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All Physio Plus clinics achieve QIP Accreditation!

Physio Plus has achieved prestigious accreditation by Quality Innovation Performance (QIP) at all clinic locations! Accreditation recognises the exemplary quality and safety of our practices.  The Melbourne (Footscray) and Whitsunday (Cannonvale) locations have followed the Mackay clinic which first achieved accreditation in 2009. QIP is part of Australia’s leading accreditation company managing programs for GPs (AGPAL), Physiotherapists, Optometrists, Podiatrists and … Read more

Physiotherapy for urinary incontinence

Do you leak urine when you cough, sneeze, or laugh? Do you limit your time away from home, know where all the bathrooms are in the shops or your workplace, and always go ‘just in case’? Well you are not alone. Around one in every four women and one out of nine men experience incontinence, and … Read more

What our patients are saying about us!

What our patients are saying about us! We know you want the best care, so we’re happy to let you know our patients’ feedback. As part of our commitment to the highest quality allied healthcare, we survey hundreds of patients every month. We’re very proud of the results! When our last 400 respondents were asked “How … Read more

WorkCover & Occupational Health at Physio Plus

WorkCover & Occupational Health at Physio Plus There’s a reason why we have such strong partnerships with local businesses!  Our unique approach to injury management sets us apart from other services: 1. The patient will leave with more information and knowledge about their injury than when they arrived. 2. The treatment and management will incorporate a ‘hands on’ approach. … Read more

Swimmer’s Shoulder

Swimmer’s shoulder is an umbrella term given to a range of shoulder dysfunctions which can occur generally with an increased swimming load. The shoulder relies on dynamic control through range. Of particular importance is the role of the rotator cuff which provides stability. Examination of a swimmers dynamic control begins with detailed examination of posture, … Read more

Growing Pains

Musculoskeletal and idiopathic or ‘growing pains’ are common complaints! The challenge is distinguishing between these two conditions. Australian Physiotherapy Association reports that growing pains affect as much as 30% of children, this pain is typically seen between the ages of 3-12, however can occur until full maturation which in girls is generally around 17 and … Read more

Quirky Research

The survival time of chocolates on hospital wards: covert observational study Published December in the British Medical Journal, Gajendragadkar et al. (2013) set out to quantify the consumption of chocolates in a hospital ward environment. They found the median survival time of a chocolate was 51 minutes. The model of chocolate consumption was non-linear, with an initial rapid rate of … Read more