part of our commitment to the local community we have introduced an Athlete Sponsorship Program. The aim of this program is to provide formal support to athletes in pursuit of their sporting dreams whilst being ambassadors for our brand.
Are you a local athlete aged 14 or above involved in representative competition or who has dreams and aspirations to go on and succeed at a higher level in your chosen sport?
Have you already displayed a high level of discipline and commitment to doing the work required to help you achieve your dream?
Do you live in the local Whittlesea area?
If you have answered yes then we would love you to apply! Complete the application form to see if you fit the requirements for athlete sponsorship with Whittlesea Physiotherapy & Clinical Pilates.
As a sponsored athlete will have access to exceptional patient centred physiotherapy treatment, injury prevention, home exercise programs and Clinical Pilates. You will be presented with Whittlesea Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates apparel to be worn where possible during competition and media and promotional appearances.
Athletes will need to display evidence of good sportsmanship and commitment that is reflective of the values of Whittlesea Physiotherapy & Clinical Pilates.Apply Now
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Samantha Heyfron is the practice principal, establishing Whittlesea Physiotherapy in 2005. She graduated from La Trobe University in 1994 and has worked in a variety of settings including private practice, hospital, rehabilitation and community health.
Samantha has undertaken extensive continuing education in the areas of Concussion management, Pilates, sports injuries, low lever laser therapy, dry needling, exercise prescription, business management, spinal and musculoskeletal conditions.
Adam graduated as a Physiotherapist from La Trobe University in 2009. Since then he has worked in both in private practice and elite sport. He has practiced across Melbourne in a variety of private clinics and also practiced in London where his love of exercise and rehabilitation grew.
Adam has worked within many sporting settings including football, soccer and swimming. While Adam has a background in sports and gym-based exercise, he also enjoys applying his experience in assessing and treating chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis, lower back pain and headaches.
Leaha has an extensive background in the health and fitness industries, rehabilitation and has previous experience working in the health sector as a Div 1 nurse.
Leaha also has certificate III and IV in fitness and certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance. Further studies include Pilates, Exercise Nutrition, Punchfit trainer and Posture assessment. Her passion is helping people recover from injuries as well as improving their health through exercise and movement.
Tanvi has practiced as a Senior Physiotherapist in England for over 5 years after completing Masters in MSK Rehabilitation from Oxford Brookes University in 2012.
Before moving to Australia in 2020, she has worked in various private practices across London gaining vast experience in the prevention, management, and rehabilitation of a multitude of sports and musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. She has a keen interest in Clinical Pilates and likes to keep up-to-date with evidence-based treatments.
Her treatment approach prioritizes injury education, manual therapy, exercise therapy, acupuncture, and home exercise programs aimed at the level and goals of her patients.
She strongly believes that a good physiotherapist - patient relationship is very important along with integrating education and self-management strategies to achieve optimal long term outcomes.
Outside of work, Tanvi loves to read, exercise, explore new places and is a huge coffee and animal lover.
Luke is a recent physiotherapy graduate from the Australian Catholic University. Throughout his clinical placement, Luke gained experience working in a wide range of areas including private practice, sports and community programs, acute cardiorespiratory wards and inpatient rehabilitation.
Luke has also gained experience working as an Allied Health Assistant within a dedicated multidisciplinary healthcare team. Where he facilitated exercise, hydrotherapy and physiotherapy programs to patients with complex neurological conditions.
Luke also holds a Bachelor of Applied Sciences majoring in physical education and health, with experience teaching in a variety of educational settings.
His treatment approach is patient centred, with an emphasis on active treatment, manual therapy and education.
In his spare time, Luke enjoys travelling, surfing and spending time with family and friends.
Tamara lives locally and recently completed her certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy). Throughout her clinical placement, Tamara gained experience in physiotherapy assistance, clinical pilates and reception.
Outside of work Tamara enjoys going to the gym, paddle boarding and camping.
A tradies’ health is their most important tool, yet Australian tradies experience some of the highest rates of injury and time off work compared to other workers. In fact, 3 in 5 serious workplace injuries involve a tradie, despite tradies making up only 30 per cent of the Australian workforce.Read More
Muscle Injuries (Strains and Tears)
Muscle injuries are one of the most common injuries sustained while playing sport. Muscle injuries can range on a continuum from contusion, strain, to tear. A muscle contusion often refers to a muscle bruise; where a strain and tear refers to the degree of damage sustained to muscle fibres.Read More
Pregnancy is an incredible time for a woman marked by an amazing, and at times challenging, transformation. Pregnancy might leave you feeling delighted, anxious, exhilarated and exhausted — sometimes all at once. Common physical changes during pregnancy include bouts of nausea from rapidly rising levels of oestrogen and progesterone, tender, swollen breasts, increased urination, fatigue and dizziness, and increasing laxity in joints due to hormones, all of which must be managed appropriately to avoid injury.Read More
Our lives have already changed drastically in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With many Australians either out of a job or working from home, increased restrictions around travel, a range of rules surrounding leaving the house and physical distancing; this crisis is impacting all of us in unprecedented ways.Read More
WELCOME Amanda Rocha to the Whittlesea Physiotherapy Team
COVID -19 and GLA:D ™ Hip & Knee Osteoarthritis Program
GLA:D ™ is available as either a 1-on-1 session in the clinic or via TeleHealth from the convenience of your own home. This includes the complimentary education sessions.Read More