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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Justin completed his Physiotherapy degree at Curtin University in 2016 and prior to this completed a degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Edith Cowan University in 2012.
Justin has a keen passion for helping people recover from injury and illness, using his vast experience to accomplish this. Justin can help with a variety of issues having exclusively worked in private practice since graduation, offering dry needling, hydrotherapy, manual therapy, goal setting, exercise prescription and strength and conditioning. More recently, Justin has developed a passion for managing jaw pain, dizziness and headaches as well as helping guide people through their pain journey both with acute and chronic pain.
Justin loves the profession of Physiotherapy and is an active member of the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Association, a special interest group of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, sitting on the state committee. He actively convenes Physiotherapy courses and lectures to other physiotherapy colleagues.
He loves his football and has been the sports trainer with West Perth Football Club (WAFL) and also the head trainer at Whitfords Amateur Football Club. He previously played footy from the age of 6. More recently Justin has pursued his passion for running, having completed two half marathons, one trail half marathon and one marathon. His PB’s are 1 hour 31 minutes for the half marathon, and 3 hours 46 minutes for the full. He is hoping to run under 3 hours in a marathon in the not too distant future.
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.
Epril is dual accredited, working as both an Exercise Physiologist and Remedial Massage Therapist. Epril has been working as a Qualified Remedial Therapist since 2015 with a Diploma in Remedial Massage from Australian Institute of Massage. Epril was motivated to offer more than hands on treatment so she completed a Bachelor in Exercise Science and Rehabilitation to become a Clinical Exercise Physiologist. She finds both fields compliment each other to facilitate the best outcomes for her clients.
Epril has a particular passion for helping those with the following:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Chronic Fatigue
Epril is very passionate about her fitness, currently playing soccer for Balcatta FC. Epril previously played in the United States for 2.5 years as part of a soccer scholarship. She is also part of the WA Para Football support staff.
Stephen studied his Physiotherapy degree at King’s College, London finishing in 2005 after previously completing a Sport Sciences degree from Brunel University.
Stephen emigrated to Perth in 2010 with his wife and two children and then added another two children to the mix. Stephen’s varied clinical experience is what set’s him aside from others. He has completed work within professional sport, public and private health practice and the corporate sector. He has worked with Crystal Palace Football Club, treated elite UK athletes and worked with one of the Worlds largest mining companies BHP Billiton. Personally, Stephen loves sports and has been a competitive junior athlete and now moved into triathlon since arriving to warmer weather. Some of his key sporting achievements are listed below:
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.