Aberdeen Health Rooms is a Multi-disciplinary health care clinic conveniently located in Geelong West.
- Highly qualified and experienced health care professionals; including physiotherapists, massage therapists and preventative occupational health consultants.
- Treatment of back and neck pain, headache, sporting injuries and other general musculoskeletal conditions to people of all ages and fitness levels.
- A comprehensive and holistic approach to Injury Management including;
- detailed assessment to help identify the exact cause of your problem
- Safe and effective evidence based treatment which can help provide rapid relief of pain and recovery of normal healthy movement and function.
- Advice for injury prevention
- Vertigo and Dizziness Management; including Vestibular Rehabilitation for patients who experience dizziness, vertigo and balance problems.
- Innovative physio led group exercise classes run in a beautiful light filled studio.
- Onsite workplace preventative health consulting; including ergonomic assessment, manual handling training, injury prevention seminars and other workplace wellness solutions
Our Physiotherapists specialise in the treatment of back and neck pain, headache, sports injuries (acute and repetitive), shoulder and upper limb injuries, lower limb injuries, hip and knee osteoarthritis, tailored therapeutic exercise programs and self-management techniques (including the McKenzie Method), post-operative rehabilitation, ergonomic assessment and injury prevention.
Vertigo and Dizziness Management
Physiotherapists at Aberdeen Health Rooms also offer treatment for patients who experience dizziness, vertigo and balance problems.
Physiotherapists who have undergone specific further training are able to assess and treat conditions such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) and unilateral or bilateral vestibular hypofunction (reduced inner ear function on one or both sides) also known as labyrinthitis or vestibular neuritis.
The treatment, which is generally referred to as Vestibular Rehabilitation, typically includes particle repositioning manoeuvres for BPPV and specific exercises to help reduce dizziness as well as eye-head co-ordination and balance exercises.
Physiotherapist Anne Africa is currently providing this service at Aberdeen Health Rooms.
Clinical Pilates, along with traditional Pilates, is an exercise method which helps to improve flexibility, strength, endurance and balance in the entire body; with an emphasis on optimal postural alignment, breathing control, coordination and developing a strong core (abdominal, low back and pelvic muscles). With Clinical Pilates there is also a strong focus on improving the quality and control of movement and the efficiency with which our stabilising muscles function. The exercises can be performed on a floor mat or using spring loaded specialised Pilates Equipment (i.e. Reformers etc); which makes them more dynamic and challenging and, as a result, more effective.
The difference between Clinical Pilates and traditional Pilates is that, with Clinical Pilates, all participants undergo an initial assessment with a physiotherapist who identifies any relevant problems that need to be managed and recommends specific exercises to achieve this. The physiotherapists then closely monitors the patient performing the exercises, either individually or in a small group, and can modify and/or progress them as required. This ensures the exercises are performed correctly and reduces the risk of participants sustaining an injury.
Our physiotherapists specialise in using Clinical Pilates to treat or manage the following;
- Low Back Pain and Pelvic Pain
- Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis
- Neck Pain and Headache
- Shoulder Pain and Hip pain
- General Musculoskeletal injuries
- Pregnancy related pain and Pre and Post Natal conditioning
- Injury prevention
- Optimising sporting performance
- Improving tone of the abdominal, gluteal and thigh muscles
- General strength and conditioning and fitness programs
- A first appointment explaining the program and collecting data on your current functional ability
- Two education sessions which teach you about OA, how the GLA:DTM Australia exercises improve joint stability, and how to retain this improved joint stability outside the program
- Group neuromuscular training sessions twice per week for six weeks to improve muscle control of the joint which leads to reduction in symptoms and improved quality of life.
- Joint flexibility
- Muscle strength, stamina and endurance
- Body awareness and posture
- Breathing control, circulation and tissue healing
- Stress and tension
- Focus, memory and overall wellbeing
Best first treatment for hip and knee arthritis
GLA:D®, or Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark, is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms.
This education and exercise program reflects the latest evidence in osteoarthritis (OA) research.
The GLA:D® Australia training consists of:
All GLA:D sessions are run by specially trained physiotherapists and private health insurance rebates are available for participants with appropriate cover.
Download the GLA:D flyer for more information.
Physio-Chi is a wonderful way to enjoy the benefits of Tai Chi under the supervision of a specially trained physiotherapist, who can tailor all exercises to suit the specific needs of class participants. There is no pivoting in any of the movements taught (which makes it softer on the joints and reduces the risk of injuries) The movements are very soft, flowing and graceful, but also very definite and the speed can be varied to be more stimulating when faster and more meditative when slower.
Performing Physio-Chi can assist in improving the following:
Physio Chi is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. All our classes are run by a qualified physiotherapist.
Fascial Fitness is a new and innovative exercise training approach from Germany which has been specifically developed to improve the elasticity, strength and resilience of the body's muscles and surrounding soft tissue network. It is conducted in a mat class format and participants, with the assistance of some specialty swing bell weights and other exercise equipment, perform Dynamic whole body stretching and strengthening, soft tissue release techniques and body awareness training. It is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels and will help you move more effectively, ensure you perform at your peak and assist with injury prevention. All our classes are run by specially trained physiotherapists and private health insurance rebates are available for participants with appropriate cover.
Our Remedial Massage Therapists specialise in the treatment of back and neck pain, tension headache, sports injuries, shoulder and upper limb pain, lower limb pain, general muscular tightness and soreness, pre and post-sports massage and relaxation and pregnancy massage.
Preventative Occupational Health
Our Preventative Occupational Health Consultants; including Physiotherapists and General Practitioners, specialise in the prevention of workplace injury. Our services include ergonomic computer work station assessment and consulting, manual handling training, back and posture screening, pre-employment medical and physical assessment, preventative health seminars and other tailored workplace health and wellness solutions.
Fascial Fitness Classes
Our fascial fitness classes are purposely limited to 5 people so the physiotherapist instructing the class can ensure that each participant is using the correct technique and, when appropriate, can tailor exercises for their individual needs. Please contact the clinic to reserve your place and find out about current offers.
All classes are 45 minutes long. Please see Pricing for more information.
Clinical Pilates Classes
Our Clinical Pilates Classes are limited to 4 people. Please contact the clinic to reserve your place.
All classes are 60 minutes in duration. Please see Pricing for more information.
|Monday||9:30am - 7:30pm|
|Tuesday||9:30am - 7:00pm|
|Wednesday||7:00am - 10:00am|
|Thursday||4:00pm - 7:00pm|
|Friday||9:30am - 2:30pm|
|Saturday||8:00am - 11:00am|
Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates Private Session
Vertigo and Dizziness Management
Clinical Pilates Physio Exercise Classes
|Casual||$39.50 per class*|
|5 pack pass||$38.50 per class*|
|10 pack pass||$37.50 per class*|
Physio Chi and Fascial Fitness Physio Exercise Classes
|Casual||$20.00 per class|
|3 pack (intro offer)||$10.00 per class|
|5 pack pass||$17.50 per class|
|10 pack pass||$16.00 per class|
Remedial Massage and Sports Massage
Onsite Ergonomic Computer Workstation Consulting
|Please contact us for a quote.|
*Private Health Insurance rebates may apply – please contact your health fund. *Aberdeen Health Rooms is a Member's First facility for BUPA - therefore an alternate pricing will apply to these members. Note Pensioners and Health Care Card holders will also receive a discount.
Bphysio. CredMDT. FFT. APAM.
Physiotherapist, Credentialed McKenzie Therapist, Fascial Fitness Instructor
Joe Arico qualified with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Latrobe University, Melbourne in 1997 and has worked in private practice for over 20 years. He qualified as a credentialed McKenzie Method physiotherapist in 2000 and as a Fascial Fitness Trainer in 2013 and was a team physiotherapist with the Australian formula 1 Grand Prix medical team between 2000 and 2010. His special interests include treatment of back and neck pain, headache, shoulder and lower limb pain, sporting injuries and preventative occupational health consulting. He also instructs group fascial fitness exercise classes. With a focus on achieving optimal and sustainable results, his treatment approach involves hands on manual therapy, instruction in targeted therapeutic exercise and other self-management techniques and specific advice on injury prevention.
Vestibular Physiotherapist, Physiotherapist, Credentialed McKenzie Therapist
Anne Africa graduated from Latrobe University with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy in 1988 and is a Credentialed McKenzie Method Physiotherapist with over 28 years of experience in private practice. Anne has expertise in tailoring treatments to the individual, to specifically address the cause of the presenting condition, so that it can be optimally managed. To help her patients achieve their goal of pain-free living and recreation, Anne uses hands on manual therapy (including mobilization, soft tissue release) combined with specific exercise programs; designed to achieve self-management of the client's problem. Anne is highly skilled in several areas; in particular the treatment of back and neck pain, headache, shoulder and lower limb injuries and Vertigo and Dizziness Management; including Vestibular Rehabilitation.
Physiotherapist, Credentialed McKenzie Therapist with Diploma in MDT (Teaching Faculty)
Mark Cheel graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Latrobe University, Melbourne in 1997. Over the past 20 years he has worked in both Private Practice and Public Health, mostly in the Geelong region, but also in the United Kingdom. Mark's special interests include; treatment of spinal pain (back and neck) and upper and lower limb conditions and sporting injuries. After qualifying as a credentialed McKenzie Method physiotherapist in 2011, Mark continued his post graduate study to gain a Diploma in the McKenzie Method (Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy) in 2013. He is one of only 18 physiotherapists in Australia to gain this level of qualification. Mark maintains professional roles in Public Health and Education, through Advance Practice Physiotherapy in Accident and Emergency and Education of Physiotherapy and Medical students. He is a skillful and passionate clinician with a focus on achieving optimal outcomes for his patients. Hands on manual therapy,specific pain-relieving exercises, targeted education and other self-management strategies are central to Mark's care.
Accredited Clinical Pilates Instructor
Sonia qualified with a bachelor of physiotherapy at Latrobe University, Melbourne in 1997 and has worked as a clinician for over 20 years. In 2001 Sonia moved to the UK where she established her own private practice built on a motto of uncompromising excellence in her commitment to patient care and innovation.
Sonia now resides in Australia but continues to work closely with her team in the UK overseeing the management of a clinical study she set up in 2014, in partnership with NHS England. The programmes have achieved excellent results in helping patients with moderate to severe arthritis significantly improve their pain and function and in many cases, avoid the need for joint replacement surgery.
Along with her special interest in the treatment and management of patients with long term low back pain and end stage hip and knee osteoarthritis, the focus of Sonia's remedial work lies in her interest in global movement and postural dysfunctions and the role central core activation and implicit motor memory plays in preventative care, enhancing sporting performance and the management of chronic pain states. She feels passionate about the importance of engaging her patients actively in their care through exercise and self-management strategies and delivers this through the use of specialist Pilate's equipment that is available onsite in our state of the art studio.
Louise Treston qualified with a bachelor of physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in 1998. She has extensive experience in the field of musculoskeletal injuries; having worked in private practice for more than 20 years and public health for more than 8 years (both in the UK and USA)
She is interested in both the management of acute injuries and the rehabilitation of longer term injuries; assisting her clients to return to sport or any other exercise or physical activity they enjoy.
She has extensive experience in Clinical Pilates, Dry Needling, Muscle Energy Techniques and hip and shoulder rehabilitation programs.
Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor
Alex completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Charles Sturt University in 2017 and received a first class honours for a research project on the health behaviours of farmers. She has also undergone training in DMA Clinical Pilates. She is a keen hockey player; currently representing Geelong in the Victorian Premier League competition and has danced for over 10 years; mainly classical ballet and tap. Her special interests include the management of back and neck pain, general musculoskeletal and sporting injuries, dance injuries and injury prevention; particularly in active adolescents. Alex uses a combination of hands on therapy and Clinical Pilates therapeutic exercise to manage both the symptoms and underlying cause of injury; ensuring her patients achieve optimal long term outcomes and feel strong and healthy in their bodies.
Physiotherapist, Physio Chi instructor and trainer
Janette Anderson graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science from Lincoln Institute Melbourne in 1977. She has worked predominantly in the public health system in Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, and remote aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory, as well as in New Zealand and Fiji. She has specialized in rehabilitation and aged care, and currently works as an assessment clinician for the Aged Care Assessment Service. Janette has also qualified as both an instructor and trainer of other health professionals in Physio-Ch TM and is now making Physio-Chi TM classes available at Aberdeen Health rooms.
Remedial Massage Therapist
Nicole Hayes graduated from the Barwon College of Therapeutic Massage in 2001 with a Diploma of Remedial Massage and has over 14 years of experience in private practice. In that time she also provided sports massage to a variety of sporting organizations. In 2002 she also gained a certificate III in fitness with Victorian Fitness Academy and spent several years working as a gym instructor. Nicole provides a detailed assessment to help ensure her clients receive treatment tailored to their specific condition. She specialises in the treatment of back and neck pain and tension headache, shoulder, upper limb and lower limb pain, pre and post sports massage, relaxation massage and pregnancy massage and complements all her treatments with specific advice on how to help maintain the benefits achieved with her massage.
38 Aberdeen Street
Geelong West, Vic. 3218
P 03 52 215 377
F 03 52 212 654
|Monday||8am - 7pm|
|Tuesday||8am - 7pm|
|Wednesday||8am - 7pm|
|Thursday||8am - 8pm|
|Friday||8am - 7pm|
|Saturday||8am - 12pm|
Free 2 hour on-street parking situated in front of the clinic on Aberdeen Street and free onsite car parking at the rear of the clinic via Timms Lane (formerly Potter Street). Enter Timms Lane from Pakington Street or Coronation Street.