Parkmore Physiotherapy Centre has been providing quality physiotherapy services to Keysborough and surrounding communities for over 18 years.
We provide one on one 30 minute appointments with adequate time for thorough assessment of your musculoskeletal problem. This allows accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment, explanation and where necessary, further involvement of other health providers.
As well as one on one physiotherapy consultations, we also provide over 50’s strength and fitness classes, pre-employment Functional Capacity Evaluations and gym program set ups.
Our treatment approach emphasises “hands on” therapy and appropriate exercise prescription. Other aspects of treatment may include taping, dry needling or provision of splints/braces/aids.
Parkmore Physiotherapy Centre is a Members First preferred provider for Bupa meaning improved rebates for patients with Bupa health insurance.
Many people are hesitant to start a gym program because of concerns over current or previous injury or health problems. The reality for many people in this situation is that a professionally set-up gym program can often be highly beneficial and offer many different types of exercise to rehabilitate injury problems (or simply exercise without causing aggravation). With use of the ReCreation Fitness Centre, our physiotherapists can assess you and then set you up with an appropriate gym program (physically showing you and practising your program in the gym). This service would initially be provided over two half hour consultations and may have more follow up session(s) if required or requested. For many people, having a trained health professional provide this service is an attractive alternative to using a fitness instructor or “going it alone”. Health insurance or Medicare rebates can apply for people with extras cover or an Enhanced Primary Care referral from their GP.
Dry needling involves the use of acupuncture needles to assist in healing of slow healing areas (such as tendon problems) or for relieving pain and tightness caused by muscular trigger points due to injury, overuse or adverse postural stresses. Parkmore Physiotherapy’s Katie Punter and Sebastiaan van den Brink have undertaken extra training to be qualified in the use of dry needling. During your physiotherapy treatment they can provide this service as part of your consultation (often in conjunction with other treatment methods such as massage, joint mobilisation and exercises).
Lachlan graduated as a physiotherapist from La Trobe University in 1994 and spent the first seven years of his career at Croydon Sports Medicine Centre.
He completed a post-graduate diploma in OH and S in 2001 and worked in a physiotherapy/injury prevention role at Holden’s headquarters at Fishermen’s Bend. Since 2002 he has worked at Parkmore Physiotherapy Centre.
Lachlan represented Collingwood AFL at under 19 and reserves level and then played with Sandringham VFL. He continues his involvement with football through physiotherapy for local players and coaching junior teams at his childrens’ club.
He is a keen golfer. His clinical interests include the shoulder, wrist/hand/finger injuries (including making splints) and football injuries for both soccer and AFL.
Katie qualified as a physiotherapist from LaTrobe University in 2004 (having also already completed a Bachelor of Science). She started her career working at ProActive Physiotherapy in Mt Waverley and acting as the team physiotherapist for Bentleigh Football Club.
She has worked at Parkmore Physiotherapy Centre since early 2009. Katie has been heavily involved with elite softball, both as a player representing Victoria and as a physiotherapist for Australian youth teams. She also enjoys netball and snow boarding.
Katie’s clinical interests include post-operative rehabilitation for orthopaedic surgery of the upper and lower limbs, neck/back pain and dry needling.
Seb graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam (Netherlands).
Seb has completed a course in Sports Physiotherapy with the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA). He has also completed a certificate in Dry Needling.
Seb has experience treating athletes ranging from Olympic level to local club sport (particularly in hockey, soccer and swimming). He has developed a strong interest in muscle, shoulder and upper limb injuries.
Seb’s personal interests include hockey and cooking and on the weekend you can find him either at the hockey field or in the kitchen cooking for friends.
Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have.
Feel free to fax any documents to (03) 9769 1911
330 Cheltenham Road, Keysborough, VIC 3173, AU
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 7:30pm
Saturday - 8am - 1pm