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; education, joint mobilisation, manual therapy, 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. In consultation with yourself, we may 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 have Connor represent Lifestrong as both a Senior Physiotherapist, as well as Manager of Clinical Services - overseeing the professional development of Physiotherapy staff and implementation of up-to-date clinical practice. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) from Monash University, Connor has honed his craft in private practice, with his unique ability to intertwine physical and mental wellbeing to achieve individual, goal-centred outcomes.
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 recently commenced a Graduate Diploma in Counselling to round off his therapist approach. Connor has traveled as team Physio for the Victorian U21 Basketball side, as well as several local soccer and baseball clubs.
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.
Passionate about helping save lives from suicide, Connor together with Tom also operate a mental health and wellbeing podcast, named 'The Zoop Network'. Please feel free to get in touch and discuss all things Physio, Wellbeing and Liverpool Football Club related.
We are very fortunate to have Ariana form part of our Senior Physiotherapy team, providing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to fellow practitioners and patients alike. 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.
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.
Stephen recently completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at Monash University. Throughout his studies, he has gained experience in numerous clinical settings including private practice, orthopaedics, neurological and cardiovascular physiotherapy. Through his experience in a
variety of sports over the years, Stephen has developed a keen interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He has worked with Oakleigh Districts Football Club and Mazenod Old Collegians Football club assessing and treating a variety of sporting injuries. Stephen is very driven and passionate about helping people to achieve their health and lifestyle goals.
In his free time, Stephen gets his sporting fix playing golf, cricket and basketball. He also enjoys diving into a good TV show or movie, and supporting his beloved Essendon football club.
Daniel is an AHPRA and APA registered Physiotherapist, who completed his Doctor of Physiotherapy training at Macquarie University, after completing a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at Deakin University. Whilst Daniel is equipped to manage all general community based physical injuries, his special interests revolve around chronic lower back pain and sport's injury conditions. His philosophy focuses on treating each client as an individual, and working together to achieve physical goals utilising manual therapy, exercise, education and goal setting. His gentle and approachable nature enable him to communicate and manage clients of all ages and backgrounds. Daniel is an avid exerciser himself, and when not at work, is likely in the gym, fishing or doing some home renovations.
ec is our Assistant Practice Manager, 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 a background in critical care nursing and management in the healthcare sector, and works behind the scenes with life and business partner, Daniel, in developing Lifestrong's vision of providing a high quality and compassionate Physiotherapy service.
Jess has been a wonderful addition to the Lifestrong admin team, bringing with her a wealth of customer-service and life experience after many years in body corporate management. With her attentiveness, warmth and care, Jess will ensure your experience at Lifestrong is a good one. When not helping out our clients, you will likely find Jess chasing after her two young girls, or walking her beloved dogs.
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.