Cardinia Physio and Fitness has qualified physiotherapists who can assist you with your pain, injuries, rehabilitation needs or body complaints. Cardinia Physiotherapy and Fitness treats Private, EPC, WorkSafe, TAC and DVA patients.
Private patients do not require a referral however EPC, WorkSafe, TAC and DVA patients will require a valid referral from a medical practitioner. Please bring along any X-ray, CT, MRI scans, reports and referrals along to your first appointment.
Physiotherapists are university educated healthcare professionals trained to assess, diagnose, treat and prevent disease and disability through physical means.
Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function who work with their patients, assisting them to overcome pain, stiffness and injury, which may have been present from birth, acquired through accident or injury, or as a result of ageing.
A physiotherapist can also help you prevent further injury by listening to your needs and working with you to plan the most appropriate treatment for your condition, including setting goals, treatment outcomes, prevention programs and home exercises.
An initial consultation at Cardinia Physio & Fitness consists of you being interviewed by the Physiotherapist in a private room. This allows the Physio to gather all the relevant information regarding your complaint.
Following this discussion the physiotherapist will then observe your movement and perform special tests to further determine the cause of your problem. Techniques which may include massage, joint mobilisation or stretching will then be used to treat your condition and if appropriate. You may then be given a small series of exercises to complete at home to supplement the treatment.
Our physiotherapists allow 40 minutes for an initial consultation and 20 minutes for a follow up consultation so you are not rushed and have adequate time to be treated thoroughly and ask any questions.
-Comfortable, loose clothing
-Expect to uncover the area to be treated (and adjacent areas)
-You may wish to wear a singlet if being treated for back or neck pain
-Referrals (not necessary for private patients)
-X-rays or Scans and reports
-Shoes, if you believe they may be related to your complaint
-If being treated under WorkCover, please bring along your case details
Elisha Cole studied a Masters of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Health Science at Latrobe University. Elisha is a happy outgoing person who has always been passionate about helping others. She grew up on the Mornington Peninsula and has been heavily involved in netball since the age of 10.
Elisha has always had a fascination for the human body; however it wasn’t until her own experience with a severe knee injury in 2011, that she knew she wanted to be a physiotherapist. This experience opened her eyes to the importance of trust, clear communication and motivation with health practitioners when overcoming an injury. This has fed her passion to help others in their own recovery from musculoskeletal injuries.
Although Elisha enjoys treating a variety of different conditions, she has a special interest in women’s health, sports injuries, hydrotherapy and lower limb injuries.
Bachelor of Health Science
Masters of Physiotherapy
Certiciate 3 in Sports and Recreation
Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association
Caitlyn studied a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Physiotherapy Practice at Latrobe University Bundoora. Caitlyn was always interested in health and science at school, however it wasn’t until she had some injuries after high school that she discovered that Physiotherapy could be a wonderful combination of her two interests.
Caitlyn grew up in South Gippsland, and enjoys getting out into the outdoors with her husband Josh and young kelpie Jed, whether that be at the beach, bushwalks or on family properties.
Caitlyn enjoys all areas of Physiotherapy, and has particular interests in the areas of Clinical Pilates, Paediatrics and helping clients to optimise their health and wellbeing through injury recovery and prevention.
You can use our Online Booking System to book an appointment right now, or you can call us on 9769 3981.