An initial assessment involves a thorough investigation into your condition to determine a diagnosis, severity of the condition, appropriate management and time taken to recover.
This process is comprised of a series of questions about the injury and a detailed physical examination. We encourage asking questions of the Therapist to ensure a full understanding of the situation, and to enable you to make an informed decision moving forward.
Should a treatment be indicated, your Therapist will explain to you exactly what is required and how this will achieve your long term outcome.
Treatment may involve a combination of any of the following; joint mobilisation, manual therapy, spinal adjustment, remedial massage, dry needling, taping, bracing, orthotics, stretching and strengthening exercises.
We recognise no two people are alike, so we aim to tailor a return to function program that is designed to fit into your lifestyle yet achieve a long term result.
Our management plans are all goal focused, whether it be to run a marathon or simply have a better night’s sleep. Possibly involve a combination of an exercise rehab or Clinical Pilates class; regular follow up appointments or a home exercise program.
Our philosophy dictates that the service is not just for the time spent in the rooms, but for the entire duration of an injury.
We encourage clients to phone in if they require support, whether it’s to determine whether ice or heat is preferred, for clarification on their home exercise program or even to update us on how they went on how their weekend football match went.
Experienced in sports injuries, pediatrics, aged care, and workplace injuries, Daniel brings care and compassion to all of his clients.
Outside of the health centre Daniel’s passion for community and education has seen him work with the top VFL teams and train the next generation of physiotherapists, tutoring at Monash University.
Working on the cutting edge of physiotherapy Daniel is always striving to incorporate new research into his practice.
Ebony is a passionate Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist, and Chef. She strives to provide a safe, empathetic, and caring environment where you can choose how to best nourish your life. She is especially interested in vegan and vegetarian diets, gastrointestinal problems such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), food chemical intolerance, body image and weight concern, loss of appetite, dysregulation of hunger and fullness, improving cooking skills, and management of chronic conditions including diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Dominic Sanó graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatry (B.Pod) from La Trobe University. As Dominic has a particular interest and passion in the fields of lower limb biomechanics, management of musculoskeletal sporting injuries, he has undertaken significant further education in these areas.
Dominic’s extensive knowledge in biomechanics and lower limb sports injuries was further developed in senior podiatry roles with the Royal Australian Navy (HMAS Cerberus) and the Royal Australian Air Force (East Sale). Dominic is still currently working with medical and physiotherapy staff in lower limb and foot musculoskeletal injury prevention and injury management for members of the Navy at HMAS Cerberus.
Running footwear technology is another area of interest for Dominic as he has previously worked in the footwear industry giving him an in depth understanding of different types of footwear. Dominic is also experienced in the management of various skin/nail pathologies as well as diabetes foot care and nail surgery.
Dominic has a background in football and soccer and although he is currently no longer playing at a competitive level, he enjoys running, cycling and keeping fit and healthy.
Kaitlin Campbell is an enthusiastic and committed podiatrist at Walk on Podiatry who holds a Bachelor of Applied Science/Masters in Podiatric Practice from La Trobe University. She has a strong passion for Podiatry with a keen interest in musculoskeletal injuries, footwear advice, general foot care and diabetes foot assessments.
Kaitlin previously worked at Active Feet, which is a specialised shoe store that provides footwear advice and prescription according your individual biomechanical requirements. As a result, she has extensive knowledge on all footwear types, which she uses to assist her patients in their diagnosis and management. Kaitlin loves working with all her Patient’s to achieve their goals, and enjoys seeing her patients overall foot health improve. Her goal is to provide the highest quality of treatment which will result in the best possible outcome for her patients.
Outside of work, Kaitlin loves to watch movies, go to the beach and play a very fun game of Social Netball once a week.
Beca has a wealth of experience in customer service and administration, having run her own floral business for 12 years. Always with a smile on her face and a keen eye for detail, Beca will ensure that your experience with LifeStrong is warm and welcoming.
Bec is one of our friendly faces that you will meet when visiting LifeStrong Chelsea. She is a local to the area, and is a key member of the Chelsea Baseball Club, after having represented Australia and Victoria in her chosen sport. She's always happy for a chat and to make sure that your LifeStrong experience is a positive one.
Julia has many strings to her bow among being our practice manager, including working as a Critical Care Registered Nurse in Box Hill Emergency Department and mother of three. We are very fortunate to have her overlooking the ongoings of our practice, as well as bringing her medical knowledge to the team. Please feel free to pop in and say hello - you'll always be received with a friendly smile.
Whilst Boris is one of the quieter members of the team, he enjoys sharing his anatomical structure with clients to better help them understand their injuries. He also enjoys playing with children, and keeping them entertained whilst their parents are receiving treatment.
We believe in focusing on what you can do, rather than what you can’t.
We always put our clients thoughts and feelings first, because we appreciate clients may be uncomfortable discussing their concerns.
Giving you control over your injury by working as a team, rather than letting the injury control you.
Achieving physical and emotional goals, rather than aimless pursuits of health.
We encourage all of our clients to be proactive, rather than reacting too late.
Treating each person as an individual, rather than recipe based management.