Welcome

Welcome to Lake Gwelup Physiotherapy. We welcome new patients, no referral necessary.

Our experienced, highly qualified, friendly and professional physiotherapy service promises to provide you with the help you need to overcome any injury, ache or pain in a timely manner.

We accept all GP referrals for Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA), Workers Compensation (WC), Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and Enhanced Primary Care (Medicare EPC) Plans.

Appointments are available Monday to Saturday with availability outside normal working hours for your convenience.

To make a booking please call us today on
(08) 9244 8588 or book online.

Why choose Lake Gwelup Physiotherapy?

Experienced, professional and friendly staff.

Lake Gwelup Physiotherapy promises a friendly, professional, caring, patient centred approach to treatment coupled with extensive experience in the private practice setting.

Evidence based physiotherapy treatment from highly qualified staff.

At Lake Gwelup Physiotherapy we are committed to providing the highest standard of patient care. We undertake intensive ongoing education to ensure all our treatments are up to date to give you the best possible outcomes.

Multidisciplinary approach.

At Lake Gwelup Physiotherapy we work as part of a multidisciplinary team as required. We pride ourselves on clear communication with other health care professionals, insurers and whoever else may be involved to ensure optimal outcomes. Lake Gwelup Physiotherapy is conveniently located within Gwelup Medical Centre.

Services

Manual Therapy/ Hands on Physiotherapy

Manual therapy refers to a broad range of hands on physiotherapy techniques to treat musculoskeletal problems (joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and the like). Manual therapy includes mobilisations (of joints, nerves or muscles), joint manipulation and soft tissue therapy (deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release and muscle energy techniques). The aim of manual therapy is to restore movement and reduce discomfort. Manual therapy is usually combined with exercise therapy for the prevention and relief of disorders of the musculoskeletal system.  At Lake Gwelup Physiotherapy we undergo intense ongoing education to ensure our manual therapy techniques are up to date to give you the best possible outcomes.

Functional Strength and Conditioning (Home Exercise Programs and Gym Based Rehabilitation)

At Lake Gwelup Physiotherapy we utilise our vast knowledge of anatomy and pathology to design exercise rehabilitation and general strengthening programs individualised to each patient, combining functional movement with specific strengthening with the overall goal of recovery and injury prevention. Exercise programs are designed to give you independence in managing your condition/injury and return to full function. Lake Gwelup Physiotherapy offers gym rehabilitation and generalised home exercise programs to private, worker’s compensation, motor vehicle, DVA (Department of Veteran Affairs) and EPC (Enhanced Primary Care) clients. For those in need of supervised rehabilitation, we utilise the facilities at Anytime Fitness Stirling, located around the corner from the clinic on Erindale road.

Dry Needling

The term “dry needling” refers to the use of acupuncture needles within western medicine, which is different to “acupuncture” which is based on traditional Chinese medicine. Dry needling involves the insertion of acupuncture needles into soft tissue to treat musculoskeletal pain/injuries. Lake Gwelup Physiotherapists are qualified in dry needling and partake in regular ongoing education to ensure our techniques are up to date and refined.

Vertigo/Vestibular Physiotherapy

Vertigo refers to the sensation of spinning, some use the term to describe dizziness. Vertigo usually occurs as a consequence of a disorder/dysfunction of the vestibular system, the most common of which is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). If you suffer from spontaneous dizziness or vertigo that comes on after certain head movements or changes in body position (such as rolling in bed or tilting your head backwards) you may be suffering from BPPV. At Lake Gwelup Physiotherapy we can assess for this condition and subsequently treat to get you back to living life to the fullest, usually within one session with one simple maneuverer. Other vestibular conditions that cause vertigo or dizziness may be treatable through specific eye exercises, we will advise on whether this is the case based on our initial assessment.

Pre and Postoperative Rehabilitation

Surgery is generally the last step in the management of any problem and is typically reserved for when more conservative measures have failed to produce the desired outcomes. At Lake Gwelup Physiotherapy we are experienced in both inpatient and outpatient management and rehabilitation following a wide range of surgical interventions.

Pre-operative physiotherapy is important to ensure you get the best possible outcomes from your procedure. In general, prior to surgery there has been many months of pain and reduced activity causing muscles to weaken, weight gain and balance and fitness to deteriorate. At Lake Gwelup Physiotherapy we will walk you through your up-coming procedure, outline expected outcomes and timeframes for recovery, keep joints moving efficiently through hands on techniques, as well as provide you with a tailored pre-operative exercise program appropriate to your pain and fitness levels.

Appropriate post-operative management is essential for achieving optimal outcomes and recovery times from the surgery. Your rehabilitation at Lake Gwelup Physiotherapy will include a combination of manual (hands-on) therapy, exercise rehabilitation (hydrotherapy, home exercises, gym-based rehabilitation) and advice on appropriate activities to get you back doing the things you love sooner.

Hydrotherapy (Aquatic Exercise Therapy)

Hydrotherapy combines the benefits of reduced joint loading (from water buoyancy), relaxation properties of warm water and exercise therapy. It is the perfect place to start exercising if you are in pain, have suffered an injury or had recent surgery requiring graduated weight bearing. There are very few musculoskeletal conditions/injuries that do not benefit from hydrotherapy. Painful joints can be offloaded, and weak muscles can be used more efficiently. Hydrotherapy is also a great place to work on balance for falls prevention as balance can be challenged without the risk of falling. Floats, noodles and kickboards can be used effectively to gradually increase resistance and improve muscle strength. Lake Gwelup Physiotherapy offers hydrotherapy services to private, worker’s compensation, motor vehicle, DVA (Department of Veteran Affairs) and EPC (Enhanced Primary Care) clients. Each person will receive an individualised program depending on your needs. Our supervised hydrotherapy sessions take place at Kirby Swim Karrinyup, located across the road from the clinic at Primewest Gwelup.

Rehabilitation from Workers Compensation and Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

If you have been injured in the work place or a motor vehicle accident, you will likely require physiotherapy treatment to get you back to doing the things you love sooner. At Lake Gwelup Physiotherapy we have vast experience in dealing with these claims and will liaise with your GP, insurer and workplace to help devise the best possible treatment plan and return to work programme for you.

Sports Physiotherapy

At Lake Gwelup Physiotherapy we have years of experience working with sporting teams. Chris has been involved with Kingsway Amateur Football Club in the past and continues his involvement with local sporting teams Stirling Amateur Football Club and Northern Redbacks Women’s Soccer Club. He has a special interest in diagnosing and treating sporting injuries. Lake Gwelup Physiotherapy is open Saturday mornings and offers a pre-game taping service for those who require.

Mobility and Falls Prevention Education and Exercise Programs

Balance and muscle strength is crucial to maintaining mobility and independence as we age. At Lake Gwelup Physiotherapy we are committed to helping you maintain healthy, active and independent lifestyles. We offer fun and friendly group hydrotherapy classes aimed at strengthening key muscle groups for mobility, as well as challenge balance/proprioception. Hydrotherapy is a great place to work on balance for falls prevention as balance can be challenged without the risk of falling. We also offer advice on how best to get off the floor should a fall take place and provide patients with simple home exercises aimed at maintaining muscle strength and balance.

Orthotic Advice/ Prescription

Foot biomechanics can affect the entire body, particularly the lower limbs and lower back. Orthotic prescription may be required to improve biomechanical function and reduce stress placed on the body. At Lake Gwelup Physiotherapy we can determine whether foot biomechanics is a driving force in pain presentation and direct you down the correct pathway to being pain free.

Home visits

Lake Gwelup Physiotherapy offers home based visits for those unable to attend the clinic. We carry a portable treatment bed for ease of treatment and offer our home visit service to the suburbs of Gwelup, Karrinyup, Stirling, Balcatta, Innaloo, Carine, Hamersley, Doubleview, Osborne Park, Woodlands, Warwick and Duncraig. Please contact us for more information.

Contact us today to schedule a physio appointment or to speak to one of our staff. We have online bookings platform for your convenience.

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