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
Larna May has studied a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland and completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Latrobe University. As she continues her pathway towards becoming a Titled Physiotherapist, Larna is now half way through her Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy studies also at Latrobe University.
Larna has experience working in private practice in Victoria and Tasmania, corporate onsite physiotherapy management including factory and office work, instructing personal training and group fitness sessions plus is a regular in the local Beaconsfield Superules Trainers room.
As a child Larna always wanted to work in the Health industry but it wasn’t until her own experience with sporting injuries that she decided on a career in physiotherapy. Her passion for helping people and promoting heath, fitness and well being continues to grow through her development and experience as a physiotherapist.
Postgraduate Certificate of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Occupational Physiotherapist – Member of the Early Intervention Physiotherapy Framework
Certificate III in Fitness
Certificate IV in Fitness
Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association
Shoulder Treatment & Management 1 & 2
Sports Physiotherapy 1 & 2
Muscle Injury Management
Hip and Groin Injury Management
Corporate Physiotherapy Management
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 graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Masters of Physiotherapy from Latrobe University, Bundoora.
She enjoys all aspects of physiotherapy and has particular interests in clinical Pilates, women’s health and working with children. When not at work Caitlyn enjoys getting out and doing things with her husband such as going to the beach, bush-walking and taking their puppy for a run.
You can use our Online Booking System to book an appointment right now, or you can call us on 9769 3981.