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.
Daniel Beckman is the principal physiotherapist and clinic owner at LifeStrong Physiotherapy. The clinic was built upon a foundation of Daniel’s firm belief in providing unwavering client-centred care in a supportive, personable environment.
Daniel’s skill set includes managing acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, dizziness and balance disorders (Vestibular Physiotherapy), provision of aged care physiotherapy and pre-employment assessment. His philosophy involves taking an individualised approach tailored to each clients physical and psycho-social needs, with the view of empowering them to self-propel an active, symptom-free life.
Outside of private practice, Daniel has worked in a wide array of Physiotherapy environments, from VFL football to aged care, a special development school and corporate Physiotherapy.
Drawing on his experiences in a wide variety of clinical environments, Daniel has the ability to confidently provide clients with appropriate assessment and interventions to address their complaints.
When not at work, you’ll find Daniel running around after one of his three kids or escaping for a jog around Albert Park lake.
We are very proud to introduce Connor as newest member of the LifeStrong team. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) from Monash University, he had been working in private practice for the last two years before coming to Chelsea.
Connor is extremely passionate about treating sporting injuries and aiding people in their rehabilitation to return to sport. He further completed his Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Certificate at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in July and will be commencing a Grad. Certificate of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2020. Connor has worked with Chelsea Baseball Club, Chelsea Soccer Club, Kingston City Soccer Club and Mordialloc Football Club in assessing, diagnosing and treating all different sporting injuries.
Another keen area of interest of Connor's involves managing clients suffering from chronic/persistent pain. He thoroughly enjoys aiding people in understanding their pain and educating how their brain and lifestyle factors can influence your day-to-day pain. A strong believer in enabling people to take control of their rehabilitation, Connor helps build a solid foundation to improve both their injuries and general wellbeing.
Please feel free to get in touch and discuss all things physio and Liverpool Football Club related.
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.
Tom graduated with honours from Monash University in 2018 and is passionate about empowering others to take control of their pain through education and strength-based practice. Having been involved in a myriad of sporting disciplines over the years, Tom has developed a strong interest in musculoskeletal injuries and enjoys creating individualised exercise and rehab programs for athletes of all levels. He maintains a strong focus on providing a personal and collaborative experience for all his clients.
In his spare time Tom can often be found outdoors either surfing or exploring rugged coastlines. He gets his dose of competitive sport playing for his local football club while also defending his undefeated table tennis record.
Ariana is a graduate of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) program at Monash University, and a local Bayside resident dedicated to providing quality care to our community. Ariana works with you to overcome pain or injury and ensure you are able to keep active, return to exercise or empower you to discover a new joy in movement.
Ariana has a special interest and additional training in Women's, Men's and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy, including pelvic floor rehabilitation. She is experienced in helping both women and men of all ages take control of their continence, pelvic and lower back pain as well as working with women before, during and after pregnancy to achieve their health goals.
Ariana also has further qualifications in Paediatric Physiotherapy, and in particular enjoys helping families prepare their child for primary school with the essential motor skills required to succeed.
Ariana is a certified PINC & STEEL International Cancer Rehabilitation specialist, working with anyone with a cancer diagnosis to improve physical recovery and overall well-being at any stage from treatment to survivorship.
Outside of here, you may see Ariana out and about pushing her senior dogs in a pram or revelling in the glory days of her beloved Hawks.
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.
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.
Bec is our senior receptionist, joining the clinic in 2016 with a passion for providing excellent service and care for those in need. Her attention to detail and genuine, engaging approach to her work and customer service make her an integral part of our team. A sports fanatic, Bec's drive led her to represent the inaugural women's Australian baseball team. Bec is a local to the area and she's always happy for a chat and to make sure that your LifeStrong experience is a positive one.
Amy joined the team in March 2021, bringing with her a host of experience in the medical reception field. Her positive attitude, friendly demeanour and customer service skills will undoubtedly provide you with an excellent initial and ongoing experience at LifeStrong Physiotherapy.
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.