Rob has a Diploma of Health Science, Massage as well as a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and recently completed his postgraduate Masters Degree in Clinical Physiotherapy majoring in Sport. Rob was previously the Head Trainer for the Fremantle Dockers, a position he held for several years before stepping aside to focus on studying in the health sciences field.
Rob is a life member of Cottesloe Rugby Union Club and City Beach Surf Club. He has played over 300 first grade games, represented WA over an eight year period and was awarded the prestigious PG Hampshire trophy for the Fairest and Best player in the Western Australian Rugby union. In the surf club, Rob won numerous club awards for distance running events as well as a number of state titles in surf boats and beach events. Rob is also a keen runner, completing several marathons, one under three hours, and half marathons as well as annual local races. Rob and his wife Jenny are keen trekkers and have hiked to Everest Base Camp in the Himalayas and through the Andes to Machu Picchu as well as walking the Cinque Terra (in one day!), Amalfi Coast in Italy, Camino in Spain and the Coast to Coast in northern England. Rob completed two voluntary tours of duty with Equal Health with other health professionals providing a range of medical services to the poor and disadvantaged people in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India.
Like the rest of the Valetudo team, Rob loves the challenge of helping others be their best and lead an exciting, challenging, active and fulfilling personal, family and team life.
Yuli completed a Diploma of Remedial Massage from North Metro TAFE in 2017 and a Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction from Pilates ITC in 2014.
She provides remedial massage therapy that focuses on working with other Valetudo Health practitioners to achieve long term pain and tension reduction and increased range of movement. The treatment modalities include deep tissue technique, trigger point therapy, myofascial release and stretches.
Yuli is trained in Casley-Smith method for decongestive lymphatic therapy and is currently studying Dr Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and has already obtained her Therapy 1 certificate. MLD stimulates lymph flow which can help improve quality of life for those suffering with lymphedema.
Yuli is also trained in Pregnancy massage to help mothers to cope with tension and discomfort associated with pregnancy.
Yuli loves the beach and doing Pilates in her spare time.
Physiotherapists are highly qualified health professionals that use advanced manual therapy techniques i.e. dry needle therapy, mobilisation of joints, active releases, strapping, massage, trigger point therapy, strengthening and flexibility exercises . Physiotherapists assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders. Physiotherapy helps reduce stiffness and pain, increase mobility and improve quality of life.
Physiotherapists are eligible for Medicare and private health fund rebates. They can also assist with Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Accident, NDIS and Department of Veteran Affairs claims.
Remedial Massage Therapists are practitioners who deal with specific issues, contraindications or dysfunctions, and use manual therapy to treat, manage your health concerns. Where as opposed to a massage therapist, who may give you a massage to relax and rejuvenate your tired muscles and mind.
Remedial Massage Therapists are eligible for private health fund rebates
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Preventing and treating clients with musculoskeletal conditions such as neck and back pain. Techniques include addressing underlying problems, preventing strain and injury, and prescribing exercises and other interventions to promote mobility.
Preventing or managing chronic orthopaedic conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and amputations. They also help patients prepare for or rehabilitate from orthopaedic surgery such as rotator cuff, meniscus and ACL repairs.
Guiding clients how to engage their pelvic floor which is important for preventing incontinence. For women understanding suitable exercises and intensities pre, during and post pregnancy. For men understanding suitable exercises for pre, during and post prostate treatment / surgery, which can have many side effects treated very effectively with strength and aerobic training.
Supporting the health and wellbeing of workers, reducing safety risks in the workplace, preventing and managing injuries and diseases, and supporting workers in returning to work. Options include: seminars, workshops, health promotion materials, health assessments and consulting.
Assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management.
Used to help prevent and manage injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity, and to help athletes recover from training, games or events.
Encourage the drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. The lymph system depends on intrinsic contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of lymph vessels and the movement of skeletal muscles to propel lymph through the vessels to lymph nodes and then to the lymph ducts which return lymph to the cardiovascular system. Manual lymph drainage uses a specific amount of pressure and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow
Relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as stress, back aches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and swelling.