as the water takes some of the weight off your joints (The amount depends on how deep you are standing in the water) you are able to do more, have greater freedom of movement and the heat and water pressure can often reduce the pain and swelling.
Have an initial assessment at either our BB or BH clinics first to decide what the goals of treatment are and whether Aquatic Physiotherapy is the best way to manage your condition and that it is safe for you to attend. You will complete a screening medical checklist on this first appointment also. Once it has been deemed that hydrotherapy is appropriate, our friendly admin staff will organise a time for you to meet your therapist at the pool and they’ll give you all the information regarding your appointment.
Initial assessment- medication list, any imaging results.
Luke graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from ACU in Brisbane in 2015 after which he took a great opportunity with a busy practice in Melbourne. After two years in the cold of Melbourne Luke moved back to the Tweed Valley where he grew up.
Over the two years in Melbourne Luke treated a variety of injuries in-clinic and on the sporting field and was lucky enough to be apart of the Victorian Rugby League Representative programs as a Team Physiotherapist and trainer. This then led Luke to be invited to attend the Australian Schoolboys Championship with the Combined Affiliated State Team.
This has given Luke a great opportunity to work with a variety of individuals to create a suitable treatment plan to get the best long-lasting results. Through the use of manual therapy, dry needling, clinical Pilates and exercise programs he is able to work with you to get you back to where you want to be.
Away from Physiotherapy, Luke loves sport, the beach and his sausage dog Rocky.
This page is up to date to our best knowledge, however, this is a rapidly evolving situation so we apologise for any potential delay in updating this information.
We want to reassure all our patients that we are following stringent infection control procedures in our clinic, and screen all people coming into the clinic, to exclude any patients that have any signs or symptoms consistent with Covid-19, as well as screening any patients that should be in isolation ie recently returned from overseas, or have been advised to isolate due to recent exposure with a known Covid-19 patient.
All our staff have now completed the Department of Health Covid-19 Infection Control Training.
What are we doing to minimise risk?
On the 30th March 2020 – the Australian government issued a statement that “People aged over 70, aged over 60 with pre-existing conditions, or Indigenous people aged over 50 should stay home wherever possible for their own protection.”
The decision to come in for physiotherapy treatment really is an individual one – if you feel that your treatment is medically necessary, and are comfortable with the risks of leaving your home and coming to physiotherapy, then rest assured that when you attend our physiotherapy clinic, we are following our strict infection control processes and doing everything we can to minimise your risk whilst in our care. However, we completely understand if you are not comfortable with coming in for treatment.
We are offering telehealth consults and home visits (where suitable) for patients who cannot attend our clinic.
Read more about TELEhealth Consultations here.
We are monitoring the situation very closely and will make adjustments to our business as we are further informed. Our priority is the health & well being of our patients and our staff. Thanks for your understanding.