Physiotherapy is a science and evidence-based healthcare profession that maintains and restores optimum physical function after disease or injury, to help you achieve a higher quality of life through physical movement. Our physiotherapists are experts in the prevention, diagnosis and rehabilitation of sporting injuries, as well as providing advice and developing treatment plans to maintain a healthy, injury-free lifestyle.
Pilates is a well-established method of exercise used by physiotherapists extensively for rehabilitation, injury prevention, and to promote general strength and wellness. Our Clinical Pilates classes at LifeCare Ashburton are run by experienced physiotherapists, using specialised equipment, including reformers and trapeze tables. We run small classes to ensure the programs are individually tailored to suit your specific needs.
Our sports physicians are leaders in the field of sports medicine, and experts in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of sporting conditions and issues that affect physical activity. We regularly assist some of Melbourne’s leading orthopaedic surgeons, allowing fast access to surgical opinions in some cases.
MYOTHERAPY AND MASSAGE
Massage can be used in the rehabilitation of many injuries or illnesses, or simply as a way of improving your general fitness and health. Our massage therapists are experienced in deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point sports and remedial massage, and Swedish massage.
DIETETICS AND NUTRITION
Our accredited practising dietitians are qualified experts who tailor a dietary program to suit your needs, preferences, lifestyle, and goals. We provide individualised advice, meal plans and one-on-one support to help you develop realistic health and behaviour change goals, with a focus on food enjoyment and eating well for life.
Our Sports Podiatrists at LifeCare Ashburton are available for all your sporting, biomechanical and general foot care needs. We can assist with biomechanical analysis, selection and provision of therapeutic footwear additions, care and treatment relating to issues caused by diabetes, and minor surgical procedures for ingrown nails.
With a wealth of insight developed through 10 years’ experience in a variety of sports and disciplines—including athletics, basketball and Australian rules football—Aidan takes a comprehensive approach to diagnosing, treating, and educating patients. As an APA Sports Therapist, Aidan proudly works through a Sports Medicine model, with a focus on rehabilitative treatments. complemented by adjunctive methods such as joint mobilisation, massage, and shockwave therapy. Aidan is particularly interested in groin, hip, and tendon pathologies, and enjoys treating injuries in runners and triathletes in reflection of his own athletic interests