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Clinical & Rehabilitation 

Physio

A range of private health cover rebates are available subsidising private one-on-one consultations as well as small group classes. Remember, you don’t need a referral to see your Physiotherapist!

Our senior Physiotherapist Michael Rafla has been helping the wider community several years with a variety of solutions including

  • Pain and injury solutions

  • Chronic pain rehabilitation

  • Post surgical rehabilitation

  • Acute and Chronic joint pain

  • Return to work, sport and life

  • Guided and group clinical Pilates

How does it work?

Our assessment session is your chance to talk and or chance to listen. After a thorough history is taken, our physiotherapist will confirm the diagnosis with some clinical tests following which a detailed rehabilitation plan will be written out for you to take away. The treatment usually begins within the first session!

How does Clinical Pilates work?

Once the assessment session has taken place and a treatment plan has been outlined, a one-on-one clinical Pilates session takes place  on our state of the art Pilates Reformers familiarising you with the equipment, exercises and techniques. Depending on your individual level and needs a specialised program will be tailored to suit your needs and availability. Moreover, we also provide small group classes of 2-6 where the Physio can supervise you through your program when you have established some of the basic skills.

Michael Rafla
michaelr@australiansportsphysio.com

Exercise Physiologist

Exercise Physiologist Loris Bertolacci specialises in treating clients with conditions such as:

  • Diabetes

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Obesity

  • Arthritis and Osteoporosis

  • Musculoskeletal Injuries

  • Nueromusucular Disease and many more

Loris has been involved in strength and conditioning and sports science in elite sport for over 30 years. He has worked as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist in rehabilitation and injury prevention with some of the best medical staff in Australia.

HICAPS available in both our Preston and Ivanhoe Studios.

Why should you see and accredited Exercise Physiologist?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists are the experts in prescribing the right exercise to help you prevent/manage your chronic disease, help you recover faster from surgery or an injury or help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. The prescription is exercise research has proven that exercise, at the correct intensity and duration, not only improves quality of life but can decrease the incidence and help manage many health conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and dementia.

 
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Loris Bertolacci
Exercise Physiologist ESSA
Sports Scientist ESSA
High Performance Manager ESSA
Level 1 & 2 Australian Strength & Conditioning Association
Graduate Diploma Sports Science Victoria University
lorisbertolacci@gmail.com