Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is all about the health of our body and its ability to move optimally and comfortably. Physiotherapy is a means of rehabilitating muscles and joints back to normal through physical therapy after an injury, post-surgery or from poor condition. Physiotherapists aim to achieve long-term benefits to our health and reduce the risk of re-injury.

Who are physiotherapists?

Physiotherapists are university trained health professionals who often work closely with doctors and specialists, employers and coaches to get the best results for their clients.  Aside from musculo-skeletal disorders (commonly known as sports injuries which are injuries to our soft tissues, bones and joints), physiotherapists can treat cardio-thoracic ailments (such as asthma and breathing difficulties) and neurological conditions (like those following stroke).

At Cranbourne Physiotherapy, the physiotherapists specialize in treating the musculo-skeletal system.  Whether suffering an injury from sport, work or car accident, pain following surgery or general stiffness, swelling, weakness or pain, Cranbourne physiotherapists are critical in a timely return to dynamic health.

What do physiotherapists do?

Physiotherapists can assist our recovery in many ways.  Depending on the individual condition of the client, physiotherapists may use various manual techniques, training on Redcord and Pilates equipment, exercise prescription, hydrotherapy, strapping, electrotherapy, dry needling or many other forms of therapy to help achieve optimal function of our soft tissue and joints. Importantly, they emphasize educating the client to be able to continue the rehabilitation process away from the clinic. They offer advice on returning to activity and injury prevention.

What are some common conditions treated by physiotherapists?

Some conditions that are regularly treated at Cranbourne Physiotherapy are:

  • Headaches
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Whiplash
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Low Back Pain
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Scoliosis
  • Poor Posture
  • Joint Replacement
  • Knee Pain
  • Torn Muscles
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Ankle Sprain

How do I see a physiotherapist?

Get on top of your pain and move well again. Consult a physio by calling for an appointment on 5996 1688. The trusted, knowledgeable and friendly staff at Cranbourne Physiotherapy will help you recover from injury to live better. In most cases, you do not need a referral to see a physiotherapist.

What can I expect from a consultation?

A private discussion with a physiotherapist about your condition will be followed by a physical examination of the relevant body parts, then appropriate treatment. 

Your physiotherapy consultation will include:

  • Accurate diagnosis of the injury
  • Evaluation of the underlying causes of the injury
  • Explanation of the injury
  • Appropriate Treatment Plan
  • Education on injury prevention
  • Communication with doctor, family, sports coach or work place as required.

How do I pay to see a physiotherapist?

At Cranbourne Physiotherapy, we pride ourselves on making excellent health care accessible to everyone.  

Claim your private health through onsite HICAPS facilities. Credit Card and EFT available.

WorkSafe, TAC, DVA and Medicare EPC claims are also welcome.  Physiotherapy consultations are invoiced entirely to the third party for accepted claims.

Home Visits

Through illness or circumstance, clients may be unable to come to the clinic for treatment.  Physiotherapy home visits are available in the Cranbourne to Dandenong corridor through Cranbourne Physiotherapy.  Higher fees apply. Your home visit can be billed entirely to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs if eligible.

Contact the clinic to arrange a physio appointment in the comfort of your own home.  Contact Cranbourne Physiotherapy

Strength & Condition Training

For the more mature clients, we offer Strength and Condition Training in individual sessions or group classes. 

A proven method of falls and injury prevention, this program can improve your strength, mobility, balance, bone density and management of diabetes and arthritic joints. 

From the convenience of home or in the clinic, Strength and Condition Training sessions are run by qualified Cranbourne Physiotherapists.

Benefits of strength training:

  • Reduces the risk of heart disease
  • Increase bone mineral density
  • Increases strength
  • Improves blood fats
  • Lowers risk of high blood pressure
  • Reduces risk of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Reduces the risk of colon cancer
  • Help achieve and maintain healthy weight
  • Reduces depression and anxiety
  • Promotes psychological well-being
  • Builds and maintains healthy bones, muscles and joints 

Contact Cranbourne Physiotherapy to find out more about Strength and Condition Training.

 

Staff

The centre has an enthusiastic team of professional physiotherapists dedicated to evidence-based practice and excellence in sports injury management. With years of experience treating elite athletes and day to day pains, our highly qualified physios will help you Live Better.

Meet the Team.


Scott Harrop

Dean Harrop

Lyndl Harrop
 

Michael Chia

Sharadha Weerasinghe

Kirstie Shearing

Clinics

Cranbourne Physiotherapy’s main clinic is located on Childers Street in Cranbourne.  It is a modern, purpose built facility with several private consulting rooms and gymnasium including pilates reformer.

A second facility within Stirling Medical Centre on South Gippsland Highway offers convenience to those patients who live in the Lyndhurst area.

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri
Saturday

8:30am - 7:00pm
8:30am - 1:00pm

Gift Vouchers

A physiotherapy voucher makes a thoughtful and healthy gift for that someone special. Contact the clinic to arrange one over the phone.

Brochure

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